The following list compiles Dining Partner Content advertisements created by the featured restaurants and the Ithaca Voice advertising team. To become a Dining Partner and have your restaurant featured in our Dining section, email Jennifer Wholey at jwholey@ithacavoice.com.

ITHACA, N.Y. — In 2016, The Ithaca Voice launched an entirely new section of its website: Ithaca Voice Dining.

Rather than reviewing restaurants, Ithaca Voice Dining works together with local restaurants, and food and drink businesses in Tompkins County to provide monthly, in-depth content created by Ithaca Voice staff and and also by our Dining Partners themselves.

We’re proud to show off a capsule of some of our most popular (and tastiest) work from last year: making-of videos in the kitchen with local chefs, photo galleries of new menu items, and profiles of the some of the vital people who make our area restaurants and bars tick.

We compiled the chronological list list below using Facebook engagement data to see which stories readers liked, shared and clicked on the most, and ultimately our judgment.

(Check out our other lists for more stories about crime (coming soon), big issues, development, and some of our best feel-good moments of the year.)

1 – We peeked while Chef Sam made gnocchi lunghi in the kitchen at Gola Osteria

Gnocchi lunghi all’amatriciana. Photo by Jennifer Wholey.

2 – Shortstop Deli inspired loyalty, community spirit (and a hankering for fresh subs)

Photo provided by Shortstop Deli.

3 – International bites shook things up at The Heights

Italian ricotta cheesecake from @theheightsithaca. #dessert #ithaca #italianfood #instafood #foodstagram

A photo posted by Ithaca Voice Dining (@ithacavoicedining) on

4 – Vegan quesadillas and street food for everyone from Luna

Photo by Jennifer Wholey.

5 – Spoiler alert: we love talking to chefs, and ZaZa’s Cucina was no exception

Pictured: Curtis Radcliffe. Photo by Jennifer Wholey.

6 – The Rook opened, offering carefully-crafted cocktails and low brow/high brow eats

Photo provided.

7 – The Bickering Twins brought us Taco Tuesday and Latin pop-ups

Photo provided.

8 – Atlas’ ooey gooey totchos win hearts in Trumansburg

Photo by Jennifer Wholey.

9 – Jack’s Grill served up sinful shareables and sandwiches in Collegetown

10 – At the close of the year, Monks on the Commons brought class and Southern sass to Aurora Street

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Jennifer Wholey

Jennifer Wholey is a feature writer and Head of Dining Partnerships for the Ithaca Voice. Contact her at jwholey@ithacavoice.com.