Instead of putting out another year-end "Best Chefs" or "Best Restaurants" or "Best Burger" or "Best Handmade Artisanal Hay-Wrapped Compound Butter" list, we've decided to take a look back at a handful of our favorite food stories from 2011, superlative-free. So without further ado, we present the year in noodles, food crime, beer and more.