Yes, the announcement of the 2012 Restaurant of the Year was exciting, but here's the Restaurant Guide feature for which I know you've really been hanging out: the 2012 wordle, showing the top 25 words used in this year's guide in the form of a visually attractive word cloud. 

Below are wordles from previous years' guides. As you can see, 2012 sees the introduction of "beef," "Japanese" and "pizza" and the triumphant return of "potatoes," "dessert" and "fried." 

Restaurant Guide 2012


Restaurant Guide 2011

Restaurant Guide 2005


Restaurant Guide 1999