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Jan 28, 2007 12:58 PM

One dish to die for

I've been trying to come up with suggestions that go beyond just the restaurants but focus on the meal you would most recommend at any of the usual suspects mentioned on this board.

For instance, those of you who love Applewood, what must I try if I go there only once. (Actually, I had brunch there about a year ago and the lobster omelet was excellent.)

Now, this is completely subjective and there are no wrong answers.

And it doesn't have to be the fanciest thing. It could be as pleasing as a falafel from David's on Kings Highway, for those who know.

What's you're favorite and where?

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  1. I am addicted to the vegetarian stuffed cabbage at Waterfalls cafe. They are so tasty!

    1. The tripe at al di la.
      The elk chops, turtle soup & fried chicken at Henry's End.
      The square slice at DiFara.
      The fried fennel at Queen.
      The liver with onions at Noodle Pudding.
      The pulled pork sandwich and the shrimp roll app at Downtown Atlantic.
      The softshell crab app.(seasonal), the haystack shrimp app & the pork entree at Chestnut.
      The fatoressa pizza at Savoia.
      The tripe app. or the morcilla (blood sausage) tapas at La Mancha.
      Steak for two at Lugers.
      Duck Roll app. at Tempo.
      Meatballs at Frankies.
      Panelle at Ferdinandos.
      Boullabaisse or Curried Seafood at La Boullabaisse. The poached pear too.

      1. the malfati at al di la
        the roasted skewers at al di la
        square slice at difara
        venison chili nachos at pete's ale house
        burger with blue cheese and bacon at pete's ale house
        any pork dish at applewood
        the roasted sweetbreads appetizer at applewood
        the braised pork belly special at 360
        the cato farms cheese plate at 360

        1. Both REALLY great lists and I couldn't agree more.

          For me personally, would also add:

          Foie gras app at Saul
          Fettuccini Rosemarino at Fragole
          Crave burger at Crave
          Rack of lamb at Grocery
          Leg of lamb platter at Zaytoons
          Shrimp Diabla at Maria's Mexican

          1. Getting hungry reading this thread! A few that haven't been mentioned:

            The Capacolla, Peperonata, Provolone, Red Chili Mostarda panino at Panino'teca
            The PLT at Bocca Lupo
            The classic Bahn Mi at Hanco's, extra spicy
            A pie with basil and pepperoni at Lucallie's
            The red velvet cake at Baked
            The pain au chocolat at Almondine

            And this isn't quite a dish, but holy cow it's good: the lard bread at Mazzola

            4 Replies
            1. re: oolah

              Mentioning the lard bread at Mazzola and the poached pear at Boullabaisse in the same thread is absolutely sinful.

              1. re: oolah

                If you think the lard bread at Mazzola is great, you should try the Lard Bread at Cammereri's on Bath Ave. (and maybe--I hope, I hope, I hope-- at the soon to open Monteleone and Cammereri's on Court St.). Even better is the huge round lard bread at Napoli's on Metropolitan Ave. (like Joe's Perette's Prosciutto balls, this bread has to be made with crack, it is so addictive). BTW, when you go to Napoli's be sure to cross the street and get the world's best Mozzarella (and smoked mozzarella) at Tedone's.

                1. re: bobjbkln

                  Wow, thanks! I'll definitely give it a try. The Mazzola bread always gets devoured within seconds of entering my home, so I'm amazed someone managed to make it even tastier.