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May 1, 2011 07:39 AM


Now that the first third of 2011 has ended. Please list your three favorite Philadelphia area restaurant dishes eaten thus far this year. Mine are the following;

Grilled 31 oz. prime rib at the Prime Rib

Pork Belly with lentils and Fab Fab french fries at The Dandelion

Nick's roast beef sandwich double drowned with rabe.

Notably off list was the lamb shoulder at Zahav due to unbelievable salting the last two times there
and the wet brisket at Percy St due to inconsistency in the restaurant.

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  1. I think I should wait until after the Blackfish dinner tomorrow night to decide. Just in case!

    1. Smoked gouda grits at Catahoula.

      1. Ok, today, right now this is what comes to mind.

        Zahav -Lemonnana + Hummus-Foul
        Oyster House -Dock Street Hop Garden - Southern Fried Oysters with Chicken Salad
        Amada - Stoudt's Gold Lager Ensalada Verde/Caldo Gallego

        Hope it is ok that I also had a drink.

        1. - New version of kibbe naya at Zahav
          - Trout gravlax at Bibou
          - Cobb salad at Village Whiskey

          3 Replies
          1. re: Buckethead

            Just wanted to update that the kibbe naya at Zahav has changed again and it's not nearly as good as the version I mentioned here.

              1. re: cwdonald

                As far as I can tell, the only thing that's the same is that it's raw meat. It's beef now instead of lamb, served with shisito peppers and a few other things. It was good, but the version before that (lamb, with black harissa and I don't know what else, with a thin slice of what I think was cucumber wrapping it up) was one of the best things I've ever eaten. That dish has changed quite a few times since Zahav has been open and that version was my favorite.

          2. House-made sausage at Southwark

            Han Dynasty cucumber salad

            South Philly Tap Room fried chicken w/ jalapeno/honey corn bread

            Sweet potato fries from the green truck at Temple (can't remember the name but I wish I had reasons to be in that neighborhood again)

            Monsu Eggs Basildict for brunch