The Year In Review – May 2007
We’ll be looking back at the year in Foobooz. Today we take a look back at May 2007.
Dish of May
Hand cut tagliatelle with duck ragu, shaved chocolate & orange at James
And who could resist the sheer ribbons of handmade pappardelle that come beneath a soulful ragu of duck tinted with bittersweet chocolate? The pairing of cocoa and quack-quack is a brilliant surprise, and chef Jim Burke knows how to let it shine, swirling chunks of bittersweet into the warm, pure stew, then shaving more chocolate tableside like some heavenly dark cheese.
- In May a 2lb lobster at Bookbinders would set you back $104.
- Some places are widely lamented when they close like Deux Cheminees. Others like Copa Miami are not.
- It was an exciting day for West Philly and beer lovers when the brewing equipment arrived at Dock Street.
- James got 3-bells from Craig LaBan in one of his more glowing reviews of the year.
- Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin had to eat some crow about Philadelphia being a boring food city.
- Jose Garces didn’t win Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Foundation Awards but that’s ok, we still like him.
- One of the best bars in America is the Friendly Lounge? According to Esquire it is and Johnny Goodtimes winds up liking it too.
- Joe Sixpack gave us a great list of places to eat with man’s best friend.
- The Lobster House in Cape May is one of the top 100 independent restaurants in the US by sales with sales topping $10.6 Million.
- It got ugly in front of Le Bec-Fin where a patron got in the face of a foie gras protester.
- It was May when Craig LaBan was inspired to sing about the Good Dog burger. That inspired us to map all the burgers.
- Foobooz makes the jump from pixels to print with the debut of The Bite in the Metro.