Year In Review: May
We’ll be looking back at the year in Foobooz. Ah, remember May, 2009, the month Gordon Ramsay came to town.
- The unopened Yogorino receives a some hate.
- The first big accolade of the year for Jose Garces came in May when he won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic.
- Swine flu and drug wars in Mexico made it a crappy year for our southern neighbor. Luckily we can have a Mexican staycation in Philadelphia.
- Susanna Foo announces she is closing her four-bell Walnut Street restaurant.
- We find out that Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. is coming to town.
- Zot might be gone but who will forget their Flintstone Dinners?
- We add a jobs section.
- We also unveiled our Outdoor Dining Guide. May isn’t that far away!
- They were short-lived but worth the buzz, Korean tacos at Ansill.
- Not all hype comes from PR, Bibou had foodies talking before a single table was set.
- Marc Vetri and his landlord feud over a mural.
- Bart Blatstein’s Piazza at Schmidt’s opens in Northern Liberties.
- P’unkers rejoice as Capogiro opened on the Avenue.
- You, like most everyone else missed Lynda’s Mediterranean’s reign on East Passyunk.
- Gordon Ramsay comes to Fishtown.
- Meme unleashes a burger with a foie gras patty on the world.
- Foobooz turns three.
- City Paper’s Chris Ross puts in 19 hours at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar.
Dish of the Month
Lamb Belly Confit at Fork
Feuryâ€™s lamb belly confit is one the cityâ€™s new must-taste plates. Cured two weeks in garlic, salt and rosemary, then slow-poached in lamb fat and olive oil, the finished product is an encounter with the ultimate savory mille-feuille. Its myriad layers of roasty-edged, gamey meat and buttery molten fat dissolve on the tongue as the absolute essence of lamb. Add a pickled fan of sliced lambâ€™s tongue, grilled artichokes, and glossy dabs of black olive jus, and you have a Mediterranean lamb epic on a plate. Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer