Year In Review: May


Braised Pork Belly Tacos at Ansill

We’ll be looking back at the year in Foobooz. Ah, remember May, 2009, the month Gordon Ramsay came to town.


Dish of the Month

Lamb Belly Confit at Fork

Feury’s lamb belly confit is one the city’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 lamb’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

Notable Openings

Bibou, Noble American Cookery, Silk City Beer Garden, Swift Half, Varga Bar

Notable Closings

Siam Lotus, Swallow