Year in Review: May



Dish of the Month

Dry Pot-style Fish at Han Dynasty

It’s a sweaty, chile-forward experience if ever there was one, but it’s also addictive. Remarkably, this dish doesn’t burn the taste buds so much as open them up to the complex blend of aromatic spices that lifts every ingredient – flaky fish fillet, snappy bamboo shoots, chewy mushrooms – to a lip-buzzing harmony. – Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Quote of the Month

A crabcake plate might as well have been a deconstructed salt shaker; the sodium content of the “Chesapeake mousse” and mustard sauce (not to mention the crabcake itself) was up there with emergency rehydration salts. – Trey Popp, City Paper

Notable Openings

Amuse, Bodhi Coffee Shop, , Frög Burger, Kraftwork, Pizzeria Stella (expansion), West Side Gravy

Notable Closings

Chew Man Chu, Patou, Ro-Zu, Thoreau