2011 – The Menu

For the second year in a row we asked our readers to name their favorite dishes of the year. You all came through in a big way, naming your favorite food of 2011.

We compiled the most mentioned dishes to create 2011 – The Menu. The menu ranges across the Philadelphia restaurant landscape.

Soup & Appetizers

Bloody Beet Steak – The Farm and Fisherman

Foie Gras Soup – Fond

Duck Liver Parfait – Dandelion

Truffled Cheesesteak Empanadas – Good Dog Bar

Dan Dan Noodles – Han Dynasty 

Bacon Grease Popcorn – Khyber Pass Pub

Fried Cauliflower – Zahav


Veggie Hoagie – Chickie’s Italian Hoagies

Roast Beef Sandwich – DiNic’s

Cheesesteak – John’s Roast Pork

Half ‘n’ Half Po Boy – Khyber Pass Pub

Arista – Paesano’s

Bolognese – Paesano’s

Pulled Pork – Percy Street Comcast Center

Parliament Burger – Pub & Kitchen


Uovo Pizza – Barbuzzo

Pied de Porc – Bibou

Cassoulet de Toulouse – Bistrot La Minette

Berkshire Pork Belly – Fond

Bife à Portuguesa – Koo Zee Doo

Potato Gnocchi – Talula’s Garden


Salted Caramel Budino – Barbuzzo

Assorted Doughnuts – Federal Donuts

Polenta Budino – Osteria



Local Beer

Iron Fish – Flying Fish and Iron Hill Collaboration

Milk Stout – Lancaster Brewing

Kenzinger – Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Broederlijke Liefde – Sly Fox and De Proef Collaboration

Mad Elf – Tröegs

Headwaters Ale – Victory Brewing Co.

Cape of Good Hope – Yards Brewing Co.


Pimm’s Deluxe – Dandelion

Old Fashioned – Franklin Mortgage

Frozen Mint Julep – Khyber Pass Pub

Barrel-aged Manhattan – Pub & Kitchen

Anything – Southwark

Gentleman’s Buck – Tryst

Classic Whiskey Sour – Trestle Inn

Marble Rye – Zahav