239 Best Dishes to Eat in Philly: Continued
Short ribs at Nunzio — You’ll want to get one of the soft, gorgonzola-bathed gnocchi and a sliver of the accompanying fork-tender short ribs in each bite. 706 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, 856-858-9840.
House-made gnocchi at Alison Two — Search the menu for the fish entrée that comes with these — they’re made with pâté à choux and ricotta cheese — and order it.
424 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, 215-591-0200.
Margherita pizza at Pizzeria Stella — Fresh and bright tomato sauce. Simple, subtle mozzarella. Fragrant basil. Crackly, woodsy crust. Perfection.
420 South 2nd Street, 215-320-8000.
Chocolate Heaven at Giumarello’s — Chocoholics, meet your match: a slice of rich, deep chocolate ganache layered over a cookie crust and topped with pristine whipped cream and delicate chocolate shavings.
329 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, 856-858-9400.
PHILLY CHEFS’ FAVORITES
JENNIFER CARROLL…Chef de Cuisine of 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
Hummus at Zahav — “All the various kinds are so soft and rich and luxurious.”
237 St. James Place, 215-625-8800.
Pied de porc at Bibou — “The best comfort dish in the city; it is perfection.”
1009 South 8th Street, 215-965-8290.
The peanut butter cups, Oreos and vanilla ice-cream blend at Scoop DeVille — “My secret obsession.”
1734 Chestnut Street, 215-988-9992.
Costillas de res (braised short ribs with sweet-potato/chipotle mash) at Xochitl — “This is even better when paired with the house-crafted michelada, a spicy tomato drink with beer.”
408 South 2nd Street, 215-238-7280.
Bo nuong la (grape leaves stuffed with grilled beef) at Vietnam — “I have been eating this for years. I never pass it up when I visit.”
221 North 11th Street, 215-592-1163, and 816 South 47th Street, 215-729-0260.
Lengua (tongue) tacos at Distrito — “Pardon the pun — they just melt in your mouth!”
3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657.
Whole roast chicken with onion grits at Mémé — “It’s a sentimental favorite, ’cuz it’s made just like my dad’s.”
2201 Spruce Street, 215-735-4900.
Banger sandwich with homemade country sausage at Pub & Kitchen — “Every Sunday morning, I crave this sandwich. It’s the perfect hangover cure, when you need one.”
1946 Lombard Street, 215-545-0350.
Spinach gnocchi at Vetri — “They are simply to die for!”
1312 Spruce Street, 215-732-3478.
Revuelto at Amada — “What can be better than the soft poached egg and wild mushrooms in this dish?”
217 Chestnut Street, 215-625-2450.