239 Best Dishes to Eat in Philly: Continued
ALISON BARSHAK…Chef/Owner of Alison Two
Wet roast beef sandwich with provolone and hot peppers at the original Nick’s — “So awesome, you can’t put it down.”
2149 South 20th Street, 215-463-4114.
Butterscotch cake at Birchrunville Store Café — “I’m not a big dessert person. I can usually only take a bite of a dessert. But this … I had to eat the whole thing.”
1403 Hollow Road, Birchrunville.
French fries at Le Bar Lyonnais — “French fries at a French restaurant, I mean, what else could you want?”
1523 Walnut Street, downstairs, 215-567-1000.
Chicken dumplings at Charles Plaza — “What can you say about dumplings? A comfort food. Perfect for Sunday night.”
234 North 10th Street, 215-829-4383.
Los hongos huaraches (mushroom flatbread) at Distrito — “It’s the perfect pizza for me. I like it better than pizza, really.”
3945 Chestnut Street, 215-222-1657.
South Indian lentil rice bread at Bindi — “Their breads are just unbelievable. A lot of times, breads are an afterthought, but Bindi’s bread is so flavorful and complex all at the same time.”
105 South 13th Street, 215-922-6061.
Sizzling mussels at Mémé — “All the upside of eating mussels and none of the downside — none of the usual work. And they are just so good.”
2201 Spruce Street, 215-735-4900.
Octopus at Dmitri’s — “The charred ends are my favorite part. Simple but good.”
795 South 3rd Street, 215-625-0556, and 2227 Pine Street, 215-985-3680.
Carne asada at Lolita — “A really good beef dish. A lot of people can’t do non-traditional beef dishes, and this is really a great rendition.”
106 South 13th Street, 215-546-7100.
Tuna sundae at Bluefin — “I just love it. It never disappoints.”
1017 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, 610-277-3917.