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Earlier today on the blog, Y&H announced the inaugural class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame, which culiminated weeks of online balloting from more than 1,200 voters. But as we’ve known from Day 1, only five dishes could enter the hall, which leaves another 25 nominees out in the cold.
Perhaps you’re interested in how the other 25 fared? Say no more. After the jump, you can view the dishes that didn’t make the cut and find out how close they were to the five inductees.
But before you do that, ask yourself this question and then fire up a comment below: How many chances should a dish get to try to make the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame?
The inaugural class of the D.C. Dish Hall of Fame:
Half-smoke with chili at Ben’s Chili Bowl, 502 votes
Falafel at Amsterdam Falafelshop, 395
Hamburger at Five Guys, 259
Peruvian chicken at El Pollo Rico, 193
Margherita pizza at 2Amys, 186
The rest of the field:
Burger from Ray’s Hell Burger, 164
Salty oat cookie at Teaism, 150
Pho at Pho 75, 135
Palak chaat at Rasika, 130
Fried whiting at Horace & Dickie’s, 124
Atomica pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso, 102
Boudin blanc at Marcel’s, 99
Chicken croquetas at Jaleo, 89
Cowboy-cut bone-in ribeye at Ray’s the Steaks, 83
Lobster burger at Central Michel Richard, 79
Shrimp and grits at Vidalia, 70
Spit-roasted goat at Komi, 70
Peking duck at Mark’s Duck House, 63
Michel’s chocolate bar (aka the Kit-Kat bar) at Citronelle, 62
Dry-aged sirloin steak at Buck’s Fishing & Camping, 56
Smoked branzino carpaccio at Teatro Goldoni, 53
Italian sandwich at A. Litteri’s, 52
Roast chicken at Palena Café, 49
Parker House rolls at CityZen, 48
Butter chicken at Heritage India, 36
Charcuterie plate at L’Auberge Chez Francois, 35
Fried Ipswich clams at Kinkead’s, 34
Floating market noodle soup at Nava Thai, 33
Roasted bone marrow at Blue Duck Tavern, 30
Deep-fried flounder at Duangrat’s, 27