The Margherita at 2Amys: Does it make the cut?
Earlier this week, I was noshing on the roast chicken at Palena Cafe, reveling once again in Frank Ruta‘s ability to add and coax flavors from this generous, succulent portion of breast, wing, and leg meat. That’s when the thought struck me: This is, hands-down, one of the area’s greatest dishes. It deserves a spot in some sort of local culinary hall of fame.
The roast chicken is an obvious one, but what other dishes would make the cut? I’ve been pondering this and have drafted a number of nominees. The list is, by no means, complete. It needs your suggestions.
Once we get a solid roster of nominees, we’ll put them to a public vote here on the Y&H blog. The top 10 vote getters will go into the City Paper‘s inaugural D.C. Dish Hall of Fame. Winners will receive everlasting glory.
The working list of nominees:
- Lobster burger at Central
- Half smoke with chili at Ben’s Chili Bowl
- Fried whiting at Horace & Dickie’s
- Foie-gras lollipops at minibar
- Parker House rolls at CityZen
- Irish BLT at Restaurant Eve
- Shrimp and grits at Vidalia
- Lobster roll at Kinkead’s
- Green papaya salad at Four Sisters
- Margherita pizza at 2Amys
- Floating market noodle soup at Nava Thai
- Butter chicken at Heritage India
- Roasted bone marrow at Blue Duck Tavern
- Palak chaat at Rasika
- Roast chicken at El Pollo Rico
- Mac ‘n’ cheese at Oohhs & Aahhs
- Spare ribs at Mr. P’s
- Pho at Pho 75
- Paella at Jaleo
- Hamburger at Five Guys
- Lingonberry linzertorte at Hook
- Salty oat cookie at Teaism
- Lobster “begula” pasta at Citronelle
- Spit roasted goat at Komi