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Boston Restaurant Blog -- December, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Favorite Specific Restaurant Dishes in 2007

As we quickly approach the end of the year, it's time to start thinking about restaurants to try in 2008. But before we do, I'd like to look back at 2007 for a few minutes.

For me, 2007 was a mostly terrific year for finding new restaurants (and returning to some old favorites). And every now and then, a food item that I ordered, whether it was an appetizer, a main entree, or a dessert, simply blew me away. So as we come to the end of the year (and the last blog entry of 2007 on this site), I would like to list some of the favorite specific dishes I had at dining spots over the past 12 months, in no particular order...well, alphabetical order, anyway:

Bagel, Main Street Bagels and Appetizing (Queens, NY)
Black Forest Cake, Austrian Tea Room (Stowe, VT)
Bourbon Pecan Pie, Chef Wayne's Big Mamou (Springfield)
Cheeseburger, Zon's (Jamaica Plain)
Chicken Enchilada Mole, Angela's Cafe (East Boston)
Chili Cheese Fries, Costello's Tavern (Jamaica Plain)
Chili Dogs, George's Coney Island (Worcester)
Churros, Loco Tapas and Wine Bar (South Easton)
Corned Beef Hash, Wheelhouse Diner (Quincy)
Deep-Fried Hot Dogs, Lawton's (Lawrence)
Garlic and Black Truffle Soup, Grotto (Boston)
Greek Salad, Christo's (Brockton)
Grilled Maple Bread, 158 Main (Jeffersonville, VT)
Guacamole, Angela's Cafe (East Boston)
Macaroni and Cheese, Winthrop Arms (Winthrop)
Pepperoni Pizza, Pizza Barn (Center Ossipee, NH)
Pork Chops, Mrs. Jones (Dorchester)
Steak and Cheese Sub, T.C. Lando's (Hudson)
Wild Mushroom Soup, Cafe Polonia (South Boston)

So out of the specific items above, which were my very favorites? Well, it is indeed tough to choose, but the one that seems to stick out in my mind most often is the chicken enchilada mole at Angela's Cafe, mainly because of the extraordinary taste of the mole. But the bourbon pecan pie at Chef Wayne's Big Mamou isn't far behind, nor is the wild mushroom soup at Cafe Polonia. In my opinion, however, you can't really go wrong with any of the dishes listed above, so perhaps choosing the best of the best is an exercise in futility.

Happy New Year to all, and here's hoping that we all find some outstanding new places to eat in 2008!


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