Better Than Best: Food

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Nick’s Roast Beef, 2149 S. 20th St. 215.463.4114. nicksroastbeef.com

Best House-Made Condiment

If you’re satisfied by the chemical-laden, souless condiments in a tube, skip this entry. It’s for the people who need some love put into their sauces—some chopping of herbs and curing of mustard seeds and maybe even a shock of real hot peppers. For us, the ginger dumpling sauce at David’s Mai Lai Wah is worth putting up with the horrendous service. It’s springy and spicy, with huge chunks of ginger, and it’s oily nature makes it perfect for lubing up your dumplings.

David’s Mai Lai Wah, 1001 Race St. 215.627.2610.

Best Chocolate Confection to Get You Buzzed

That box of chocolates isn’t working hard enough for you. There are delectable, fudge-y, supple confections out there that do more than just give you that quick, dark fix. The truffle assortment at Sazon is damned dizzying, and each is a small ball of heaven, but the raw cacao varieties are truly a transcendental experience. Chocolate expert Robert Campbell will warn you as you buy to not enjoy one before bedtime and, man, is he serious. We stupidly popped the El Cacique variety late at night and thought the Madagascar vanilla and Dominican and Venezuelan gran cre cacao made us see through time.

Sazon, 941 Spring Garden St. 215.763.2500. sazonrestaurant.com

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1. Phillydave said... on Oct 19, 2011 at 01:32PM

“Is this the Staph Meal on meds site for the bomb throwing anarchist crowd that has a perverse interest in food? You bet it is!”

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2. joshua said... on Oct 19, 2011 at 05:17PM

“@phillydave This is Joshua from staphmeal, what does that even mean?”

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3. Thom said... on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:44AM

“Oh, Joshua. Go away already. Your 15 minutes is up”

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4. Anonymous said... on Oct 20, 2011 at 09:01PM

“Those adjective descriptions are facinating. I had to read each entry to see what comes next. : )”

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5. barryg said... on Oct 21, 2011 at 04:52AM

“Where is the Japanese restaurant on Washington Ave?

What's the ayce eat deal at Nam Phuong?”

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6. lil said... on Oct 22, 2011 at 02:24AM

“Best brunch, lunch, dinner place u can ever go to!!”

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7. Anonymous said... on Oct 22, 2011 at 07:42PM

“Most people think they can just starve themselves to lose weight but you can't do that because your body will go into something called starvation mode. What happens is your body will slowly eat itself. If you want to know why you can't starve yourself to lose weight, this article gives a great explanation on it.

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8. Anonymous said... on Jan 5, 2012 at 01:51PM

“1 for mentioning Slayer.

-1000 for saying Buffalo Wild Wings is the best of the Northeast. Granted, there's not much to choose from in the Northeast, but BWW is garbage.

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