It's a little late in coming—but really, is it ever too late for delicious food? We've rounded up a few of our most read restaurant reviews of 2011 for your viewing pleasure.
Check out a few of the highlights below—including Clara Park's verdict on ("like you've died and gone to heaven") and Marilyn S. D'Angelo's experience (which for her prompted the question, "Why would anyone order cold, pre-made Chinese food? This question has been tormenting me ever since my visit").
Verdict: Sang Kee, which reviewer Clara Park dubbed more upscale than a typical Chinese food restaurant, "has great Asian and traditional Chinese food (my favorites are always good) but the entire menu is not without flaws. The service is always great—I can't remember a time when it wasn't."
Verdict: Food writer Clara Park loved their signature Poppi's Pizza (tomato, whole milk mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, crushed imported pomodoro tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and fresh cut basil), but wasn't a fan of their pepperoni. Our reviewer says, "While it wasn't the best pizza I've ever had, the Poppi's slice was pretty darn good."
Verdict: Clara Park gave this meat and cheese shop at Ardmore Farmers Market very high praises: "a one-stop shop for all things delicious" and "like you've died and gone to heaven."
Verdict: Food writer Marilyn S. D'Angelo asks, "Why would anyone order cold, pre-made Chinese food? This question has been tormenting me ever since my visit."
The verdict: "For the price, quality and portion size, there’s no excuse not to give Peppers Cafe a try."
Verdict: "It is a true restaurant and tavern. The menu is no afterthought, or simply a sponge for alcohol. The selections are well conceived, well prepared, and varied. While I can attest to the quality of the burger, I can also vouch for many other items."
Verdict: Grape Leaves Grill has everything from Baba Ghanouj and Tabouleh to Chicken Quesadillas and Cheesesteaks, but earned two out of five stars from our reviewer.