Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing our 100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back - with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
74: Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Ticoz Resto-Bar
Luxe, polished, and urban, the bar at Ticoz makes us feel like we're sitting in someone's comfy living room. A very chic someone's comfy living room, who just happens to be serving classy cocktails and a full menu of comfort food with a bit of Latin flair. Our favorite Ticoz twist on a standard menu item would have to be the colorful fruit and nut studded chicken lettuce wraps served with crisp romaine lettuce cups.
The chicken lettuce wraps at Ticoz were an ideal balance between sweet, savory, and tangy, with offbeat ingredients like dried cherries, mango and pineapple chunks melding with pepitas and salty macademia nuts. This jewel-toned chicken salad was then tossed in tangy vinaigrette and readied for its delicate, crisp lettuce coat. The overall effect was bright, fresh flavors that were familiar and unusual all at once. Plus lettuce wraps are inherently fun. You're never too old to play with your food.
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96: Sonoran Hot Dog from Nogales Hot Dogs
95: Fattoush Salad from Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market
94: Croissant from Essence Bakery Cafe
93: Funghi Pizza from The Parlor
92: Baynchaiv Crepes from Sekong by Night
91: Caldo de Res from Pitic
90: Slice of Pepperoni Pizza from Mamma Mia
89: Hot Bollix Spicy Potato Balls from Rula Bula
88: Chicken Lo Mein from Desert Jade
87: Spicy Broccoli from FnB
86: Barra Vieja Shrimp from Mucho Gusto
85: Wild Mushroom Ravioli from Merc Bar
84: Cochinta Pobil from Taberna Mexico
83: Filet and Crab Cake from Cheuvront
82: The Dragon Roll from Stingray Sushi
81: Cornmeal Crusted Calamari from Kitchen 56
80: Mongolian Delight from Loving Hut
79: Pappardelle Bolognese from Amaro Pizzeria
78: Torta El Rey from Torta El Rey
77: Artichoke and Clams from Iruna
76: Animal Fries from RnR
75: Gollo Burro from Casa Reynoso
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