100 Favorite Dishes Ends Today With the Last Entry Being Yours

​Wow. We're full.

Today ends our second year of 100 Favorite Dishes, the one hundred day countdown to our Best of Phoenix issue where, based on the gems we know of and your suggestions, we ate our way through goodies like the gollo burro from Casa Reynoso, foie gras creme brulee from Petite Maison, and red velvet pancakes from The Herb Box -- ravenously and with no regard to order.

Hey, it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. In fact, there's so many good dishes in the Valley, we could have easily gone to 1,000. That's why we decided that we'd love to hear your suggestions for our final entry.

Check out this year's complete list and add your favorite dish after the jump.

Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes of 2011
Add yours and the restaurant it's served at in the comment section.

100: Beckett's Original Grilled Cheese from Beckett's Table

99: Golden Gazpacho from Rita's Kitchen

98: The Med Plate from La Bocca

97: Cash Sandwich from Main Ingredient Ale House

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

74: Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Ticoz Resto-Bar

73: Brussels Sprout Salad from Chelsea's Kitchen

72: Short Rib Hash from Bonfire Grill

71: Grilled, Double-Pork Chop from Tarbell's

70: Horchata from La Condesa

69: Paprika Schnitzel from Haus Murphy's

68: Roast Beef Sandwich from Hanny's

67: Lebanese Chicken from Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli

66: Shrimp Corfu from Romeo's Euro Café

65: Hawaiian Butterfish from Trader Vic's

64: Barbecue Rib Tips from Stacy's Smokehouse

63: Meatball Sandwich from DeFalco's Italian Grocery & Deli

62: The Chicago Brizza from Scramble

61: White Braise de Clams from Cave & Ive's Portico Grill

60: Chicken Quesadilla from Papago Brewing

59: Asparagus and Havarti Panini from Bertha's Cafe

58: Foie Gras Creme Brulee from Petite Maison

57: Italian Sausage Sub from Calabria Italian Kitchen

56: Caribbean Candy Bar from Havana Café

55: The Oggie from Cornish Pasty Co.

54: Chicken Handi from the Curry Corner

53: Chocolate Fry Bread from The Fry Bread House

52: Gruyere Popovers from BLT Steak

51: Pho Filet Dac Biet from Pho Thanh

50: Cheddar Jalapeño Biscuits and Sausage Gravy from Over Easy

49: Manti from Golden Valley Restaurant

48: Tinga Quesadilla from Los Reyes de la Torta

47: Bob's Big Burger from Renegade Canteen

46: Tableside S'mores from Frank & Albert's

45: Red Velvet Pancakes from The Herb Box

44: Kung Pao Soy Chicken from Fresh Mint

43: Hummus Trio from Pita Jungle

42: Beer-Battered Green Beans from Tryst Cafe

41: Raw Ahi Tuna Starter at House of Tricks

40: Toffee Banofi Sundae from Sweet Republic

39: Rib Combo One from Big Earl's BBQ

38: The Small Box from Rock-N-Roll Fingers

37: Sweet and Sour Corn Cakes from Thai Elephant

36: Nutella and Strawberry Crepe from Cibo

35: Carne Asada Burrito from La Frontera Comida Mexicana

34: Southern Fried Chicken from Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe

33: The Doughboy from Cheese 'n Stuff

32: Banana Cream Pie from Zinburger

31: Egg Rolls From Wahsun

30: Al Amir Combo from Cafe Istanbul & Market

29: Spam Sliders from Maui Dog

28: New Mexican Potstickers from Carlsbad Tavern

27: Lee's Combination Sandwich from Lee's Sandwiches

26: Pollo Lombardo from Pizza A Metro

25: Raspberry Puffs from Jimmy Woo's

24: Parrillada from Asadero Norte de Sonora

23: Jewish Sliders from Chompie's

22: Gyro Feta Pita from Crazy Jim's

21: Champs d'Elysee Sandwich from The Paisley Violin

20: Osaka Style Pressed Sushi from Hillstone

19: The Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

18: #1 Super Everything Pho from Khai Hoan

17: Steak and Kidney Pie from George and Dragon Pub

16: Achiote Pork Tacos from Canteen Modern Tequila

15: Chorizo Breakfast Burritos from Los Favoritos

14: Moist Brisket from Texas BBQ House

13: Patio Chimi from Mi Patio

12: Black Linguine and Seafood from Local Bistro

11: Skirt Steak from the Tuck Shop

10: Breakfast Enchiladas from Perk Eatery

9: Flying Jacob from Beaver Choice

8: Quesadilla Sampler from Poblano

7: Desert Tears from Carefree Station

6: Hakata Ramen from Cherryblossom Noodle Cafe

5: Spanish Mackerel Sashimi from Shimogamo

4: Delux Burger from Delux

3: Smoked Brisket Sandwich from The House at Secret Garden

2: Strawberry Fruit "Pizza" from Vincent Market Bistro

1: Your Favorite Dish

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Nonni's Chicken from Rancho Pinot


It's hard to choose.  For me, it's between the French Dip and skinny fries at Houston's (Hillstone) and just about anything from Dick's Hidaway, but especially the Rellenos and Eggs from the brunch menu.  Dick's was an unexpected delight the first time I went there and I love the food and cozy hidaway atmosphere.


Bruschetta from Postino's on 40th & Campbell - to die for!!Green Chili mac and cheese at Le Grande OrangeMac & cheese at Yard House (I know - it's a chain, but it's sooo good! )


Anything from Tina's Ethiopian.


the japanese rice hot pot at Rokor Akor


Chuck Norris Scramble from Boulder's on Broadway


The Mary Lou with Green Chile at Los Olivos....a classic Arizona dish....mmmmm!


Falafel from Haji BabaBlackberry Bran muffin from LGOEdamame dumplings from True Food Kitchen


Thanks for SO many amazing dishes! My favorite has to be a proper cheese and charcuterie plate at Wedge and Bottle in Ahwatukee! Simple and delicious!

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