September 06, 2006

PhilaFoodie’s Palate Ballot – September 2006

I’m going to try something new here at PhilaFoodie. It’s called the “Palate Ballot.” If it's successful, hopefully it will become a monthly feature.

Here’s how it works:

  • At the beginning of each month, I will list four area restaurants in a post (i.e., the Palate Ballot).
  • In the comments section of this post, you will vote for the restaurant you want me to review. One vote per person, please.
  • After a week of voting, I will count the votes and review the restaurant that received the most votes.
  • If there’s a restaurant you want me to review that’s not listed, send me an email and I’ll put it on the next Palate Ballot.

Here is the September 2006 Palate Ballot:

1. Patou (French, 312 Market St.)
2. Hosteria Da Elio (Italian, 615 S. 3rd St.)
3. Bistro 7 (New American, 7 N. 3rd St.)
4. Pumpkin (New American, 1713 South St.)

Voting ends on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. So, chews or lose.

Photo credit: Alan Diaz - AP.


~Kevin said...

Wait... the Firehouse isn't an option? Oh yeah - that never got built. Ah well.

I vote for Pumpkin. 'Tis the season soon.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Patou. I'm hoping it's not a tourist trap as its neighbors on that strip are.

bvv said...

Pumpkin, please.

Anonymous said...

Bistro 7...most restaurants get worse each time you visit...this one gets better!

Matt said...

Pumpkin -- I agree with Kevin, the season is approaching.

That said, would like to hear about Bistro 7 -- can you roll it over to next month if it loses?

Karen said...

Pumpkin, please. They have a new chef, right? Formerly of Pif. Exciting!

Anonymous said...

hosteria da elio

Rhonda said...


Anonymous said...

PhilaFoodie: Keep up the good work.

It was rather poignant that you asked your readers to follow the one-person-one-vote standard and then ran a photo from an "election" in which that very standard was trampled & ignored. In running that pic with your words of voting restraint, class, & ethics, you remind us all of the true strength & value of "one person, one vote."