October 31, 2006

October/November 2006 Palate Ballot

It’s no secret that things aren’t going so well in Iraq these days, and in many international circles America’s credibility continues to take it squarely on the chin. But this is a time of year when Americans have the opportunity to restore some of that credibility by showing the world what democracy looks like in action.

No, silly—I’m not talking about exercising your constitutional right to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections. I’m talking, of course, about the Palate Ballot.

That’s right folks, it’s back—the Palate Ballot. Whether you’re an eat-and-run Democrat or a stay-for-the-last-course Republican, the Palate Ballot is one race in which we all have a steak. [Yeah. Painful, isn’t it? Trust me—it gets worse.]

For those of you just tuning in, here’s how democracy is cooked up PhilaFoodie-style:

  • I list four area restaurants in a post. This is called the Palate Ballot.


  • In the comments section of the Palate Ballot, you will vote for the restaurant you want me to review. One vote per person, please.


  • After a designated period of time (usually a week), voting will end. I will then count the votes and review the restaurant that received the most votes.


  • In the event of a tie, I will call a friend of mine who used to clerk for a federal judge, we will go duck hunting and then he will pick the winner.


  • If there is a restaurant you want me to review that is not listed on this particular Palate Ballot, send me an email and I will put it on the next one.

Now that you know the rules, it is time, once again, to dip your fork in the purple ink of true democracy and vote in the comments section of this post for one of these four candidates:

1. Bistro 7 (New American, 7 N. 3rd St.). Although this was on the last Palate Ballot, Matt over at FoodADelphia asked for this to be on the next one, so here it is.

2. Pif (French bistro, 1009 S. 8th St.).

3. Bar Ferdinand (Spanish tapas, 1030 N. 2nd St.).

4. N. 3rd (Traditional American, 810 N. 3rd St.).

Voting ends on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

And remember, folks—if you don’t vote, the pomme de terre-arists will win. [Oh, stop groaning. I told you it would get worse.]


Photo credit: AP.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bistro 7

~Kevin said...

I'll vote for Bistro 7.
I have no idea what "New American" is.

~Rupe

FCB said...

Pif, please.

Dan said...

Have you been to any of these places already?

PhilaFoodie said...

Dan:

That's a fair question. I have not been to any of these places yet. The same was true with the last Palate Ballot. So, like the review of Pumpkin, the review of the winner on this Palate Ballot will be fresh. Hope you stop back to cast a vote.

LadyAdmin said...

Bistro 7

Karen said...

Bar Ferdinand, please

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand, love it

Michael said...

Bar Ferdinand.

jenny said...

bar ferdinand should not be missed. outstanding!

Jen said...

Pif please

brian d said...

tapas and vino at bar ferdinand ~ intoxicatingly delicious

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdie - gorgeous restaurant, cool crowd, great food

Anonymous said...

bar ferdinand

Adam

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand.....hands down.

john said...

Bar Ferdinand is the best. Beautiful decor.

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand......... the bar!



Kathy

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand

Anonymous said...

bar ferdinand, hands down

Anonymous said...

bar fred is da bomb

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand - Great food great view

Anonymous said...

I have not been to Copper or Pumpkin yet... Word of mouth has not been a brushfire... Ferdinand however has been recommended to me by several folks. I have taken tapas there over four times with consistantly convivial and attentive staff. Food was fabulous - bar selection eclectic - atmosphere vibrant yet laid back. A must eat.
- A.W.

sterry said...

Definitely Pif!

AW said...

I have not been to Copper or Pumpkin yet... Word of mouth has not been a brushfire... Ferdinand however has been recommended to me by several folks. I have taken tapas there over four times with consistantly convivial and attentive staff. Food was fabulous - bar selection eclectic - atmosphere vibrant yet laid back. A must eat.
- A.W.

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand is great

Anonymous said...

Make Love Not War...Bar Ferdinand

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand of course

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand...The food and drinks definitely worth the trip to Philly!!!!

Anonymous said...

tough competition--4 very socially well connected, popular good quality restaurants....I'd bet is you eat in one of these, you eat in all of them....

I'd most like to see BISTRO 7 reviewed.

Anonymous said...

go for BAR FERDINAND--its the newest on this list and deserves the chance...

Anonymous said...

Amy said
Hands down the Bar Ferdinand

Anonymous said...

bar ferdinand

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand!!!!
-Jess

Arthur said...

Bistro 7. I've heard good things.

Anonymous said...

Bar Ferdinand - Love the "scag" bar!!!

Heather said...

Bar Ferdinand has great food and beverages, wonderful atmosphere and vibe, and the interior including the murals is gorgeous. It's Spain No.Libs style.

Jose said...

Bar Ferdinand..awesome place. Good food and drinks and beautiful artwork.

Christine said...

Wow how popular democracy is in these parts these days...

I vote Pif.

aldydane said...

Bar Ferdinand... fabulous food and interior.

adriana said...

The red bull of course! Great atmosphere, food and the owner aint bad on the eyes!!

Marisa said...

I vote for Pif. It's sort of an oldie, but a goodie.

PhilaFoodie said...

Voting has ended.

Mila said...

Go for the tapas and otras delicias at Bar Ferdinand!