Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011: Food & Drink
Main Line Today’s readers and critics pick their favorites.
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Appetizer to Bring to a Party >>> Pico de Gallo at 320 Market Café
Get ready to be inundated with “Where did you get this?” from guests after they’ve tasted this delicious concoction of avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, red onion and tomatoes. Just be sure to buy more than one container. 713 S. Chester Road, Swarthmore; (610) 328-7211, the320marketcafe.com.
Asian Grocery Store >>> Maido!
You’ll find plenty of surprises at this eclectic Narberth gem, from the bountiful selection of tofu and beverages to DVDs, books and fresh produce. The lunch deals aren’t to be missed, especially Asian comfort-food staples like yakisoba, miso soup and chicken curry. 36 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth; (610) 747-0557, maidookini.com.
Authentic Italian >>> Franco’s Osteria
Meat entrées take center stage at Franco’s. Well-executed traditional favorites like veal saltimbocca, pork Milanese and chicken Parmigiana pair nicely with a crisp Moretti draft and the classic Italian tunes wafting through the terrace. 3900 City Ave., Philadelphia; (215) 473-3900, francosteria.com.
Bagels >>> Custom Bagels
Cliché or not, these bagels are the best thing since sliced bread. The shop offers new flavors at a frequent rate for a vast variety of palate-pleasers made fresh every morning. 15 S. Olive St., Media; (610) 891-6761, custombagels.com.