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Around The World in 17 Dishes



Eritrea: Asmara Restaurant

Derho Fit Fit: Chicken cooked in spicy or mild sauce soaked with Injera (Traditional Bread)

Asmara Restaurant


France: Paris Creperie

Nutella Cannoli Crepe: Sweetened crepe with nutella and ricotta filling. Topped with powdered sugar. 

Paris Creperie Boston


Israel: Rami’s

Houmos Falafel in Pita bread

Rami's Boston

Brazil: Midwest Grill

Brazilian BBQ Combo: Choice of beef ribs, pork loin, sirloin steak, chicken breast, kielbasa.

Brazil Midwest Grill 


Cambodia: Elephant Walk

Rouleaux: Cambodian spring rolls filled with pork, peanut, noodles, carrot and onion. Served with greens and herbs for wrapping and tuk trey for dipping.

 Elephant Walk



Asian Fusion: Sunda

Lemongrass Beef Lollipops: NY strip beef wrapped lemongrass, spicy chili glaze.

Sunda New Asian

Greece: Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna

Arni Kokkinisto: Braised domestic lamb served with your choice of either cooked vegetables, rice or potato.

Pegasus Restaurant Chicago


U.S. Cajun and Creole:  Heaven on Seven

Fried Shrimp: With honey jalapeno dressing and Creole seasoning.

Heaven on Seven Chicago

U.S. Classic: Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Jumbo Hot Dog: A thicker hot dog with mustard, relish, freshly chopped onions, sliced red ripe tomatoes, kosher pickle and sport pepper.

Portillo's Hot Dogs



Afghanistan: Kabul

Chalaw Dal: Yellow lentils cooked with onions and garlic, and fresh Afghan bread.

Kabul Philadelphia 

Cuba: Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar

Tocino del cielo: A traditional Cuban flan with a salad of seasonal berries.

Cuba Libre Philadelphia

Morocco: Aya’s Café

Aya's Taster Appetizer: Bruschetta, hummus, kalamata Hummus, falafel, grape leaves, tatziki sauce and baba ghanoug.

Aya's Cafe Restaurant Philadelphia

Spain: Amada 

Tortilla Española: Spanish tortilla with saffron aioli.

Amada Restaurant Philadelphia



Ethiopia: Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant 

Yebeg Derek Tibs: Lamb sauteed until crisp with onions, chili, tomatoes, and rice.

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant Dallas 

Mexico: Abuelo’s

Los Mejores de la Casa(Best in the House): Wood-grilled, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin medallions, and bacon-wrapped shrimp, stuffed with fresh jalapeño and blended cheeses. Served with charro beans and papas con chile.


Abuelo's Dallas


U.S. Tex-Mex: Freebirds World Burrito

Monster Chicken Burrito: Hormone-free chicken, bacon, sour cream, home made guac, avocado, and homemade queso.

Freebirds Dallas

India: Roti Grill

Malai Kofta: Vegetable and cheese dumplings in creamy sauce. Served with Basmati rice.

Roti Grill Dallas