FALL RIVER — It’s time for Round 3, aka the Final Four, of our head-to-head tournament to determine our favorite iconic Fall River food.
Voting started two weeks ago and in the narrowing we’ve narrowed down our original list of 16 classic Spindle City dishes to four, you’ve knocked out classics like the Coney Island hot dog, grilled cheese sandwich, Patti’s Pierogis, and Venus de Milo soup. Now it’s time to determine which two classic dishes will face off in the final.
Voting will open every Wednesday for three weeks and close on Sundays. Here are your competitors. Keep scrolling to vote!
Chorizo and fries vs. Lebanese meat pie
In the first round of voting, chorizo and fries edged out chow mein for sandwich supremacy 62% to 37% and Lebanese meat pie beat French meat pie 66% to 33%.
As the two dishes advanced to the second round of voting, the chorizo and fries beat the caçoila, 56% to 44%, and the Lebanese meat pie dominated the grilled cheese sandwich, 65% to 35%.
Chorizo and French fries: The classic English fish and chips gets a Portuguese twist with spicy sausage sliced into slices instead of seafood. The best way to eat chorizo and chips, of course, is to pack the chips and chorizo into a hearty roll.
Lebanese meat pies: Immigrants from the Middle East brought the Lebanese meat pie, a triangular package of fluffy, bread-like pastry filled with minced meat that bursts with flavor.
Now who will move on to the finals?
Malasadas vs. Portuguese steak
In the first week of voting, the Portuguese masses wiped the floor with custard tarts, 68% to 32%. And the malassadas absolutely defeated the light cakes, with 84.5% of the votes. And the voting was much closer in week 2 when these two tempting and tasty treats went head to head. However, Malassadas managed to win by 53% to 47%.
In another show of week one dominance, kale soup won the golden ladle Venus de Milo Soup, 66% to 34%. While the Portuguese steak easily beat Patti’s Pierogis with 77.5% of the votes. In week 2, Portuguese steak dominated the contest over kale soup, 65% to 35%.
Now, what will win malassadas or Portuguese steak?
Malasadas: These golden brown dishes of delicious fried dough, covered in sugar, are most often found at Portuguese parties, although any time can be a party if you’re creative enough.
Portuguese steak: Azorean immigrants who couldn’t afford beef in the Old Country made a steak dish one of their favorites in America – but still economical, cut thinly, sometimes mashed, marinated in garlic and wine, and served topped with a fried egg and Red wine. pepper strips.
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