June 2, 2017

Last night was Opening Tap for Philly Beer Week. The Fillmore was packed with beers to try, from quads to IPAs to ciders, there was no good way to keep track. My favorite of the night was local, the Raisin Cane by Wissahickon Brewery. 

There are so many amazing eve...

March 15, 2017

Philly's food scene rocks at a lot of things, in recent years it has because something we can brag about. But it does not totally rock at a few things, Thai food is certainly one of them and dim sum is another.  A few newer additions to the dim sum scene has us moving...

February 13, 2017

When a friend mentioned she heard about a cart on 18th and Washington serving Japanese curry on the weekend, I had to get over there, even though it was a frigid night. Luckily, the Family Dollar serves as a waiting place while you wait the 10 minutes for your order. I...

January 23, 2017

Happy 2017! Post on where I've been coming soon... but for now, a brief meaty recap.

As a gradho resident, Bistro SouthEast, the Asian fusion (mostly, Thai, Viet, and seafood) is a semi regular stop for me.

Having written about the lemongrass pork belly banh mi, the dinn...

November 28, 2016

Hot and sour soup, or H&S as an ex called it, can be a tragically corn starch induced bowl of glob. Or it can be the perfect thing on a cold day. You are probably sick of  turkey leftovers at this point anyway.

I have had my eye on Shing Kee for some time.  Located in o...

November 23, 2016

It started with an easy request; parents were in town and Mom requested pho. Since moving to Philly from NY in 2009, I have had amazing meals here with my parents every time they visit. But I had never taken them for Vietnamese food. I usually reserve that for Sunday m...

November 17, 2016

With all the sadness and loss in this country, we can all use a night out, whether with a friend of romantic partner.  How about a Old City night with dinner at Amada and a Grim Philly evening tour?

Jose Garces' Amada opened 10 years ago in Old City, doing tapas before...

October 28, 2016

Nick's Roast Beef is the kind of place worth taking out of town folks to demonstrate just how cool Philly is. This South Philly dive bar has been open since 1938. I love that! Inside the narrow space is an equally streamlined menu: a few sandwiches and fries with Mille...

October 21, 2016

I am not mad about this create your own pizza with unlimited topic for under $10 trend going on in Philly right now. We have Snap ($8) and more recently &pizza ($9.50). Blaze opened yesterday by Drexel University offering pizza, a few salads (skip them), and agua fresc...

October 18, 2016

One thing I am unrelentingly boastful of about Philly (though now that I think about it, there are a LOT of things)  is the bar scene. Countless casual corner bars put out high quality draft list and burgers without being pretentious about it.  Last week I was invited...

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