The Thai food scene in Philly is largely homogenous: decent, but not mind blowing food, with a 3 course special during lunch time. Take out spot Thai Singha House To go is a little different; its homier. The price of lunch from the steam table meal hasn’t changed since the place opened 5 years ago.
- A Thai-Mexican spot is coming to South Street!!! [The Insider]
- An interview with the team being Matt & Marie’s suggests more sandwich shops to come [Philly.com]
- The food at newly opened Independence Beer Garden looks quite good, especially the fried items [Zagat]
- Brian Freedman agrees that fast food BBQ can be pretty good [Phila Weekly]
I am really excited to share my latest project with you: Philly Food Adventures. Instead of only sharing my journeys to find delicious food around the city via writing and pictures, now I also want to bring you right to it. I have started with the Chinatown Food tour, a 2 hour excursion with about 5 stops and amazing snacks at each. To learn more, check out my brand new website. Group tours can be purchased on Sidetour, but private or custom tours can be scheduled with me directly.
American-est Competitions this Week: South Philly Pizza Olympics & the Headhouse 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off
Here’s where I’ll be consuming my calories this week-
Thursday: 6pm, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd, 6th Annual Pizza Olympics. Tickets are $15 and include all you can eat pizza and a chance to vote for categories like, “favorite Sicilian.” Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.
Saturday: 1-4pm, 2nd and Pine, 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off. Pay as you go for your choice of any or all of the 20 different hot dog variations.
Back in 2010, I had a turkey breast, melted Swiss, bacon, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, and Russian dressing sandwich that I loved at Jean’s Cafe. Though I am always trying new places for lunch, I figured 4 years was enough time to warrant a return trip. Jean’s seems to maintain a steady lunch crowd, efficiently churning out sandwiches and salads for the hungry people.
Great pork is worth traveling for. If I were Game of Thrones royalty, that would be the motto of my House. Dominican cuisine knows how to treat pork and Philly has some great Dominican kitchens. Like Bran searching for my three eyed raven, I trekked all the way up to Frankford and Ontario in the hopes of finding some crispy skinned pork somewhere new.