Lunch Links (The “America Foods” Edition)

  • What is your favorite Rita flavor? I like Mango [Foobooz]
  • Some specials around town if you are here over the weekend [Eater]
  • Or just find a perfect hotdog

Duck Poutine at Suppa

Suppa in Norther Liberties focuses on indulgent, American food all day. With a “Chopped” win under their chef’s belt, you have to trust the menu, which includes a smoked and pressed duck sandwich, fried chicken, and even some vegetarian dishes.

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Rai Rai Ramen

With all these severe storm warning bummer announcements its not a bad time to indulge in some mid summer hot soup. Rai Rai Ramen serves varieties of ramen and Japanese curry in Chinatown.

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Lunch Links (The “Thai Improvement” Edition)

  • Buckbinder’s, a “neo-bistro” is coming to Point Breeze [Eater]
  • For “power lunches,” Butcher and Singer and Le Cheri are on top [Philly.com
  • South Philly Barbacoa is moving from truck to storefront [Foobooz]
  • Tuk Tuk Real is becoming another Circles, probably a good move [The Insider]

T-Swirl Crepe Coming to Chinatown

With flavors like “lchee romantic”, “chocolate nut party”, “tuna nocoise”, and “Okinawa hot dog” we should all keep a look out for the opening of T-Swirl Crepe (on 10th Street, just south of Race).  Looks like the reviews from other locations are promising.

A Waterfront Nick Elmi Experience at Morgan’s Pier

Morgan’s Pier has been doing a stellar job at bringing in new chefs each year to take over their kitchen. This year, Top Chef Winner Nicholas Elmi orchestrated a menu fit for waterfront dining.  If you can’t score a reservation at Laurel- sitting outside, facing the river while dining from Elmi’s casual menu is not a bad Plan B.

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Lunch Links (The “Hot Dogs are Better Here ” Edition)

  • Speaking of hot dogs, here is a list of places to get non chili topped ones around town [Zagat]
  • Foolish Waffles, a favorite truck of mine, won the Vendy Cup last weekend ICYMI [Foobooz]
  • Plenty Cafe is opening a 3rd [Eater]