Lunch Links (The “South St Kebabs” Edition)

  • Sansom Kebab House’s move to South St has not dampened the flavor [The Inquirer]
  • Another stance on the Federal Donuts vs Shake Shack chicken sandwich [22nd and Philly]
  • Sheehan likes the  scallion pancake  duck “taco” and pork tongue beef cheek taco over the fried pork belly at Revolution Taco [Foobooz]

Other Things I Ate This Week: Live Seafood & Nutella Cannoli

I don’t even usually like cannolis, but a sugar craving led me to Cafe Crema in the Italian Market for a chocolate and nutella cannoli that blew my mind.

Cafe Crema, 1205 S 9th St, 267 928-4501

At Imli Indian Kitchen on E Passyunk, I was really impressed by their butter naan. Chicken tikka and chicken thigh kebabs are other good choices.

Imli, 769 E Passyunk Ave, 267 858-4277

In a different state, I did some more adventurous eating.

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A Balanced Act at Herban Quality Eats

Herban Quality Eats opened two months ago in University City, offering healthy fast food that tops out at $12 a platter.  The concept was birthed from Wharton Business School grads and cultivated at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises- now I’ve heard some stereotypes about Wharton folks, but this idea is admirable and fills a lunch time gap for easy, fast, healthy, non cardboard.

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Lunch Links (The “Armenian Pizza” Edition)

  • A new Malaysian spot is opening next week on E Passyunk [Eater]
  • The Mac Mart storefront location has been revealed- 18th and Chestnut, pretty pretty central [Foobooz]
  • Looks like we are getting our first Armenian restaurant in Philly! [Foobooz]

That Thickness At Square Pie

I had some glorius pork belly at Cochon and was sad to see it go, but the same owners re- opened a new concept in its place- with lunch hours! The menu is small, just a handful of sides, pizzas, pastas, and sides.

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Other Things I Ate This Week: Tacos Around Town, Sometimes on Tuesdays (NoLibs, GradHo, Italian Market)

I have been eating a LOT of tacos lately (I also made some great ones) and though none have been mind blowing, I wanted to recap. Because you only deserve mind blowing and should make informed taco decisions. Plus if you make it to the end, I provide a list of my all time favorites.

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Lunch Linch (The “Cocktail Weiners” Edition)

  • How do you feel about a hot dog bar? I feel great about it [The Insider]
  • The folks behind Spice End are replacing Marabella Meatball Co (RIP) [Eater]
  • Vietnamese lunch service will be part of Schulson’s Double Knot concept [The Insider]
  • A list of 9 taco spots in South Philly. Which is your favorite? [Uwishunu]