Lunch Links (The “Careful with your Labor Day Fishing” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Philly Lunch Hour

  • Your lunchtime taco options have grown this week. Lolita launched lunch an Zagat has pictures [Zagat]
  • Philly Lunch Hour likes the large sandwiches at Rachel’s Nosheri [Philly Lunch Hour]
  • Unfortunately Tea talk and their awesome milk balls did make it, a sushi spot is not in its place. At least it has lunch specials [The Insider]
  • Here is a fish eating a shark, happy Labor Day

Hot Diggity’s New Sides Can’t Trump the Hot Dogs

Labor Day weekend is approaching. That puts me in the mood for classic American eats. Until I can have my Dad grill up some hotdogs to a perfect crisp, Hot Diggity on South Street satisfies my American needs. I love their treatment of Sabrett dogs. Last week, they added new menu items, including side dishes and burgers. A good excuse to head over.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Katie”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Katie, who frequents many of Philly’s healthier lunch spots. 

Name: Katie

Age: 31

Occupation: Special Events and Communications Director

Where in Philly do you Work?: Clean Air Council in Center City

Favorite Kind of Food: Tacos, local fruits and veggies

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Peanut Butter…I get a lot of flack for this.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I love checking out the food trucks in Love Park. Farm Truck is one of my favorites because they are always using really fresh local seasonal ingredients in a fun way. Their tofu tacos make my mouth water. I’m excited for what they are going to be serving at Greenfest Philly this year. I also love Pure Fare and Agno Grill for healthy delicious lunches and they support Clean Air Council’s Dine Out for the Environment.
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Free Tacos

Eater reports that Lolita will be giving out free tacos today to promote their new LUNCH menu. I am pretty psyched they are realizing locals like to eat well for lunch too! Main dishes range from $9-$15.

Spicy Lassis and Fruity Chaat from Mood Cafe

As the #2 most popular restaurant in the city of Philadelphia, Mood Cafe has a perfect score. What could possibly have an entire city so enthralled-crunchy bits, covered in a mix of colorful sauces, with vegetarian and meat options.  Mood Cafe serves chaat and lassis to the lucky people of West Philly and visitors. I didn’t realize until after I was finished eating here that the same intense guy also owns Desi Chaat House, which I enjoyed a few years ago. Both are located along Baltimore Avenue (in the 40′s) along with Desi Village that I have yet to visit, which makes me jealous that my neighborhood doesn’t have even ONE quick chaat take out shop for me.

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Lunch Links (The “African Excursion” Edition)

  • Rotisseur once again pleases another luncher [PhillyLunchHour]
  • Nom Nom Ramen opened a location in UCity with the same solid menu as the Center City spot [Foobooz]
  • Hot Diggity added new, non hotdog menu items, including burgers and some funky regional sandwiches [Zagat]
  • City Paper checks out 5 African restaurants in West Philly including Kilimandjaro and African Smallpot (which I liked) and Le Bercail (which I did not) [City Paper]

PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Kayli”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Kayli, a red meat lover who is running Philly’s Diner en Blanc this week. 

Name: Kayli

Age: 31 (well, I’ll be 31 the day of DEB!)

Occupation: Higher education (student affairs)

Where in Philly do you Work?: University City

Favorite Kind of Food: medium rare filet mignon

Least Favorite Kind of Food: salmon

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I was obsessed with the Chinese food truck on 15th and Race when I worked in Center City. I’d eat there 2-3 times a week. Now that I’m in University City, I eat at the food trucks almost every day. Chicken satay tacos from Cucina Zapata, burgers from SpotBurger, the list goes on and on.
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