Lunch Links (The “Train Chicken” Edition)

  • Michael Schulson’s Rotisserie at The Porch is now open for lunch [The Insider]
  • Goat cheese and chorizo top Red Tavern’s mussels [Phila Weekly]
  • We aren’t all food snobs in this city, The Cheesesteak Factory sign has been installed in Center City [Foobooz]

Hand Shaved Noodles and Tuna Dumplings at UCity’s Chattime

In Univiersity City,  up on a commerical strip that includes a pizza place, frozen yogurt shot, and a Wawa sits Chattime, a hand drawn noodle and sushi restaurant.  Usually these two types of meals are not found alongside each other.  But I was brave and craving something slurpy,  so I made my way in.  Inside, lunch service was bustling and service was extremely efficient. It had more seating than I anticipated.

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Parkside Beef and Ale

Parkside Beef and Ale is a bar right by LOVE Park that you may never have noticed. I noticed it because of the sign announcing its $5.55 rotating lunch specials every week day. On Wednesdays the special is…

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Lunch Links (The “Share Lunch with a Veteran!” Edition)

  • Zero bell for Bonchon! [The Inquirer]
  • Philly weekly likes the fish and shrimp tacos from Buena Onda [Philly Weekly]
  • Traveling for Memorial Day weekend, here is a rundown on where to eat in the Philly airport [Eater]

Fried Sushi Burritos + A Free Lunch at Hai Street Kitchen

Today, in celebration of their 1 year anniversary, Hai Street Kitchen is offering FREE sushi burritos (starting at 11am, for the first 200 customers at both the Center City and University City locations). I have been a fan of Hai Street and their sushi burritos since I visited soon after their opening last year. I liked the shrimp tempura, loved all the veggie fillers and sauces, and was just ok on the pork belly. Plus I was sad there was salmon but no tuna. The kitchen is really receptive to feedback. Now, the rolls are bigger, the pork belly was replaced by citrus pork,  and spicy tuna tartar has found its rightful place on the menu.  And more recently, they did something extra awesome, catering to the ladies and fellas who always want to take it to the next level- any sushi burrito can now be flash fried.

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Fried Chicken and Gravy Fries from Philly Fry

A french fry truck better have some good toppings! That was the mind set I had while checking out newcomer Philly Fry, a truck that opened this winter. When I saw all the proteins and guilty-pleasure combos, I realized they knew that was expected of them. From buffalo chicken and crab meat to bacon and steak- your order will provide more than just something to dip into ketchup.

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Lunch Links (The “Visit Little Cambodia” Edition)

  • Reading Terminal will be in good hands under its new GM, how do I know? I’ve worked for Anuj at Mt. Airy USA for the past year! [Philly.com]
  • What $20 worth of veggies at newly opened Farmers Keep looks like [Be Well Philly]
  • I love the Cambodian restaurants we have here in Philly, Manning explains how to navigate Little Cambodia with a list of some restaurants and markets [Philly.com]
  • What do you think of this list of “business lunches”? [Zagat]