- Me n Mo Meatballs has opened on South Street, I’l be checking it out soon [Foobooz]
- Obsessed with Fireball? I know a few people who are. La Fourno is adding it to its pizza sauce [Meal Ticket]
- Han’s sister is backing the opening of a new Chinese restaurant in Center City [The Insider]
- How many of Eater’s iconic Philly dishes list have you tried? (I’ve tried half) [Eater]
Pretty much every time I visit Sarcone’s Deli, I order some rendition of an Italian Hoagie. The layers of high quality meat and cheese on that beautiful bread are too perfect to resist. But a hot, saucy sandwich on a cold day seemed like it could be a nice change of pace.
We’ve come a long way since the days of the offensively-named-to-some “Roundeye Noodle Bar” pop ups. These days, Cheu Noodle Bar brings in a solid lunch and dinner crowd every day to their permanent location on 10th Street. The space, that once upon a time housed Maru Global, has been completely transformed with a few small tables and seating at the bar. Its definitely cramped, but nobody seems to mind. A promise of new menu items reminded me it had been too long since I visited, and that I had never gotten around to writing about them. I needed a memory and mouth refresher.
Jake’s Pork Sandwich, just $5 on Mondays
- Serious Eats evaluates our best roast pork sandwiches, and they don’t do a bad job, hitting High Street, Paesano’s, George’s, Campo’s, DiNic’s, and John’s. (I’d swap Jake’s in for George’s) [Serious Eats]
- BonChon is really really close to opening [Zagat]
- Pork mole tamales from Mole Poblano look excellent [22nd and Philly]
- Marilyn Hagerty, Olive Garden review fame, has reviewed McDonald’s [Grand Fork Herald]
A French rotisserie opened this winter, bringing the relaxing French cafe experience to Washington Square West without any of the rampant, disgusting, violent anti Semitism that you’d find in France. How nice.
Petit Roti specialized in chicken; chicken sandwiches and whole roasted chicken. Takeout is easy, but its also nice to relax at a cute table and people watch out the window facing 11th street.
Driving past Dex and Syd’s a few months ago, I noticed the ‘fresh boiled crawfish’ sign and stored it in my mental Rolodex. This week, while looking for a more interactive meal, I brought a bunch of friends over for a communal seafood experience. Dex and Syd’s is largely a take out sandwich shop, with a menu of cheesesteaks and burgers. The more unique offerings though, are the seafood platters and boiled seafood by the pound.