Beef Stew Empanadas at Los Caballos Locos

I like to keep my finger on the pupusa  pulse of this town. Earlier this month, Philly Voice wrote a piece on the beauty that is the elusive (in Philly) pupusa, along with a round up of where to find them. The included 4 places on my list: TamalexCafe CanelaPura Vida,  El Cuscatleco, plus a Jersey spot, a North Philly food truck, and one newb that immediately caught my eye- Los Caballos Locos which opened in August. The small shop in south east Philly sells Ecuadorian and El Salvadorian food.  They also do delivery within a 10 mile radius!
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Lunch and a Cocktail at a. Bar

a. kitchen and a. bar sit on the corner of 18th and Walnut. Rittenhouse Square is just 2 crosses of the street away. I was invited to try the lunch at and I was eager for the opportunity to pretend to be classy for an hour while people watching and possibly day drinking.

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Lunch Links (The “Coconut Bar Coming” Edition)

  • Though I think I’d prefer a more casual approach, a Filipino restaurant is coming to E Passyunk which is definitely something Philly needs more of [Eater]
  • The neighborhood is also getting a sate shop and “coconut bar” [Eater]
  • Chicken thigh and skin taco by the Paesano’s sandwich guys is coming to Fishtown [The Insider]
  • Pho spiced pork confit banh mi at Same Same [22nd and Philly]

Porchetta Panini from The Daily Press’d

With the new burst of lower temperatures and rain, I took advantage of the short lines at last night’s Night Market- the last of the season. One new truck that had been on my list was The Daily Press’d. South Philly workers will be pleased to know this truck has found a semi-permanent home doing lunch service at  27th and Grey’s Ferry.  Their first large festival debut was actually at the Mt. Airy Street Fare that I coordinated last month-but I did not find time to try their food that night. I was familiar with their menu and knew exactly what I wanted to order last night- the porchetta panini.

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Lunches Philly Needs from New Orleans Part 2

A few years ago I pulled off a whirlwind food exploration of New Orleans as a total newb. This weekend, I took another trip (#popecation). Older and wiser, I sipped carefully balanced, bitters topped cocktails instead of sloppy plastic goblets of sweet hurricanes. As for food, I still like to stick to the cheap, authentic gems that feed locals.

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Lunch Links (The “Mega Wawa” Edition)

  • The fall menu for Morgan’s Pier has a whole lot of veggie options [Foobooz]
  • Gavin’s Cafe is not my favorite, but this photos are lovely [Ted Nghiem]
  • A fancy ice cream vending machine on Washington Ave [Foobooz]
  • The Super Wawa is open and serving things like horseradish beef over a bed of mashed potatoes [Zagat]

Katsu Curry at Terakawa

Photo Courtesy of Ramen via Yelp 

On my first visit to Terakawa Ramen, I enjoyed  the signature ramen and the chicken katsu appetizer but did not love the other ramen styles of the tempura shu mai.  That visit was back in 2012 and it was time to revisit.

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