Archive for August 2011

Enzo’s Makes Calzones More Deadly (And More Delicious) By Frying Them

Earlier this summer, Meal Ticket reported that Shank’s was moving from the chrome covered little space on 15th street and would be replaced by Enzo’s. While looking to see how the menu has changed, I saw the list of panzarotti’s, and while I wasn’t sure what one was, the many stuffings options (pepperoni, steak, sausage) gave me a feeling this would be something I would really like. I was more than happy to check them out for the sake of reporting back.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Erica”

As is customary at Philly Lunch, every Tuesday 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 Erica, a student who is nostalgic for Chaucer’s and should not be scared to admit that Paesano’s is the absolute best!

Name: Erica

Occupation: Law Student

Where in Philly do you Work?: North Broad Street, Philadelphia

Favorite Kind of Food: My mother’s sauerbraten and red cabbage. More generically: pickles/pickled food. I assume “beer” is an inappropriate answer to this question.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Food that is under-salted.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly:
Egg and cheese on english muffin – Golden Donut, 9th and Christian; Pepper and Egg Sandwich – Shank’s; Mahi Mahi Tacos – Jose Pistola’s (15th btwn Locust and Spruce). I also love Paesano’s but I bet everyone says that. [Ed. note- it's ok, they are just the best!]

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Lunch Things that Philly Could Learn From Israel

I recently snuck away from the sweaty Philly streets to the equally sweaty streets of Israel. In between taking in the amazing ancient sites, I did some eating. And there were more than a few lunches that Philly should take note of.

1. Street Food

First off, the street food scene is as real as it gets. At the base of the Druze town of Daliat Harmel is a market for locals with clothing, random household appliances, dvds, and lots of olives. Sharing the tarped outdoor space  is a group of friendly women making fresh laffa bread stuffed with different vegetables.

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Lunch Links (The “Wedge and Fig Love and A Coupon” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Row Home Eats
  • These pictures of the potato pie at La Rosa are making me drool [Row Home Eats]
  • There is a new crazy fishcake wrapped hot dog at Hot Diggity  and a buffalo meat hot dog on the way [Drawing for Food]
  • Foodzings loves the sandwiches at Wedge and Fig, just like we do [Foodzings]
  • Plus, send an email to Wedge and Fig and get a buy one get one sandwich coupon! [Phoodie]

Another Thai 3 Courser at Bangkok Thai 9

Fairly recently, Bangkok Thai 9 replaced Thai Chef and Noodle Fusion on Chestnut Street. I had always liked dinners at Chef and Noodle, but had never made it over for lunch. The Grand Opening awning brought me in for what seems to be the good old standard Thai 3 course lunch special, so common around Philly (see, Erawan, Sawatdee).

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Cheesy Consumption at Wedge + Fig

Today, MidtownLunch’er Stephanie is reporting on Wedge + Fig’s cheesy selections!

Having relocated to Olde City for work, I found myself situated in the middle of a culinary treasure map of lunch options — Han Dynasty bordering the east, Khyber Pass Pub at the center, and now, Wedge + Fig to the north.

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Little Italy Pizza For that Simple Slice

Sometimes I really really need a plain slice of pizzeria style pizza. Back when I was on my pizza kick in April 2010, I loved the fancy goat cheese pizza at Slice, but NYPD Pizza ended up being the only source of  that simple slice I crave now and again. After reading about Little Italy pizza in Philly Mag’s pizza edition, I was hoping I had another option.  A regular slice here is $2.25 and that’s all I wanted.

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