Archive for March 2012

Lunch Links (The “We’re Still Relevant, Right Guys?” Edition”)

Photo Courtesy of Bridges Burgers Beer
  • The idea is out there, are food blogs over? (Not if you are reading Midtown Lunch, right right??) [Amateur Gourmet]
  • Bridges Burgers Beer wishes the mock chicken cheesesteak at Govinda’s had cheese that was less mocky. He should have gotten it with regular cheese like I did.  [BridgesBurgersBeer]
  • Meal Ticket says that regular hours are coming to Nom Nom soon, plus their slideshow displays an authentic looking broth [Meal Ticket]
  • Philly Phoodie experiences my worst food nightmare at Wedge & Fig, a hair [Philly Phoodie]
  • Laban appreciates the funk at Sky Cafe [Inquirer]

Viet Tofu, Philly’s Tofu Version of a Candy Store

A long time ago Mac and Cheese mentioned a place on Washington Ave that made their own tofu. With all the soy varieties, Viet Tofu is like a a tofu candy store. I finally sought it out and it will now be a regular stop whenever I am in the area.

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The Capital Grille’s Spring Plates

This week I was invited back by The Capital Grille to try out their new spring additions to their $18 plates menu.

The 3 course has some spring friendly, lighter options.

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Menu at Rice & Mix is Up, KFC coming soon: The menu at Rice and Mix, a new Korean restaurant from the Giwa people on 1207 walnut, is up and they are looking for staff. Maybe an opening is around the corner? Like much of the menu, once you get your bibimbop in a stone pot it goes over the ML $10 limit, and what good is it not in a stone pot. But is that Korean fried chicken coming soon, I see?

Gyro Fries and Zaatar Pizza at Bitar’s

The last lunch date of my Israel travel friends at Mamma’s was very successful. We wanted a new place to try when we all got together again. After doing some online research, I found out that the speciality food store Bitar’s also serves Middle Eastern food. A long walk to Federal street worked up our appetite.

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Lunch Links (The “Nom Nom” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Foobooz
  • Nom Nom Ramen had a soft opening week and the first reports are good [Foobooz]
  • The faux beef at Kung Fu Hoagies is worth ordering []
  • Serious Eats approves of the truffled mushroom and the smoked chicken panino from Tria [Serious Eats]
  • Have you voted in Eater’s Sandwich Supremacy Competition? Who are you routing for? [Eater]

Temple’s Plaza Pizza Has a Hidden Treasure

Around Temple University, lunch is best spent at a food truck. Beyond that, the campus is stuck with sad Chinese food places and bad pizza. Rachel’s Nosherie and Koja Grille are the main exceptions to that.

Plaza Pizza is one of those not so great pizza joints. But, among the regular sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and salads, one of their menu items is actually a hidden treasure.

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