Archive for February 2013

EfFISHient Food Court Seafood Platters from Under the C at the Comcast Center

Since I judge how awesome or crappy a job is based on the food options within its vicinity,  the Comcast Center is not a bad place to work. I dropped by the food court in the basement of the Comcast Center for my first time ever and decided to take a risk and order food court seafood, because yolo or I was just in the mood for seafood. Under the C seafood sells raw fish and crustaceans, a good sign that their prepared meals might actually be fresh.

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Classy to Go from Fork: etc

A few years ago  I enjoyed a “classy” lunch with my mom and sister at Fork. The soft-shell grab and beef stroganoff were amazing. Last week, Profiled Luncher Kylie recommended the quick and cheaper lunches at Fork: etc. This is Fork’s take-out spot  next door and features a counter to order upscale soups, sandwiches, and fresh bread. It isn’t all grab and go; there are communal tables to sit at and a big window letting in sunlight.

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Classic Jiz Biz and Other Lamb Dishes from Feasterville’s Uzbeki Dining Palace Samarkand

For a while now Uzbekistan has been my spot to trek to for my Uzebeki food cravings and yes I do often enough  have cravings that only Uzbeki food can satisfy. A while back Craig LaBan recommended Samarkand, a bit farther and fancier than Uzbekistan, but offering a very similar menu and comparably affordable prices.

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Lunch Links (The “Free Alcohol Covered Food” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Foobooz

  • Tomorrow is the Food Truck Round up at the Piazza with 8 food trucks, some free Spodee spiked bites to sample, an alcoholic gift bag raffle, Spodee cocktail specials, and a bar allowing food inside in case of bad weather [PMFA]
  • Honest Tom’s rotates brisket and shrimp tacos on special [Meal Ticket]
  • PYT is now serving a Han Dynasty pork belly burger [Foobooz]
  • A list of local fish and chips [Zagat]

Roast Pork Italiano from Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City

Located next to the Old City bars I tried to get into back when I was underage, Nick’s Roast Beef is actually a bar itself but, as the name indicates, a purveyor of sandwiches and other bar snacks and lunch basics. Not being the biggest lover of roast beef, I picked something similar that I figured Nick’s would also do right.

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Saigon Cuisine Brings Quality Pho to University City

Saigon Cuisine is the new Vietnamese spot in University City. Inside, though the decor is pretty sparse (let’s get some art up in there!), it is spacious and very clean.  Also worth noting, the service was friendly and the food was brought out fast. The menu has a whole range of meaty, veggy, and noodley options. I stuck with the basics to feel out the place since it was my first visit.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Kylie”

Though we have been lacking volunteers lately, on certain Tuesdays 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 Kylie, a PR director who lunches in Old City.

Name: Kylie

Age: 29

Occupation: PR Director

Where in Philly do you Work?: Neff Associates in Old City

Favorite Kind of Food: Reigning from Australia, I am used to a lot of Asian influenced meals. Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian foods really do it for me.

Also, anything with avocado. Grilled avocado, salt , pepper and little lemon juice is the perfect lunch accompaniment.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything with mayonnaise on or in it. WTF America? Gross.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly:

Fork etc – Butternut Squash soup with a side of brussels sprouts
Generic Food Truck on 3rd & Chestnut – lamb gyro platter w/ extra tzatziki
Cafe Ole - the European grilled cheese
European Republic – the wrap, frites, and drink deal for $7
Khyber Pass Pub – Smoked Brisket and pinto bean chili

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