Archive for March 2013

Lunch Links (The “Better Than Matzah Pizza” Edition)

 Photo Courtesy of Philly Phoodie

Finally Getting to Know the Burgers and Green Beans from Grace Tavern

It’s Passover right now, which means bread/pasta/ and many other beloved carbs are off the table for me. Why do I do it, as an essentially non religious Jew? Habit mostly, and also to test my will power for a week. Anyway, it means that there are not too many good lunch options for me this week. This weekend, when I was checking out Igloo, I made sure to carbo load. I was able to accomplish this at Grace Tavern, right next to Igloo.

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Soft Serve Salted Caramel Gelato at Graduate Hospital’s Igloo

This week, Igloo opened in Graduate Hospital offering gelato and frozen yogurt. I wondered how Igloo would stand out from its competitors. Then I heard they were serving up salted caramel gelato.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Rich”

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 Rich from Del Friscos- hey, restaurant people have to eat too! 

Name: Rich

Age: 47

Occupation: General Manager

Where in Philly do you Work?: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Favorite Kind of Food: Italian

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Fast Food

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Paradiso on E Passyunk for the wild boar ragout

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Lunch Links (The”Future Lunch Splurges on The Horizon with Luke’s Lobster Roll” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Two Eat Philly
  • Troy Truck has kofte and gyro on the menu []
  • The menu for Cheu noodle bar, due to open early April, is out and includes duck pho with foie meatballs [Foobooz]
  • More lobster rolls coming to Philly! [The Insider]
  • Nam Phoung’s does pad thai  spicy [Two Eat Philly]

Rice & Mix Tackles Korean Fried Chicken, Succeeds

When Rice and Mix first opened, I lunched on their  pork bibimbap. I enjoyed it, but wouldn’t necessarily return for it.  What I did want to return for was the Korean Fried Chicken, which after months of teasing has finally entered the lunch rotation.

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The Buns are Sticky at Frangelli’s Pastry

Frangelli’s is a neighborhood bakery that has been around for decades. I was in the area looking for something sweet and Yelp directed me there. New baked good kept rolling out of the back, so it looks like they keep things fresh.  the counter is run by young college girls, so if you like that sort of thing (who doesn’t though), that’s more of a reason to stop by. You know, for the fresh, young, sweets.

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