Archive for February 2016

Lunch Links (The “Oh Snap, Double Snap” Edition)

  • Snap Custom Pizza opened this week on Sansom St [Foobooz]
  • Not to be confused with healthy to go spot Snap, that also just opened its Ritttenhouse location [Foobooz]
  • I don’t completely understand, but an Eagles player is opening a Korean restaurant right on Broad St where Bliss just closed. Also it is called “bop” though we have a Korean spot already called “bap” on South St [The Insider]

Other Things I Ate This Week: Lamb Shack

*new weekly feature for 2016: brief photo recaps + not always lunch

This week, I ate spicy thai salad pocky and uncooked ramen “snack” and made a gorgeous ceviche with mango, green apple, red onion, cilantro, and avocado and scallops from Ippolitto’s.

I also had the pleasure of dining at Zahav for their February “Lamb Shack” multi course prix fixe- you have a few days left to get some for yourself! (Though you can still enjoy it for $10 more any other month) Lighting was low, hence the picture of the lamb from my Zahav cookbook. Besides the lamb, highlights for me were the eggplant, beet salad, brussel sprout tabbouleh, steak skewers, and sweetbreads.

Zahav,  237 St James Pl, 215 625-8800

Jumbo Tots and Plump Chicken Breasts Are Built for Pleasure at Samwich

I was happy to hear that the Nolibs funky American restaurant Suppa had opened a sandwich place a bit closer to where I live. Samwich occupies the small space at 6th and Catherine, which had formerly been the site of Blue Belly BBQ. There is a counter to eat at and a list of sandwiches that are mostly rifts on comfort food.

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Lunch Links (The “Sky Cafe Re-Opening” Edition)

  • A cheesesteak shop is opening in Rittenhouse, but I am more interested in the boozy milkshakes [The Insider]
  • Cheu noodle bar is opening in Fishtown [Foobooz]
  • Sky Cafe has reopened post fire inside the plaza at 11th and Washington! [Rotisseur's IG Account]

Other Things I Ate This Week: Peking Duck and Bacon Gelato

 *new weekly feature for 2016: brief photo recaps + not lunch

This week, a post Chinese New Year’s dinner brought us to Ting Wong, where the dishes were spot on. I ordered the classics: wonton soup, chicken congee, fried dumplings, snow pea greens, beef chow fun, spicy fish fillet, stuffed tofu, and a Peking Duck, whose crispy skin and fluffy buns were a stand out.

Ting Wong, 138 N 10th St, 215 928-1883

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Indonesian Noodles with a Side of Soup and a Chocolate Nutella Grilled Cheese from Lil Java

Lil Java impressed me over the summer with its Indonesian soups and chaotic appetizers. I didn’t get to try all the things on the small menu that day. In fact, one item in particular I purposely skipped- a grilled cheese topped with nutella and chocolate sauce. And that would be American cheese. Would I be brave enough to order it on my return trip?

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Lunch Links (The “South St Kebabs” Edition)

  • Sansom Kebab House’s move to South St has not dampened the flavor [The Inquirer]
  • Another stance on the Federal Donuts vs Shake Shack chicken sandwich [22nd and Philly]
  • Sheehan likes the  scallion pancake  duck “taco” and pork tongue beef cheek taco over the fried pork belly at Revolution Taco [Foobooz]