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Changes and Thank You

10 years ago the Midtown Lunch site was born in NYC, a vision of Zach Brooks to help Midtown workers spice up their lunch breaks with better meals. In 2010 I was asked to launch the Philly version of this site, which I have been doing so with love ever since, focusing on the exciting, the off the beaten path, and the under $10 lunch. Exploring and writing is largely responsible for my infatuation with Philly and all it has to offer. I receive an exorbitant amount of joy helping others appreciate this city through its food and culture. This feeling led me to start running Chinatown Food tours in 2014, another way of showcasing Philly’s culinary resources. I recently went through some job changes and saw the opportunity to travel for an extended period of time (Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand). This required me to take a break from writing for Midtown Lunch Philly, something I haven’t done in six years. It also gave me time to reevaluate the direction of the site.

I am making the decision to continue writing about food on Philly Food Adventures. Why? 1) Running one website is more efficient than running two 2) I eat out for more meals than just lunch and I cook some lovely things too and want the freedom to share 3) I want to encourage Philly residents and visitors to take food tours with me! Midtown Lunch Philly will still exist as an archive and I hope to update a map soon with old and new posts linked in.  The show isn’t over! I promise ongoing, honest food adventure recaps with the same goal, helping showcase new places or dishes that you might not have known about.

Thank you for your comments (even the inappropriate ones), suggestions, and encouragement. I hope you will continue to allow me to share with you. We’ve come a long way from this.   new social media handles- Twitter: @phlfoodguide Instagram: @phlfoodadventures Facebook: Philly Food Adventures

Bonchon Chicken is Coming to Chinatown

My friend Earl just posted this picture that we should all get excited about.

Bonchon chicken is one of the first and biggest Korean Fried Chicken chains, though not all of their locations are equally fabulous in my opinion. However, this is still going to be a big win for Philly. Besides Cafe Soho, which is super far, we don’t have many options, though I do like the versions at Rice and Mix and  Koreana.

The Bonchon Facebook page gives us some information, like the address (1020 Cherry Street), but no opening date yet.

Tandoor to Door Service: New Indian Food Delivery Service Just Popped up in Philly!

A new Indian food delivery service popped up on Twitter today. Place your order in the morning, and get it delivered in time for lunch. Right now they are serving UCity, with Center City service to follow. Rice, a samosa, and 2 sides  come with your order of 2 entrees from a selection that changes each day, for example tomorrow you could get Chicken Tikka Masala and Veggie Korma with mango chutney and raita for $9.

New Food Truck Alert?

Well this is exciting! Through twitter I just learned of a new food truck coming to Philly, Latin Farmer,  ”a sustainable, local and responsible approach to Latin food”. Follow them on twitter or check out there website, which is pretty sparse for now, but should have more details as the project works out. I hope they put their menu up soon, I am dying to know what they will be feeding me.

Affordable JG Domestic Lunch

Garces’ newest venture, the upscale JG Domestic (2929 Arch St), has just a announced new affordable “Blue Plate” menu. From Monday to Friday a different seasonal lunch is now available from 11:30 -3pm.

Here are a list of the specials after the jump

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