Archive for September 2010

Lamb Flatbread on Kanella’s Lunch Menu

Kanella is well loved for their top notch Cypriot menu. Getting a reservation there for a Friday night is as easy as nailing jello to a tree. But what about lunch? While the dinner entrees run from $18 to $25, a very affordable lunch menu is offered from Thursday through Sunday. The menu includes both lunch and breakfast options; this is great for me, I am (if it wasn’t obvious) way more of a lunch than  breakfast gal. But I know some people can pass up a fancy egg, and they can get their poached or fried egg fix. Breakfast fans and lunch fans can eat in harmony here at Kanella.

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Free Shoo Fly Pie: In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dutch Merchants bringing their goodies to Reading Terminal, there will be a program at 11am and free shoo fly pie slices will be given out while supplies last. Via Reading Terminal Market

Coup De Taco in Center City: Look out Center City, according to twitter the Coup de Taco truck is moving from its University City spot to bring their delicious tacos to Love Park (16th and JFK) this Friday from 11-2. This is a great opportunity to try them out if you don't ever go to University City.

Pass on the Strip Club, Pass on Chili’s and Pick Koreana for Lunch

Today, Nick from My Inner Fatty is a giving us another report on Korean food in University City. Click ahead, his gorgeous food porn photos make me feel like I am eating with him!

After last week’s visit to KOJA, more than a few people have suggested that I pay Koreana a visit, and for good reason, their food is absolutely fantastic.  Inside the restaurant it’s a bit cramped, a bit beat up, and certainly not the fanciest of interior design jobs, but I feel like it adds an element of charm, like an ode to being more about food than appearances.  Basically it’s an oasis of cheap Korean food in an area otherwise inundated with sandwich and Chinese trucks.

On the surface, you’d probably think that there’s absolutely no reason why anyone would randomly take a right turn into a parking lot behind Chili’s (unless of course you were planning to visit the gentleman’s club located next door, in which case you might be reading the wrong blog).  If you dig a little deeper though, you’ll find that there’s a steady flux of people who filter over to this undeniably shady spot everyday at noon and after work, but why?  Because located behind that poorly situated Chili’s is one of, if not the most legitimate Korean restaurants in the vicinity of University City.

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A Sweet Deal, Half Off Dessert: Today's Groupon gets you $10 worth of desserts from the Sugar Philly Truck for only $5

PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Kaitlin”

As is customary at Philly Lunch, every Tuesday 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 Kaitlin, whose least favorite foods happen to be my favorites!

Name: Kaitlin

Age: 24

Occupation: Equity Research

Where in Philly do you Work?: Financial Row/District

Favorite Kind of Food: Anything with pumpkin/squash, cheese, or mushrooms in it. I’m on a rice-based dish kick right now so I’m eating entirely too much Afghan, Mexican, and Thai food (if that’s possible).

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Pickles and the vast majority of pork products (I’m working on this…)

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I’m a huge fan of Thai Singha’s lunch special: 2 dishes from the “hot line” for $6, Mama’s Vegetarian’s falafels, and Vic Sushi’s lunch special: 3 rolls for $10.95. When I can, I head over to Reading Terminal for Beck’s, Nanee’s Kitchen, Kamal’s or honestly any other place in there.

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Philly at the Vendy’s and the Vendy’s come to Philly: Check out the  Serious Eats write up of the Philly trucks that made it to the Vendy Awards this weekend. Midtown Lunch also has some great pictures from the event. Most importantly, it was announced that next year there will be a Philly Vendy Awards. Is it too early to be extremely excited?