Archive for July 2011

Lunch Links (The “Sacrilege of Enjoying a Vegan Cheesesteak Wrap” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Philly Phoodie
  • Get to know the garlic kebob at Ekta [Phila Weekly]
  • Cheesesteak doesn’t always go well with “vegan” or “wrap”, but they apparently do at Soy Cafe [Philly Phoodie]
  • The egg crepe over the chicken wins out at Beau Monde [Foodzings]
  •’s burgers are tasty enough but “underseasoned” [Phila Weekly]

What is a Pinolshake? (Gluten Free, Healthy Product Alert)

Biking around the Italian Market, I spotted a stand with two men selling something other than the usual random kitchen supplies or cheap produce you normally find in the market. When I checked it out, I found out about a new product I had never heard of before. The Blue Corn Alliance  is a new project that supports farmers in San Mateo Ozolco, a small town in Mexico, by selling their native corn meal product, Pinole,  in Philadelphia.

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Free Ice Cream Today

Starting at noon (and going until 5), there will be free ice cream at Reading Terminal to celebrate the birthday of the Cooking Channel.

Wandering Wednesday: Fiery Soft Tofu from Jong Ka Jib

It’s Wednesday, and I am checking out another spot a little more North and East than where I usually dine. Today, its soft tofu for lunch.

Jong Ka Jib is apparently THE place to get hot, bubbly, spicy Korean style soft tofu called soon du boo.  I will admit that generally, I prefer my tofu like I prefer my butts- firm. Could I be swayed otherwise?

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Ebony”

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 Ebony, who works at the Comcast Center but likes to explore lunches around the city. 

Name: Ebony

Age: 33

Occupation: Senior Manager

Where in Philly do you Work?: Comcast

Favorite Kind of Food: seafood, gourmet popcorn and anything with truffle oil

Least Favorite Kind of Food: steak served rare (ew!)

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Smith’s– yummy, buttery mussles (19th and Chestnut); Giwa– Bi Bim Bop sizzle bowl (16th and Sansom); Oyster House– the OH Burger (with a fried oyster on top) is going to blow your mind! (15th and Sansom)
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Modern Greek Lunch at Opa Was Designed with Summer in Mind

A week ago Opa started serving their new lunch menu and even offered a free lunch to show off the goods. I had only been to Opa for drinks and light snacks and was glad that the lunch menu would allow me to try their food in an affordable way.

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Lunch Links (The “Stay Hydrated and Eat Something Salty for Lunch ” Edition)

    Photo Courtesy of Philly Phoodie

    • I was surprised to here that a Guest poster at Philly Phoodie liked the BiBimBap at B.B.Go, I always assumed this place was not so great [Philly Phoodie]
    • 2 Eat Philly agree with Luncher Lauren, the flatbreads at Manakeesh are awesome [Two Eat Philly]
    • Hot Diggity’s hot dog of the month is the Farmer’s Market with tomatillo pickles [Mac & Cheese]
    • An Eritriran hookah lounge is opening in West Philly [Grub Street]