Archive for November 2011

2 Pages of $6 Lunch Specials at Wong Wong

I’ve passed by Wong Wong a million times without thinking much about it. I needed a quick lunch in Chinatown and wanted to go somewhere I have never been before. Wong Wong advertised lunch specials, so I went in.

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Products I Love

No profile volunteers today, boo! Instead, I am writing about a few food products I have gotten recently that I absolutely love.

Urban honey! I was so happy to finally get my hands on this. Mine comes from the roof of  SHARE, a non profit food distribution program in North Philly (I recommend volunteering there, it is very rewarding).  The honey is light with floral notes, and is good for allergies at the same time.

After the jump: spiciness

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Taco Not So Loco

Taco Loco is a truck on 4th and Washington with a simple Mexican menu. They serve tacos, tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and sodas. Tacos are $2.50 each, nothing loco about that. I got 2 of them.  A nice day like today is the right time to sit on the plastic chairs they keep on the sidewalk next to the truck and watch the world go by as your wait for your food.

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Lunch Links (The “Happy Thanksgiving Feasting” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Hawk Krall
  • Newly opened Birra is making a Thanksgiving pizza topped with things like turkey and blue cheese bechamel [Phoodie]
  • Drew does a an intoxicated taste test of Wawa’s Gobbler vs. Primo’s Pilgrim [Meal Ticket]
  • Hawk enjoys the meatballs at George’s [Serious Eats]
  • Porky’s point “does not sell lean pork” according to a sign on a recent trip by Philly Phoodie. All the more reason to go [Philly Phoodie]

PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Lou”

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 Lou, who will eat anything that won’t kill him. Respect.

Name: Lou

Age: 27

Occupation: Social Media Coordinator (starting Dec. 5)

Where in Philly do you Work?: University of the Arts, Broad & Pine

Favorite Kind of Food: A medium rare hamburger with bleu cheese  and caramelized onion

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Peanuts and almonds. They make me feel all die-y because of allergies. I’ll eat anything else.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Vic Sushi (2035 Sansom St.) for the unbeatable 3-roll combo. Pure Fare (119 S 21st St.), with their pre-made sandwiches and Blue Bottle pour over coffee; I always end up with a dessert as well. The Classic meatball sandwich at Jake’s Sandwich Board (122 S 12th St.) is pretty killer, but anything’s good for their $5 build your own sandwich days. And of course, you can’t go wrong rolling the dice and hitting up Love Park for the lunch trucks!
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Wah Gi Wah’s Pakistani Fried Chicken

Chicken Chargha, aka Pakistani Fried Chicken, is the reason that LeBan and other’s come to Wah-Gi-Wah. I had to get in on this unique chicken preparation. Unlike other fried chicken places in the city who run out early, only serve one day a week, or periodically take it off the menu- you will be able to get your chicken fix here from 11am until 11pm. I find that comforting.

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Lunch Links (The “Food Cart History Lesson” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Two Eat Philly
  • In Philly, food trucks have been around since the late 1800s [Penn Current]
  • The Mexican cheesesteak at San Lucas comes with mozzerella and jalepenos [Serious Eats]
  • If you find yourself in Roxborough, you must try the PK Stacker at Pierogie Kitchen, a sandwich with a pierogie, keilbasa, and kraut [Two Eat Philly]
  • The broth and pickled vegetables are still great at Lan Zhou [Munchi Monster]
  • Chicken salad at Royal Tavern comes with prosciutto, blue cheese, thinly sliced pear, arugula, and lavender-honey mustard [Two Eat Philly]