Archive for July 2012

Shore Eats: Mango Tropical

If you are a lucky duck (like me), then you have a friend with a place in Atlantic City. Free beach time is kind of the best. I recently spent some much needed post-Bar recovery time there. It is a little tricky to find really good and affordable eats in the area. I am not willing to drop my Benjamin’s at a P.F. Changs, not gonna happen. But tucked away in the corners, are some spots for a meal I can get behind- like the Caribbean/South American food from Mango Tropical.

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Lunch Links (The “Food Truck Party Weekend ” Edition)

Photo courtesy of Collin Keefe
  • Han Dynasty has under $10 lunch specials [Meal Ticket]
  • Foobooz has an awesome run down of where to find the city’s food trucks on any given day [Foobooz]
  • Blue Belly BBQ opened this week with pulled pork sandwiches and smoked meat platters [Eater]
  • A list of 15 awesome local tacos [Grubstreet]

I’ll See you at the Vendy Awards this Weekend!

Don’t forget the 2nd Annual Philly Vendy Awards are going down this Saturday. Last year, the last batch of tickets sold out at the door- so get yours in advance so you aren’t shut out! Judging last year’s event was so much fun, and this year I am looking forward to snacking on food from Don Memo’s, Lil Dan’s, Vernalicious, The Smoke Truck, Delicias, The King of Falafel, The Foo Truck, Yumtown, Lil Pop Shop, Sugar Philly, Little Baby’s, and Sweet Box.

Speaking of food truck parties-  the Philly Mobile Food Vendor Association is having a food truck round up at 27th and Girard this Friday night. Hope you are planning on taking advantage of these awesome food truck event this weekend!

Wish Me Luck

This week I will be taking the Bar exam, so I am taking a few days off. That’s fair, right?

(P.S. this means I will soon be on the hunt for employment, so send any suggestions my way please!! Legal and non legal.)

Here are some of my favorite posts of the summer so far to keep you busy in the mean time:

Fancy Lobster Pasta

Philly’s Best New Ramen

Bulgogi, Kimchee, Cheese Fries

Cheese Covered Chorizo, Bacon, and Mushrooms

Soup Dumplings and Hand Pulled Noodles in Washington Sq

I-Green Frozen Yogurt and Kitchen

This weekend a brand new spot opened in Chinatown with, as the name suggests,  an odd combination of edibles: vegan sushi, vegan American food (i.e. cheesesteaks), vegan Chinese food (i.e. soy general tso’s), Bubble tea, and Frozen yogurt. Frozen Yogurt is 49 cents per ounce. I sampled the mango frozen yogurt  and it had a refreshing mango flavor.

Menu after the jump…

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Lunch Links (The “Potato Slurpee” Edition)

  • In Sinagapore, you can get mashed potatoes from a 7-11 slurpee machine [Buzzfeed]
  • Amazing BBQ from Brooklyn, Fette Sau, is coming to Fishtown. I once had their beef cheeks and still remember how good it was! [Foobooz]
  • 22nd and Philly likes Sammy Chons KFC [22nd and Philly]
  • Zoe is let down by the gravy fries at Caffe Chicco [Row Home Eats]

Milk & Honey Flowing From Sister Cities Park

This week,  Luncher John tries Sister Cities Park’s Milk and Honey.

If you walk over to check out the remarkable art collection at the Barnes Foundation, you may pass by the city’s newest park, Sister Cities Park. Located right on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the park is technically part of Logan Square but is a distinct section with a fountain spout plaza (already a favorite for young kids), boat pond (for rental model wooden boats) and discovery garden. The one building in the park is home to Milk & Honey, an outpost of the original market location in West Philly. On a hot day, you can’t help but stop in for the air conditioning and to get a beverage or bite to eat.

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