Archive for May 2013

Lunch Links (The “Free Burger Day” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Meal Ticket

  • Get a free burger today at the NoLibs Circles as they launch their new lunch menu! [Zagat]
  • New Noodle bar in Chinatown [The Insider]
  • Tashan’s affordable lunch prices are still available and tasty [Foobooz]
  • Mi Dac Ky has a peking duck and pate summer roll [Meal Ticket]

The New Power Lunch Launches at Pennsylvania 6

Last month Pennsylvania 6 took over the bi-level space on 12th street left vacant for quite some time, but formerly occupied by Tweed.  I was recently invited to try their  lunch menu, which just launched. Its an upscale menu that looks the part for a modern power lunch. Expect a raw bar and seafood, sandwiches, and a few classic American plates.

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A Hawaiian Plate Lunch from Poi Dog

A year ago, my roommate and partner in crime returned to her homeland of Hawaii. I miss that tiny girl a whole lot. While we lived together she would sometimes bring home vacuum sealed Hawaiian delicacies, which I had previously only known about to the extent of what I learned on the finale of Top Chef Season 2. Now I am on my own in seeking out poi, which I actually enjoy, and kalua pork. Thus, I was excited when the Poi Dog cart opened. Its a tiny, roaming cart, bringing big Hawiaan plates to Philly.

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Lunch Links (The “Memorial Day Weekend” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Two Eat Philly
  • A killer kale salad at Strangelove [Two Eat Philly]
  • Finally, a solid lunch options by the Art Museum [Zagat]
  • 10 food trucks to seek out [City Eats]
  • $3 corner store cheesesteaks are something we should start considering [Foobooz]

Fantastic Desserts With a Bit of Lunch at Potito’s Bakery

Today, Luncher John is trying out the bakery that replaced the failed chocolate shops on Walnut Street

Is it possible to somehow eat lunch at one of the city’s best pastry shops while just happening to taste some of its sweets? I’m pleased to report that the answer is yes. Potito’s Bakery, located on Ritner Street in South Philly, has received much acclaim for its cannolis, cakes, and other baked goods. Earlier this spring, Potito’s opened up a downtown shop at the corner of Juniper and Walnut. In addition to finding most of the same sweets and other treats as the original bakery, you may even be able to satiate your lunch appetite.

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Burgers at Miles Table, Half Off on Wednesdays

Miles Table opened a few months ago on 16th and South, with the goal of being accepted as a neighborhood spot with its self proclaimed “where the neighborhood eats” slogan.

As for the menu, you are looking at  breakfast served all day, sandwiches, salads, pizza. Recently, Foobooz spread the word that on Wednesdays, Miles does a 1/2 off burger deal. Seemed like the right incentive  to get me over there.  Order at the counter and your meal is brought to you. Outdoor seating is available and it is BYOB.

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Fresco Tortilla for Big Tacos in the Bellevue

It isn’t easy to keep up with the line up at the Bellevue’s basement food court. They go through new restaurants like my sister goes through boyfriends, meaning the turnaround is real quick.

Fresco Tortilla replaced the corner spot occupied by Maui Dog’s. It features reasonably priced, semi-Americanized Mexican food- which is not necessarily a bad thing. The counter service is friendly and speedy. The menu features the usual suspects.

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