Archive for 'bacon'

PB and J + Bacon Dog at Underdogs

Underdogs has been going strong on 17th Street for a few years now. Back in 2012, Luncher John loved the beef chili covered “Michigan” dog. I have a deep love for hot dogs, but try not to eat them too often. Things have been hectic at work, and I decided a comforting hot dog was something I deserved.  To make it more comforting, why not pair it with toppings from a classic elementary school sandwich and everyone’s favorite breakfast side dish.

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Chicken and Waffles from Waffles and Wedges

The owner of the Pbon’s truck opened up a small food establishment this year on Pine street where Mexico on the Square used to be.  There is one small table inside and a few on the corner, so this is mostly a take out operation. We were able to grab a table. Having essentially two menu items, waffles and potato wedges, might seem to make ordering easy- but the toppings are endless so you might want to come with a game plan.  I wanted to make sure I made the perfect order.

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M.A.T.T.’s Food Truck Gourmet Sliders

Another one of the newer food trucks I have just come across is  M.A.T.T.’s Food Truck. M.A.T.T.’s  handles bite sized creations made from decadent proteins: duck, pork belly, and burgers.

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German Lunch at The Christmas Village

LOVE Park has been transformed into The Christmas Village for the 7th year in a row. In the style of a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, huts of crafts and snacks are open daily until Sunday, December 28th. While its around, we might as well take advantage of the quick and unique lunch offerings, tis the season.

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Lunch Links (The “Smell my Skillet” Editon)

Tasso sandwich at Plenty

  • Why does bacon smell so good? [NPR]
  • Mmmm carbs, where to get the best bread in South Philly [Meal Ticket]
  • A new Plenty location is coming to Queens Village [Foobooz]
  • There are plenty of outdoor dining guides out there, but ya gotta trust Drew Lazor [Serious Eats]

A Meaty Moldivian Meal in North EAST Philly

Not to be a brat, but it is not often that I come across a cuisine that I am completely unfamiliar with. So while browsing for restaurants in NE Philly (one of my favorite hobbies), I was excited to find there exists a restaurant that serves traditional Moldivian food. For the sake of being practical and straight forward, it’s called Moldova Restaurant. Inside, the decor is festively kitschy.  Service came with a smile, though our waiter did not speak enough English to recommend any dishes for us. We were on our own.

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Lunch Links (The “Bacon Cheesecake in Old City” Edition)

Photo Courtesy of Nick’s via The Insider

  • Rybrew on Girard provides a “reliably good sandwich” [Phila Weekly]
  • Laotian sausages at Vientiane Cafe look divine [Penn Appetit]
  • So does this bacon cheesecake at Nick’s Roast Beef [The Insider]
  • Thrillist has decided on its favorite 8 food trucks in the city [Thrillist]