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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
10:47 am
miiindy  so, i am from philly, but i'm having a hard time deciding what kind of restaurant to take some friends to!  they are from out of town and have never been to philly before, so i want to show them a good time.  can anyone recommend a restaurant in center city that is fairly inexpensive, has vegetarian (and vegan) options, and has a nice atmosphere?  thank you!


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Thursday, August 28th, 2008
10:29 am - Sonic, Royersford PA

For those of you who may be curious about the new Sonic Drive-in in Royersford, check out my review and many others on Philly Grub.

x posted to philadelphia

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Friday, May 4th, 2007
1:27 am - not trying to feed my family shitty $17 hamburgers.

i'm in college and always broke so i don't go out to eat very often.

ma dukes and grandma-dukes are coming to visit tomorrow. is there a nice/charming (i don't mean prissy, they can hang) and not overly expensive place i can take them to go have dinner? (center or old city, please).

thanks guys.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
4:11 pm

I want to find mooncakes in/around Philly. I've never had them before, but I'm dying to try them, and I think it's the right time of year to do so. (If not, hey, it's a good reference for the future). I've tried the Asian markets near me, but with no luck. So - where is the best place to get them? I'm pretty familiar with Chinatown, but don't know the bakeries as well as the restaurants. All recommendations would be ever so delightful.

(x-posted to philadelphia)

current mood: hungry

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Sunday, June 11th, 2006
3:38 pm

hi Philly food peeps! Long time no posts.

So it's summer, yay! And that makes me want MARYLAND CRABS AND BEER! :)
Where is your favorite place to go for all-you-can-eat crabs?

About two years ago I went to a pub in South Philly that had an outdoor deck on the 2nd floor, but I can't think of its name or where exactly it was (maybe 8th or 10th & Mifflin or so?). Suggestions are needed because I want to put together an outing... location isn't that important, but modest prices would be nice. Thanks everyone!

current mood: hungry

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
11:38 am - please to help me

So I'm trying to think of a place to have a small get-together for my b-day. Initially I thought of Tattooed Mom's, because well, that's my go-to answer. But I also thought it would be nice to have a setting that isn't super loud, maybe has more of a menu, etc. I'm also a bit constrained by location, since I have friends who'll (hopefully!!) be coming from Bucks County and Delaware, and maybe NJ. So it kinda has to be in the city. Old City annoys me and parking is a nightmare (ditto the parking for Manayunk). South Street, all I really like is Tattooed Mom's. So then I thought of maybe Azure, because then people could eat and drink (and move onto a bar after, if wanted). Or maybe North 3rd, but I've never been there (can anyone give me a general idea?). Standard Tap, maybe.

Anyway, I don't go out much, so my brainstorming is pretty limited here. I would love some ideas. I don't want anything too fancy or expensive or loud... interesting drinks & yummy desserts & cool atmosphere a big plus. I just need to come up with something soon, as my bday approacheth. Wheee thanks.

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Monday, November 7th, 2005
9:17 pm

Anyone have any ingenious tips for making basmati rice turn out yummy?
I don't have a rice cooker, just a stove and pots. That might be my first problem...

Random Thai kudos: I got takeout tonight from Siam Cuisine (925 Arch). That's the 2nd time I've been there, and both times were just yummy. The first time I think we ordered some kind of special duck dish (duck w/ red curry, maybe?) and beef with basil, soup, and fried tofu. Tonight I tried to get beef with red curry, but wound up with beef w/ masamun curry instead. No biggie because it was deeeeeelicious. Also veggie spring rolls, which were very tasty as well.

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
6:36 pm

Okay, I need a lunch place.

Low key, lowish budget... But with a respectable menu.

Not overly crowded, outside seating a plus.

Im avoiding the cosi, continental, manhattan grille sort.

Ecclectic food would be great, but basic fare is fine if its done well.

Im looking in the center city area, the members of this party will be coming from 16th at Arch and 9th at Cherry. A bit of travel is okay though...

This is do or die impressive, and I desperately need some help.

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Sunday, July 31st, 2005
3:39 pm - cupcakes

I've seen a bunch of bakeries and such in the chestnut/walnut st. area near my job. Can anyone recommend the best one at which to buy a birthday cupcake for a friend?

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
12:32 pm - Where to buy Lindeman's

I had a Lindemans framboise lambic beer a while ago at Monk's cafe, and really liked it. Does anyone know a liquor store in Philadelphia that might sell them? So far I've had no luck.

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Friday, June 24th, 2005
12:10 pm - Location for informal professional gathering?

Anyone have a recommendation for a bar or restaurant with...

- decent food
- flexible seating
- not-too-loud piped-in music

...where I can bring a professional Meetup group?

Fergie's, Cosi, and O'Neals have all worked OK in the past, I'm just trying to keep things interesting.

[x-post from phila_discuss]

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10:44 am

Sorry for the non-food content, but since you're in the area I thought you might be interested...

phila_discuss is a brand-new LJ community for issues, events, and everyday life throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond. We strive to be topic-inclusive and drama-free. Use it to your/everyone's advantage.


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Saturday, June 18th, 2005
5:00 am

Would anybody else be up for starting a dinner out thing, maybe one night a month? God bless my friends, but they're just not as obsessed with trying new restaurants as I am...

Let me know. Or if you know of any other group that does the concept pretty well---I've heard a few exist but haven't been able to find one.

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Friday, May 13th, 2005
11:53 am - Good Sushi

Can anyone recommend some good places for sushi in the city? I've been to Swanky Bubbles a couple times and loved it, but it would be nice to find some other places as well. What about Aoi? Has anyone been there? Better or worse than Swanky Bubbles?


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Thursday, May 12th, 2005
1:24 pm

Would anyone else mind if this LJ also included warnings about places to avoid? (With, of course, threads that can confirm or refute the opinion...)

If that's OK, then let me have you steer clear of Salt & Pepper, a Bella Vista BYOB. I ended up going there through a wine group at Meetup.com. For a city suddenly flush with (at least a reputation for) great BYOB holes-in-the-wall, this place was spectacularly disappointing.

Not only was the food ordinary (salad that seemed bagged, nondescript chicken, pie that was maybe lukewarm), but the service -- at least my service -- was terrible. Our group of 20+ people had the place all to ourselves, and it's a small place. I was at the head of my table and both my main course and my dessert were forgotten.

First and last time I'll go there. At least the wines were good...

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
8:06 pm

Well, I figured I'd start out the good food lookins with the question...

Does anyone else absolutely LOVE Old City Pizza? Just when you're in Old City and stumble upon 3rd and Arch, it's so delicious. It's your standard American/Italian/Greek diner/restaurant, but it's food is just so delicious, especially in comparison to other establishments in Philly with similar concepts. Well priced as well, and if you can get over being across the street from the Real World house it's a prime location.

I recommend the Buffalo Wings, which are some of my favorite of all time... Just smothered in delicious sauce... mmm...

Does anybody else just love this place/ It's just so homey and tasty. Not fine foods or fancy dining, but enjoyable nonetheless.


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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
11:22 pm - FIRST POST omg.

Hey everybody, thank you for joining. :)
Feel free to tell me if you have any ideas to add to the profile or community interests, and please spread the word about this community. Philadelphia is a great city for eating well, so hopefully we will have lots to discuss. Maybe we can all make some new friends here and experience new food together. Good times!

current mood: hungry

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