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Any soft shell sightings in Philly?

You may wan to call before heading to Ippolito's. They were out of them on Saturday (but we had really good mackarel and red snapper so no biggie).

Apr 21, 2014
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Blue Belly BBQ

I kinda liked it, especially the brisket when they had it.

Thanks for letting us know!

Apr 21, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Easter Bread

Termini's has it as does DiBruno's and Potito's.

Apr 17, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Any soft shell sightings in Philly?

It's that time of year again... please post if you see them anywhere!

Apr 16, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Stopping by philly on the way to Baltimore from NY.

I agree about the Charcoal Pit. It's decent for food in Wilmo but pales in comparison to what you'd get in Philly.

Apr 14, 2014
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Toronto Hound in Philly

Also at Reading Terminal Market for breakfast, the Dutch Eating Place has great pancakes. You can also get good apple dumplings there. Beiler's has good donuts and cinnamon buns but I would avoid the Down Home Diner there.

Apr 10, 2014
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Toronto Hound in Philly

Zahav is great. Especiallt the Mesibah tasting.

Apr 09, 2014
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Manhattan Hound Looking for Mid-Week Breakfast Recommendations Near Rittenhouse Square

Parc's great. Especially the bread basket.

Apr 07, 2014
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Need to send condolence food in Wilmington tomorrow or Monday. Help!

Sweet Somethings is great! They have really delicious cakes, mini cakes, and cookies so I am sure that the gift was well received. I did not know they did delivery so that is why I did not mention them.

Apr 07, 2014
bluehensfan in Mid-Atlantic

Shad 2014

They had shad about a month ago at Oyster House.

Apr 04, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Need to send condolence food in Wilmington tomorrow or Monday. Help!

I have used http://www.simonandco.com/?utm_source... and they do a good job and can deliver by car locally in Wilmington.

Apr 03, 2014
bluehensfan in Mid-Atlantic

Winterthur in Wilmington

The decor at PBE is absymal. The pizza is so-so (crust kinda tastes like a pita). Very good seafood salad and tres leches cake if they have it.

Apr 02, 2014
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"Winterthur in Wilmington" has been moved --back to the Philadelphia board!

Hmmm...I thought that Wilmington was now part of the Philly board?

Apr 01, 2014
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Winterthur in Wilmington

Agree about C&L, it's mediocre at best. And Buckley's got a bit worse with the new management. Fortunately Winterthur is only ten minutes away from Kennett Square and there are lots of good food options there.

Apr 01, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Philly weekend - meals with and w/o kids

I brought my little (well now he's big) one to Zahav when he was a toddler and he did fine. And I am sure you will do OK at Pizzeria Vetri. There are always families with lots of kids there and even yours started bawling with the thumping music that is played there nobody would notice. Amada is fine with kids too as is any Steven Starr restaurant.

Do hit Reading Terminal Market for breakfast or lunch at least once (very kid friendly) and maybe hit Franklin Fountain (old style ice cream fountain) in Old City or Capogiro for gelato in several locations.

Mar 26, 2014
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LIberté ?

Good choice!

Mar 17, 2014
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Where to find Hot cross buns?

Last year they had them at Le Pan Quotiden. They were good but I am not an expert as far as these go.

Mar 14, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Is Honeygrow any good?

My intuition told me that but I figured I would just double check. Thanks a lot!

Mar 14, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Is Honeygrow any good?

Thanks...any idea if the stir fry is good there?

Mar 14, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Is Honeygrow any good?

One of my family members wants to go and I was wondering what people on the board think about it. I really like Cheu but I think I will be disappointed with Honeygrow. What do you think?

Mar 14, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Coffee and Wandering on a Saturday Afternoon?, pre-Kanella, City Center

I'd head down Walnut myself and walk through Rittenhouse Square (it is on the south side of Walnut).

I second all of cw's recommendations, and Elixir (and La Colombe for that matter) are both less than a block off of Walnut.

That being said, I'm not a big fan of Kanella though (except for the spreads).

Mar 13, 2014
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Philadelphia Museum of Art -Close by favorites?

Take the free museum shuttle and get off at the Rodin Museum. Behind the Barnes is Pizzeria Vetri. Decent pizzas and rotolos albeit loud and crowded.

Mar 07, 2014
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Tickets Needed For Volver

Well with SEPTA being so reliable that's a cash cow I am sure...

Feb 28, 2014
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Tickets Needed For Volver

Is it me or is JG becoming preoccupied with making $ versus offering higher quality food these days? In the old days you would go to Amada and great a truly outstanding meal. More recently you have Rosa Blanca (meh), GTC going through many changes to try to get it's footing, and now this? I mean it's nice to have an Iron Chef in town but he seems to be following Morimoto-think.

Feb 28, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Alyan's (a greek place) even has lamb kebabs. Is doner kebab is essentially the same as gyro meat?

Feb 26, 2014
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Authentic Turkish Cuisine

I have been to Leziz and the Kebab House on Sansom and prefer the former, although the Kebab House is decent. The food's generally better prepared at Leziz and you don't feel as if you are dining in your basement.

Feb 26, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Philly Food Lovers recommend anything in NYC?

And to think, I've never had a bad meal in Philly. Except for a bad cheesesteak. (It's all one word BTW). :)

Feb 26, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia

Favorite restaurant near the Four Seasons?

You may even want to consider the Oyster House. Not as fancy as the rest but a wonderful oyster selection and very good seafood.

Feb 25, 2014
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West Chester / Brandywine Recommendation?

Sovana Bistro in Kennett is very good as is Byrsa Bistro which is in downtown Kennett Square.

Feb 25, 2014
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Restaurants everyone loves--except you

I keep hearing how great Geeen Eggs is but everytime I walk by and take a look at the food to see what people are eating all I see is heaping plates of greasy looking home fries. I know their red velvet pancakes are supposed to be good but if that's the case then why do I never see anyone eating them?

Feb 25, 2014
bluehensfan in Philadelphia