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do you eat American style or European style?

European. Always seemed easier to me...

about 17 hours ago
Seeker19104 in Not About Food

Recommendations for Thanksgiving Dinner?

Sep 17, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Recommendations for Thanksgiving Dinner?

The Plough & The Stars, an Irish pub in an historic building (The Corn Exchange), has a festive atmosphere for the holidays including a huge fireplace.

Have enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner there twice featuring organic Lancaster County turkey among other entrees. Prefer to sit upstairs away from the bar with a great view of the room.

Sep 16, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Trip Report: Dining unexpectedly on a dime

Yes, ma'am, one doesn't have to hemorrhage money to eat well in this town :)

40th Birthday Dinner and ? in Philadelphia

+1

Sep 12, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

late night solo eats

Little Pete's is always an adventure :)

Sep 12, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia
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restaurant near Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

How casual is casual for you???

If you like chef-drive places with not inexpensive options, Osteria, Alla Spina, and Doma are not far away.

More adventurous and less expensive possibilities are El Sazon and Rangoon in Chinatown.

Sep 10, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Casual family dinner near Embassy Suites City Center

Was seriously underwhelmed by the Bellini Grill. Will not return.

I love soup. The soup was tasteless and thin. I love eggplant parmigiana. Problem similar to soup with addition of grease.

Sep 05, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Casual family dinner near Embassy Suites City Center

Sounds as if Rangoon in Chinatown might be the place for you:

Burmese food (sort of Indian/Thai/Chinese) with a liquor license and close to four parking lots. Gets a lot of love on this board.

The in-laws could park and meet you there. Your travel options include taking the El to either 11th or 8th & Market (less scenic) and walking north, grabbing a cab, or walking from your hotel if everyone is chipper. (There may also be a bus...See Septa.org)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/rangoon-burme...

http://www.philapark.org/locator/

Sep 04, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Good BBQ in Philly or Wilmington?

Best NC-style barbecue to be had in this area is in your own home.

Found King's which ships the real deal from Kinston, NC, when I was overheard at Karma bemoaning the sorry state of barbecue in this town.

Have ordered this deal twice and loved everything other than the hush puppies (Baked, not fried. No chopped onion.)

http://www.kingsbbq.com/p-22-kings-sa...

Sep 04, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

I need a baked egg dish

Is Baked French Toast too pedestrian? You'd need to increase this recipe as it serves 12:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baked-fr...

Aug 26, 2014
Seeker19104 in Home Cooking

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

Another great meal last night at Vernick's bar. Octopus special was amazing. Simple ingredients well done. Zucchini, nectarine, octopus. Ice cream sandwich so good I had two :) Ice cream between meringue "cookies". Attentive service. What's not to love?

Plus watching mixologist Vince is always a treat.

Aug 24, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Party of 20

Alyan's on Fourth near South has a private upstairs room for special events. You can do this within your budget as it's a BYOB:
http://philadelphia.menupages.com/res...

Not sure how well the guests of honor can handle stairs and walking on Old City cobblestone streets. Society Hill Sheraton is nearby:
http://www.sheratonphiladelphiasociet...

Aug 17, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Help, can anyone identify what this pan is for?

Yes, that makes sense. The lid is missing.

Aug 17, 2014
Seeker19104 in Cookware

Removing Oil Stains From Fabric - Any foolproof methods?

Shampoo (made to remove grease from hair)
Zout

Aug 04, 2014
Seeker19104 in Not About Food

Quick and easy

How many people?

I always have ingredients for garlicky Mediterranean-style fish on hand:
Frozen fish fillets
Onions
Garlic
Canned tomatoes
Black olives

Served with faux-tatoes or rice.

Aug 04, 2014
Seeker19104 in Home Cooking

dining solo in philly

Yes, I've eaten solo at the bar overlooking the kitchen in the back as well as at the bar in the front at Vernick. Found front bar more social.

Aug 02, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

dining solo in philly

Vernick is solo friendly; however, I do eat at the bar. It's a pleasure to watch Vince, the mixologist, execute his work to a high level with such enjoyment.

Aug 01, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Where to find an inspired slice of pie?

Powelton Village has a pie contest at our Fourth of July celebration. There's always next year...

Jul 19, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Restaurants With Quiet Noise Levels

Bar at Vernick is very pleasant even at busy hours.

Jul 19, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Yes, I have news from a reliable source that they will open mid-September.

Making it handicapped accessible slowed the project down.

Jul 08, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Table D’Hôte at Le Chéri

As a member of the Art Alliance, I got the heads up on this and was somewhat curious.

My hesitation to do a prix fixe is that doctors have me on restrictions for laryngeal reflux that make me feel like a PIA. I don't want to make the chef crazy. (I've taken to saying to servers, "If I told you what I can't eat, we'd be here all day.")

Jun 06, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

Condolences to all of Veggo's loved ones at this time of grief.

I'll miss his repartee :)

May 31, 2014
Seeker19104 in Site Talk

After wedding party reception at our house - can you suggest local caterer

+1

May 27, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Graduation Lunch Center City Area

Davios?

May 13, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

family friendly establishments

Depending on how adventurous your children are, you might enjoy Rangoon on 9th St in Chinatown.

My daughter liked it as a little one. Food is Burmese which echoes of Chinese, Thai, Indian, and je ne sais quoi.

In addition to being family friendly and reasonably priced, they have a liquor license if you want an adult beverage.

May 04, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia
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What is one tip you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference: Part 2

Save shells from shrimp in freezer bag. When you have a pile, make seafood stock.

May 03, 2014
Seeker19104 in Home Cooking
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We're Number 4!!!!

I grew up in Brooklyn when it was the mean streets. For my taste, the sauce on most Philadelphia pizza is too sweet.

Apr 10, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia

Diabetic Foodie

As a "foodie" with severe reactive hypoglycemia, I've been adhering to a diabetic diet for many (40+) years to control my blood sugar.

Education is vital. Listen to your Registered Dietician for guidelines and then see what you can add in later to "live a life." I erred on being too strict when younger...

Apr 03, 2014
Seeker19104 in Special Diets

Indian for lunch near CCWest

+1 Sitar India. They are closed Tuesdays.

Mar 11, 2014
Seeker19104 in Philadelphia