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Wheelchair Accessible Restos Near City Line?

Thanks a lot. Will give 'em a call.

Jul 20, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Wheelchair Accessible Restos Near City Line?

Anyone have a suggestion of a good restaurant near the Crowne Plaza on City Line Ave.? Needs to be wheelchair-accessible and, of course, NOT a chain. Friends of friend are flying in from Iowa and he's looking for something tasty. Suggestions?

Jul 19, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Where's great in Philadelphia

Was wondering...would some of our very casual Washington Ave tacquerias be of interest? Certainly not indigenous to Philly but possibly something you can't easily get in London, particularly those that are more Pueblan...

Jul 16, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Anybody been to Trattoria Giuseppe in Edgemont?

I agree. The food is straightforward but good. Only issue is the noise. I've gone for outside tables in nice weather and have really been happy.

Jul 09, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Me Again: Odd priorities: Tuesday Night, early

Depending on what time you go, I suggest Vernick. The food is great!

Jul 02, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Help! Great Resto in 'burbs

Yep. Both Paramour and Belrose are places I've gone to for business dinners. If we swing a larger net (say, Blue Bell, Narberth, Collegeville) would that uh, net other options?

Jun 26, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Help! Great Resto in 'burbs

This crowd's been to White Dog a number of times which rules it out. Never noticed a service issue but have found the food to be uneven at times. Still, a good place to have a nice meal. Thanks, B.

Jun 25, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Help! Great Resto in 'burbs

Thanks, UM. Will look into all three.

Jun 25, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Help! Great Resto in 'burbs

Just learned that rather than going into the city for a friend's bday, we need to find a great place not too far from Radnor (20 min. drive). Since we eat right around there all the time, want to rule out the usual suspects (Blackfish, Flemings, Silverspoon Cafe, Nectar). Was going to suggest Alba but naturally we're going on a Sunday evening and they're closed that day. And Becca's is closed, period.

Any ideas? I stumbled upon Maijorica but don't know if that's birthday-worthy. Is it good? Noisy? I've got a bit of time to choose a place (bday is early August) but would prefer to have things settled SAP. Oh, and we're going to be five adults.

Jun 25, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Towsend - any reviews?

What's his blog called?

Jun 19, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

In Need of Recommendations for Philadelphia Tasting Menus

How about Amada? I'm sure you can tell the waitstaff that shellfish is a no-no. It's been around for some time but there's a reason for that. I've always been pleased with my meal there.

Jun 11, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Meat-centic 21st Birthday Dinner

Definitely go with Fogo. The meat is better and equally important, the salad bar far surpasses Chima. It's outstanding!

Jun 08, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Dim Sum in Philly

Definitely my next Dim Sum destination. Shanghai works for me and I love soup dumplings.

Jun 02, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Dim Sum in Philly

Actually, we did end up at Joy Tsin Lau. Some in party (including me!) realized they'd been to Ocean Harbor and not JTL so we crossed the street and waited about 10 minutes for a seat. Everyone seemed to enjoy though I was not as wow'd. While it's part of the cart experience, find it frustrating when dishes are cold. Those included both the calamari and the greens.

Hoping that next time we go someplace where the food is more reliable and we can simply order off the menu. Or that by "next time" a great new cart place opens.

Thanks all for your input.

Jun 02, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Dim Sum in Philly

Been there at their old location and enjoyed. Any other ideas for carts?

May 30, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Dim Sum in Philly

I know we're somewhat Dim Sum-challenged in Philly these days but some friends and I are willing to take what we can get. Only one caveat: the group wants to do the 'pick from the cart' thing. What's our best bet in Chinatown these days? Or is there a better place on Washington Ave.

And we're thinking of arriving around 12:30. Is that too late to get the best of the pickings? Thanks, as always, for your help.

May 29, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Rome - Top Dining Spots

Taverna Truilussa in the Trastavere area. A warm and inviting place with the best food I had when I was in Rome. The pasta is wonderful. I had the Amatricana and though it's been some time, am still dreaming of it. We also had beef in Balsamic, their mozz and their proscuitto. All was amazing. The service is also top-notch.

. It's on Via del Politeama 23-25 Phone: 06 5818918

It's on Via del Politeama 23-25 Phone: 06 5818918

May 09, 2014
Misha in Italy

Philly CH to Tillamook OR

Thanks Leonardo, Clyde. Gonna check 'em out, narrow it to two and let my hosts decide which they'd prefer to go to--I'll be picking up the tab as a way of saying thank you.

Apr 21, 2014
Misha in Pacific Northwest

Philly CH to Tillamook OR

Heading to Tillamook for a three day visit. Was wondering if there's anyplace you'd recommend eating. Looking for something not uber-pricey but that (obviously) has good food in a casual setting. Preference would be seafood but I'm open. Suggestions?

Also, what's the one local beer you'd suggest I try while there. I generally favor wheat beers but am open to suggestions.

Apr 17, 2014
Misha in Pacific Northwest

Try the new place/dish, or stick with old faithful?

Birthdays and special occasions are always new--it's like a mandate. The rest of the time it depends where I am and who I'm with. I love trying the hot new places but also enjoy hitting my fave ethnic joints in Philly. At those. I rarely stray (or have just one new dish) because living in the 'burbs, don't get to them as frequently so I'm craving this or that.

Apr 14, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Toronto Hound in Philly

I don't know if they have Scandanavian food in Toronto but if they don't and you're looking for something both good and different, check out Noord.

Apr 09, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

BYOB recommendation @ Passyunk Square

Was at Noord about a month ago. The restroom is on the same floor as the tables (place is tiny) but believe there's a step heading into the restaurant's entrance.

Mar 20, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Easter brunch recommendations?

Will do. And gonna take your advice and arrive early. What's the worse that could happen, right? Really looking forrward to it.

Mar 17, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Easter brunch recommendations?

Thanks for the head's up. Managed to land a reservation for brunch at Lacroix but best I could do time-wise was 1:45. Is that going to ruin our experience? Or will we still have a relaxing meal and have the opportunity to sample their offerings?

Mar 14, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Easter brunch recommendations?

So, is the food mediocre, CW? Would prefer going someplace where you're also getting some good eats, especially at those prices.

Mar 11, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Easter brunch recommendations?

Has anyone been to Waterworks lately for brunch? Is it worth the money or is it all about the view?

Mar 10, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Fun Dinner for Eight

Thanks, all. I've been to most of the places you suggested (and agree that they're solid choices). Love Modo but think crowd might think too much food (as if!)

So leaning toward Vietnam though if anyone has a good read on Tesoro (a new tapas place in S. Philly) would be curious to hear.

Mar 05, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Fun Dinner for Eight

Yes to both although a good beer selection or umbrella cocktails do have their place. And sharing dishes is good. (We've all been to Zahav, Amada, Tinto and Bar Ferdinand though.)

Mar 04, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

Fun Dinner for Eight

Looking for a fun but not pricey place to celebrate a family birthday in Philly/S. Philly/Northern Lib. Place must take reservations.

I was thinking of a newish gastro pub or some ethnic place since variety is key and among us is one vegetarian and two others who are fairly health conscious. The rest of us agree that fat equals flavor, lol.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Mar 04, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia

West Chester / Brandywine Recommendation?

I'm heading to Birchrunville Store Cafe beginning of April. Any recommendations?

Feb 26, 2014
Misha in Philadelphia