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Vic Sushi in Spring House

I just went to Vic on 20th St. in the city last night. Same staff, same deals, same good sushi. So it's not closed, but has new owners?

Best pan and upside-down pizza in Philly?

Hey Hounds,

I'm contributing to an article on pizza and was wondering if anyone could direct me towards the BEST pan and upside down (cheese under sauce) pizzas in Philadelphia.

Thanks so much for your contributions!


Anybody been to Chifa?

Thank you for linking to my Meal Ticket post, Hungryin theBurbs.

I ate there last night and thought the food was excellent overall. The mendai tiradito (butterfish ceviche), pork ramen bowl, kobe tartare, melon pickles and a special of smoked sirloin with fried ramen noodles were my favorites.

Ladder 15 + David Ansill = ???

Ansill is consulting on the new menu and will take over as executive chef, on-site, in four to six weeks.

I believe Ladder 15 is moving in a new direction and trying to appeal to the crowd that appreciates good food. They are also overhauling their entire beverage program (beer list, a new cocktail menu, and wine) so perhaps that will broaden their appeal to the non-frat crowd.

I, for one, will be going to see what Ansill is turning out. He's one of my favorite chefs and I think we should give Ladder 15 a chance.


I think Amada's paella is the best I've ever had. They have two versions: chicken and chorizo ($38, and ample enough for 2 or 3 people) and lobster ($75, same size). Both are rich in flavor and come with plenty of toast smeared with this fabulous garlic-paprika aioli; the server places a portion of each element on your plate for you.

Bar Ferdinand's is good but not as exciting. Cuba Libre in Old City also serves paella, but I've never partaken.