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Falafel

Anyone know what happened to the Israeili guy's falafel cart that used to be on the SW corner of 17th & Market?

1 day ago
SP1 in Philadelphia

South Philly April

This is authentic South Philly: http://bombbombphilly.com/

Mar 27, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Elysian Brewing Is About to Sell its Soul to Anheuser-Busch

Yep, and that point they will stop offering things like BCBS.

Mar 26, 2015
SP1 in Beer

South Philly April

Ramayana (11th & More) is another Indonesian place I like. If the OP likes "traditional" South Philly, try Stoagie Joe's (Passyunk & Moore) for old-school meatball sandwiches and a beer.

Mar 26, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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South Philly April

Take a look at East Passyunk Ave. There are so many new places, it's hard to keep up. Personally, I like Noord, but you'll have to look at the options.

http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

Mar 25, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Ulivo Closing

SEPTA.

Mar 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Pig Roast in southeastern chester county

Mar 20, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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3 dinners - Fond, Vetri, Morimoto. Thoughts?

Since your are staying near the Italian Market, and dining at Fond, there's lots to do on Passyunk Ave: http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

Mar 18, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Logical Outcome of Bud's Super Bowl ad? Man shoots friend in Bud vs Busch beer row

Bud should look at Pabst for direction. Cease all advertising. That's the only way they will ever become "cool" again.

Mar 16, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Where can I find an Original 'Old School' Italian Hoagies?

Add Ricci's to the list. Cosmi's, Chickey's, and Ricci's. That's the neighborhood trifecta.

As to the OP's question, I don't get the "no Primo's" comment. They're not my favorite, but the certainly do make an authentic Italian hoagie. I mean, it's a made to order sandwich, how could it be made incorrectly??

Mar 16, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Please, for the love of God STOP BRUNCH ON SATURDAYS

Add this from Portlandia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzMci...

Mar 10, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia
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Please, for the love of God STOP BRUNCH ON SATURDAYS

Yes, my thought exactly. Reminds of the Seinfeld episode about the Early Bird Special.

Seriously, this whole rant sounds like someone screaming "you kids, get off my lawn!". And I'm pushing 50.

Mar 10, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Pliny the Younger Sightings 2015

It should have been $20 for 6 oz. There were people lined up for two blocks willing to pay $15.

Mar 06, 2015
SP1 in Beer

Four key beer trends for 2015

Just my opinions:

1) I don't believe "peak" is an issue. Craft beer has grown exponentially, but it is still a very small piece of the pie.
2)"Speers" seem to pop-up every few years, and quickly disappear. Nothing new about them (Tequiza).
3)Last years trend. Think session IPA's, shandys, and radlers.
4) I used to homebrew (20+ years ago). The main reason I stopped? Too easy to get good beers at my local pub and/or store.

Mar 03, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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What to do with Gosling's 151 Rum?

How does Gosling's make 80 proof rum? They dilute 195 proof rum with water.

So add 35.5% water to the 151 and you have the regular rum.

Feb 27, 2015
SP1 in Spirits

Pliny the Younger Sightings 2015

I can see Monk's Cafe from my office. Can't wait to see the people standing out there all day on Monday. I'll probably stop by that evening, hours after the PtY is gone, and enjoy a Blind Pig with no waiting and a seat at the bar!

Feb 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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What is a "proper pour" for different beers and ale?

I often ask for my beer to be poured into hot glass right out of the dishwasher.

Feb 27, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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?'s about hard cider

It's closest to beer only in relation to the alcohol %. From a production and ingredient standpoint it is identical to wine, in that it is nothing more than a fermented fruit juice.

Feb 19, 2015
SP1 in Wine

why is cider on beer board?

Cider belongs on the wine board. It has virtually nothing in common with beer, other than being a fermented beverage. Where as the difference between wine and cider is only which type of fruit juice is being used.

Feb 19, 2015
SP1 in Beer

The trouble with Ulivo . . .

Excellent points JT.

Feb 13, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Help: lunch today: Paradiso vs Matyson

There is definitely a public parking lot across from Paradiso. During the week, you could easily find free street parking at lunchtime.

Feb 09, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

U Penn area takeout

There's a Thai place called Pattaya. I've never been, but probably worth a try.

Jan 29, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Dinner Spots in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

If you are a fan of good beer, Parker Pie is a must go. They almost always have a selection of beers from Hill Farmstead.
http://parkerpie.com/category/beer-on...

Jan 26, 2015
SP1 in Northern New England

El Yucateco - Kutbil-Ik Habanero sauce

True, but $4.40 a bottle, plus S&H, is just too much. I was getting it for $1.75 each at a store on Washington Ave.
I think I'll ask a shopper keeper if he can order a case if I buy the whole lot.

Jan 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

El Yucateco - Kutbil-Ik Habanero sauce

Anyone know of store that definitely has this sauce? Preferably in CC or SP. I used to be able to find it a lot the Mexican corner stores, but they all seem to have stopped carrying it. I suspect they all deal with the same supplier and they decided to drop it.

http://www.elyucateco.com/english/pro...

Jan 23, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Hot Diggity Closes

Underdogs needs to come back to South Philly. If they'd open a shop anywhere on the 15XX-17XX block of East Passyunk, they'd make a killing.

Jan 21, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

The plague of clueless bartenders

Was this a flashback to 1994? Nothing new. There will always be, and have been, people selling products of which they have little knowledge.

Jan 14, 2015
SP1 in Beer
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Cafe Nhu Y - 8th and Christian - closed

Jan 14, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Stateside

Any recent visits?

Jan 09, 2015
SP1 in Philadelphia

Brewery apologises for Gandhi-bot beer

That has been done: Crazy Horse malt liquor.

Jan 05, 2015
SP1 in Beer