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A Restaurant for Mom

Gallo's on the Blvd. is good and accessible.

Jul 17, 2015
rsgdmd in Philadelphia
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Reading Market - Purchasing Meat

You might check out Kensington Quarters (not in RTM, but in Fishtown). http://www.kensingtonquarters.com/ They are a restaurant & butcher - I've met their butcher & they should have what you are looking for. In RTM, the fair food stand has frozen meats raised humanely. Not sure about other stands.

Jul 06, 2015
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Mob hits

There wasn't a hit there, but Angelo Bruno's last meal was at Cous' Little Italy.

Apr 15, 2015
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Wien - Dinner recommendations - week of April 20-25

We are going to the Volksoper to see La Boheme.
Thanks

Apr 14, 2015
rsgdmd in Europe

Wien - Dinner recommendations - week of April 20-25

I'll be in Vienna during that time as well (22nd - 27th). Looking for good, casual places as well, without need to reserve. Only have 1 reservation for dinner before the opera at Kutscher 44. Places i've read about on this board that might fit include Konoba, Gmoakeller, Zum Finsterin Stern, Ulrich, Glacis Beisl, Purstner. Any other suggestions.
Also, any suggestions for smoke free meals?
Thanks

Apr 14, 2015
rsgdmd in Europe

Heritage in N.L. - 1st impressions

I would certainly think so; more restaurant than bar, though do have large bar. I used to take my son & his friends to Chris's Jazz when they were in early teens.
Are the kids pretty adventurous - no burgers on menu.
http://heritage.life/menudinner/dinner/

Mar 28, 2015
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Heritage in N.L. - 1st impressions

I'm a frequent visitor to this board, but an infrequent poster. Last night, wife & I tried new restaurant in N. Liberties, Heritage. Only their 2nd night open, still in soft opening mode. Nice looking place; good beer list; pretty interesting menu. For just opening, the food (at least what we ordered) was really good. We had grilled broccoli rabe (nice smokey flavor, but not overpowering); braised kale with sprouted grains; grilled squid with paddlefish roe, potatoes and dehydrated olives (really good dish, though portion size could have been larger); and roasted 1/2 chicken with dumplings (more like gnocchi) and roasted romanesco cauliflower & heirloom carrots. Chicken was done just right, flavorful. I think how a kitchen does on something basic like chicken tells a lot.
All in all, if they can keep this up when they start getting busy, they should do well. Got to say, I was impressed.

Lunch near Macy's...it's complicated

How about Bank & Bourbon at the Lowes, 1 block away at 12th & Market or Bru on Chestnut St?

Dec 20, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

BYOB on Monday

Radicchio

Dec 17, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Looking for a good dinner spot near Union Transfer (Spring Garden Street)

Sazon is great; just give yourself extra time as they take their time there.

Aug 18, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia
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Saturday lunch in city- preferably walking distance to Franklin Square

Depends how far you will walk. Chinatown is short walk; a little further is Jones; a bit further is High Street on Market. Reading Terminal market is about 1/2 mile away.

Apr 18, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

a.kitchen under Eli Kulp

We went for dinner the second day after they re-opened. Big improvement over the old a.kitchen. Highlights were the smoked mussels, the raw snapper, clams, grilled leeks, beef tartare & the bread box. The buckwheat noodles were the only disappointment. Looking forward to eating there again.

Apr 09, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Manhattan Hound Looking for Mid-Week Breakfast Recommendations Near Rittenhouse Square

I believe a.kitchen does breakfast. The restaurant was taken over by Eli Kulp & Co who recently won a best new chef award from F&W.

Apr 04, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia
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Cooking store in Chinatown?

There are a couple of supermarkets that sell them, but your best bet would be the restaurant supply store on Cherry St between 10th & 11th.

Mar 09, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

bakeries or restaurants for dessert in the evening?

Farmicia on 3rd St is another.

Feb 08, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Corn beef special

A couple more ideas for corned beef special - Famous 4th St Deli on 19th St. and, a little walk, Hershel's in Reading Terminal Market.

Jan 08, 2014
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Quiet lunch near 400 Arch

Went there yesterday for brunch & really enjoyed. It's a small place; not easy to get 10 seated together. It's also not quiet.

Sep 30, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Quiet lunch near 400 Arch

About 2 blocks N of the Wyndham is Radicchio (4th and Wood Sts), an excellent BYO Italian. It can be pretty noisy when full, but not so likely during lunch.

Sep 25, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Minneapolis Chowhound needs Recs

Even though the Amish vendors won't be there, a trip to Reading Terminal Market is a Philly "must". Downtown Philly is pretty compact, so almost any downtown hotel will work. For dinner, consider Modo Mio (will need a cab) for their $35 Sunday supper (full course meal) or Kanella for their Mezze, entire meal for less than $35. Zahav would fit your price range (entire meal for $39 or can do a la cart).

Aug 16, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

What are your favorite non-Szechuan restaurants in Chinatown?

How about Tai Lake for seafood or Ken's.

Jul 22, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Philly for 24 hours- Rittenhouse are recs please

I would suggest your husband skip the cheesesteak & go for a roast pork sandwich. After checking in, head over to Reading Terminal Market - lots of great choices - DiNics for pork, Beck's for Cajun, Brauhaus Schmidts for German, Hershel's for deli, Bassetts for ice cream..... There is a cheesesteak place if he really needs one, but much better choices are available.
Near your hotel, there's Vernick Food & Drink, The Oyster House, A.Kitchen, Lacroix, Tinto. For drinks, there's Franklin Mortgage.

Caterer for At-Home 60th Bday Party

My wife is a personal chef & does lots of house parties. Two of her initial questions would be budget and location, as cwdonald asks......

Jul 09, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Good meal near Merriam

You're right in the middle of downtown. There's Estia for Greek seafood, Capital Grill for steaks, Sbraga for modern American, Farm & The Fisherman, Vedge for high end vegan, Amis for Italian. That should get you started.
rsgdmd

Apr 02, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Post Graduation Dinner near Copley Sq.

Thanks for the suggestions. It seems my Chowhounding son has eaten at Clio, Mistral, Brasserie Jo, and some of the other places I was thinking of. Wanting to go somewhere he hasn't, I made a reservation at Hammersley Bistro, which seems to get uniformly positive reviews here.

Mar 20, 2013
rsgdmd in Greater Boston Area

Post Graduation Dinner near Copley Sq.

I'm looking for ideas for a Friday night for after my son's graduation from Northeastern. My wife & I and his grandparents are staying near Copley - ideal would be a short walk or cab ride away. My wife, son & I are adventurous, grandparents not so much. Any ideas for a nice place that could work for all of us?
Thanks

Mar 17, 2013
rsgdmd in Greater Boston Area

College graduation party

Not sure what you are looking for regarding atmosphere, but Modo Mio is excellent Italian, reasonable, BYOB, parking not too hard, & they can handle gluten free. Downsides are they are not downtown (edge of No. Liberties) & cash only.

Mar 09, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Pickled Heron (Fishtown)

Ate there during the summer. Food was very good - the menu is small. I recall the seared foie gras being excellent. Nice place - not too noisy - plenty of room between tables - parking is easy. Should be a good choice for what you are looking for.

Feb 01, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Visiting Philadelphia after 5+ years away

I'd suggest Vedge, Osteria, Zahav, Kanella for starters.

Jan 16, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Can you buy organic full cream all natural ice-cream/brunch buffet in Philly?

I can't answer your 2nd question, but for brunch buffet, Lacroix is tops in the city.

Jan 03, 2013
rsgdmd in Philadelphia

Best BYOB restaurants in Philly 'TODAY'...

Matyson continues to be one of Philly's best BYOBs.

Dec 28, 2012
rsgdmd in Philadelphia