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Super Bowl Delivery

Any suggestions for best Super Bowl food delivery in University City? I'm thinking Pizza, wings, or any other savory snack delivery suggestions . . .

Feb 01, 2009
arifried in Pennsylvania

Eve in Ann Arbor Fall 2007

I'm going to Eve this weekend - haven't been there in about a year - I see much of their menu has changed - which is always a good thing. Has anyone been there recently? What's been good? The in-laws will be here from NYC, a rare occurrence, so I want to make sure we order right!

Transplanted New York-er needs help! Philly BYO's and Center City delivery (Philadelphia)

thanks everyone! I've tried mama palma's and am excited to try tastebuds, but there haven't been all that many non-pizza delivery suggestions. any others?

Sep 01, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania

A recent dinner at Pumpkin (17th and South)

Although there is not always a vegetarian option on the menu, the server told our table last time we went that the kitchen could accomodate vegetarians. I assume this means the chef could "whip something up" on the fly, but you might want to call ahead and ask what the status of that is.
And Max - I am glad you went back and enjoyed! This is what chowhound is all about!

Aug 30, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania

A recent dinner at Pumpkin (17th and South)

This place is now without a doubt my favorite BYO in Philadelphia and one of the best places at which I have ever dined. I went with my girfriend and I got the fig appetizer, which was figs prepared three ways: First, there was a whole fig stewed in red wine, next a fig sliced and dressed with balsamic vinegar and chives, and third a flaky pastry baked with fig and goat cheese on top. All three dishes were spectacular. What stuck out about this dish was the execution - the ingredients were all fresh and the preparations simple, but the flavor combinations were bold and precise, enhancing the natural goodness of the in-season figs. Next, I had the braised veal breast, on a bed of rissotto ringed by a veal sauce. The meat was soft and flavorful and the risotto and sauce matched perfectly. Of particular note, however, was the fat on the meat, which melted in your mouth and became one with the rich sauce with which it was served. My girfriend ordered the whole grilled trout, which was simply dressed with olive oil and salt and pepper. It was served atop a mushroom-lentil cooked salad, whose earthiness highlighted the simple flavor of the minimally treated whole fish. For dessert we shared a pot of chocolate topped with hazelnut cream and served with a chocolate hazelnut biscotti. This was fantastic. It was easily as good as the last time I had this dish, in a great rustic-style place called Astier, in Paris.

I don't know why there isn't more of a buzz about Pumpkin - I often see it mentiond on the boards here as one of a handful of good BYO's, but the consistent quality of the ever-changing menu, and simplicity of the dishes along with their unerring execution marks it as a superior, not simply good, BYO. I'd love to hear from others who have been there recently and would like to share their experiences.

Aug 27, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania

Transplanted New York-er needs help! Philly BYO's and Center City delivery (Philadelphia)

Thanks chowhounders! I will definitely check out these great suggestions! If anyone has any other thoughts on the subject, I'd love to hear them, too!

Aug 07, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania

West Philadelphia Restaurant Picks

Hey, I live in West Philly now myself, for only a few more weeks, and will definitely miss some of the food around here (despite what some others have said, transplanted NYers can find much great food in this city). First, there's ethiopian food - there are many places, but the best is abyssinia, on 45th and Locust - a great option for vegetarians, too (and cheap!). Also very good is Cafe Vientien, a pan-asian place (BYOB) also with much good vegetarian food on Baltimore and 47th. A tad more expensive but usually good is Rx on Spruce and 45th, a BYO that uses organic local ingredients - it's a nice place for brunch with outside seating in nice weather. There is also a 2nd Greenline Cafe on 44th and Locust. I hope that some of this helps!

Aug 07, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania

Transplanted New York-er needs help! Philly BYO's and Center City delivery (Philadelphia)

I am new to the area and am interested in the best delivery options in center city (am living on delancey in the low 20s). In New York, there is great delivery everywhere, in Philly, it seems not so much. I was hoping for some suggestions for both good & cheap and good & not-so-cheap delivery in the area.

Also, I know that there are many excellent BYOs in the area, but I have heard less about other types of restaurants there. Any commments on good non-BYO eateries would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance to all those who find time to respond!

Aug 05, 2006
arifried in Pennsylvania