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fruit & cheese skewers

Intriguing. I hadn't even heard of them. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!

Feb 25, 2015
pbplus in Cheese

fruit & cheese skewers

I'm the volunteer caterer for a non-profit fundraiser that's coming up in 2 months. One of the appetizers we're serving will be small skewers with a bite of cheese and a piece of fruit to go with the wine and champagne. As I'm working on details, I'm realizing that my favorite cheese and fruit pairings aren't going to work well because the cheese isn't the right texture for a skewer or because the fruit will brown too quickly. Can anyone help me out by suggesting great skewerable (That's a word, right?!) cheese and fruit pairings? Thanks!

Feb 25, 2015
pbplus in Cheese

seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

I wish I had known there was a coupon! Thanks for sharing it.

Feb 09, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

I decided to try Gaya. After driving by, not realizing the name had changed to Arisu, I was annoyed that the guy didn't feel it necessary to mention the name change on the phone.

We had some tasty bulgogi and some so-so BBQ chicken. All the extras were tasty.

Now that we've reignited our love for Korean BBQ, we may return to Arisu or try to track down some of these other options. Thanks for all the help!

Feb 09, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

New to Philly and I need awesome food in my life and belly!!

We really like Hardena as well, and now I'm excited to check our Khmer Kitchen. Thanks!

Feb 06, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

New to Philly and I need awesome food in my life and belly!!

I know I'm late to the party, but I just ran across this thread and wanted to add a few votes.

+1 for Vernick - Our first visit was on our anniversary a few years ago, and I was immediately converted.

+1 for Amada - It's not new and exciting, but they have well executed Spanish tapas. It's one we go back to over and over when we're in the mood for tapas and sangria.

Feb 04, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

Thanks for these suggestions. I actually think I was at Korea Garden years ago, but I wouldn't have thought of it.

On a non-Korean note, I've seen Radice and never paid attention. I'm excited to check it out!

Feb 04, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia
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seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

I thought of August Moon, but they got rid of their grill tables when they remodeled.

I'm interested in Kim's, but I may mark it and save it for later since it looks like we have some options closer to home that would work well for lunch.

Feb 04, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

I had searched for Gaya to check their menu, and Yelp said it was closed. After seeing your post, I searched again, called, and they're clearly open. I'm confused but happy. I've heard great things about Gaya.

Feb 04, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

seeking great bulgogi in western suburbs or the city

My hubby's birthday is Friday, and I'd really like to take him out for some great bulgogi for lunch. It's one of his favorites from back in the days when some Korean friends would cook it and eat it straight off the BBQ. Unfortunately, I know almost nothing about the local Korean food scene, and most of the discussions on this board aren't recent. We're in Norristown, so I'd prefer options in the western suburbs. I'm willing to drive to the city though if we need to. Thanks for your suggestions!

Feb 03, 2015
pbplus in Philadelphia

suggestions for short notice weekend options

Thanks for these great suggestions. A few of them I know of but didn't think about. Others are new to me. We will be driving in from the west on 76, so we're open to any area.

Dec 30, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

suggestions for short notice weekend options

My husband and I haven't been downtown to eat much the past few years because we have had little kids. Today my sister randomly asked if our kids could spend the night with her this weekend, and my mother-in-law invited them to stay with her overnight mid-January. We're hoping to make the most of these opportunities. We're looking for suggestions of great places to go on Friday nights without a lot of notice. We're open to suggestions for brunch/lunch on Saturday as well. It's been a while since I've paid attention to what places are popular these days, and the names I know seem to be already booked for this weekend.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Dec 29, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Calling all Bucks County Chowhounds

I know this is an old thread, but I have to chime in that I absolutely LOVE Banh Mi Bar. Their traditional pork banh mi is delicious, and I crave it frequently.

I should mention that I've never had banh mi anywhere else, so I have no frame of reference for my adoration.

Dec 29, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia
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Blue Anchor

I'm considering bringing a crew into the city Friday afternoon. I haven't been to Spruce Street Harbor Park yet. Can anyone comment on the food at the Blue Anchor? I'm wondering about quality and an approximate price for their burgers, as I would need to communicate that info in advance. Thanks!

Aug 14, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

What are the most romantic restaurants in central and western Montgomery County?

I was at Parc Bistro many years ago. I really enjoyed it, but my palate was much less refined than it is now. How do you rate their food?

Feb 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

What are the most romantic restaurants in central and western Montgomery County?

I was very unimpressed with dinner at William Penn, but we loved their brunch.

Feb 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Best Desserts in Montgo

I've heard others recommend desserts from Wegman's. I need to check them out.

Feb 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Best Desserts in Montgo

This is my kind of discussion! I look forward to reading the responses.

I love the vanilla bean cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory.

Puerto Jarocho on Marshall St in Norristown has delicious and inexpensive tres leches that they sell by the slice.

Zwahlen's in Audubon has delicious ice cream. I've heard their chocolates are good as well, but I've never tried them.

Two years ago we went to Zacharias Creek Side Cafe in Worcester for dessert one night, and we had some tasty desserts. I can't remember the details of what we ordered, and I have no idea if they still have the same pastry chef. It's a nice atmosphere, and they didn't seem to mind that we came in just for dessert.

Pumpernick's in Montgomeryville is a Jewish deli that has some tasty desserts. They inspired me to create my own cheesecake topped with chocolate mousse.

I don't know if is technically dessert, but the pain au chocolat at Alice in North Wales is amazing. I can't vouch for any of their other pastries or chocolates because I'm obsessed with the pain au chocolat and have no interest in expanding my horizons. We really enjoy the breads we've purchased from them as well.

Feb 11, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia
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bakeries or restaurants for dessert in the evening?

Great ideas. Thanks, everyone!

Feb 11, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

bakeries or restaurants for dessert in the evening?

I was just looking at Philly dessert threads and noticed that most of the discussions are two or more years old, so I thought I would start a new one. I'm wondering what places would you recommend for a sit down dessert on a Friday night. A friend just asked me for recommendations, and I realized that many of my favorite dessert options aren't available in the evening.

Feb 07, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Rosa Blanca

Hmmm... I guess we'll have to watch and see what happens. Clearly even the big names like Garces are not immune to the new restaurant struggles.

Jan 14, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Rosa Blanca

So... maybe I should try Alma sometime, but I shouldn't expect it to take care of my Cuban food craving.

Jan 13, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Leila's Bistro

Oops! Sorry for asking a question that had already been answered! The thread didn't fully load the first time, so it showed me the original message without any replies. Now I can see the discussion.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Leila's Bistro

Can you be any more specific on the "not cheap" comment? I'm interested in checking it out, but I'm frustrated that they don't appear to have a website where I can get a sense of their ambiance and prices.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Rosa Blanca

I've been to Cuba Libre for Sun brunch but haven't tried Alma de Cuba. Do you like it? I've seen mixed reviews and didn't want to be disappointed.

I wish I had the time and money to fly to Miami, stuff myself with Cuban food for a few days, and get this craving out of my system.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Rosa Blanca

Thanks for detailed review. I'll definitely avoid the juices!

I love Tierra Colombiana, but we always go with our South American friends and order Colombian food. I thought about trying their Cuban offerings, but I was hesitant because I wasn't happy with the Cuban food we ordered at Mixto, its sister restaurant. Maybe I should try it.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

The Dandelion Pub was Fantastic!

I'm not French. I simply wish I were. I haven't been to France for a few years, but if my memory serves me right, Alice in North Wales has the most authentic baguette and pain au chocolat that I've had in the US. They have some other delicious breads as well.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Rosa Blanca

I just learned about the new Rosa Blanca restaurant by the Garces group. Has anyone checked it out yet? I've been craving some Ropa Vieja for a while and haven't found a Cuban restaurant in the area yet that makes one I like. I'm also open to opinions on other Cuban restaurants in Philly if anyone has a favorite spot or dish.

Jan 12, 2014
pbplus in Philadelphia

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

I think you're absolutely right about not basing anything on one visit. When we were at Vernick on a Friday night in June, we sat by the window upstairs and had a peaceful, quiet meal. Evidently, we shouldn't base our future expectations on that one visit though.

Jul 28, 2013
pbplus in Philadelphia

family friendly dinner in or around Ocean City, NJ

Thanks for the recommendation! We'll check it out.

Jul 04, 2013
pbplus in New Jersey