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Dinner & Dancing

Looking for a venue to celebrate 40th birthday with 40 friends. Does anyone know of a place for food with dancing in Philadelphia
Thank you

Jan 22, 2014
joan1725 in Philadelphia

Baby shower Cherry Hill or Deptford NJ

Hi
Any recommendations for an April baby shower for 15-20. Looking for Cherry Hill or Deptford. American or Italian food.

Thank you

Feb 27, 2012
joan1725 in Philadelphia

liquor stores near high speed line?

Hi

Looking for a really good liquor store with a good selection of wines and tequilas near a high speed line station in NJ. I live in center city and don't have a car.

Thank you

May 28, 2011
joan1725 in Philadelphia

Best (non-chain) Mexican in Center City?

Savoy is closed and the space is for rent

Mar 10, 2010
joan1725 in Philadelphia

Italian for 40 people in South Philly

Thanks for the idea. I've never been there. How is the food?

Aug 11, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Italian for 40 people in South Philly

Thanks

They are a red gravy type of group.

Aug 11, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Italian for 40 people in South Philly

Hi

I'm planning a dinner for 40 people. Any restaurants in South Philadelphia that can accomodate that many people and also has parking?

Thank you

Aug 11, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

russian river beers

Thank you

Jun 16, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

russian river beers

Hi
Where in center city can I buy a six-pack of any of the Russian River beers especially any of the barrel aged: esp Beatification, Consecration, Supplication and Temptation.
or some Pliny the Elder

Thank you

Jun 16, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

New on Lombard Street?

Hi

Does anyone know what restaurant is moving into the former AstralPlane/Chrisstevens space on the 1700 block of Lombard Street

May 06, 2009
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Table 31

Table 31 is upsetting on so many levels. This is obviously more Chris' operation the Georges. Menu all over the place, service inconsistent, food arrived lukewarm. Sides never arrived and we were charged almost $200.00 for the incorrect champagne which the captain then blamed on the server.
Chris was at the bar talking with friends or on his palm for almost our entire time there. Oh George you need to straighten out this place before it affects your reputation.

Oct 12, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Help me choose one of these Philly restaurants!

Tinto is 3 blocks away and is wonderful. Then accross the street for gelato

Jun 27, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Chima - 19th & JFK

decor and food was mediocore. BYGO coupon and always tip at least 20% on total before discount but were put off by the automatic gratuity. Did speak with manager who first said gratuity was stated on coupon. It was not, he then said ther server should have made it clear.

Jun 20, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Susanna Foo or Osteria?

Been to and like both. Osteria is loud, and fun with excellent food. SueFoo is quiet and elegant with excellent food. Two very different dining experiences.

Jun 20, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Chima Philadelphia

We usually tip 20% or more because my husband waited tables in college and appreciates how hard staff works. Of course we would have tipped on the total for two meals but guess not everyone does. The issue was their not telling us that the tip was automatically included.

Jun 20, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Chima Philadelphia

What a disappointment. Decor is lack-luster Vegas buffet, salad bar uninteresting and meats mediocore. Add to that they add an automatic 18% gratuity without any mention. Seems the tip is added when you have a two for one coupon. Yes I know this is done in Europe, Mexico, Latin and South America,but you know that in advance. We thought the bill was on the high side then read the small print. We won't return.

Jun 19, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

The Word on Le Bec Fin

It is truly sad that a luxury experience like Le Bec Fin will be lost to so many . Le Bec was a haven of wonderful food and unrilvaled service unlike anything in much of the US I can understand giving up the stars, but going casual is dumbing down

Apr 06, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Rehearsal dinner for fifty in Brandywine area

Thank you all for your suggestions

Apr 06, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Rehearsal dinner for fifty in Brandywine area

Can anyone suggest a venue for a wedding rehearsal dinner in the Chadds Ford, Wilmington, Brandywine Valley area?

Thank you

Apr 04, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Need Italian Recs, Please!

Tre Scalini 1915 East passyunk 215-551-3870. this a a new location for them. The food it great, bybo of course

Also Cucina Forte

Feb 17, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Italian market Q

First. Why oh why did you leave Italy???
If you want authentic bread go to Faragalli's at 13th & Reed Streets. You will think you are in italy with nona sitting by the window . Di Bruno's also carries their bread, but you have to ask for it.
Guadio's has the best Mozzarrela, which they make fresh. Claudio's cheeses are also carried by Sue's Produce on 18th Street
I second Talluto's for pasta. I love their mushroom ravioli. If it's gnocchi you are looking for a secret place is the restaurant Cucina Forte on soth 8th street. It's a really good restaurant and their gnocchi is heavenly. I call and order it to go, pop it in the freezer then cook for ten minutes. wonderful.

Feb 17, 2008
joan1725 in Pennsylvania

Where do the foodies eat in Wilmington, NC

Thank you so much for the info. BTW will be in Memphis and Helna Ak. in May any recommendations for BBQ

Feb 19, 2007
joan1725 in Southeast

Where do the foodies eat in Wilmington, NC

Will someone please reccomend the best BBQ in wilmington

Feb 18, 2007
joan1725 in Southeast