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Best Italian Restaurant in Rittenhouse Square

probably for both

Jul 02, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Best Italian Restaurant in Rittenhouse Square

how about that old chestnut, Le Castagne?

Jul 02, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Clam Chowder on Father's Day?

Thanks for letting us know how it went! Glad Father's Day was a success!

Jul 02, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Help with one Philly dinner please

How about Estia? Lots of garages on Broad Street and a pretty easy walk from the Marriott. http://estiarestaurant.com/index.asp

Dinner suggestions for Bucks County birthday

Oh I forgot they only do brunch on Sunday. Sorry about that. Do try another time though, I really have enjoyed my meals there.

Jul 01, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

I didn't know David Ansill was there now! Great!

Jul 01, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

wow - that looks great!

Jul 01, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Dinner suggestions for Bucks County birthday

I see you are considering Tara in Upper black Eddy - anothr 15 miles or so and you can try Bolete. Wonderful little gem.
http://boleterestaurant.com/

Jul 01, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Helm BYOB

ouch!

Jul 01, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

I can only comment on Bistrot La Minette - I was there in the past month with a group and dinner and service were wonderful as always. I would get specific but it was a large group who hadn't seen one another in some time and the spirits flowed

Jun 30, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Varalli, Perch Pub to close

My understanding is that Varalli's lease is up while the Perch Pub's is not.

Jun 30, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

In and out

and in the summer months you are close to Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penns landing for Port Federal Donuts/Chicken )whatever they are calling that!) and other light fare. Also Morgan's Pier which at least earlier in the evenings is not a crazy club and has good food - although I haven't been this year yet for Nick Elmi's menu .

Jun 29, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Source for cheese curds in Philly/Montco

Fair Food Farm stand in the RTM carries Caputo Brothers creamery curds for mozzarella. They come frozen - they are highly respected. Here is a link to where else they are available.

https://caputobrotherscreamery.com/ch...

Jun 26, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

‘Just saying hello’

Welcome!

Jun 19, 2015
Bigley9 in Site Talk

Does this product exist?

Fresh PAper by Fenugreen definitely works to keep food fresh and helps with fruit flies at least somewhat! http://www.fenugreen.com/#!how-to-use...

Jun 18, 2015
Bigley9 in Not About Food
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If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

Also once you eat there they ask if you want to be called when the book opens next (2 months after you are there) Say yes and they call you and you have your choice of days and times in the just opened month.

Jun 18, 2015
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Only during the day and only right around 9th street while people pick up large orders from the produce stand and fish market on the corner.

Jun 17, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Le Virtu

Just added the info since you said "most likely not there" vs pretty certain he wont be.

Jun 12, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Le Virtu

Eli Kulp is in rehab - the update from his wife on his Go Fund Me page says it will be months or years of rehabilitation with an uncertain outcome.

Jun 12, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Why can't I get a seal when vacuum packing

So I bought a good vacuum sealer - Vac Master pro I think - but it often doesnt seal. It vacuums well goes through the sealing or even extended sealing time but then loses its vacuum because there are gaps in the seal. It seems to related to liquid in the product I am sealing, but most foods have liquid! Can I only seal relatively dry foods? It took me a dozen attempts to seal some barely blanched asparagus last night

Jun 10, 2015
Bigley9 in Cookware

Hidden, but are they gems?

I am always surprised when anyone suggests Bistro St Tropez

Jun 10, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

If East Passyunk isn't South Philly, then neither is Villa d'Roma or Ralph's since they are north of E.P. And the neighbors would seriously disagree.

Jun 05, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

wow, just wow. Not sure you've been near any of those places recently and you certainly havent been to East Passyunk lately

Jun 05, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

What trends do you see in the preparation of foods and drinks in restaurants?

oh we make those also! (I think I just love campari!)

Jun 04, 2015
Bigley9 in General Topics

St. George Greek Festival 2014

missed it : (

Jun 02, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

What trends do you see in the preparation of foods and drinks in restaurants?

BKeats - please don't hurt me but we've been drinking Vodka Negroni's for years - sadly, I am allergic to gin.

May 29, 2015
Bigley9 in General Topics

Cocktails before dinner at Bistrot la Minette

We have folks coming in to town next week and we will be having dinner - 9 of us - at Bistrot la Minette at 8pm on Tuesday. Any ideas for cocktails pre-dinner? We usually would choose Southwark but it looks like we'll be doing dinner there on the following night with a much smaller group. Thanks for any suggestions!

May 28, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Best markets/butchers to buy Grass Fed Beef/Lamb and Pastured Pork in the City

I got pork casing at a small butcher on 10th Street just north of Snyder Ave. I don't know if they have lamb. Might also check with Nick Macri at La Divisa Meats in the RTM - he makes his own sausages and cured meats and may sell you some or point you to them.

May 27, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Groceries in the neighborhoods around UPenn

Some of the farmer's markets have Barnegat Seafood fresh from the jersey shore. There is also Ippolito's for seafood - 13th and Dickenson Seafood from all over - their wholesale arm (Samuel and Son) supplies most city restaurants. They carry local Jersey/East Coast seafood and can order almost anything for you from around the world in 24-48 hours!

May 26, 2015
Bigley9 in Philadelphia

Rangoon: What is Great for a Novice to Order?

They are unless they sneak in stock somewhere

May 19, 2015
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