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South Philadelphia favorites?

Townsend is amazing. I think Bing Bing is tasty, and it's a fun experience.

Do you like sushi? Izumi is very good, and is BYOB

Traveling solo to Portland in September - recs for food and music?

Thanks very much! I think I will be checking out the Teardrop :)

Aug 24, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Metro Portland
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Mancuso's Today: A Secret Find that I have to Share

Yes definitely get a lemon water ice next time!

Aug 18, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

OMG! Need TEN recommendations!!

Zahav
Townsend
Le Virtu
Bistrot La Minette (I think they have a private room)
Fork
Lacroix
Morimoto
I'd say Laurel but if you have large group you won't fit

Aug 18, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Traveling solo to Portland in September - recs for food and music?

Thanks! Country western isn't my thing, but the Sapphire sounds very cool :)

Aug 14, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Metro Portland

Culinary adventures in St. Lucia

If you have the chance to check out a local fish fry, do it. There's usually a weekly one in the different towns. I went to one in Anse La Raye and it was fun and delicious.

Traveling solo to Portland in September - recs for food and music?

Philly girl here escaping town when the Pope visits and heading to Portland solo for a long weekend. I've been reading up on the great happy hours and bars/restaurants on here, but I was wondering if there were any in particular that were good for a solo traveler? Maybe some spots with some good live music? Thanks!

Aug 14, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Metro Portland

Chiarella's and Zocalo on Kitchen Nightmares

Wow. That was entertaining and disturbing reading.

Jul 08, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Hidden, but are they gems?

I wouldn't think McGillin's as a hidden gem for food. I guess just a hidden bar?

Jun 10, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

South Philly is a big place. All regions of the city have subsets within it - it just makes it easier to identify where you are from. As a person who was born and raised one block from East Passyunk, I have always said I'm from South Philly, and I still do. And when I do, people usually ask exactly where. And yes, while some of the old school Italian joints rest on their laurels, there are others that have been around for decades for a reason - because the food is good.

And I'd like to see you try to find parking easily near Little Nonna's.

Jun 10, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia
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If you've been to Laurel, how did you get a reservation?

I went the first week it opened in the middle of the week. I bet you'd be able to snag a table for a Tues or Wed in the summer. But as others said, I'm not sure when they are closing for renovations.

May 20, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Can you suggest easy dinners for a stressful month?

Don't know if this was mentioned already, but do you have a grill? I'm all about easy cleanup, so on weeknights I'll throw on a piece of fish/chicken and grill some veggies with it.

Mar 31, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Home Cooking

Site for small Outdoor Wedding and dinner at a restaurant for 25 people in/near Philadelphia?

Came in to recommend M at the Morris Hotel. Very nice courtyard and terrific food

Mar 30, 2015
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Brunch/lunch rec near 4th & South St.?

After Kitchen Nightmares I won't even walk near that place. Vile, disgusting kitchen.

Dec 16, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

The Fountain Ending Dinner Service on December 27.

They did that for me too when I went!

Nov 25, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Brunch/lunch rec near 4th & South St.?

Famous 4th Street Deli for sure. The Royal Tavern if you don't mind a short walk.

Oct 17, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Homemade Gnocchi at Restaurants

I thought the gnocchi at Laurel were amazing.

Sep 22, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Finally scored a Laurel reservations...any recommendations?

If there's gnocchi, get it. Soo good.

Sep 15, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Townsend

Had the pleasure of eating there last night. It was fantastic. The best meal I've had since, well, eating at Laurel actually. I had the hamachi appetizer, the skate wing and chocolate souffle. All amazing, and the wine selection was excellent.

Aug 14, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia
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LaBan Reviews Volver

I couldn't get over the phone charger comment. Pretty pretentious imo!

Jul 23, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia
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5 NYC females having a girls weekend in Philly - where to go?

Positano Coast is not far from your hotel. It's a great place for cocktails and snacks.

Jul 23, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Rudest grocery checker remark

I had a long day at work staring at the computer and stopped at Whole Foods on my way home. The checker said, "Wow you look really tired." Thanks jerk.

TRADER JOE'S:Microwave friendly

The reduced guilt mac and cheese is a staple in my fridge.

Mar 27, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Chains
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Restaurants everyone loves--except you

I'll add Green Eggs to the list. Been there twice (the original location) and the food was so-so and the service was not great.

One time I went I asked for a breakfast burrito. She said they were out of beans and I'd have to order something else. No more than 5 minutes after I placed my order, a breakfast burrito is served to the customer next to me. I asked the server what was up (I didn't see her until she brought our food) and she flatly said, "oh they just bought some more beans." So I was stuck with a greasy breakfast skillet I didn't like.

I don't get how people wait in long lines for their food and service.

Feb 25, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

"Cake Boss" coming to Center City

I have no opinion one way or the other, since I've never been. Just sharing the news

http://www.phillymag.com/philadelphia...

Feb 12, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Laurel, new BYOB on EPx from Top Chef contestant Nicholas Elmi

Thanks! An excellent review. I'm so glad he mentioned the gnocchi, that was the highlight of my meal there.

Feb 07, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Laurel, new BYOB on EPx from Top Chef contestant Nicholas Elmi

Three bells from LaBan. I can't access the full review without an Inquirer subscription.

http://www.philly.com/philly/food/

Feb 07, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Philadelphia

Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #17/Finale Part 2 - 02/05/14 (Spoilers)

Wow they put it out two days early! For some reason I can't access it without an Inquirer subscription

Feb 07, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Food Media & News

Russian government won't import Greek yogurt for U.S. Olympians

Andy Cohen on Bravo did a great joke about this. He said that the Russians were blocking Greek yogurt because, like the gays, yogurt is highly cultured and deliciously fruity.

Top Chef NOLA - Ep. #17/Finale Part 2 - 02/05/14 (Spoilers)

Looks like I was right about the review. Nick said he'd give everything up for four bells (the highest rating).

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/th...

Feb 06, 2014
lawgirl3278 in Food Media & News