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Pod- Tuna Hand Roll...

If you're not sure I'm going to guess you're not a fan of hand rolls...I'm not either, there's just too much nori for my taste (not that I don't like nori, but too much gets in the way of the fish). I eat at Pod fairly frequently and rarely have bad sushi there...

Jul 15, 2009
dalig in Pennsylvania

Place to have wedding reception

Bistro St. Tropez or Patou (same owner) would both work fairly well for 100 people and are reasonably priced. My wife and I had our rehearsal/welcome dinner at Patou with slightly over 100 and it was great....

Jan 07, 2009
dalig in Pennsylvania

Table 31

My wife and I had a similarly horrific experience this past Tuesday - the food was passable, but the service was all-around abysmal.

It all started when we walked in and they didn't have a table ready for our 7:30 reservation. The host suggested we grab a drink at the bar and they would find us when a table was ready. Are you kidding? Have you seen the bar? It looks like a frat party in there. Not feeling up to fighting our way in for a drink we chose to wait out the 20+ minutes by the door. When the hostess approached us and said that our table was ready, she seemed annoyed that we didn't RUN after her up the stairs, taking them two or three at a time as she had. When we finally did catch up, there was somebody already sitting at the table she was going to seat us at. After running back downstairs and waiting another 10 minutes or so we were seated along the wall downstairs. Am I the only person who thinks that it's ridiculous that in a newly constructed restaurant in one of the largest buildings in the city that the tables are still inches from each other? I mean, the people at the tables next to us were friendly enough, but I really don't want to be so close that I'm forced into conversation with them.

So then our waitress finally came around and our experience was similar to daglaze's. After not getting water for quite awhile we felt slightly victorious when we were able to sneak in an order for a wine flight. Minutes later we ordered our meal and shortly thereafter our appetizers were delivered...no wine yet. After searching for somebody to grab our wine for almost 10 minutes our waitress showed up with our wine flight...in it's entirety. So now we have a table full of wine, eat the last few bites of our appetizers and suddenly our steaks descend on the table. They gave us at least two minutes between finishing our entrees and bringing the desserts....

All that said, the food was ok. Our steaks were both slightly overcooked and everything else was good enough but didn't impress us enough that we felt they deserved a second chance. I'm sure Table 31 will do well with traffic from the Comcast Center and City Hall (Nutter was at the table behind us), but I wouldn't recommend anybody not on an expense account seek it out....

Sep 20, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

Don Memo

uploading image, again....

Jul 09, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

Don Memo

Went for lunch - it was awesome! I almost miss the truck, it's much easier to decide between the limited options there than it is to pick from the fairly expansive menu. The highlights today included table-side, mashed guacamole and the fried quesadilla (which was ridiculously tasty and filling). Scanned the take-out menu, which is hopefully attached to this post....

Jul 09, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

Parc: Latest Steven Starr Opening?

Just received an email from SRO - apparently the official opening date is Bastille Day, Monday, July 14th (which is pretty much as "mid July" as possible).

Jul 09, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

A place that can accomadate 150 people?

You might also try Bistro St. Tropez or Patou (under same management). Both should be able to accommodate 150 and are reasonably priced with good food and service....

Jun 20, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

Tempura Cheesecake in Philly

Probably not exactly what you're looking for, but the Xando at the Bubble House in University City *might* be close...

http://thebubblehouse.com/cuisine/des...

May 01, 2008
dalig in Pennsylvania

Pimms in Philadelphia?

You could always make your own...

http://www.forkyou.tv/2007/07/05/quic...

(or Continental Midtown has a decent version)

Jul 10, 2007
dalig in Pennsylvania

New taco truck on 38th, West Philly

Yep, it was there today! And the chorizo burrito special was fantastic....

Jun 18, 2007
dalig in Pennsylvania