The Best of Philadelphia Dining Scene
Sit in cozy avocado-colored booths or in the pleather swivel chairs of yesteryear, with a background of cherry wood, framing stacked stone brick walls reminiscent of the Brady Bunch. Enjoy a tasty soda pop or order a “cool” cocktail such as Proud Mary, Hound Dog, or Cloud Nine. Choose from comfort foods like Baked Mac and Cheese, Thanksgiving Dinner, Meatloaf, or a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. Have smaller fare such as Tomato Soup with grilled cheese or a Tuna Melt on rye. Step back in time to the 1970s, near Independence Mall, where the history of the 1770s abounds. Book over to Jones at 700 Chestnut Street, and take in a dining trip suitable for couples, families, and trendy single hipsters.
Fresh Crumbs are the tidbits at the table—conversation topics, recent news, upcoming events. In this new addition to our website, we keep abreast of the latest “crumbs” to help you get the most out of your next dining experience. See what crumbs our writers have uncovered lately!
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- The Gluten-Free Giant
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- The fifth installment in a series of articles on how to improve your overall health. This article covers the importance of sleep. From establishing a ... more
While it's a monster spot for cheese steaks, and maybe cream cheese, Philadelphia food holds its own in the ring, just as Rocky did. Some might say its neighboring city to the northeast might be the hot spot when it comes to all-encompassing cuisine, but the City of Brotherly Love wraps its arms around its own epicurean family. Of course, there's a solid amount of cuisines other than just Philly fare. The traditional Italian joints in the city are expected, but does Indian ring a bell? Fresh seafood and oysters? Chinese? Sushi? Mexican? Spanish? French? Philly is a melting pot of different ethnic backgrounds so you're going to find all of what you'd like on a plate and more. So read up on our writers' restaurant reviews while they get “Wit” it on the newest and best restaurants, “Wit-out” the fluff.
Restaurant: Alma de Cuba
User Name: Ann
Review Title: Cuba in Philadelphia
If you are looking for a lovely dinner before the ballet, symphony etc. try going off Broad Street Alma de Cuba has a wonderful modern atmosphere, a great menu and authentic Caribbean drinks. Their wine selection is very good and the staff is knowledgeable about pairings. We have been here twice and will continue to patronize.
User Name: Rani
Review Title: Marrakesh
Excellent 25 years ago. Excellent today. A Philadelphia treasure.
User Name: Elizabeth
Review Title: Try It - you will not be disappointed
We are in the catering business and we found this restaurant to meet all of our expectations - great food and wonderful service - we will be back.