(Closed) SPINOFF: Philly Bees! Your favorite Philly restaurant :)

posted 6 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My favorite was Bindi, but that one recently closed.  My new favorite is Distrito (AMAZING food and drinks).  Other top choices include Green Eggs Cafe or Morning Glory (both for brunch/lunch), Supper, Amanda, and Fork.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This might be better in the Philly board; not sure how to request it be moved.

My favorites include La Viola, Parc, Melograno, Amada, and Buddakan.  There are too many awesome places to pick just one!

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@futuremrskline:  YES to Distrito!  And you also reminded me of Barbuzzo (same owner as Bindi).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@claireos: Blood orange margaritas. Nothing better.

I like R2L a lot.  Fiance and I went there for restaurant week last time, and I tried escargot that was freakin’ delicious.

We’re going to Smokin Betty’s for restaurant week in three weeks. We love restaurant week, we always try to go somewhere with interesting food, not just typical Italian or steakhouse fare.  Smokin’ Betty’s is offering a stuffed poussin that I’m dying to try this time around. 

If you like vegan food, Govinda’s is like stupid good.  We have friends who are vegan and have a big BBQ every year, and they get Govinda’s stuff to supplement what they cook. It’s amazing going to a BBQ knowing I can eat everything there without asking what’s in it (I have a stomach condition and I can’t eat red meat or pig products- yeah, no bacon, it sucks) and everything from Govinda’s is always incredible.  And nothing in life compares to Govinda’s blueberry cheesecake, vegan or not- I’d eat that over Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.

Although I will say that nothing compares to Lorenzo’s on South Street.  No seats, rude staff, and it’s probably filthy, but DAMN that pizza is good when you’re drunk! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i love so many; mostly smaller places like dmitri’s. seriously, @claireos try it! reasonably priced and just so delicous. get the shrimp pil pil and spinach pie. i think i’m going to go this weekend!

also love la viola, tinto, raw, monk’s (for mussels & fries), memphis taproom (off the beaten path in fishtown, but walking distance to my house), kanella, jones, pietro’s and applebees. you can guess which one isn’t real πŸ™‚

best meal of all time: morimoto

most overrated meals: buddakhan, moshulu

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mamadingdong: I forgot about Morimoto- I haven’t been there in probably six years.  That’s the place you just have to go with the chef’s tasting menu- it’s just that good that you can trust anything that comes out, as long as you don’t have food allergies or anything.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Anyone been to Sabrina’s for brunch?? YUMMO!  I think there are 2 locations, one in south philly and another near the museums.  Kind of a hole in the wall place though.

Oh yeah, also Sang Kee in Chinatown AND the Imperial Inn for the BEST dim sum (in philly at least).

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ahavah: La Viola is amazing. I love BYOBs. My fiance & I went one evening before an orchestra concert & got a lovely seat outside. The food is delicious & fresh!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@philabride2bee: I haven’t tried Barbuzzo yet, but I have heard great things! I will have to take your suggestion, and check it out!

@pinkfrog: I can’t wait to check out Govinda’s- I am always looking for good veggie food in the city! BBQ sounds awesome!

@stammie16: Sabrinas!! Yes!  I love that place, so good!  If you like Sabrinas I highly suggest Morning Glories, Green Eggs Cafe, or Honeys for brunch as well!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@futuremrskline: When you say Honeys, is that Honeys sit n eat?  FH’s parents go there sometimes, they like it!

Oh, I totally forgot another place in Philly that I just LOVE: Fogo de Chao!!! Yes, its a chain, but I’ve been to Brazil a few times, and they have Fogo de Chao there and the locals even says its pretty good.  I love Brazilian churrascurias!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Stammie16: Fogo de Chau is amazing!!! My Fiance (then, BF) went there to celebrate 6 months of dating!

The men in their gauchos with all that tasty meat! And the salad bar is to die for! So many fresh options! Love that place! I miss it so much!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@RayRayFurious: LOL I call the gauchos the “meat men”  And my favorite cut of meat is the picanha – its freakin amazing!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Darling Husband and I love Chima’s Brazillian Steak house. its a chain but we love it there, The food is to die for

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