hi philly hounds!!! i've missed this board & all my favorite restaurants so! i've been away for the last 3 months (the story of why can be found on a recent thread within my chow profile... been on an asia chow tour!), and i'm returning on july 9th to hopefully a whole new dining scene (and hopefully my old favorites, too)... i know that specifically, in northern liberties where i am, a ton of stuff has opened recently in the piazza which i have not yet seen since midway through its construction. and i think i heard word about a diner, the silk city beer garden, and an asian place? what's new in philly the past few months? most importantly what's good? (sorry, i just can't seem to get through the 1,000,000 pages of posts since i left off so i'm lazily asking you all to summarize it for me!!!) where should my first few new-place meals be? for sure, i'll be making the rounds of my old favorites... i'm making a reservation for the first sunday available at little fish, dragging a friend or two to melograno and modo mio and the prohibition taproom and interviewing potential roommates over brunches at the standard tap and north third. oh, man, and a proper coffee at higher grounds... oooh i'm so excited!!!!