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JanR | Mar 23, 201405:57 AM

Every time we visit August, I ask myself why we've stayed away so long. Returned last night with another couple. What a great dinner! The atmosphere is welcoming and one feels at home. But the food. Squisito!
My artichoke app was yummy. I had the same at a Montco restaurant recently. Let me say that August's version was a revelation. While I barely touched the former, last night I wiped my plate (and the app was entree size). Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, fava beans... Others had roasted beets with pistachios and a terrific dressing. Entrees were just as good. Farfalle with lots is crab meat for two of us, penne pasta with shrimp and favs beans in a spicy pink sauce for my husband, and veal Diane in brandy sauce for the other guy in our party. Finished with well-made cappuccinos and a shared cheesecake. Worth the drive to South Philly. Maryann is a terrific chef, and Maria is a lovely hostess.

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