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Phellow hounds in Philly: please phine-tune my trip….


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Phellow hounds in Philly: please phine-tune my trip….

linguafood | Dec 5, 2013 11:49 AM

... and I promise to cut it out with the stupid puns.

I'll be visiting your lovely city for a few days in December and so far, the plans are as follows:

Dinner rez at Zahav. Could anyone recommend some pre-dinner drinks/cocktails somewhere between Liberty Bell and Zahav?

We plan on a late lunch at Dim Sum garden, then we got tickets for the Flyers game in the evening.

Any 'late-ish' night eats suggestions? We've often ended up at Tria (staying in Center City and would like to go anywhere within walking distance of Liberty Place, but I wouldn't mind trying a new place.

We also often stop in at Chris' Jazz Cafe, but the line-up for both Thursday and Friday looks rather dull… any other venues for live music and a few bites? Ideally, the place would serve sweetbreads or duck hearts or something tasty and interesting, but I understand that I can't have it all '-(

Looking for a light lunch between Center City and Callowhill. Sansom St. Oyster Bar is one of my go-to places, but it can get pretty busy around lunch and I absolutely cannot be late for a 2:30 PM appointment.

For dinner, I cancelled our rez at Amis after reading about the noise factor, and instead made a rez at LE VIRTU -- menu sounds great, but looks like we'll have to cab it there?

Does Le Virtu have less of a "factory dinner" feel? Maybe it's the generic American dining experience, but I've often felt like just being run through a program at some of the restaurants I've been to -- e.g. Osteria, Amada.

That's not to say I didn't like the food, I just prefer a more low-key place where I feel that I can linger a bit and am not rushed from course to course. This is supposed to be a celebratory meal, so something that feels less corporate would be great.

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