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Old 10-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #136
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Re: Philadelphia: Places to go, bars to visit etc

lol white guy at table closest to bar with a guy in a suit and girlfriend next to me
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:23 PM   #137
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...mpid=124488429

article on new apartment building me, kyle, and ashinynickel just moved into
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM   #138
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #139
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:39 PM   #140
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Silk City @ 5th and Spring Garden has a very solid brunch with great bloody marys. Cheaper than Sabrinas though you don't get as much food. Much less of a wait, however, and they have outdoor seating which is great when the weather cooperates.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:18 PM   #141
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Didn't really get back near the bar area. Was concentrated on getting pretty drunk pounding old fashioneds on an empty stomach.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:43 PM   #142
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Bluefin has some of the best sushi in the area about 10mi north on Germantown Pike if you don't mind driving a bit. Def the best sushi in the burbs.
I know it's in the city, but Doma is in the city on 18th close to Callowhill and has very good sushi for a fairly affordable price.

Also I gotta knock Honey's a little bit. It is nowhere near as good as Sabrina's and the wait times are often worse on weekends at brunch time.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:39 PM   #143
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Day by Day on 21st and Sansom is also a good brunch spot. Wait isnt usually longer than 30 minutes.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #144
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Day by Day on 21st and Sansom is also a good brunch spot. Wait isnt usually longer than 30 minutes.
+1. very good brunch, though we did have someone with a nut allergy end up with a whole bunch of walnuts in her salad. The owner came over and was really really visibly upset and tried to make it right, though. Handled extremely well even though it's completely unacceptable (which the owner said many, many times). Also we were waiting in line to pay, and the owner immediately pushed us ahead of everyone. She was really cool about everything.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #145
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I know it's in the city, but Doma is in the city on 18th close to Callowhill and has very good sushi for a fairly affordable price.

Also I gotta knock Honey's a little bit. It is nowhere near as good as Sabrina's and the wait times are often worse on weekends at brunch time.
I've had Bluefin many times and it's very good.

Someone recently recommended the Medusa rolls (shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy sprouts, spicy mayo, lump crab salad, wasabi mayo, red tabiko, scallion) at Doma to me. I haven't been there but generally trust their judgment.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:19 PM   #146
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Living in Manayunk now, I got a job working in Center City (Clothespin Building at 1500 Market). I really want to stay with my roommate next year, we've been friends for like 6-7 years, but he works out in KoP and I don't think he's switching jobs any time soon. Our lease is up in June so we're in discussion about moving to Center City. Once I start full-time in January (interning now) I'm going to be working like 60-70 hours a week, so I don't really want to pile a 30 minute train ride on top of each end of those days.

Anybody know how much worse the commute from Center City to KoP would be than the commute from Manayunk to KoP? Also, if anybody would like to have a drink in Center City area, I'm down there often Fridays after work, just drop me a PM.
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:28 PM   #147
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Can't comment on the reverse commute like that, but I did do the KoP to CC for two summers and I did not enjoy taking the train all the time like that.

Goin to A.Kitchen again tonight for dinner with gf. Excited.
Probably goin to Tria before for cocktails

Also, went to Osteria with mom earlier this week. Got a roasted pig special which was off the charts. Mom got pizza, which I ate a good amount of, and that was obviously great. I also really liked the look of the bar there, too.

How 'bout a discussion of local golf courses? I've been to plenty of courses, but they're usually 30+ minutes away for anything good, although I'm playing Juniata tomorrow, but a friend booked it and I think it's garbage.

But most courses in the 'burbs I've played, but don't know many good south jersey places.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #148
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Scotland Run in Williamstown is phenomenal. Ron Jaworski's course River Winds in Deptford is also pretty nice. Both are a short drive into Jersey from the city (about 30 minutes).

There's really not much in the city worth talking about. Walnut Lane out in Roxborough and FDR in South Philly are probably your closest options but they are meh at best on a day with perfect weather.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #149
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Have you guys been to The Dandelion across the street from Tria? Was wondering if there was any there there.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #150
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Haven't been to Dandelion but heard good things. I hit up Prohibition bar on 13th and Spring Garden on Thursday night, the area is a little sketch and the bar is a little tucked away but it was an interesting spot. Only had a drink or two and left but may be a place to keep on the radar when you're looking for something different.
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