Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Reader: I live in the Southwark neighborhood and like a cool new place, the Good King Tavern, a cozy little place serving brasserie fare at friendly prices. They have an all-French wine list, a carafe program for good table wine, and serious classic cocktails and beer. Have you had the chance to go?
A rousing round of Turkish pizza There's more to Turkish cuisine than skewered meats, which is at least part of the reason, Selcuk Kucuk says, that he changed the name of his East Passyunk Avenue grill shop, S&H Kebab House, to Leziz a couple of years ago. The kebabs are just as good as
Whenever I get the chance to travel to Northern California, there is always great wine. But San Francisco and the nearby wine country, of course, also serve up some of America's best dining - typically the kind setting trends that Philadelphians might see in a year (or two).
Knowing some key words and phrases in Cantonese or Mandarin can help unlock another level in your Chinatown experience. Here's a short list compiled with the help of some natives - Warren Leung, Michael Su, and Jasyon Choi to help you speak like a "Guy Fong" - C-town slang for "neighbor."
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