Mar. 16, 2012
Baby Blues BBQ satisfies your palate
Up for review this week is hands down my favorite restaurantinUniversityCity,Baby Blues BBQ. Thissoutherngem really makes your taste buds pop.
Mar. 2, 2012
Small Italian chain perfects classics
Up for review this week is another of my Center City favorites. Since moving into the area I have found some great Italian food, and Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria is just one example.
Feb. 17, 2012
Tampopo keeps bento boxes and noodle bowls college-affordable
For this week’s restaurant review I chose Tampopo, a phenomenal hidden gem suggested to me by another member of The Triangle staff. Tampopo is located on 21st Street between Chestnut and Sansom streets. This small Japanese sit-down is very student-friendly in terms of prices. Anyone can walk in and get a fulfilling meal with a drink for no more than $10. This restaurant has been Zagat-rated the past six consecutive years. More people have walked by Tampopo and thought it was just another run-of-the-mill Japanese restaurant, but it’s so much more than that. This restaurant does not have the same qualifications as others serving sushi; it’s strictly a noodle-bowl and bento-box eatery. Tampopo delivers speedy service from start to finish whether you are eating in or taking out.
Feb. 3, 2012
Serafina dishes perfection out in Feb. restaurant week
Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week is often cited as one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. All of the high-end Center City restaurants reduce their normal menu pricing to an affordable fixed-cost menu for patrons who cannot afford to eat at these places regularly, which has the added benefit of enlarging their customer bases. My choice of restaurant is actually better known in New York City more than anywhere else. Serafina, a name known in the tri-state area for its upscale Italian fare, opened in Philadelphia about seven months ago and takes after the three sensational locations in New York City. What first struck me about Serafina was not just the price but also the youthful ambiance and vibe. The restaurant gives off the feel of a five-star restaurant in an Italian style. Located half a block off of Rittenhouse Square, Serafina Philadelphia has the one of the best possible locations in the area for foot traffic, making walk-in customers a big part of their business.