Articles by Constante Quirino
Aug. 31, 2012
Circles pleases with Thai fusion
Eager foodies north of Market Street have been salivating for months over Circles’ new location in Northern Liberties with dreams of the restaurant’s famed twist on traditional Thai cuisine. Its original location on Tasker Street in South Philadelphia has developed a cult following for offering relatively simple Thai and Asian fare like pad thai, spring rolls and fried rice, among others, combined with a holy trinity of things all Philadelphia diners like to have: excellent quality cooking, generous portions and low prices.
Aug. 3, 2012
Fare’s traditional dishes enhanced by local product
In a city fast becoming recognizable for its array of restaurants with any number of options and substitutions for even the most celiac-prone lactose intolerant vegan, Fare does a spectacular job making adult-aged children like myself sit down and eat their vegetables with a smile and giving patrons a satisfying sense of actually being full without wanting to unbutton one’s belt and take a nap. Most importantly, Fare does this by sourcing all ingredients for literally all of its dishes from locations scattered around Greater Philadelphia.