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  1. I stopped by here again for lunch a week or so ago. There are about 10 seats. I split the "Noah's Ark" (2 pies, 2 servings of mashed potatoes and parsley liquor) with another person, it was to say the least a very hearty lunch for each of us. I still haven't braved the jellied eels, but I did get an apple pie to go, very good.


    Finally made it to Stargazy. It met all my expectations. Traditional pie, mash, and parsley liquor was delicious. A very filling meal for only $9.00. I'm looking forward to trying other variations, though I don't see the jellied eels in my future. 

  2. Agree on the importance of the roll, though Amoroso isn't the only good one.  Liscio and Serpe and others are great and maybe better than amoroso which can be a little soft.  Wiz is the classic taste, but American slices don't ruin it. Re the beef, to me its more how it is cooked and sliced than the particular cut. And ketchup is a good addition.


    I read somewhere that two slices of pizza have more fat than a cheesesteak.  I can believe this.


    When were you at Penn? '73 to 86 for me.


    Agree on the roll. Amoroso's are the minimum, when nothing better is available, one step above a hotdog roll. Liscio and Serpe are the standard.  

  3. I just went to Moore Bros in Wilmington. What a contrast to the PLCB stores... great selection of great wines... super knowledgeable staff...sensible prices.




    Last time I was in Canal's, in Cherry Hill, asked a stock-boy about where to find a particular wine. Not only did he take directly to the section he was well educated on the style and willfully answered several questions. This kid was maybe 25 years old. 


    That does not happen in any PLCB store.

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    The thread is titled "New Philadelphia Restaurants 2015", I'm not sure why you'd expect opinions on the cheesesteak (ugh) or the roast pork and rabe sandwich (High Street on Market).



    Ditto. That question made my head hurt. 


    I'm most looking forward to Neuf. Lachman has really impressed me with Nord, and this is another obscure cuisine that I little access to.

  5. It looks like each store has about three times the employees that a larger out of state liquor store would have. A big enough voting block to make them worth appeasing by a certain party. PA LCB (liquor control board) knows that if they overstaff they have a better chance of survival.


    This is really the crux of the issue. It's all about politics, union support ($$$), and over-paid employees who receive a state pension for running a cash register. 


    Read Lew Bryson's fact page: http://noplcb.blogspot.com/ 

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  6. I stopped by there for lunch and picked up (to go) a beef and onion pie and a special pie with lamb and some offal (I don't recall which cut), that one was good too but the beef and onion was my favorite. I believe they do at least one dessert pie as well but I didn't try it. They also have a small selection of British groceries: Lyle's Golden Syrup, Colman's mustard, Pressed Cod Roe (?).


    How was the portion size? Is one pie a fairly hearty meal?

  7. :hmmm: I don't remember the 17th & Market guy being particularly nuts, or piling weird stuff on the sandwiches, so maybe we're talking about two different felafel vendors, rather than one that has been geographically misplaced.

    I'm going to have to make a trek to TOSOB (the other side of Broad) and investigate this felafel cart sitch when it warms up a bit...

    The guy at 17th & Market has some other jobs that are apparently doing well, so if the weather is lousy he stays home. He also travels to Isreal & Russia for extended periods of time. I really like his felafel and found him to be very friendly.

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