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  1. Because you set the parameters at 45 bucks a head which just ain't happening at those places (maybe Fork but that hasn't been receiving any ringing endorsements lately - at least in these parts).
  2. I will echo the praise of Cupcakes Goumet. They have 2 sizes: mini ($1.50) and regular ($3.00). I had a couple of the minis and they were insanely good. One was a dark chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting covered w/ a ganache. Another was a chipotle chocolate. I typically don't like white chocolate because it is too sweet for me, but the dark chocolate cake provided a nice balance. The chipotle had a nice flavor that wasn't overpowering.
  3. I had a meeting this morning in Collegeville and thanks to the kind souls on this board I knew exactly where I'd be heading for lunch...Satchmo's for a popcorn poboy. Man, that thing is good! The interplay of the spicy sauce and sweet crawfish tails is quite tasty. The only other comment I have that hasn't already been mentioned is that I think, what with the coating on the crawfish, the roll is a bit superfluous, especially since the roll isn't all that great itself. For me, I think it would have been more enjoyable just as a platter, tossed in the mustard and voodoo sauce and eaten with fingers/fork. Fortunately, it looks like they offer that option under the "sides" section of their menu.
  4. I feel like this place has been mentioned frequently lately but deserves another nod in this thread...McMenamin's in Mount Airy has tremendous fish and chips along with a good beer selection to accompany it.
  5. Unfortunately, Corkscrewed is likely closed by now. They had a going-out-of-business sale on all inventory in September which brought some pretty good deals althought the pickings were a bit slim by the time I made it over there and can't imagine it would have taken much longer to completely sell out.
  6. Try Davio's (17th & Chestnut?). They certainly meet your specifications and I think they have the ability to close off certain segments of the restaurant to give some element of privacy. If you are actually looking to conduct business or have business discussions, this might be a bit more what you are looking for as opposed to Fogo de Chao, where servers will be buzzing around to carve you meat.
  7. Anyone know if any of these places are open yet at the Linc and if so where they may be located? Any help in avoiding a slice of $4.00-worse-than-Domino's-slice of pizza as a halftime snack tonight would be greatly appreciated!!!
  8. Just to add to what has already been mentioned...the Linc is the inverse of the BYO world of Philly. There are a few stands where you can actually get some decent local beer (Yards, Flying Fish, Victory), so you can get the alcohol but for food, I would suggest you BYOH - Bring Your Own Hoagie (and make sure its wrapped in plastic wrap to avoid confiscation by "security"). At least this applies if you are sitting with the common folk, where my seats are. If you are fortunate enough to sit in the club level, the food is not too bad, though ridiculously expensive. Citizen's Bank definitely outshines the Linc in terms of food, but, for me, its football so I don't really care!
  9. Are reservations taken and/or necessary? I may be well off base, but from what I've read, my perception is that the place isn't very large.
  10. The Copper River Sockeye also made its way onto the menu at James Saturday night where it was served poached and Katie's descriptors "fabulously buttery and silky and almost highway cone orange" were certainly the case for the piece I was served. It simply destroyed every other salmon I've had and I really don't know what else there is to say other than I need to get me some Copper River King!!
  11. 1) Yes 2) $10.50, I think -- somewhere in the $10-$11 range 3) They put my pint in a large bag of regular ice for the 15-20 minute walk home. They might have dry ice -- I think you can buy Capogiro pints online and have them shipped to you nationwide, so there's gotta be something they can do to help you. ← Thanks! I thought as much but just wanted to make sure in case I needed to be prepared before leaving home!
  12. I'm going to S. Jersey for Mother's Day and would like to buy a couple of pints on the way Sunday. My primary questions are: 1) are pints an available purchase option, 2) if so, how much do they cost, and 3) do they provide dry ice or some other means to keep the gelato cold? If someone can help me out, I'd appreciate it! The only posts I saw regarding buying "to go" were from the beginning of the thread in 2004.
  13. I recalled this issue coming up in Laban's Q & A forum and went back to take a look and in Laban's opening comment for the 2/6/07 forum he included this: Further on in this chat, there was this following exchange: Looks like he got to a lawyer instead.
  14. Lisbon was our final stop on our Portugal vacation and we were only there for a day and while there stumbled across Mercearia da Atalaia. So glad that we did! Its a wonderful store and the owner and other employee were exceedingly helpful, carefully packaging our wares for the flight back to the states and guiding us to a couple of traditional restaurants in the area...i can't remember the name of it but as i mentioned on another thread it served a wonderful rendition of pork and clams and we would have never found it if it wasn't for the women working at this store.
  15. Club Quarters is a business hotel located in the Rittenhouse area (17th and Chestnut). The rooms, while not distinctive, are pretty nice and the location - near Rittenhouse - is central similar to the others previously mentioned. The advantage of it being a business hotel is that the rates are typically lower on the weekend...I've booked a few times through Hotwire and got some great deals at Club Quarters both in Philly and NYC. The building is also home to Davios which bills itself as a northern Italian steakhouse. While I have never eaten in the restaurant itself, I did just have my rehearsal dinner for my wedding in their banquet space and found the food and service to be outstanding and even if you don't want to have an entire meal there, they have a great bar to have a drink and some appetizers - they make a mean philly cheesesteak spring roll.
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