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DiPalma – Center City, Philadelphia

December 26th, 2005 | Comments Off on DiPalma – Center City, Philadelphia | Filed in Italian

DiPalma

Food style/ethnicity: Italian

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Hours: 3:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Price: 25 – 45 ($)

Location:

114 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Food rating: 2 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 3 out of 5

Again, went here with my parents. The hummus and pita bread was great. The meal was adequate. The drinks were weak. I wouldn’t go back. My friends swear by this place, maybe I was there on a bad night?

Cuba Libre – Olde City, Philadelphia

December 26th, 2005 | Comments Off on Cuba Libre – Olde City, Philadelphia | Filed in Cuban

Cuba Libre

Food style/ethnicity: Cuban

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Hours: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Price: 25 – 45 ($)

Location:

10 South Second Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Food rating: 3 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 3 out of 5

Cuban food. Blah. Some love it, some hate it. I would pass if I had the choice. Lots of pork and beans and nothing that is particularly appealing to me.

Coyote Crossing – Conshohocken, PA

December 22nd, 2005 | Comments Off on Coyote Crossing – Conshohocken, PA | Filed in Mexican

Coyote Crossing

Food style/ethnicity: Mexican

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Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Price: 15 – 30 ($)

Location:

800 Spring Mill Avenue

Conshohocken, PA 19428

Food rating: 3 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 2 out of 5

I have had both good and bad meals here. The fajitas are great. The margaritas are great. The guacamole is great. Everything else? You can have it. A great place to have a drink after work when the patio is hopping and the parking is available. Just watch out when the wind changes and the sewage treatment plant on the Schuykill waffs up. Yum.

Continental – Olde City, Philadelphia

December 22nd, 2005 | Comments Off on Continental – Olde City, Philadelphia | Filed in Asian

Continental

Food style/ethnicity: Pan-Asian

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Chain: Stephen Starr

Hours: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 15 – 25 ($)

Location:

138 Market St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 4 out of 5

Make reservations. Make them early in the evening. This former diner turns from a classy restaurant to a hopping bar after about 9:00 PM. Any later and you’ll be fighting for a table from the drinkers. The food. Great. Steven Starr’s first and what I consider his best restaurant. The wasabi mashed potatoes are simply to die for. The introduction of Continental Midtown was watered down the brand name a bit, but still good food and a good time.

Cin Cin – Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

December 22nd, 2005 | Comments Off on Cin Cin – Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia | Filed in Asian

Cin Cin

Food style/ethnicity: Chinese

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Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: 25 – 35 ($)

Location:

7838 Germantown Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 3 out of 5

May be the best Chinese food I have ever had. Pricey but worth it, the food is fresh and tasty with the final straw coming with the fortune cookies dipped in chocolate. Yum.