by Peter Sylvester
Restaurant Philadelphia - The Alternatives
You want to find a restaurant - but you don’t want Italian. You want a different kind of restaurant. Philadelphia actually provides a rich source of different menus.
A new restaurant Philadelphia offers is opened by former employees of New York. It’s a new restaurant Philadelphia folk have taken a shine to. Thin-crust pastry (cajun flavoured) provides toppings like Creole chicken, tasso (cajun ham) andouille and crawfish. And pasta includes jambalaya with barbecue shrimp!
So yes there is italian- but also a totally different collection of Cajun tastes. It’s a restaurant Philadelphia people already enjoy - with the added attraction of free delivery!
Restaurant Philadelphia - a Mexican Feast
And there is an excellent city center choice for Mexican food. This is a restaurant Philadelphia really admires. Two favorites are chiles rellenos (spicy peppers stuffed with cheese or ground meat) or pozole (pork and hominy stew).
It also has Mexican accoutrements and offers (wait for it) over fifty brands of tequila!
Sarah (from Philadelphia) says as follows: “This place is thoroughly enjoyable. The food is fresh and delicious, the service is quick and friendly, and the atmosphere is lively. Before any meal, the servers bring out a basket of tortilla chips and bread, a bowl of delicious homemade salsa, some chipotle sauce, and what looked like roasted jalapeno peppers and onions.”
And as a student she should know! So no italian- but what a recommendation.
Restaurant Philadelphia - a Chinese Experience
If being a little bit different means Chinese (with a vegetarian or vegan menu if you prefer) then here is the place for you. It’s off the beaten track and not the glitziest surrounds but……….this was what Pete found when he tried the restaurant - Philadelphia is the venue.
He claims “Usually I steer clear of vegatarian restaurants, but I wanted to try someplace different from the usual dimsum restaurants on a Sunday afternoon. I can honestly say I didn't miss the beef, pork, or duck one bit. This place has probably the best won ton soup in town, hands down. We also tried the clams with a garlic-y black bean sauce which were delicious. To top it off, we had the chicken and vegetables with chili and bean sauce over fried noodles. Very unique dish with great textures and flavor. And the service was the friendliest and most attentive I've EVER had in Chinatown (and I eat there weekly)!”
No italian- but would you lose out?
Restaurant Philadelphia - Italian
All right - so you are not convinced and want what Philadelphia’s famous for - Italian cookery.
Don’t worry you can eat as much pasta (Italian style) as you could wish for.
But don’t forget the Thai, Chinese, American, Mexican, French, Cajun, Indian, Spanish etc etc which can spice a jaded palate.
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