Comments on: Good Friday, good grief, and good eats: Feasts of the Dead http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818428 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:53:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818428 Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I guess the upshot of all of this is that there is more good food in Philadelphia than we could possibly sample in a weekend. We mostly stuck with old faves in Center City & University City.

The Penn campus is nearly unrecognizable to me now. I’m not nostalgic for anything there, except maybe the opportunities to wander through the buildings without IDs or key cards. . .

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By: Chris http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818329 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:47:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818329 I didn’t realize Geechee Girl moved to Mt. Airy. And I didn’t know Dahlak now has two locations — I’m a fan of the W. Philly spot. Admittedly, I don’t get over to Mt. Airy/G-town all that frequently. I second Charles’s point about Passyunk, and Vera Cruzana on Wash. and 9th, just before the Italian market, is wonderful.

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By: Charles http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818256 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:55:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818256 Also, more in relation to the post, I’m similarly psyched about Seeman’s new book and “Death in the New World,” both are also on my summer reading list.

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By: Charles http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818255 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:51:02 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818255 “We’re skipping South Philly, which was always in my mind overrated.”

Just to echo Western Dave, there’s a lot more below South St. now than just cheesesteaks and red checked tablecloth Italian joints.. The whole East Passyunk corridor has come to life with hip restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Influxes of Southeast Asians and Mexicans has made Washington between 11th and 8th an amazing cheap eats mecca, great for pho, tacos, and bahn mi. Plus the Bella Vista/Queen Village hood has a bunch of lovely BYOs and gastropubs.

Try to hit South Philly next time (following some of the recommendations above would be a good start, Yelp is also helpful), and I think you’ll be glad you did.

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818210 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:05:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818210 @Chris,
Geechee Girl moved to Mt. Airy 2 years ago now at least, on the same block as Groben’s across from the fire house. Sigh. G-town does still have Dahlak which now also has an Indian menu. Cheapest buffet lunch deal in the NW though not as good as West Philly Indian buffets. Chubby’s got voted Best in Philly for Chicken Cheese Steak. I’m sorry, but that disqualifies them from the cheesesteak debate. We used to go there back when Dallessandros was closed on Sundays (which they are not anymore) and I always thought the best thing about the place was that they served alcohol and the worst thing was that they weren’t picky about who they served it to. I swear I saw an 8 year old walk out of there with a six-pack once.

Who knew this was a Philly Food Blog?
Plus, we should have a Philly meet up for fans of Historiann.

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By: Chris http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-818063 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:31:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-818063 Germantown does have Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, though, and that place is sublime. As for cheesesteaks, Chubby’s in Roxborough, hands down. If CC is the destination, then oddly enough, I’d suggest Campo’s in Old City at 2nd and Market. Hey, I loathe Old City like everyone else, but Campo’s does do a good cheesesteak. For more upscale, there’s Pumpkin at 17th or 16th and South — arguably part of the new renaissance.

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-817959 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:50:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-817959 Dalessandros (now open on Sunday!) in Roxborough. Jim’s if you must stay near Center City. (CPP Geno’s is now a front for the hate wing of the Republican party – thought you would have gotten the memo Comrade). The food in South Philly has gotten remarkably better too with decent Mexican joining the fray. Food in Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy is getting better too. Germantown, sadly, doesn’t match up. And if you’ve got the bucks, it’s a Jose Garces or Vetri joint.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-817878 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:11:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-817878 Center City West is the hot new food frontier– :) like it was when I came here during the fabled “restaurant renaissance.” Astral Plane is gone. I can’t remember the rest. There’s an honors thesis at Penn on the subject, though. Down to I don’t know what now from that seemingly-Triassic era.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-817872 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:28:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-817872 We’re skipping South Philly, which was always in my mind overrated.

I’m reeling from the time machine feeling of being back here. Amazingly, I found my fave Vietnamese joint on N. 11th St. (The Vietnam.) It’s been completely remodeled and fancified, but the dishes are the same (fortunately, I think.)

Sadly, the prices are not the same. The $3.95 rice vermicelli bowl with spring roll (ca. 1988-89) is now $9.95.

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By: Dr. Koshary http://www.historiann.com/2011/04/22/good-friday-good-grief-and-good-eats-feasts-of-the-dead/comment-page-1/#comment-817867 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:05:16 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14982#comment-817867 Geno’s? Oh, CPP: for the first time ever, I am forced to conclude you have no idea what you’re talking about. If you’re going for the tourism, go to Pat’s. If you want a good cheesesteak, go south to Tony Luke’s or west to D’Alessandro’s. Historiann, please do not bother with this Geno’s nonsense.

Oh, crud: now I have a craving for a cheesesteak, and there are none to be had here in Research City. I envy/resent you all.

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