September 24, 2011
Pho Ha. Hands down best $6-$7 I spend weekly. Pho is one of my favorite comfort foods...but at Pho Ha my comfort go to meal is a small #1, shrimp spring rolls, and a can of cola. Delicious. Also, restaurant week. It's highly advertised, but there are so many who do NOT take advantage of these 2 weeks. It may seem expensive for people to spend $35 on a 3 course meal, but it is worth it, especially the places offering this deal, it's practically a steal.
I recently went to Capital Grille on Broad street during Philadelphia Restaurant Week September 2011, and that experience was fantastic. Classy but incredibly comfortable, the experience was memorable, our server was informative/friendly, and most importantly the food was delicious.
In no particular order... Fogo de Chao. I heard this style of Brazilian home cooking is delicious, but especially at Fogo de Chao. I didn't get a chance to check this place out during restaurant week. Tapas. I have had Hispanic food, such as home style Puerto Rican and Mexican dishes (not taco bell, but don't underestimate their steak tacos at 2am either lol), BUT I have never had a real Spaniard meal, typically seen in Barcelona or Madrid. I was interested in trying the ox tail and stuffed calamari. Also, the soup dumpling. I saw it on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and since then I've been trying to look for a place that serves a decent version of this Asian everyday comfort food.
Vietnamese Pho Filipino Japanese Italian American: A good steak or hamburger is something to be cherished.
Hi I'm Becca, nice to meet you.