philly foodspotting deviled egg crawl – may 2011

Last night me and some fellow Philly Foodspotters set out on the streets of Philadelphia for a deviled egg crawl at four restaurants. We began at Village Whiskey, then made our way east, hitting up The Dandelion, Tweed, and TIME.

deviled eggs from the dandelion

The eggs we tried all had their highs and lows. My favorite was Village Whiskey’s (pictured at the very top), though some of the other Foodspotters had other opinions. The most interesting was Tweed’s, since there was green apple at the bottom and topped with paddlefish roe and dill!

deviled eggs from tweed

Despite the deviled egg hangover I experienced this morning, last night was a great time! We’re definitely going to have another crawl at some point, especially since there are more places that have some tasty deviled eggs.

deviled eggs from time

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philly foodspotting frozen dessert crawl – april 2011

Last month, I organized a Foodspotting Frozen Dessert Crawl in Philly. It was a short crawl with four spots on the list, Capogiro Gelato, Yogorino, More Than Just Ice Cream, and Tutti Frutti.

gianduja gelato

The crawl started at the Rittenhouse Square Capogiro Gelato location. I broke habit and ordered the gianduja gelato over my usual nocciola. I’ve had the gianduja at Capogiro in the past but don’t recall there being any spiciness. There was definitely a kick of something this time around!

Just a couple blocks south from Capogiro was our next location, the Italian yogurt franchise, Yogorino. Friendly staff helped me settle on yogurt topped with pistachio sauce, chopped hazelnuts, and chocolate shavings.

cinnabun ice cream

Next, we made the walk east across Broad Street to More Than Just Ice Cream. There, I got a small serving of their cinnabun flavor.

orange creamsicle froyo

Our last stop brought us to Tutti Frutti in Market East. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t pretty full or at least close to it at this point. Luckily, since this was a froyo place, you could control your serving size. I had just the right amount of orange creamsicle froyo to end the night.

Thanks to everyone who came out! It was another great time and hope to see you at the next one!

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the corner

Last Friday a couple of us were lucky enough to join Foodspotting investor Jay Jamison for dinner. We had dinner at The Corner, located at the former APO Bar & Lounge.

sweet breads

masa tots

Dinner was great! I had an order of Masa Tots to start. They were tots made from corn, jalapenos, and onions and served over a chipotle sauce. Some of the others started with pork belly sliders and sweet breads. Oh, how I wish I coulda tried them! My entree was the Truffle Grilled Cheese without the braised short ribs (unfortunately). The sandwich was served with fries and a pickle. I also enjoyed my first Brooklyn Lager in can!

truffle grilled cheese

It was a pleasure joining Jay and other Philly Foodspotters for dinner on Friday!

PS. I will be in charge of May’s Philly eat-up…stay tuned!

The Corner
102 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Last night was the March Foodspotting eat-up! Tommy Up, owner of PYT was awesome enough to set up a special menu for the eat-up featuring mini versions of the burgers he serves. This gave us a chance to try a couple of different ones.

Since I’m vegetarian for Lent, I luckily sat with two others eating vegetarian friendly burgers so we got to share the three veg burgers offered! We had the Calibunga burger – white bean, basil, garlic, tomato & breadcrumb patty and topped with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onion; Portabella goat cheese burger – portabella topped with red peppers, caramelized onions, goat cheese, and a balsamic reduction; black bean burger – topped avocado & lettuce.

mini portabella burgers

It was quite an awesome time. There may have been some pickleback shots taken as well as some “adult milkshakes”…

cereal killer shake – vanilla ice cream, frosted flakes, vodka

Some thoughts at the end of the night…Is that black bean burger gunna stay on the menu? That was effing good. Also, when did PYT start serving tots? Did I just never notice that?!

Thanks to Tommy Up and Dan for setting this up!

Stay tuned for April’s Foodspotting eat-up!

The Piazza at Schmidt’s
1050 N. Hancock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Some other photos taken last night:

mini calibunga burgers

special menu

mini black bean burgers


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joy tsin lau

After the success of January’s National Foodspotting day eat-up, us Philly Foodspotters decided we should meet monthly to eat and spot!

philly foodspotters: shao, dan, alex

Last weekend was the February Philly Foodspotting eat-up and since it was Chinese New Year earlier in the week, we thought it would be proper to enjoy dim sum over the weekend. We met up on Saturday afternoon at Joy Tsin Lau in Chinatown.

philly foodspotters: chris (w/ the “i just ate chicken feet” look), lou, gwen

A lot of food was taken off the carts, and here’s just a couple of the things we ate:

vegetables in tofu skin

shrimp dumplings

chicken feet

pork shumai

egg tarts

If you’ve never had dim sum before you should definitely stop in and check it out. There are some pretty delicious small bite dishes and it’s a pretty inexpensive meal (<$10-15/person).Thanks Shao for getting this one all set up and making the reservations. Follow Philly Foodspotting ringleader Alex for updates on the March eat-up.

Joy Tsin Lau
1026 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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