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Around the Web: Pumpkin Sunday Nights and 10 Arts Happy Hours

Two Eat Philly thoroughly enjoy the Sunday night tasting dinner at Pumpkin. [Two Eat Philly]

$5 appetizers and drinks during 10 Arts happy hour? Row Home Eats says it’s quite the deal. [Row Home Eats]

It’s a dog day and Mac & Cheese checked out the recently opened Hot Diggity on South Street. [Mac & Cheese]

The whole Meal Ticket staff weighs in on what foods they can’t stand. Bunch of may haters over there. [Meal Ticket]

Two Eat Philly makes it a bargain day at Manakeesh Cafe where the linger in the bright clean dining room. [Two Eat Philly]

Philly Phoodie has a guest author and a rating system to go with his yellow Mustang. Getting three cheesesteaks out of five is B.B. Go. [Philly Phoodie]

Super fresh noodles lead the way at Lan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House. [Midtown Lunch]

Around the Web: Manakeesh Edition

Manakeesh, the Lebanese bakery and cafe at 45th and Walnut has seen a flurry of positive coverage in blogs and print.

Craig LaBan sung the praises of the desserts at Manakeesh last Thursday. Who knew baklava came in varieties? LaBan called the ring-shaped iswara his favorite. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Midtown Lunch calls lunch at Manakeesh a “huge success.” And why not with tasty and filling plates satiating for less than $6.50 per person. [Midtown Lunch]

Philly Phoodie especially praises the vegetarian options and the bread when it comes to the flatbread sandwiches. [Philly Phoodie]

In other Manakeesh news, the cafe begins delivery tomorrow.

Manakeesh Bakery & Cafe [Facebook]

The Agenda

The Week Ahead:

Le Pain Quotidien soft-opened this morning on the 1400 block of Walnut. In West Philadelphia, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery opens for business at 2pm. The Lebanese bakery joins Saad’s Halal Restaurant at 45th and Walnut for a New Lebanon corner.

Friday will see the opening of Broad Street gastropub, Perch Pub and Old City sports bar, Red Zone.

Freshii has been open since January 3rd but tomorrow marks the fast-serve healthy spot’s grand opening. They’re giving away free stuff throughout the day.

Wednesday night the Japanese American Society of Philadelphia is hosting a sushi and American craft beer dinner at Headhouse. it’s just $30 per person, email for reservations.

Thursday Brooklyn Brewing’s Garrett Oliver is coming to Chifa for a beer dinner. It’s completely sold out so we guess we’ll be on Passyunk Avenue celebrating the Cantina’s 4th birthday.

Friday is National New England Clam Chowder Day and Oyster House is offering $5 bowls to-go for lunch.

Also all week is Restaurant Week. We’ll be doing daily picks as well as highlighting counter programming in a feature we call, Restaurant Week: Point, Counter-Point.

For more events check out the Foobooz calendar.

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