Today marks the opening of Hummus Grill’s Center City location at 212 S 11th Street. The winner of Best of Philly’s 2012 shawarma platter had one last delay in opening this week. a truck hit an exhaust fan which forced them to get a new evaporator and condenser for the walk-in fridge.
But with that issue behind them, it’s falafel, shawarma and kabobs for everyone.
Hummus Grill [Official Site]
Inquirer critic and Michigan native, Craig LaBan, was excited. He had his Tigers in the World Series, and the Famous Detroit Coney Company taking over the Santa Fe Burrito Company’s 11th Street location. But the tail-end of 2012 proved to be full of upsets for LaBan; his Tigers blew out of the Series in blaze-less glory, and the 11th Street Coney dog concept fell through.
Instead, Ardmore and University City’s Hummus Grill, just signed the lease to the space, and they’re hoping to complete renovations by March of 2013. And since they bear the award for 2012 Best of Philly Shawarma Platter, maybe this is something worth getting excited for again.
I Am Beer Wise was also at the opening of Earth Bread + Brewery and files a complete report. [I Am Beer Wise]
David McDuff enjoys a “fantastic” meal at Zahav and chronicles the Italian wines he paired with it. [McDuff's Food & Wine Trail]
Philly Grub went to brunch at Lacroix feeling skeptical but come out throwing around superlatives like genius and spectacular and unbelievable. [Philly Grub]
Foodaphilia visits Ekta, the most talked about takeout spot in the city. [Foodaphilia]
The Beer Lass comes up with a concept the only concept that can rival Oktoerfest, Porktoberfest. [Beer Lass]
Mac & Cheese finds that it’s slim pickings for the vegetarian at Parc but like just about everyone else she finds the people-watching bountiful. [Mac & Cheese]
Living on the Vedge won’t be back to Hummus at 40th and Walnut but if you work or go to school nearby it might be worth a look. [Living on the Vedge]
I Am Beer Wise visits Kite & Key and the Tiedhouse in the Art Museum area. [I Am Beer Wise]
Mac & Cheese heads to the self-proclaimed “originator of the veggie hoagie,” Chickie’s on Federal Street and discovers the fried tomato hoagie. [Mac & Cheese]
Planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest? Then you might want to check out Foodzings who review everything including the food at the airport. [Foodzings]
Trey Popp checks out the newish Hummus on the western edge of Penn’s campus and it sounds good.
Hummus’ marinated thighs are so succulent I actually imagined sticking a straw into the pile of meat to suck up the juices. The depth of flavor is no fluke; the chicken on the spit is layered with lamb fat.
The falafel balls are crisp but not dry, beef kebabs ring with spices and onions and the pita bread is pillow soft. Moroccan cigars â€” deep-fried cylinders of potato or finely ground beef â€” were still so hot when they hit my plate that the Styrofoam vaporized, riddling the rim with penny-sized holes. That freaked me out a little, so I was extra glad for the thick smear of creamy hummus covering the middle of the plate.
Middle Eastern High [City Paper]
Hummus [Official Site]
Drew Lazor has the latest on Prohibition Taproom, the soon to open bar by Cafe Lift owner Michael Pasquarello. [The Clog]
Michael Klein has the latest on Bistrot La Minette on 6th Street. Opening is said to be a month out. [Food and Drinq]
Collingswood’s Pop Shop was selected Philadelphiaâ€™s 2008 Parents’ Pick for Best Family Friendly Restaurant by Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards.
Hummus is set to open at 40th and Walnut next to the under construction Radian complex on Penn’s campus. The self-serve restaurant will feature falafel and other pita wrapped sandwiches. [Daily Pennsylvanian]
Also in the awards category, Moore Brothers topped the Zagat Wine Shop category in the Zagat “New York City Gourmet Shopping & Entertainment Guide 2009.” [Moore Brothers]