So here we are, another weekend looming before us, and while we all certainly have lots of other things on our minds, we all still have to eat. And that’s where we come in.
Below is a list of everything cool, new interesting or delicious that we’ve been looking at in the past week, offered as a reminder that even though the world might be going to hell, we can always still send it off with a slice, a cocktail and a grilled cheese sandwich.
So here’s what you should be eating (and drinking) this weekend
Last week, Luke’s Lobster (130 South 17th Street) launched its winter menu. And while yes, they still have the city’s most ideal interpretation of the New England-style lobster roll (the right kind of split-top roll, just a hint of mayonnaise, no goddamn celery) and a whole lot of other seafood-based lunch options, they have added three new items for the season and, really, you should go there right now and try all of them.
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A grilled cheese from Di Bruno Bros. | Photo via Di Bruno Bros.
It’s National Grilled Cheese Day because some people need a made up holiday to celebrate the grilled cheese. But not us at Foobooz World Headquarters. After all, I’ve called a grilled cheese by Bobby Flay “an explosion of taste in my mouth” and Jason Sheehan recently admitted that a grilled cheese matters to him more than a thick steak or even a lobster tail. As if today’s weather wasn’t enough of a reason to go for a grilled cheese at lunchtime, maybe this list will inspire you.
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The Fresh Mozz at Meltkraft.
Hey, did you guys know that its National Sandwich Month? Well it is, and we’re celebrating by bringing you the best sandwich news we can find.
Yesterday, it was an up-close-and-personal look at the Gizmo from Paesano’s. Today, it’s the new Local Deals promotion from Caviar that’s going on right now. In keeping with our theme, we thought we’d do a round-up of all the best sandwiches you could have delivered to you until Friday with no delivery charge.
So get out your stretchy pants, folks. It’s going to be that kind of week.
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It being Thursday and us being in a retro kind of mood this week here at Foobooz World HQ, we decided to do our own little game of Throwback Thursday. But rather than asking for ridiculous photos of you passed out drunk in someone’s basement rec room with your parachute pants and Flock Of Seagulls hair, we’re looking for something better. What we want you to reminisce about are your favorite throwback dishes being served in Philly–what you like and where you go to get it today.
What’s that? You want some examples? We’re here to help.
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Forget Center City Sips…when the weather is as gray and nasty as it is today, it’s all about Center City soups.
But where are the best? Don’t worry. We went out and answered that question for you. Here’s a list of places that offer up the good stuff in any number of ways – creamy, spicy, tomato-y, you name it.
The best soups in Center City
They started with 250 square feet in East Village and no restaurant experience. Today, they’ve grown into a small empire with 13 different locations across the Northeast–including Philly. And now, Luke’s Lobster is turning five.
So to celebrate, on Wednesday, October 1st, Luke’s will be giving a $5 discount to any order of $15 or more (while supplies last).
The Franklin Flea Summer Market is happening this Saturday, August 16th, and it’ll be full of vintage pieces, music, and food. Oh so much food. In fact, this month’s event is the largest one yet, when it comes to the food.
We just got the lineup of the 13 vendors that will be satisfying your cravings and we’re not sure where to start. Maybe with the Watermelon-Basil Lemonade? Or the Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa? Perhaps the S’mores Cups and Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cheesecake baked in the center? The list goes on, so be sure to stop by between 10am – 5pm and enjoy all of the market’s offerings.
Franklin Flea Market will be located at the McCall Schoolyard in Society Hill. (325 S. 7th Street between Spruce and Pine Streets).
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Just in time for the cold weather, word came down today that Luke’s Lobster is launching a winter menu. Or a menu augmentation, really. There’s just two new dishes going up on the board, but they’re good ones.
Starting today, the crew behind the counter will be adding lobster grilled cheese sandwiches made with gruyere cheese, buttery white bread and, of course, big hunks of lobster. And for their second trick, they’ll be dishing out lobster mac and cheese. I’ll let them describe it for you…
“For Luke’s mac ‘n’ cheese, the team turned to Hurricane’s Soup in Greene, Maine—the same folks who
create their award-winning chowders and bisques. Hurricane’s is a small company owned by Phil Wilbur [who has] collaborated with the Luke’s team to create a classic, creamy macaroni and cheese with cheddar from Pineland Farms in Maine to accompany the steamed lobster you’ve come to know and love. The Luke’s crew gently hand mixes lobster into each order of mac ‘n cheese
so that it stays fresh and perfectly cooked.”
Sounds like a pretty good lunch, doesn’t it? And to wash it down, Luke’s is also offering hot apple cider, along with their full regular menu.
Luke’s Lobster [f8b8z]
Okay, so remember how excited we were when we heard the news that Luke’s Lobster was coming to town?
And remember how happy I was when I finally got to go there and taste a lobster roll done right (for the first time in longer than I care to recall)?
Well here’s the only thing that could possibly make things even better: I just got word today that Luke’s Lobster is going to start delivery service.
And here are the details…