Around the Web: Classics Edition

Food photographer Jason Varney has been photographing some classic Philadelphia dishes. Above is his photo of a Sarcone’s Italian hoagie. Boy we could go for one of them now. [Fussing with Forks]

Philly Phoodie makes a cheesesteak pilgrimage to Chink’s Steaks and comes away impressed. And now we really want a cheesesteak. [Philly Phoodie]

Hawk Krall heads to Blue Bell for a “damned good” zep and hoagies at Pudge’s. [Drawing for Food]

Hawk also gets tomato pie at Corropolese as part of his dad’s East Norriton birthday. [Drawing for Food]

Two Eat Philly discovers that Vic Sushi still can make a tasty specialty roll. [Two Eat Philly]

Scissors and Spice discovers the vegetarian cheesesteak at Monk’s Cafe. [Scissors and Spice]

City Paper Choice Awards 2007

City Paper Choice Awards 2007
With more selections than we can summarize (we do have to give a special nod though to Vic Sushi Bar and Corropolese Bakery) you’re on your own to check out the rest of the inspired choices in the City Paper Choice Awards 2007 for food and drink.

CP Choice Food/Drink [City Paper]

Toyota Prius Of Sushi

Whether to eat in or take out tiny Vic Sushi Bar on Sansom Street impresses.

To capitalize on the takeout trade, it offers party platters ranging from a 39-piece assortment ($30) to a 122-piece smorgasbord ($100). At those rates, it would be fair to expect mediocrity. Yet, a roster of 15 specialty rolls features nouveau-style creations like a mouthwatering eel and avocado maki wrapped in thin slices of champagne mango. Chef Qiyang Shi also brings out boutique ingredients like eye-catching nori wrappers made from white seaweed The repertoire may be rooted in standards like tuna and California rolls, but that’s not where it ends.

Party of Four [City Paper]