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David De Silva Feb 20, 2001 05:31 PM

Dear chowhounds, I am taking my wife to the flower show at the convention center and then thought I'd take her out for dinner afterward. Give me suggestions for places within walking distance. I was thinking of Rangoon, Penang, etc. but it doesn't have to be Asian. I love BYOB's too so send me your thoughts. Thanks all!

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    Katie Benes Feb 21, 2001 04:29 PM

    Hi David:

    I'm very fond of Frangelica restaurant at 200 So. 12th Street, just south of Walnut Street. They make a wonderful appetizer there of dates stuffed with Gorgonzola cheesse, wrapped in Prosciutto and flamed in brandy that are TO DIE FOR! Pretty reasonably priced for the quality of the food and size of the portions as well as a funky gothic interior decorated with lots of gargoyles. A neat place and they are very nice. They have a liquor licence. The Caribou Cafe on Walnut Street between 11th and 12th is also a nice little French bistro with a good wine by the glass selection to compliment their menu. A little more casual than Frangelica but also quite nice. And there's all of Chinatown too! I can't think of any BYO's in that general vicinity - I'll let you know if I do Have fun!!

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      Bob Libkind Feb 23, 2001 06:19 PM

      I haven't tried it yet, and it's certainly not BYOB, but there's the new Dock Street Brew Pub on the back side of the Reading Terminal Headhouse. I think you can get there without even going outside from the Convention Center. And of course, Jack's Down Home Diner in the Reading Terminal Market, which I believe has evening hours when the rest of the market is closed (though for flower show I think the market is open during the day on Sunday).

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      Katie Benes Feb 21, 2001 04:29 PM

      Hi David:

      I'm very fond of Frangelica restaurant at 200 So. 12th Street, just south of Walnut Street. They make a wonderful appetizer there of dates stuffed with Gorgonzola cheesse, wrapped in Prosciutto and flamed in brandy that are TO DIE FOR! Pretty reasonably priced for the quality of the food and size of the portions as well as a funky gothic interior decorated with lots of gargoyles. A neat place and they are very nice. They have a liquor licence. The Caribou Cafe on Walnut Street between 11th and 12th is also a nice little French bistro with a good wine by the glass selection to compliment their menu. A little more casual than Frangelica but also quite nice. And there's all of Chinatown too! I can't think of any BYO's in that general vicinity - I'll let you know if I do Have fun!!

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