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Good food near the Flower Show in Philly?

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shirleynj Mar 5, 2007 05:57 PM

Any suggestions for eating (other than Chinatown) in the area of the Flower Show in Philadelphia or at the Flower Show itself? Thank you!

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    Jaie RE: shirleynj Mar 5, 2007 07:13 PM

    Reading Terminal is great for a very casual lunch. There is a lot of variety. If you're looking for casual-upscale, I would suggest cabbing it to Restaurant Row which begins around at Broad and Walnut.

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      barbjack RE: shirleynj Mar 6, 2007 03:02 PM

      I second the Reading Terminal,Sandwiches at Di Nics are an after Flower Show tradtion- and if you change your mind about Chinatown, there's the Banana Leaf right down the street.

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        Bashful3 RE: shirleynj Mar 6, 2007 03:41 PM

        Ly MIchaels on 11th St, above Arch I believe, is quite good. Fusion, nice atmosphere; walking distance.

        1. gigibell214 RE: shirleynj Mar 6, 2007 04:27 PM

          Maggiano's and The Melting Pot is right on Filbert also.

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            newbatgirl RE: shirleynj Mar 6, 2007 05:58 PM

            Rangoon on 9th near Arch serves great Burmese fare. I know, it's still Asian but it's very good. I ate there today. Very fast, friendly good service and affordable lunch specials. I stick to the dishes in coconut or curry sauces but I'm told their soups are very good.

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              jfr RE: shirleynj Mar 7, 2007 07:39 AM

              Last year, after the flower show, my wife and I went across Market Street to Sole Food. We sat in comfortable chairs in the bar area (great after all that walking) and enjoyed the bar food. Sorry I cannot comment on the restaurant in general. My thanks to previous posters for some good suggestions for this year.

              1. G Goo RE: shirleynj Mar 7, 2007 09:43 AM

                Vietnam Restaurant!

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