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Where to eat near 21st and Sansom

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hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 06:16 AM

Seven of us need a reasonably priced restaurant Saturday night within easy walking distance of 21st and Sansom. Yes, Porcini would top my list if it weren't so small and our party so (relatively speaking) large. Is that Thai restaurant at 23rd and Sansom still there?

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    BRI328 RE: hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 06:39 AM

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/column...

    It is a very good BYOB. Salento - 23rd and Walnut

    1. joluvscards RE: hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 07:02 AM

      Yes Erewan is still there and very good.

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        hungry100 RE: joluvscards Nov 6, 2007 07:15 AM

        I wasn't think Erewan, though that is good. There's another place, maybe it's 24th and Sansom right on the corner.

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          mschow RE: hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 07:36 AM

          There is a Thai restaurant on the corner of Sansom and 23rd. Haven't been there in years, however. I don't remember it being especially good, though.
          For very casual and inexpensive, the Bards on Walnut, decent pub food.
          Agree that Erewan is pretty good.

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            AnnieG RE: hungry100 Nov 7, 2007 08:10 AM

            I think Erewan is the Thai place at 23rd and Sansom. I used to work in that area and walked past it often enough. Am I crazy? This is possible today, mind you.

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              hungry100 RE: AnnieG Nov 7, 2007 08:43 AM

              I'll look this weekend and report back.

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          Ali RE: hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 07:40 AM

          Are you thinking of Smile Cafe? Because that spot is really, really small. Your party might take up the whole restaurant! I'd try for Erawan if you're thinking Thai.

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            hungry100 RE: Ali Nov 6, 2007 08:05 AM

            no...the place I'm thinking of was/is a pretty good size...across from what (many, many years ago) was Cavenaugh's.

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              idia RE: hungry100 Nov 6, 2007 08:25 AM

              Grab a bottle and head right to Caffe Casta Diva.
              (that is, if you can get in!)

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            hungry100 RE: hungry100 Nov 7, 2007 10:31 AM

            I was wrong; you were right. Erewan is the restaruant on the corner I was thinking of. I had it confused with Amara Cafe, which closed. Thanks everyone.Erewan it will be.

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