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Jan 12, 2009 07:52 AM

So what are people in Pennsylvania eating for lunch today?

I'm still nursing my coffee but it's looking like banana chocolate creme pie from costco, and maybe an apple.

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  1. debating ordering from chef king over at 10th & spring garden... i need some hangover food. eggroll and eggdrop soup sounds like it might fit the bill. plus that place is mad cheap (most lunch specials $5) and probably the most decent chinese take-out in/near northern liberties.

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    1. re: rabidog

      I'm feeling a little under the weather today, and decided on some soup. I got Vegetable Lentil soup from Jonathon's Gourmet- the new place in the RTM. It's awesome! Thick with a slight Indian taste. Exactly what I was looking for... don't you love when that happens?

      1. re: jessicheese

        this sounds great!! i love lentil soup.

        i got my chinese food & polished most of it off... got the aforementioned eggroll and eggdrop soup, and the general tso's bean curd. feeling much better!

      2. re: rabidog

        Sounds awesome. Haven't tried it with a hangover but I love chinese food when I am a little sick. Hot tea, hot soup, lots of carbs!

        1. re: givemecarbs

          Indeed! Sound like a winner. Egg drop soup is the guns and a nice Shrimp Egg Roll, to boot.

      3. Having been cooped up for a week with a terrible case of bronchitis, my first stop after the office was Iron Hill for a cheeseburger and fries.

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        1. re: crazyspice

          Alright crazy! Welcome back! I couldn't face that pie again so I stubbornly held out for a Really late lunch and ended up at thai orchid at almost four pm. I missed the 9.99 lunch special but got some thai iced tea, so soothing, and chicken pad thai. My friend got some wide rice noodle thing, not drunken noodle but similar, not as spicy. It was very good as well. Don't get me wrong I love Costco pie but omg they take forever to finish. Hope you feel better bucksguy.

          1. re: givemecarbs

            The lunch special is up to 9.99? Last time I was there for lunch it was 8.95.

            1. re: givemecarbs

              pad see eaw?

              thai orchid = on rte 30 in berwyn next to the pizza joint or a different thai orchid? i think i recall another location having been talked about, but not sure if they're related. the one i used to go to had an app, soup and entree for something like $8 or $9. i haven't been there in ages!

              1. re: rabidog

                rabidog this one is in the same shopping center as ihop on 202 Yeah it was pad see eaw I'm pretty sure. Very tasty. crazy it might have been 8.95, they had a sign on the way to the ladies room that they had taken down for the day. I might have got the price mixed up with the thai nadia lunch special, which is also three courses.

          2. Trying to kill a cold - yesterday did hot & sour soup from LaiLai in Blue Bell. Today had a chicken pot pie from Wegmans. Made a pot of turkey soup with the stock I froze from the Thanksgiving bird, tossed in what veggies were in the frig, added a bit of frozen gravy from the bird, and that's on tomorrow's lunch menu.

            1. Today i will be having lunch at the FARM SHOW!!! I plan on lots of dairy: Chocolate milkshake, fried mozzerella, honey ice cream and meat: pulled pork and maybe grilled trout. Also, will get marinated mushroom salad. Yum! It will be a long lunch!

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              1. re: PearlRabbit

                farm show? where's that? sounds excellent!

                1. re: rabidog

                  Harrisburg! I always think I should make the drive just so this urban girl sees the other side of her state!

                  1. re: Bigley9

                    there's another side of this state?

                    sorry, wrong, wrong, i know!!! :) it's a shame how little i get out past KoP!

                    1. re: rabidog

                      H'burg isn't even as far west as PSU main campus! It's out the TP past Reading & Lancaster, you can even take Amtrak there (our legislators do).

                      You -all of us CHers- should really hit the Farm Show one year. It's running through this weekend! You can see the Guv sometimes! His inaugural party was there, remember? Every 7th grader in the state goes to the Farm Show. When I went (back in the 80s), it was very Big Ag, so it would be interesting to see whether that has changed or if it's still oriented to large-scale conventional farming.


                      As to the original question: I noshed on popcorn, a banana, some apple cake, and had a very large, very late fried egg sandwich with melted prov on sprouted wheat sourdough for breakfast.

                      1. re: Mawrter

                        farm show sounds great!! a potato donut is one of the things listed. hmmm.

                        1. re: rabidog

                          Potato doughnut? Lifelong Pennsylvanian here, and I've never even HEARD Of that, much less eaten it. Clearly... I need to have one. At *least*. Wow!

                          1. re: Mawrter

                            Mawrter Yum yum sells lots of different kinds of potato donuts on faschnaut day. They are all really good.

                        2. re: Mawrter

                          Prolly not happening this year but sounds like fun, especially when growing things are sleeping under the ice and snow. An added plus is in my experience the people in Harrisburg are very very nice. I went there for a grueling card tournament once and I was astonished at the good sportsmanship displayed by the people there!

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