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Dinner around 8th and Walnut

Red Head Jul 12, 2011 12:50 PM

I'm going with my daughter to see Miss Saigon at the Walnut Street Theater. I know that there are quite a few new restaurants in that area but I'm not very familiar with them. We're thinking about Garces Trading Company. Thanks for any thoughts or recommendations.

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    Buckethead RE: Red Head Jul 12, 2011 01:24 PM

    I'd go to Kanella, 10th and Spruce.

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      urbanfabric RE: Buckethead Jul 12, 2011 04:54 PM

      +1 for Kanella. If you like sushi, I'm a fan of Fat Salmon on the 700 block of Walnut.

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        potroastcat RE: urbanfabric Jul 14, 2011 08:13 AM

        Another vote for Kanella if you like Greek food.

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      rocknroll52 RE: Red Head Jul 13, 2011 04:20 AM

      I've been to Garces Trading Co and really liked it. I had lunch there with my teen daughter and she thought it was pretty cool!

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        urbanfabric RE: rocknroll52 Jul 13, 2011 10:37 AM

        I think there's a bit of a disparity between the lunch and dinner menus as far as value. Getting a sandwich or salad there makes for a good meal, I think, but at dinner time, the entrees are a little pricier and some can be a bit small. I don't think he's intentionally gouging, just making a lot of stuff from scratch, like pastas, which makes for a pricier dish. This has been discussed on this board before, so I'll cut off my rant.

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        InSearchOfTacos RE: Red Head Jul 13, 2011 11:08 AM

        i like both but my vote goes to kanella

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          jl0328 RE: Red Head Jul 13, 2011 05:26 PM

          Check out 13th st..great places like Barbuzzo, Zavino or el vez.

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            JanR RE: Red Head Jul 14, 2011 03:45 AM

            Amis isn't too far away.

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              lbmsw RE: Red Head Jul 14, 2011 12:36 PM

              We did Chifa before seeing Miss Saigon. It was wonderful!

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                Red Head RE: Red Head Jul 18, 2011 05:34 PM

                Thanks for all the suggestions. I forwarded your ideas to my daughter and she's going to pick.

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