What’s a Philadelphia food blog without a Tria review?
Here it is:
Tria has amazing food and great service. The location in Rittenhouse is a little small, a little too crowded, and a little too loud. If you can get over that, its a great place to catch up with a very small group of friends (maximum 5).
We had a cheese plate which was semi-smelly but quite delicious, a panini-style sandwich, some crostinis with goat cheese and pesto, and the best bread pudding we’ve tried in philly. The bread pudding was surprising because who goes to Tria for dessert? Anyways, it was excellent and we’d go again, but we’ve had our fill for now.
Here we have two find chocolate bars. After much thought and consideration, we decided that the Chuao bar was better. The peppercorns and floral tastes in the Ethereal chocolate bar were interesting, and beautiful, nut based on taste alone, the chua nut bar had it beat!
The food and service at Sofitel’s Liberty Lounge was incredible! Actually, the kale chips were a bit of a miss but otherwise, it was all lovely. They messed up the check initially but apologized and made amends immediately.
Next we went to Crumb’s. They have generic cupcakes with sickening frosting, but we picked up a couple of cake pops and went down the street to Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater where we caught Othello. The performance was excellent as always!
For about a year, we have considered Day by Day to be the best brunch spot in Philadelphia. Let us tell you why:
1- On Sundays, it opens at 10 am and by 10:05 there is a line of toe-tapping tardies who are waiting for the 60 or more people who have already been seated to eat their breakfast so that they can begin enjoying a lovely brunch.
2- The food is delicious. We have tried practically everything. If It is your first time, try the stuffed challah french toast! There’s usually a different flavor every week, and they’re all delicious.
3- The pastries are delicious and they will give you samples.
4- The servers are extremely overworked, yet somehow, they’re still smily folks! Also, they are quite an eclectic bunch 🙂
You should note that they will try and rush you and ask you at least five times during your meal “how’s the food?”. That should only ever be asked once– about five minutes after you have received your meal. Additionally, they will sometimes forget that you asked for more hot water, etc, but it’s ok because they have so many customers to handle.
Just be patient with the servers and try to enjoy your meal 🙂
This morning, we arrived third in line to be seated at Day by Day. We had huevos rancheros, and crab, asparagus, and gruyere scramble with black toast and rosemary potatoes. Both were delicious! You can also request milk and honey with your tea. If you order coffee, it will be replenished like clockwork (free of charge).
Happy hour at 10 Arts Lounge is one of the best in Philly. The pretzels might be Americas best, the ceviche in grapefruit is delicious, the oysters taste of the ocean ( in the best way ), and the fish sandwich disappoints in comparison with the rest of the menu but far surpasses your average fish sandwich.
For the price, this place is incredible! At five bucks a plate,happy hour here is totally worth it! We hear it has a great breakfast too 🙂
On a recent trip to San Francisco, we made a quick stop at Le Garage, an excellent restaurant in Sauselito. The cheese plate was served with delicious bread and some sweet and pleasantly gritty quince paste. It was a great pairing. The croque monsieur was toasty-delicious, which is definitely a word 🙂
The neat thing is that it is literally a garage! It’s got a big red garage door and everything!