(There’s gotta be some bad wordplay there somewhere … Ultraphilterfest … something. Whatever.)
Anyway, beloved MAD Ultrafilter has moved from the southern end of the range to the northern end, and is now living in Philly. We haven’t had a dinner in eons – so let’s show him what Philly Dopers can do!
I’m working way up in Bucks County these days, so if we do a weeknight, I’d like to do it in Manayunk or thereabouts. There’s an okay Mexican restaurant in East Falls, within easy walking distance of the train station – Manayunk is also Septa-able.
For weekends – I can do it either of the next two weekends, Saturday or Sunday – there’s a Dopefest up at What Exit’s on Saturday the 9th, I don’t know if anyone is planning to go to that. On a weekend, I could do Center City, West Philly, or wherever.
Who wants to come, and what and where are good for you?
Damn…I keep promising myself I’ll make it to the next Philly Dopefest (considering I’m now, what, 20 minutes outside of the town?)…however, weeknights just don’t cut it when A) I work until 7pm, B) Have an 18-month-old, and C) Have a pregant wife.
Looks like it’s gonna be a small one – just the four of us?
Let’s shoot for Tuesday, 6:30, in West Philly. Philster indicated a preference for Thai or Indian – of those cuisines, I prefer Indian. Anyone want to pick a restaurant? The one we went to the last time we did a Doper dinner at an Indian restaurant in West Philly was pretty not fabulous, but I don’t remember the name of it.
I haven’t eaten Indian in eons, so I can only name the local places. New Delhi and Tandoor India, both near 40th & Chestnut, have been around for ages; was it one of those you went to? There’s also Sitar Indian, on 38th, where the Chestnut Cabaret used to be (boy, am I dating myself).
Of the Thai places, Lemon Grass near 36th & Lancaster is very good. The area around 40th & Chestnut, in addition to the two Indian places just mentioned, has three Thai restaurants and a Senegalese one.