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 Post subject: Re: Philadelphia
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:32 am 
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We had a reservation at Horizons last valentines day, but it snowed like a mother, so we cancelled. Haven't had a chance to go yet. Haven't been to New Harmony yet either. We don't eat out much. I would love to try all the places that sell vegan food, and I'm sure one day we will. But there are way more important things to spend money on these days. And we are always busy. Finding the time and money is hard for us.

Has anyone eaten at the restaurant part of Govindas?

I had the vegan pad thai from Mi Lah once. It was good, they are on my list of need to go places. I walk past it everyday and see the vegan brunch banner. I hear the waffles are amazing!

Never able to get to any of the places that get VT donuts in time. Oh well, the sticky buns and cake are good enough for me. I will get a boston creme donut eventually!

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am i the only one who thinks horizons is mid-range? i don't think it is fancy, either. i usually just sit at the bar and it feels casual. it feels like home to me?

Yeah I agree that if it wasn't for it being the fanciest all-V restaurant in town, it wouldn't seem fancy at all. The setting feels to me like a tea shop, dojo, and drug abuse recover center rolled into one. The only all-V restaurant I've been to that is "fancier" is Hangawi in NYC. Wonderful. But still, not a jacket-mandatory type of fancy.


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 Post subject: Re: Philadelphia
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GraciaKai wrote:

Has anyone eaten at the restaurant part of Govindas?


I've been to the restaurant part of Govindas once. It was alright. But it was just set up in the normal eating area of Govinda's to go, so it didn't feel too nice. The food was ok, not amazing, but not bad.

I'd like to try it again sometime.

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Has anyone eaten at the restaurant part of Govindas?


I've been to the restaurant part of Govindas once. It was alright. But it was just set up in the normal eating area of Govinda's to go, so it didn't feel too nice. The food was ok, not amazing, but not bad.

I'd like to try it again sometime.


i ate there once in the summer a table outside. that was wonderful. while we were there they received their CSA fresh veggies - it was nice seeing all the local veggies heading right inside to be incorporated into lunches.

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The setting feels to me like a tea shop, dojo, and drug abuse recover center rolled into one. The only all-V restaurant I've been to that is "fancier" is Hangawi in NYC. Wonderful. But still, not a jacket-mandatory type of fancy.


I love that description. There's definitely a California vibe in there. Hangawi is my second favorite restaurant in NYC, after Pure Food & Wine, which is a little bit fancy. Now PFW is what I call ridiculously expensive. Hangawi is such a neat experience.

The fanciest vegan place I can think of is probably Millennium in SF? Maybe because it's in a hotel.

Still not as good as Horizons.


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 Post subject: Re: Philadelphia
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Hey (Motown) Philly friends! Does anyone have access to a printer and want to print and distribute a few black & white fliers for the book signing? They're 4 to a page, so even 10 copies makes a bunch. Let me know!

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Hey (Motown) Philly friends! Does anyone have access to a printer and want to print and distribute a few black & white fliers for the book signing? They're 4 to a page, so even 10 copies makes a bunch. Let me know!

Motown? Isn't that like Detroit or something? :)

I wish I could, my home printer has been broken for months/years!

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 Post subject: Re: Philadelphia
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I know Halloween is on Sunday, but there are hoards of people in costumes walking around Rittenhouse right now. Is there something going on I should know about?

One girl had on a giant Panda head....just the head, the rest of her was dressed in normal clothes.

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One girl had on a giant Panda head....just the head, the rest of her was dressed in normal clothes.


AMANDA???

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One girl had on a giant Panda head....just the head, the rest of her was dressed in normal clothes.


AMANDA???

Is Amanda PandaCookie? Cause that's what I thought of when I saw her!

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RandiJM wrote:
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One girl had on a giant Panda head....just the head, the rest of her was dressed in normal clothes.


AMANDA???

Wasn't me! I wish. I did go as a panda last year though.

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Ah, Amandabear, that makes more sense! Sorry, I am on sick people drugs. Brain not entirely functioning.

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melisser wrote:
Hey (Motown) Philly friends! Does anyone have access to a printer and want to print and distribute a few black & white fliers for the book signing? They're 4 to a page, so even 10 copies makes a bunch. Let me know!

Motown? Isn't that like Detroit or something? :)

I wish I could, my home printer has been broken for months/years!


BoyzIIMen! Motown Philly back again..

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melisser wrote:
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Motown? Isn't that like Detroit or something? :)

I wish I could, my home printer has been broken for months/years!


BoyzIIMen! Motown Philly back again..

Doin' a little east coast swing...

Dammit, now this song is going to be stuck in my head for days.

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Motown? Isn't that like Detroit or something? :)

I wish I could, my home printer has been broken for months/years!


BoyzIIMen! Motown Philly back again..

Doin' a little east coast swing...

Dammit, now this song is going to be stuck in my head for days.

Alright, you guys are making me feel stupid today. How could I not get that?

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You're drugged up!

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I must be, cause I lived and breathed that song when I was a kid.

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melisser wrote:
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Motown? Isn't that like Detroit or something? :)

I wish I could, my home printer has been broken for months/years!


BoyzIIMen! Motown Philly back again..

Doin' a little east coast swing...

Dammit, now this song is going to be stuck in my head for days.


I WIN!

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 Post subject: Re: Philadelphia
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I love Boyz II Men whaaat. Except...that song makes me think of Stephanie Tanner dancing.

It's Stephanie Tanner and she's here HA to HEY ...STAYYYYY!

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I think Horizons is both fancy and expensive. I guess I kind of have three food categories in my head (maybe that's not enough?): casual, nice, and fancy. Blackbird, New Harmony, Horizons. S'Nice, Angelica Kitchen, Candle 79. I'd call Hangawi "Nice but expensive." I like to go all-out when I eat out, and $50+ in one evening is a heck of a lot for me. Sharing 3 appetizers is a great idea, but I would be leaving annoyed because I'd still be hungry!

I once ate in the restaurant portion of Govinda's, when it was next door. It was a lovely yet overpriced meal that just made me want to head to Horizons. I recall the menu having lots of fake meats, which tend to bore me.

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Has anyone gone to Mi Lah's weekend brunch? Might tomorrow with parents and I need your opinions before committing.

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Who has been to Sprig & Vine? Do you recommend dinner or brunch? Hoping to go there soon (HEAR THAT BOYFRIEND).


Literally back from there as of this moment and dying to share our experience.
Lunch: marinated olives, edamame falafel, asian pear frisee salad, caraway crusted tempeh ruben on pumpernickel, oyster mushroom po'boy with remoulade and fries, pb&j french toast, chocolate mousse cake with coffee ice cream and creme anglaise.

Everything was absolutely forking delicious! Go there as soon as possible!


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Has anyone gone to Mi Lah's weekend brunch? Might tomorrow with parents and I need your opinions before committing.


I've done it twice. It's reasonably priced and the food is good. They bring out a plate of fruit and pastries and virgin drinks (sangria or mimosa). The omelet, the beer battered seitan and the sausage and avocado on a biscuit are standouts.

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Has anyone gone to Mi Lah's weekend brunch? Might tomorrow with parents and I need your opinions before committing.


If I go back to Mi Lah, it will be for brunch. The pancakes and tofu omelette are good. I do not recommend the tofu benedict, though.

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Who has been to Sprig & Vine? Do you recommend dinner or brunch? Hoping to go there soon (HEAR THAT BOYFRIEND).


Literally back from there as of this moment and dying to share our experience.
Lunch: marinated olives, edamame falafel, asian pear frisee salad, caraway crusted tempeh ruben on pumpernickel, oyster mushroom po'boy with remoulade and fries, pb&j french toast, chocolate mousse cake with coffee ice cream and creme anglaise.

Everything was absolutely forking delicious! Go there as soon as possible!



I went yesterday for lunch! The food was amazing. I went with the edamame falafel and Eric got the tempeh ruben. Olive oil cake for dessert! Now I need to go back for brunch.

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