Friday, June 26, 2009

Sabrina's






Sabrina's is a local landmark when it comes to weekend brunch. To eat at their South Philly location you have to stand in line forever to be seated--but it's well worth it!! Sabrina's has a newer, second location that just so happens to be in our neck of the woods. We decided to give it a shot this past Monday. The atmosphere is much different. The place in South Philly serves up their outstanding grub from a space that is more like a big house that happens to have tables. The location in our 'hood has more of a diner feel. That said, both are outstanding in their own right. If you are feeling hungry, and are willing to put up with the wait, you can't go wrong with either location.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Eddie Vedder at The Tower Theatre

If anyone knows me at all they know one thing: I'm a Pearl Jam fan. They are the band that turned me on to music and made me the successful businessman I am today. No, I am a big fan and seeing the frontman of the band, Eddie Vedder, this past Thursday was a treat. Vedder opened the night with Daniel Johnston's "Walking the Cow". A perfect opener that accentuated his vocals. Vedder continued with numbers ranging from covers of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" to The Who's "The Kid's Are Alright". Eddie mixed the songs with a few funny stories about meeting Dr. J for the first time and hanging out at a bar in Chicago with Sean Penn and Jack Nicholson. Vedder is on top of his game these days musically, as was evident Thursday. Even though we had good seats at the show our pictures and video didn't really turn out as hoped. Perhaps you can catch a little of the vibe from what we do have. Enjoy. video

Sardine Sandwich, Anyone?






I've been reading about the greatness of the Bahn Mi for some time now. According to New York magazine, The Vietnamese hoagie is reportedly better than just about anything you can put in your mouth. Well, with such a rave review we decided to give it a shot. First, we had to find where they served them. Looking online, I found a Top 5 list of best Bahn Mi's in Philly. Number 1 on the list is in West Philly (which can be a bit of hassle sometimes) so we decided on Number 2 on the list. O Sandwiches it located in South Philly, tucked unassumingly beside the famous cheesesteak places, Geno's and Pat's. After looking over their menu we decided to try the much bally-hooed tofu hoagie and the pork version. Both were excellent. The sandwich comes on a 10" baguette and is loaded with cilantro, jalapenos, shredded carrots, mayo, and onions. A tasty combination. Another upside of the meal is the cheap price. One hoagie cost a mere $3! Also, the place serves a sardine sandwich. Alana hates sardines. If I buy them for the house I can only eat them on Sunday. That's because the container, with it's smell, can be thrown out the very next day--trash day. I didn't try the sardine sandwich on the first visit, but did get to satisfy my curiosity on the next trip. My verdict? Sardines are meant for crackers not for sandwiches. Oh , well. O Sandwiches also serve bubble-milk tea or boba tea, it is one of the absolute pleasures in the beverage world. This sweet concoction is a sugary, fruit-flavored tea that has a slight milky texture with tapioca balls that rest at the bottom of the cup. If you are looking for a tasty, yet inexpensive meal, look no further than the Bahn Mi.