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22nd & Philly's annual food awards, The Scarpettas, are announced. 2013 categories include best sandwich, best new restaurant, best bite, most life altering moment, and many more. 
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Avance + Border Springs = The Best New Burger in Philly?http://www.22ndandphilly.com/2014/03/Avance-Philly-Burger.html
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Yum, yum. Give me some. Check out the Italian hoagie from Salumeria. http://www.22ndandphilly.com/2013/12/Salumeria-Italian-Philadelphia.html
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A good lunch for a cold and drizzly day. New blog post! Warm Up with a Lobster Grilled Cheese. bit.ly/1blb9U0
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Four Things to Order at The Fat Ham and One to Skip. http://www.22ndandphilly.com/2014/03/Fat-Ham-Sbraga-UPenn-Restaurant.html
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What is lunch like at Google's world famous cafeterias? Find out what we discovered and 11 other fun things about Google's food program. http://www.22ndandphilly.com/2013/12/Lunch-at-Google-headquarters.html
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Forget the snow. Who's up for a Hoagie Quest?? http://www.22ndandphilly.com/2013/12/Philadelphia-Italian-Hoagie-Quest.html 
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Food, restaurants and culture in Philly and beyond
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22nd & Philly is food blog based in Philadelphia. Our aim is to share our experiences with the restaurants, food culture and lifestyle in the city of Philadelphia and around the world. 

This blog was conceived while sitting outside at D'Angelo's one spring night in 2008, eating bruschetta and loading up on carbs before the Broad Street Run. We realized that we go out to eat in Philly every weekend (sometimes more often) but didn't have any way to keep track of where we go, what we liked, etc. And when friends asked for recommendations, we had to dig deep into our brains to remember what we liked best.

So here you have it - the account of two young professionals living in Center City Philadelphia who like to eat out and find new, fun places to explore. We're not trained food critics, wine snobs or journalists. We just know what we like.

On this blog, our goal is to share with others the simple man's review of a variety of places, from trendy bars to hidden gems, and BYOBs to beer festivals. And sometimes we'll even travel outside the great state of PA to review our experiences around the country and the world. We won't get into presentation, or be too picky about service. At the end of the day, if Bradd cleans his plate with a piece of bread, you know it was a good meal!

22nd & Philly will always be a work in progress so enjoy the ride and we hope you learn a thing or two that you can use as you enjoy the great city of Philadelphia.
The Humpty Dumpty Burger comes with arugula, sunny side up egg, potato crisp and braised bacon. I tried it at a tasting event, and it clearly stood out as the best of the night. One bite breaks the egg on top, making it totally messy but absolutely delicious. Open late-night on weekends to feed your cravings. Can't imagine how you'd still wake up hungover with one of these in your stomach.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great for a cozy winter date night. Good upscale pub food (loved the fish n' chips and the lamb shepherd's pie) and eclectic cask beers. Best part though are the comfy couches and roaring fireplace to cozy up in front of while you wait.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fare is all about organic, local ingredients with an artsy splash. Everything we ate - grilled octopus, Farmhouse flatbread, avocado crabcakes and flank steak with chimichurri - tasted very fresh but wasn't all that memorable. Ask what comes with your entrees before ordering a side because ours were included. And consider going at happy hour (weekdays from 4:30 - 6:30pm) for good drink specials and half price on tasty bar bites, including the flatbreads. The decor here was odd though: earthy tones, comfy chairs and tree murals mixed with funky urban lighting and local paintings for sale. It didn't make sense all together. On less chilly days, definitely check out Fare's outside seating in the lot next door - very cool nature-themed murals with hanging burlap planters and heat lamps. I'd consider going back mainly to sit outside, but not because of the food.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
If you're coming to Philadelphia, skip the cheesesteak tourist traps and go to Paesano's for one of the best sandwiches in town. In one visit, it tells you everything you need to know about Philly's food culture: simple, unpretentious and delicious. Jaeatyet? The Bolognese sandwich at Paesano's consists of fried lasagna, meat sauce, sweet peppers, mozzarella, provolone and a fried egg. Heaven!! You will not have a stunningly good sandwich like this anywhere else. The aptly-named Paesano sandwich shows off the cook's beef brisket, complemented by roasted tomatoes, provolone, a fried egg and the kick of peperoncino and horseradish mayo. The Diavlo and Arista sandwiches are other popular items. Surely, you can’t go wrong with any of these. In fact, order more than one and see how much you can finish.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Great spot for date night! It sources from local PA wineries only and serves certain wine "on draught" from a tap, just like beer. After dinner at Fare, we sat on one of the comfy Parisian couches, enjoying a carafe of cool red and live blues music. We didn't eat anything but London Grill's full food menu is available at Paris Wine Bar and we know that it is good.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Craig LaBan raved about a.kitchen's house-made english muffin as "a pedestal for breakfast bliss." Can't argue with that after thoroughly enjoying their breakfast sandwich. The muffin is toasty on the outside, fluffy on the inside; egg fresh and fried to perfection; and country sausage made with a mix of spices to push the flavor up a notch. It comes open-faced, and I recommend using your knife and fork because it will get messy. Plus you'll want to soak up all the extra runny yolk with the top half of the delicious muffin, so don't waste any on your fingers or in your napkin. For $10 it does not disappoint on flavor, but at first glance you may lament that the sandwich looks really small. Not to worry, it has plenty of substance to satisfy your brunch cravings. Plus the side potatoes are too good to pass up, anyway. a.kitchen's can't-miss brunch side is the herbed potatoes, sized well to share. They were very crispy but not over-done, and well-seasoned with rosemary and other herbs. Ketchup is available if you ask. I've heard mixed reviews about dinner at a.kitchen but I'd definitely go back to for brunch.
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Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Red Owl Tavern has been opened a month and is clearly still working out kinks that made our meal fairly disastrous. Two guys got the short rib - one showed up fine the other waaaay too rare. Friend's chicken pot pie was burned (according to manager, we never saw it) and it took 20 minutes to get a new one - and even that one came out really skimpy on the crust (the best part!) compared to the beautiful, heaping flaky crust we saw at other tables. The side dishes are weak in size - there were maybe 10 pieces of asparagus and just tiny pile of potatoes gratin. Took forever to get the check too. To their credit, management gave us the pot pie, plus a salad and a round of drinks for free to make up for it. And a free apple pie for my birthday (that was good). We really liked the decor/atmosphere, and the mussels, roasted chicken and short rib cooked properly were tasty, so hopefully Red Owl gets its act together soon.
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