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The Cheesesteak Pretzel: As Philly As It Gets!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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When news surfaced about the Cheesesteak Pretzel, there was really no doubt we had to cover it. This is a Philadelphia-based sandwich blog after all, and a sandwich-like creation capturing and combining the essence of two of Philly’s most iconic foods is a completely undeniable force. The Cheesesteak Pretzel is the creation of the Philly [...]

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Burgers, Beef Franks and Baseball at Bridget Foy’s

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Burgers, Beef Franks and Baseball at Bridget Foy’s

In early April, Citizens Bank Park challenged local fans to pick a signature hot dog from three gourmet choices (all of which are far too good to be placed into an air powered hot dog launcher). The winner, the South Philly Dog, consists of broccoli rabe, spicy roasted peppers, sharp provolone and a grilled, juicy [...]

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Twenty Manning Fires Up The Grill

Monday, May 10, 2010

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I never did get to experience the old Twenty Manning. However, after a complete interior redesign and the introduction of an almost-entirely new, affordable, American bistro menu and a variety of burgers, I had to go. I met with Chef Kiong Banh, who has spent 10 years within these walls, and is excited for some [...]

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Double Down In Your Hometown

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Double Down In Your Hometown

We don’t typically post about fast food here on Unbreaded. This post will be atypical and unusual. Full disclosure: I have an odd fascination with fast food unicorns. They’re the mythical creatures of the commercial dining world. I enjoy the novelty of limited or rare offerings. I remember going out on Burger King crawls just so [...]

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Lechuga: Iron Chef Takes On The Salad Bar [April Fools!]

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Lechuga: Iron Chef Takes On The Salad Bar [April Fools!]

When hunting for a great salad at lunch time, we’re usually stuck with the run of the mill chain that offers bland lettuce and overripe tomatoes grown on the other side of the country. That won’t be the case for much longer. Although there’s been reports that Garces Restaurant Group had inked a lease transaction [...]

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Introducing The PYT Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Salad [April Fools!]

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Introducing The PYT Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Salad [April Fools!]

In celebration of our relaunch, Untossed teamed up with PYT’s Tommy Up to introduce what might just be the finest salad creation Philly has ever seen. It’s the PYT Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Salad and we had a chance to stop in yesterday for an exclusive bite. The basis for this salad is fresh, never frozen, [...]

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500º, Center City’s Hottest New Burger Joint

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Behind the the walls of a currently unassuming brick-faced building on Sansom Street is Center City Philadelphia’s latest burger joint. 500º opens today and features handcrafted burgers and fries using only the highest quality ingredients. Owners Rob and Maggie Wasserman, found inspiration for the restaurant and its menu from the their taste of success with [...]

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Garces Trading Company Barters With European Flavors

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Garces Trading Company Barters With European Flavors

Tucked away between 11th and 12th on Locust is Iron Chef Jose Garces’ latest Philadelphia endeavor, the Garces Trading Company. We’re truly amazed that in just four short years the man has been able to open up six restaurants in our lovely city, with a seventh already on the way in the Cira Centre. Unlike [...]

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