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June 30, 2010 2

Bibou (Philadelphia)

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My last visit to Bibou, a small French BYOB tucked in the Little Saigon area of Philly, was unforgettable. I brought Joan back to try the Sunday Prix-Fixe Night again (I rsvp 1 week ahead). Just as last time, it was $45 for 4 courses (cash only). Pity this time the butter that came with […]

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June 30, 2010 Off

Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop (Philadelphia)

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We found this lovely tea room Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop while strolling the Northern Liberties neighborhood. The small interior is intimate: eclectic vintage furnitures (for sale too!) with new age music. You feel like being tuck away at a quiet corner where no one would bother you. The pastry and tea wares are […]


June 18, 2010 1

Tartes (Philadelphia)

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Tartes is a bakery in a pink little shack with a walked-up window at Old city. As their name suggests, they made gorgeous looking tarts plus other baked goods as well (brownies, cookies and cupcakes). When you walked up to their window, you can see their kitchen clearly. The window displays looked absolutely mouth-watering. I […]

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June 16, 2010 Off

Flying Monkey (Philadelphia)

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Also on the pretty Locust street is the cupcake teahouse Flying Monkey. They have a shop at the Reading Terminal Market as well. The space is too lovely~ The walls are decorated with paintings of monkey interpreted by different artists. I love the mismatch pillows. You can select tea from the jars. They played good […]

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June 15, 2010 Off

Garces Trading Co. (Philadelphia)

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Joan flew over one weekend to join me at Philly. Since I was underwhelmed by Amada, I wanted her to experience the other outpost of the Garces Restaurant Group: Garces Trading Co. It’s located in the gayborhood – on the pretty, residential Locust street. While the other Garces’ establishments are tapas/wine bar, this one is […]

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