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A January 2006 trip to Philadelphia by Go2Phila

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Joseph Poon

Restaurant

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This restaurant has closed. In its last year, it had a big bang on presentation, but the quality and the actual fusion had diminished from the offerings.

The chef has since announced the opening of a new restaurant above his current catering and cooking school, also in Chinatown.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 20, 2006

Joseph Poon
1002 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
+1 215 928 9333

Kabul

Restaurant

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This place is indeed a very good find, both for value as well as the quality of the food.

Think of Afghan food as a cross between Indian, Persian, and Middle Eastern. They offer kabob-style grilled meats, curries, and other treats, but where they really shine is with their varieties of rice preparations. I went with one friend, and each of our entrees came with a differently prepared rice, both incredibly fragrant and spiced to complement the meats.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2006

Kabul
106 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215)922-3676

Konak

Restaurant

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This is a wonderful restaurant tucked onto a sleepy part of Arch Street, down near Front. They are very welcoming at your arrival, and the food is fabulous. They offer many traditional Turkish dishes, including Imam Bayaldi, a mouthwatering eggplant appetizer. Another bonus: it's BYO.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2006

Konak
228 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 592-1212

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I have been to many art museums in the U.S. and Europe, and the PMA ranks among the best. The building itself is quite majestic, rising over the city on what was the highest point of the city. They have an incredible collection of Impressionist paintings, as well as the Dutch masters and medieval art. An interesting section of the museum takes the visitor on a journey through an historical site in Thailand, Syria, Japan, and medieval England.

Don't forget to take a little time to walk down the hill in the back to peruse the old Philadelphia Waterworks. Its rotunda at the end of the buildings was the most painted site in the country in the late 19th century.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 20, 2006

Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street And The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
(215) 235-7469