Probably the best Indian food in West Philly / University City. For years I was used to New Delhi, a few blocks away, which is still good, especially for buffet, but this place easily has it beat. The food here is much less greasy than some other places, but it still tastes fantastic. They also do take out, which is wonderful, or you can eat in. All in all, a fantastic place, highly recommended.
I went in here for the first time the other day when my usual place was closed. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved the place! The guys are super-nice, they have a large selection of everything you need, and they even gave me a glass of homebrew while I was in there! I'd definitely go back. Highly recommended.
This is where I get my weekly dose of comic books. The staff is real friendly, they have a great selection of gaming stuff and a weekly gaming thing (I don't do gaming, so don't ask me for details), and a large selection of new and older comics.
They get a 4 rather than a 5 because: They sometimes forget to put a comic or two in my pull folder. This doesn't happen too often, but it happens more often than I'd like it to. They also don't carry t-shirts or posters. Not that I want t-shirts or posters, but they should have merch.
I hate this mall. Here's the thing, it's the second biggest mall in America. I guess if you love walking around malls then this is the place to go, but there's absolutely nothing special about it other than its size. Mostly it just has more than one of the same damn store. So if I do find myself having to go to a mall, something I'd rather avoid anyway, I'd rather go somewhere smaller with just ONE of each damn store than have my choice of three of each.
Oh, and it's split into two halves. The one half is the "rich" half and the other is the "normal" half. Nothing like economic-apartheid in shopping, eh?
Seriously, there is no reason to get pierced anywhere else in all of Philadelphia. This place is VERY clean (so much so that they let you keep the Sharpie that they use to mark the area they're going to pierce). The piercers are VERY professional and well trained, not to mention incredibly nice. They always ask all about you, show real interest in who you are, and so on. The selection of jewelry is GREAT. Their prices are average for a piercing shop. Well, expensive if you get pierced by a gun in a mall... but you REALLY shouldn't do that for many reasons.
Seriously, I've been pierced in a few different places (both geocraphically and on my body), and I no longer see any reason to go anywhere other than here. I would intentionally wait to get a piercing in order to go here instead of anywhere else. it's just the best!
This is essentially a strip of thrift stores owned by a single owner and all named "The Second Mile ____". It includes a used furniture store, clothing, electronics, walkers, toys, etc.
I've mostly explored the clothing aspects of Second Mile. Basically, if you're into cheap thrift store clothes then definitely come here. They have a decent selection, the prices are cheap, and the clothing is usually in good condition.
You're best bet is to come here often if you want to get real finds. Sometimes you'll go there and find some amazing deals on great stuff. Other times you'll go there and it will be rather generic and you might not leave with anything. That's kind of how thrift stores work though, right?
The only downside: they don't have a fitting room.
I've been here twice. I don't think I'll make it a third.
The first time didn't seem too bad. I wasn't impressed at all, but I also didn't hate it. It was just a place to drink, so whatever.
But then I went back, and it was terrible. First of all, they are not following the "no smoking" LAW. If you're a smoker that might be good for you, but it definitely sucks for me. Second, the waitress sucked. After ordering our beers we asked for a menu (it was after 8:00 and none of us had eaten dinner). She slammed down one of our beers, mumbled "hot dog, hot sausage, chili. THAT'S my menu" and stormed off. Guess what? Some people can pull of the "jerky server adding to the bar atmosphere" thing. Unfortunately, this person was just unpleasant, not quirky. It was awful. We drank our beers and promptly left for a much better bar across the street, Good Dog. Skip this bar and go there.
This is where I went after meeting Fabio, and where I went when the bar across the street from here was a total piece of crap.
It's always great. The beer is decently priced (go for a Pabst Pounder, if you ask me), their food is good (the Special Fries are a combination of potato and sweet-potato fries, try them, you get TONS and they're delicious), and they have a fantastic juke box. The servers are also very nice, I like them a lot. And they don't seem to mind when you're "that loud, drunk table".
Seriously, go here, it's fantastic.
SEPTA and I have a love/hate relationship. They get me all around this city. I live in West Philly and I regularly am on the 34 trolley, the Market/Frankford line, the Broad Street line, and a few buses. What can I say? They get me around. It's a pretty easy system to use and gets you to most parts of the city one way or another. It's especially good at these two things when compared to some (but not all) other American cities I've been too.
Here's the thing though... it's dirty, the politeness of the SEPTA employees is spuradic at best, and the buses and trolleys run red lights A LOT.
Oh, and I forgot to mention: If you come to Philly it's also your only choice to public transit. SEPTA is what we've got, it's what you'll be riding. It might smell like pee, the driver might ignore you or be rude to you (or be super nice from time to time), the vehicle may be right on time or super late, you might have to stand or you might get a comfey seat, or you might be stuck next to some weird dude who acted annoyed when you asked him to scoot over 1/2 inch so you could use a second seat that he had decided was for him... but all in all, it's really not as bad as we Philadlephians make it out to be. We like to complain about it, but it's not terrible, and it is all we've got for now.
This is definitely the best convenience store in the West Philly/University City area. The staff is really nice, the prices are good, and you can get just about everything there. I go here for ham, tofu, soy milk, vegetables, fruit, drain-o, tin foil, soap, Red Bull, spagetti sauce, potato chips, Chinese noodles, hot sauce... seriously, there's a TON of stuff packed into this place. It's not that big of a store, but they clearly make great use of their space.
Also, be CERTAIN to try their tofu hoagie. It's FANTASTIC!
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