by Vicky L. on
On Fridays, I wake up at an ungodly hour to work because I'm nice enough to help out the other staff. This also means I get to leave early, which is nice, because Boyfriend also gets off work early on Fridays. Today, we decided to use his rateclubs Deals for Nick's, so we headed over for lunch. Thank goodness for Boyfriend, his rateclubs Deal, and his wallet, because if I'd paid a cent for my food, I would've torched the place for being the overrated crap that it is. My first piece of bad news came when the guy taking our order forgot one of my tacos. We found out when I only got two tacos delivered to our table. We went to ask about it. Okay, whatever, at least he didn't charge us for it. But I paused after each taco order for the guy to type it in, so he most likely spaced. Two tacos was theoretically enough food, but I was still a bit peeved. Then, seriously, almost $4 (or more) for one taco? Are you freaking kidding me? This has really nothing to do with the fact that I'm CCG. It has to do with the fact that everywhere else in the city, you can get a taco for half of that on a regular day. I had two tacos (both regular style): pollo and carnitas. Both lacked flavor, were greasy, and completely underwhelming. Publico and Tacolicious blow this place out of the water when it comes to tacos. Then, I took a bite of Boyfriend's carne asada taco Nick's way, and I almost threw up because the whole thing was not only bland, but tasted like grease. His carne asada quesadilla was also a big greasy sandwich, basically. I actually felt physically sick from eating even one bite, and I wanted to wipe my fingers immediately. Two tacos were definitely not enough to make me feel full, and I left feeling completely unsatisfied. Taco Bell hits a home run compared to this place, AND it would've left me enough money to go further down Broadway and pay for my cover into a strip club.
by Richard B. on
My wife and I are regulars at Vietnam in Chinatown and West Philly and always will be. But this new spot off Washington Avenue has made us a little disloyal. Le Viet has a different menu than the typical Vietnamese menu but that was OK because the manager talked us through the various items on the menu until we both found something that we both would enjoy. So while the wife was chomping down on some beef lettuce wraps, happy humming while enjoying the robust flavors, I was sweating over a bowl of seafood pho that romanticized my taste buds. If you read this and like Vietnamese feed, you gotta go here.
by Michale Placzek on
The first stop on a night of dancing. I must say given the reviews of this place, I was disappointed by my experience. I think if we had come on a better night we would have had a better time. The five dollar cover was definitely a steal for a Saturday night. We arrived around 10:30 and the place was just starting to get going. We ordered some drinks and sat at the bar. The drinks were ok and fairly priced. My midori sour wasn't too strong, which was fine for me since I am not always the biggest fan of the taste of hard alcohol, however I know the bf was not overly impressed with his G&T. I am not a fan of house music, but will pretty much dance to anything with a beat. The best part of this place is definitely the photo booth. We had a ball taking ridiculous pictures in there and were pleased to know that we could find them online. The only annoyance with finding the pictures is that you have to have a Flickr account, which I don't but the bf does so we were able to access those. Slow start to our night of dancing...