Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Yanako Debuts a Must-Try Holiday Menu (Manayunk Dish)

December 7th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet
Just in time for holiday festivities, Yanako is rolling out a new menu option that will have sushi lovers talking. From December 16–31, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a four-course meal for just $40 per person. With all of the shopping craziness that surrounds this time of year, don’t forget to make time for date nights with your special person and nights out with friends and family. Dinner at Yankao would make for the perfect backdrop for a night out on the town. – See more at:

Yanako in Manayunk: A Temporary Home for Chabba Thai (taste + scene)

December 7th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Chef and owner of Chabba Thai and Yanako, Moon Krapugthong, was named perfectly. Because now she is shooting for the moon.

While Chabba Thai is getting an extreme makeover (this one’s a doozy – it will expand into the old Manayunk Main Street Market), Yanako is holding the fort down with her amazing, soulful dishes and still serving up Chabba Thai favorites in the meantime.

And from Dec. 16th to 31, a delightful 4-course prix fixe holiday menu is available which includes both Japanese (from the kitchen and sushi bar) and Thai dishes. The price is only $40 per person and includes an appetizer, soup or salad, an entree and dessert.

To test and tout this great deal, we were in for a little treat when visiting Chef Moon starting with some lightly salted edamame and the always-addicting Thai iced tea. Next up was the fluke ceviche with notes of citrus and a slight tang tantalized the taste buds. Yanako is known for its fresh, never-tasted-sushi-like-this-before service so it’s no surprise the fluke was fresh, clean and delicious.


Colonial vibe, modern cuisine: Black Powder Tavern (taste + scene)

December 7th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Ever dream of those days where you want to step outside the monotony of city life and relax? Few places can whisk you away like Valley Forge, minutes outside of the city. And after a day at the park, few restaurants can satisfy your craving like Black Powder Tavern.

Formerly Winberie’s, Black Powder Tavern rebranded itself last fall in an exciting way, staying true to its New American-inspired menu while adding a delectable selection of small plates and wide variety of craft beers that rotate on a weekly basis.

While the balance between attracting a younger clientele and maintaining the area’s standbys is a delicate one, Black Powder has done well by offering an extensive brunch buffet and frequently rotating creative specials.