March 9-15, 2006
foodTop 5 Dining Room Distractions
100 Spring Garden St., 215-625-2800Watching g-stringed dancers dangling upside down on a pole really works up a guy's appetite. Too bad the only piece of meat you'll be sinking your teeth into is one of Delilah's choice beef cuts, including filet mignon, New York strip and baby back ribs. Looking to save those precious dollar bills? Drop by after work for the free weekday dinner buffet from 5 to 7 p.m.
2 Bistro Romano
120 Lombard St., 215-925-8880Besides serving up some of the best Italian in town, this Society Hill mainstay (open 30-plus years) is also one of the most romantic. Reserve seats for the Murder Mystery Theatre, a whodunit show served with a four-course dinner every Friday and Saturday on the second floor.
517 S. Leithgow St., 215-925-5929Watching the platoon of costumed waiters dole out dish after dish might seem like entertainment, but the real reward for going utensil-free during this traditional seven-course Moroccan feast is the belly dancer that you can request. But those hips don't come cheap expect to pay $100 for a 25-minute dance.
Pier 19 North, 325 Columbus Blvd., 215-592-7100Watching Iron Chef Morimoto in action is a thrill, but nothing compared to the dinnertime theatrics that make this riverside steak house and sushi bar so popular. The chef whips up your meal tableside, making sure you get your money's worth with quick hands, witty anecdotes and some well-rehearsed knife wielding. Keep on the lookout for the sushi-in-the-pocket trick.
1229 Spruce St., 215-790-9494Bring your dirty mind and empty stomach to Kinky Quizzo, every Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. Diners can win porn-tastic prizes just by answering questions about movie sex scenes, filthy song lyrics and other trivia about doing it. The Medi-Latin plate, available until 1 a.m. from the lounge menu, is the best bet for sharing.