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Toque of the Town: Top Chef Kevin Sbraga Debuts in Philly

In a world where the popularity of television personalities is as fleeting as the lifespan of a mayfly, it’s rare that 15 minutes of TV fame translate to real world success.  Both loved and despised, reality television is often responsible for dashing the dreams of hopeful fame seekers and putting the kibosh on budding careers–former reality show contestants often […]

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Creative Comfort Food: Marathon Grill Review

Want to see something entertaining?  Mention the words ‘chain restaurant’ to a food lover and gauge her reaction.  It is almost guaranteed that face contortions and nose-in-the-air snobbery will ensue.  A renewed interest in haute dining has nearly put a proverbial nail in the coffin of chain restaurants–even forcing a record number of recognizable national brands to […]

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BBQ in Doylestown? Hickory Kitchen Review

CATHOLICISM, JUDAISM, ISLAM, & BBQ: THE 4 MAJOR RELIGIONS Once you cross the Mason-Dixon Line and head into the Southern part of the country, folks get serious about barbecue.  When most of us Northerners think of barbecuing, we conjure up images of a fleeting, backyard summertime affair consisting of some store-bought hot dogs, a few limply held […]

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The Curious Canadian Soda

As a plucky pig-tailed 7-year old, I took my first trip to Canada and back then I didn’t appreciate a single thing about the country—the everyday sights and sounds of Montréal and odd curiosities of Chinatown didn’t appeal to me at all.  Years later, I would realize how silly I was and fell in love […]

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Hangin’ with the Cool Kids: A Burger at PYT

A funny thing happened to Generation X–we grew up.  We got jobs, 401Ks, and we settled down, but every now and then we like to prove to ourselves (and to others) that we haven’t completely sold out to The Man and there’s still a kernel of coolness deep down in our once-slacker souls.  So, we […]

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