Tag Archives: local

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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Philadelphia Food & Drink Writers’ Conference: A Recap

Everyone with a laptop and a camera can dub themselves a journalist and, for the most part, that’s a beautiful thing.  There’s a staggering number of blogs floating around on the internet, but none is more ubiquitous than the food blog.  Dining in a restaurant these days feels like throwing oneself into a pool of […]

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Federal Donuts Opens Its Doors (And Gets Slammed)

There are a few indisputable facts about me.  I am not a fan of fried chicken.  I do not like donuts.  Hipsters make me itch.  So, what the hell was I doing at the long-awaited opening of Federal Donuts?  Standing on the sidewalk in front of the coffee/chicken/donut eatery this morning, I wondered the same […]

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Win Tickets to Spend an Evening with Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert

The world loves pairings–peanut butter and jelly, Siegfried and Roy, Cheech and Chong–you get the drift.  The friendship of renowned chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert has baffled many for years.  One is infamous for his razor-tongued and candid wit while the other is known for his mild manners and culinary genius (not to mention an endearingly suave French accent–just listen […]

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Cars, Chefs, & Cooking: Buick Discovery Tour Recap

Affordable luxury.  Those two words perfectly sum up Buick’s new 2012 vehicle lineup which might possibly be the sleekest automobiles to come off its production line yet.  On Saturday, the multi-city Buick Discovery Tour rolled into Mt. Laurel, NJ with its mobile car and culinary expo.  A fleet of over 100 cars–including the Verano, Regal, Lacrosse, and Enclave […]

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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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EATS (Eat Along the Street) Festival Recap

The only thing better than eating and mingling is eating and mingling for a cause.  Tonight in Manayunk, foodies, chefs and culinary professionals got together to raise money for Wat Bodd Voraditt–an orphanage in Thailand. EATS is the brainchild of Chabaa Thai Executive Chef Moon Krapugthong and kitchen designer extraordinaire Judy Spielman (of Space by Spielman) […]

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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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Beer Ye! Beer Ye! Tippler’s Tour of Philadelphia

There are things that everyone must do in Philadelphia whether you’re a visitor or resident–eat a cheesesteak, run up the Art Museum’s steps à la Rocky Balboa, and check out the city’s great brews. Tippler’s Tour is a colonial pub crawl through historic Philadelphia which makes stops at some of Philadelphia’s finest bars, taverns, and […]

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A Day at Delicious Orchards

I tend to shy away from mega-grocery stores or anything remotely resembling one in favor of mom-and-pop, specialty shops.  Shopping for food in a place where I can also purchase weed-killer and engine oil doesn’t exactly make me salivate, so when I was recently introduced to Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, NJ, I was bowled […]

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