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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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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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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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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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Vegan Done Right: Lunch at Sprig & Vine

My rants against vegetarians and vegans have been epic, but as I sit at my computer–fingers slightly sticky (a result of incessant licking I suppose)–I feel like a hypocrite of the highest order. I just finished nomming on some pretty bitchin’ leftovers–a mash-up of sweet potatoes, black beans, and cilantro-scallion rice all neatly ensconced in […]

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Thumbs Down for Marsha Brown

On paper, Marsha Brown sounds like a splendid concept–Creole cuisine in the heart of quaint New Hope, housed in a former church and an innovative menu–but the food simply does not live up to the hype.  I’m well aware that I’m swimming against the tide, here.  Marsha Brown is a much-lauded eatery–quite possibly loved by […]

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