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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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What’s Happening: Midtown Village Fall Festival is Saturday

It’s hard to believe that this Saturday is the first day of October (already).  October is, hands down, my favorite month–what with Halloween and all (don’t judge) and I’ve got another event to add to the reason why I heart October.  Midtown Village–you know the area that Barbuzzo chef/owner Marcie Turney and partner Valerie Safran […]

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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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Happening Now: Restaurant Week Arrives!

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again, but it is.  Restaurant Week is here and happening in several cities in the area, so grab a fork and go out and support your local restaurants and chefs.  It’s a great way to patronize your favorite eatery or try a new one.  Below […]

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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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Louisiana Eats: From Bourbon Street to the Bayou

We were tired–bone-tired–both physically and mentally but we remained determined.  We had consulted travel guides and picked locals’ brains and not one source, it seemed, could be trusted to steer us in the right direction of true Louisiana cooking.  How could a state fabled for its cuisine be in the running for ‘Culinary Dud of […]

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