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The Food is Serious, the Chef, Not So Much

The Food is Serious, the Chef, Not So Much

The name of a certain Ottsville caterer delivers a distinct impression, which makes it worth noting that we do not live in a box of Lucky Charms, and food is not magically delicious. Whimsical as a brand like The Flying Avocado Whole Foods may seem, it gets you through only so many doors. The owner […]

February 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shedding Inhibitions

Shedding Inhibitions

Eric Asimov is a wine advocate for the people. He proclaims flowery tasting notes to be tyrannical and meaningless. And though he understands why we, the quick-to-drink, slow-to-appreciate members of the swilling masses, rely on the ratings, he scrutinizes them no less for being misleading. Asimov has made it his life’s work to demystify the […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Depth Beyond Taste

A Depth Beyond Taste

Four kinds of hummus—the luscious, creamy dish made from chickpeas. If your tastebuds aren’t twitching yet, step back for a moment and consider what else a be on the menu of a restaurant that bothers to make four kinds of hummus. There, in that instant, you’ll have your first fleeting taste of chef Michael Solomonov […]

March 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Lifetime to Learn Simple Food

A Lifetime to Learn Simple Food

Carlo deMarco, one of the Main Line’s foremost chefs, is perfecting lessons that were instilled in him at an early age. Twelve years ago, I opened 333 Belrose Bar & Grill in Radnor, fulfilling a lifelong dream to be my own boss and to have a place that’s very much like the great casual eateries […]

July 19, 2011 | By | Reply More