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Pumpkin-lovers, Load Up on Advil

Pumpkin-lovers, Load Up on Advil

The end of summer is surely nigh when pumpkin-flavored everything begin surfacing. It’s hard, though, to be weary of the trend when it all tastes so damn good. Well, most of it, at least. Among the first offerings—and early candidates for the tastiest iterations—are Iron Hill’s Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Classic Pumpkin Ale, which […]

September 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
There’s Always Room for Mexican Food

There’s Always Room for Mexican Food

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Or, for that matter, any variation of it? Clearly, no one around here. With restaurants in University City and Willow Grove already raking it in, Mad Mex, a Pittsburgh-based chain, is prepping to launch a third, this one in the Wynnewood Shopping Center, on Aug. 11. There will be tables […]

July 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Kosher Bakery Opens in Bala Cynwyd

Kosher Bakery Opens in Bala Cynwyd

The same group that brought you Citron + Rose opened a kosher bakery in Bala Cynwyd last week. Six Points Bakery, located at 289 Montgomery Avenue, is serving scones, brownies and pastries, along with a rotating crop of bagels, muffins and cookies—double chocolate cranberry pistachio cookies and peach bourbon turnovers, for starters—all baked daily—and true […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
5 Minutes, Apparently, is the New Benchmark for Pizza Delivery

5 Minutes, Apparently, is the New Benchmark for Pizza Delivery

Restaurateurs and brothers Nick Farrell, the owner of Sovana Bistro in Kennett Square, and Tom Farrell, the owner of The Classic Diner in Malvern, just opened RapiDOUGH Pizza Pies at the Providence Town Center, in Collegeville. The menu features brick-oven pizzas and calzones and handmade salads crafted from local ingredients and house-made cheeses—all of it […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Out of the Bottle and Into the Bowl

Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-based craft brewer, has a new take on the pint with the launch of its own line of ice cream. The three flavors—Hopped Up Devil, Triple Monkey and Storm Drop—are going for $6.49 a pint at Kimberton Whole Foods, Shady Brook Farm and the Victory retail outlet. The ice cream’s made […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Kinder Pursuit of Perfection

A Kinder Pursuit of Perfection

Quietly—by today’s standards, at least—Marc Vetri is building an empire that, upon its inception, sparked a citywide revolution and now, spilling—finally—into the suburbs, is threatening to make him a household name. Not that he’ll be fazed by it. By Erica Chayes Fedderly Marc Vetri. The name draws reverence in a number of elite circles: the […]

February 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gifts That Keep on Giving

The Gifts That Keep on Giving

With a little foresight and some basic techniques, what’s in season becomes a moot point —at least at the dinner table. By Colin Marsh Unless you preserved them, those luscious tastes of summer—the velvety tomato, the sugary peach and that sweet, sweet ear of corn—are off the table for the next nine or 10 months. […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Missing Link

The Missing Link

Dan Semko had an admirable vision: Bring gourmet sausage to the masses. How, exactly, turned out to be the hard part. But, following a winter reboot, the dream’s alive again. Avery Greene Two years back, a new food truck rolled into South Philly and ignited a sensation amid what was becoming an increasingly competitive and […]

March 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Do Try This at Home

Do Try This at Home

Amateur home cooks are fast becoming every bit as passionate about the food they serve as the gifted pros who are being elevated to rock star status. Four serious-minded hobbyists invited us into their kitchens to share their inspirations and what they’re learning along the way. By Erika Jaeger-Smith Chris O’Connell Reporter, FOX 29 | […]

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tracing that Irresistible Aroma

Tracing that Irresistible Aroma

Thousands are letting their growling stomachs steer them toward off-the-radar pockets of Philadelphia, where they’re being rewarded with dirt-cheap, innovative fare. By Scott Edwards After several months of wading through permit applications and negotiating with an endless cast—city officials, neighborhood leaders, small business owners and vendors, for starters—the debut of Night Market Philadelphia met a […]

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More