Category Archives: Philadelphia

I Found Fabulous Fare in Fun Philadelphia

I like alliteration. That is probably fairly obvious to anyone who reads this blog with any regularity. Indeed, I couldn’t resist the appropriate alliteration of the title above. Thankfully, though I thought about it and was tempted, I resisted the […]

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A Celebration of Local at The Sheppard Mansion

Most times what is old is just old, but sometimes, things that are old are brought back and given new life. Such is the case at The Sheppard Mansion, a wonderful inn with a restaurant in Hanover, Pennsylvania. I had […]

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Stella Starr

With my friend Judith Klinger's words
that she prefers to go to Pizzeria Stella in Philadelphia for pizza rather than stay in NYC , I had to taste for myself. I since suggested that another
good friend try it when […]

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Visiting Vetri

In 2005 in Bon Appetit magazine,
Philadelphia area native, critic Alan Richman called Vetri “probably
the best Italian restaurant in America.” Having secured a coveted
9PM Saturday evening reservation for four for The Chef's Grand
Tasting Menu, which is only offered on […]

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Taste of the Week – January 31st – February 6th: Maple Loch

In a week of incredible dining, that a cocktail should be my taste of the week, has even me shaking my head and asking, "What?!?" I have certainly become a big fan of the cocktail revolution that has […]

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Cheese and Crackers

Some very good friends are visiting us this weekend from the Philadelphia area. In addition to themselves, they brought a number of lovely things with them including some beautiful cheeses, crackers and Dalmatia fig spread that they brought […]

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So You Want Good Fried Chicken?

It seems that from Momofuku Noodle Bar to Locanda Verde and beyond, fried chicken is the new rediscovered dish of the moment. I must admit that I haven't yet had the pleasure of their versions, but the best I […]

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At the Market – September 5, 2009

Some images from the Trenton, N.J. Farmers Market
 
 
 
 
 
There was some beautiful produce to be had. The peppers, peaches, tomatoes and corn were particularly plentiful and good. I couldn't believe some of the prices. At one stand I bought a basket […]

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A Great Pairing – La Grande Dame and Rembrandt

We brought the wine. Alex and Aki had the cheese. Some of life's greatest pleasures occur purely by happenstance. This was one. The 1990 Grande Dame Champagne from Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin was wonderful on its own as was the […]

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Ideas in the Studio – Round Two

No, I wasn't there, but I certainly wish I was. The photos and the menu indicate a particularly extraordinary meal, having incorporated so many of my favorite foods including soft-shell crabs, sweetbreads, pig cheeks, foie gras, sea urchin, goose eggs, […]

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