Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:43:13 GMT2016-12-06T19:43:13ZCopyright: Philadelphia Media Network
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:43:13 GMT2016-12-06T19:43:13ZWhat a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago this week, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby were still relatively unknown niche players in the wider Philadelphia dining scene when they moved Horizons Cafe, a vegan destination known for grilled seitan "wings" in a far-flung suburban strip mall, to an ambitious new location in Center City. The word vegan - and its animal-free promise of Vegenaise and copious fake meats - still struck fear in the hearts of many mainstream diners.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:23:18 GMT2016-12-05T16:23:18ZHere are 7 exceptional examples of Philadelphia-area pubs, excerpted from Craig LaBan’s Ultimate Dining guide.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:14:32 GMT2016-12-04T14:14:32ZThe wines of the Canary Islands were once very big in Philadelphia, say, about 240 years ago, when ships docked from Tenerife and the Founders toasted their independence, according to some reports, with glasses of "Canary Madeira." Well, a new w
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:03:38 GMT2016-12-02T17:03:38ZThe best part of our pizza revolution has, of course, been the sudden riches of more great pizza than any one person really needs. No matter where you live, close proximity to a heat-blistered pie pulled fresh from a wood-fired oven is now your right as a Philadelphian, not a privilege.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:16:33 GMT2016-12-01T17:16:33ZNo 'Nduja required for spiciness The suddenly (and literally) hot Calabrian salume known as 'Nduja is one of the most unlikely product trends I'm happy to see take off this year. Aside from the fact that its spelling confounds easy pronunciation (say: &qu
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:32:13 GMT2016-11-29T11:32:13ZHere are five exceptional examples of recommended restaurants, excerpted from Craig LaBan’s Ultimate Dining guide.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:43:27 GMT2016-11-28T04:43:27ZFree will and good cooking should, in theory, allow any restaurant space to be reborn with a fresh personality under new operators without regard to the places that came before it. But there is something about the crossroads at 20th and Lombard Streets that suggests the character of its occupants is baked into the sidewalk.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:24:51 GMT2016-11-25T04:24:51ZOur passion for cheesesteaks, pork sandwiches, and other local delicacies is fueled by fierce neighborhood loyalties and spoken with a local dialect that always seems most pronounced when it’s time to eat.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:24:09 GMT2016-11-25T04:24:09ZA mother's touch at the stove can be impossible to recapture. And for Lou Boquila, who lost his mom, Perla Boquila, five years ago, the initial efforts were discouraging.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:40:58 GMT2016-11-23T07:40:58ZWhen a chilly November gust swept down Lombard Street last weekend, it finally became chowder weather at Pub & Kitchen. That, and the unexpected delivery of more-than-expected pollack and parsnips. It's a good t
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:35:17 GMT2016-11-23T07:35:17ZJust distilled beets I dipped my nose into a snifter of B, got an earthy blast of salad bar aromas, and knew immediately it was something different. Is this brandy-ish creation from Lansdale the world's first eau de beet? You bet it's beets (100 percent)
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:40:30 GMT2016-11-19T06:40:30ZWith its raucous banquet of diverse flavors, Thanksgiving is a tricky meal to pair with drinks. But a good case can be made that hard cider - early America's favorite beverage - is on point, both thematically and in matters of taste. Few drinks are as versatile as dry cider. And with the cider-glazed turkey recipe from the Hungry Pigeon published lsat Thursday in the Inquirer's Food section, there is no better match. Among the rising group of local cideries, Kurant from Perkasie is one to seek.
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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:24:50 GMT2016-11-18T06:24:50ZThe corner at 10th and Spruce Streets, it seems, was destined to rekindle its kebab magic. But even Konstantinos Pitsillides, a man so intense he's widely known among colleagues for his "Cypriot death stare," acknowledges he hemmed and hawed over what do with the vacant space for well more than a year.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:23:52 GMT2016-11-18T06:23:52ZNo, there will be no pigeon on the Thanksgiving table this year at the Hungry Pigeon. But there will be a feast of thanks from the owners of this quirky all-day cafe, restaurant, and bar in Queen Village.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 04:03:08 GMT2016-11-18T04:03:08Z'The Kulps kept Thanksgiving simple," says Eli Kulp. It's a hard thing to imagine, little Eli eagerly anticipating his childhood holiday table laden with boxed stuffing, green bean casserole topped with crunchy canned onions, and jellied cranberries jiggled out of a can. Even the sweet potatoes were canned.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:38:24 GMT2016-11-16T15:38:24ZThe "fast-casual" model pioneered by Chipotle that's revamping America's concept of fast food has been applied to food groups ranging from salad to pizza and sushi burritos. But wrap-friendly Middle Eastern food is perhaps one of the most logica
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 13:04:06 GMT2016-11-13T13:04:06ZThe region's craft distilling scene has continued to steam forward with ambitious new players, and many have been around long enough to begin producing spirits with the color of barrel age. But that doesn't mean these liquors are necessarily mature. Despi
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:48:33 GMT2016-11-12T11:48:33ZIn the flash of a long sushi knife, Philadelphia got its first Iron Chef 15 years ago today. That's when Masaharu Morimoto, already an international TV celebrity, teamed with Stephen Starr to open the Japanese chef's first signature restaurant, on Chestnu
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:26:00 GMT2016-11-11T02:26:00Z