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Love Hot Dog Company: A Hop, Skip(pack) and a Jump from Philly

September 26, 2013
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

I have a confession: I’m not a hot dog lover. If I’m honest, I only eat them when I go to a baseball game (read: once in a blue moon). But I recently met a man who changed my view on one of America’s favorite foods and, luckily for Philadelphians, he’s located not far from… (Continue reading)

Styer's Terrain

Greenhouse Gastronomy at Styer’s Garden Café

August 22, 2013
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Singularly focused on seasonal and local dining, Styer’s is tucked away in the far corner of Terrain–a massive, posh garden/home goods center in Glen Mills, PA (less than an hour from Philadelphia and right across the street from the Shoppes at Brinton Lake). Overflowing with foliage of all sorts, the lush greenhouse has a cozy, romantic feel… (Continue reading)

Meatball Pork Belly Caprese

Could This Be the Best Meatball in Philly?

With a twinkle in his eye and, of course, plenty of hand gesticulation, Andrea Luca Rossi–owner of Rittenhouse Square’s C19 Cichetteria Venezia–lovingly talks about the San Marzano tomatoes that are the backbone of his restaurant’s tomato sauce. As an extremely hands-on owner, he wears many hats–it’s not surprising to see him serving, bussing tables or… (Continue reading)

Han Dynasty - Dan Dan Noodles

Han’s Not Solo: Old City’s Han Dynasty Branches Out

A local darling since its opening in Old City, Sichuan hotspot Han Dynasty is taking Philadelphia (and neighboring New Jersey) by storm and its spice-loving devotees couldn’t be happier. Owner Han Chiang is bringing his native cuisine to the masses one four-alarm bowl of Dan Dan noodles at a time. With five locations dotted around the… (Continue reading)

Bufad Pizza

The Spring Garden Takeover: Bufad Opens in North Philly

In the same way Marcie Turney and partner Valerie Safran dominate 13th Street, Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello seem poised to take over Spring Garden. The pair already own Cafe Lift and the always-busting-at-the-seams Prohibition Taproom and, now, along comes their newest venture–a pizza spot called Bufad that sits on a corner a few steps from… (Continue reading)

Blackfish

Supper in the Suburbs: Dining at Blackfish

April 25, 2013
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

There is no denying that the city of Philadelphia is teeming with fine eateries helmed by adventurous and creative chefs, but that creativity is not wholly confined within city limits. In years past, many scoffed at the idea of dining outside of the city but the culinary landscape is growing by leaps and bounds and… (Continue reading)

Pumpkin Roll

Asian Fusion Restaurants in Suburban Philadelphia

The Main Line is a collection of affluent towns that unofficially defines the historical and socio-cultural region of suburban Philadelphia. The tony area is home to chic suburbanites, sprawling estates, and posh boutiques and—alert the paparazzi!—many local celebrities reside on the Main Line. Nectar Restaurant–the Main Line’s French-Asian fusion monolith–is just as much about numbers… (Continue reading)

Smoken Chicken & Biscuit

Top of the Hill: Dining at Heirloom Fine American Cookery in Philadelphia, PA

December 12, 2012
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

heir·loom/ˈe(ə)rˌlo͞om/ – noun: A valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. With Heirloom, veteran chef Al Paris and proprietor Robert Bynum (of Warmdaddy’s and Relish fame) bring upscale comfort food to the quaint neighborhood of Chestnut Hill. At the 50-seat BYOB, the menu reveals a thoughtful focus on seasonal, local produce… (Continue reading)

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(Dinner) Table Games: Dining at Valley Forge Casino Resort near Philadelphia

The first thing one notices about newly minted Valley Forge Casino Resort is how decidedly different it is from those in the surrounding area.  Open less than three months, it joins neighboring Harrah’s in Chester, SugarHouse on Philadelphia’s waterfront, and Parx in Bensalem as the fourth casino to be opened within a 30-mile radius.  The… (Continue reading)

Baby-Foodie

Are You Raising a Foodie? A Guide to Eating Out in Philly with Kids

April 11, 2012
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Children are picky eaters, right? At least that’s what we’ve been told for decades. Just look at the story of Goldilocks–the kid broke into someone’s home looking for porridge and took her sweet little time tasting (and summarily dismissing) each one until she found a bowl that was juuuuuuust right. Was she picky or was… (Continue reading)