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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
While not as nasally as a Midwestern accent or quite as strong as, say, a Boston accent, there’s a definite “sound” that separates Philadelphia from the rest. The Philly accent is as distinct as that of residents of neighboring New Jersey and New York and bears a strong resemblance to both. When paired with words… (Continue reading)
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