Friday, February 12, 2016

Camden County Technical Schools teacher to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:19 PM
The string of appearances by local chefs on Food Network continues next week, with one Camden County teacher making his way to Chopped for a second time. Camden County Technical Schools teacher Timothy Witcher of Pine Hill, NJ will appear on the cooking competition program Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. He previously... Read more

Study reveals Philadelphians’ unique sushi date preferences

Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:39 AM
Philadelphia is an increasingly foodie city, and we’ve got the date night sushi orders to prove it. A new study from Grubhub and Match detailing America’s date night food preferences reveals as much, showing that Americans prefer sushi to woo one another, and Philadelphians prefer a particular... Read more

One local restaurant featured on Yelp’s ‘Top 100 Places to Eat’ list

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12:41 PM
Yelp has released its annual list of the ‘Top 100 Places to Eat,’ this year including just one Philadelphia area restaurant in the roundup. In 2015, four local restaurants made the cut: Beiler’s Bakery, Café La Maude, Mood Café, and Reading Terminal Market. This year’s... Read more

Abe Fisher goes Korean with short-rib feast

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 12:49 PM
Next month, chef Yehuda Sichel and the folks at Abe Fisher will add a little Korean barbecue flare to their classic Jewish soul food focus with a four-course short-rib feast, courtesy of Manhattan Chef Deuki Hong. Hong, who owns Manhattan’s Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, will soon release a new cookbook... Read more

Free cake shakes at P'unk Burger

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:54 AM
P'unk Burger (1823 E. Passyunk Ave.), will celebrate its first birthday Friday, Feb. 12 by giving away free cake shakes from 5 to 7 p.m. P'unk, which specializes in organic burgers, fries and shakes, is partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th St.). The free limited edition P'unk and Sweet... Read more

Flying Fish debuts a Baltic porter, Exit 18

Monday, February 8, 2016, 12:17 AM
Flying Fish Brewing Co. has gone to the upper reaches of the New Jersey Turnpike for the inspiration of its latest beer in its Exit Series. Exit 18 Baltic Porter, the first lager-style brewed in its expanded Somerdale facility, is influenced by English porters and Russian Imperial stouts. Flying... Read more

Subway boosts footlong price to $6

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:06 PM
All great deals have to come to an end. To wit: Subway has announced that the $5 footlong sub, a mainstay of its menu since 2007, is going away. It's a fare hike. BREAKING NEWS: Starting February 4th ALL of your favorite classic footlongs are $6. pic.twitter.com/OoaDYPII1u — SUBWAY®... Read more

Food Trust, Penn student group launch ‘Healthy Food Truck Certification Program’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 2:36 PM
Food trucks of Philadelphia serving unhealthy food: The time has come to step out into the light. And The Food Trust is here to help. The Food Trust recently partnered with the University of Pennsylvania’s student-led Healthy Food Truck Initiative to help make our city’s food trucks a... Read more

Bing Bing Dim Sum announces Chinese New Year tasting menu

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7:59 AM
South Philly dumpling spot Bing Bing Dim Sum will kick off the Year of the Monkey next week with a special Chinese New Year tasting menu. Debuting Monday, Feb. 8, chef/co-owner Ben Puchowitz’s specially crafted menu features four courses, along with two cocktail options and a beer special. Seats... Read more

Make Pizzeria Vetri's signature rotolo

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:16 AM
If you go to Pizzeria Vetri, you simply have to get the rotolo - a rolled-up dough thingie stuffed with mortadella and ricotta, baked and topped with chopped pistachios, garlic, and olive oil. Chef Brad Spence devised the dish, which The Inquirer's Craig LaBan declared his 2013 "morsel of the year... Read more
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