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Archive: November, 2012

Specials ramp up at Supper

Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:54 PM
There are some weekdays you really rather not cook yourself dinner but you don’t have to settle for ordering a pizza or pulling into the nearby fast food joint. Starting on Monday, Dec. 3, Supper Restaurant (926 South St.) will host a new special each weeknight in addition to its Weekend Warrior... Read more

Where to wear that ugly holiday sweater

Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:52 PM
Remember that godawful sweater you bought last year to wear to your friend’s ugly sweater holiday party? You’re going to want to find it for the Mad Elf Holiday Sweater Party hosted by Perch Pub (1345 Locust St.) on Wednesday, December 19, from 7-10 p.m. Prizes will be given to all... Read more

Offal dinner: Six chefs, six courses

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 9:00 PM
Can’t remember the last time you had a pig-head croquette? On Monday, December 3, six chefs will come together to serve a six-course, offal dinner at Le Virtu (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.). Seats are $60 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and beverages) and dinner will be served at two seating times... Read more

Five healthy-ish holiday foods

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 1:55 PM
Phillyism is out with a list of five foods that "won't make you feel like a fatty," under the assumption that between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we're trying to eat somewhat healthfully. Among the crop is the "Bacado" at the new Eat-A-Pita shop on 12th Street near Sansom, which... Read more

Video recap: Garces vs. Vetri in the Turkey Bowl

Monday, November 26, 2012, 9:21 PM
Johnny Goodtimes, video crew in tow, covered Thanksgiving Day's annual tag-football game between Jose Garces and Marc Vetri's posses at Franklin Field. Vetri and company made it three wins in a row. Garces donated $5,000 to Vetri's foundation. One casualty: John Plower of Amis, a backup QB and occasional... Read more

Cyber Monday Philly chocolate steal

Monday, November 26, 2012, 5:14 PM
The Wall Street Journal assembled a list of Cyber Monday deals for the “cyber hungry,” featuring this steal for Philly-made chocolate. The Pennsylvania General Store has put together a Philly Dark Chocolate Bar Sampler ($29.99) that includes items from such locally acclaimed chocolatiers... Read more

On track: Hot chocolate at 30th St. Station

Monday, November 26, 2012, 2:41 PM
Proving that no topic is too arcane for the Internet, the blog 22ndandphilly surveys the surfeit of hot chocolate options at 30th Street Station. The contenders: Saxby's, Au Bon Pain, Cosi and Dunkin' Donuts. None seems to disappoint our correspondent. Article is here. Read more

Restaurants eat up virtual gift cards

Monday, November 26, 2012, 9:56 AM
Nation's Restaurant News sizes up the scene in restaurant gift card sales. NRN reports that the National Retail Federation predicts that 81.1 percent of shoppers this year will purchase at least one retail gift card of some sort, spending an average of $156.86 – the highest amount in a decade... Read more

Garces' cookbook makes a best-of list

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 1:18 PM
Jose Garces' new cookbook, The Latin Road Home, has made critic John Mariani's list of the "best holiday food and drink books." Mariani, best known for his work in Esquire, blurbs: "Immensely gifted both as a chef and conceptualizer, Garces has established his reputation with 15 restaurants nationwide... Read more

Bloggers say cheese for a unique collaboration

Friday, November 23, 2012, 10:26 AM
Food bloggers Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars, Tenaya Darlington of Madame Fromage and Jason Varney of Fussing with Forks teamed up to create four digital pages of cheese, preserve and drink pairings and recipes entitled In Deep Autumn. "We gathered chestnuts, we pickled shallots and preserved... Read more
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