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Hamantashen: Outside the triangle

Friday, February 22, 2013, 10:58 AM
The Jewish festival of Purim starts Saturday, Feb. 23, and perhaps the best-known Purim treats are hamantashen - those cookie-like, triangle-shaped pastries that are also spelled hamentaschen and hamentashen. Stephanie Singer of the Bubbi Project, writing in the Jewish Exponent, runs 'em down for... Read more

How to make a crepe like the pros

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:58 PM
Walk by Profi’s Creperie at the Reading Terminal Market around lunchtime and the aroma might stop you in your tracks. The open counter allows passers-by to watch the crepe-makers effortlessly drip batter onto the grills and assemble this treat with sweet or savory ingredients. Blerin Ponoci... Read more

Horse meat on the menu

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 10:04 AM
Ever searching for new experiences for their patrons, chefs Marc Vetri and Peter McAndrews are considering adding horse meat to their menus. McAndrews, who serves a mock horse meat dish at his BYOB Monsu, told FooBooz that he wants to go all-in this spring - never mind any criticism. A chef in New... Read more

A.C. Food & Wine Festival coming back this summer

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 11:33 PM
Caesars Entertainment properties in Atlantic City - Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Showboat, and Bally's, and even the beach - will host the four-day Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, beginning July 25 with events taking place throughout the weekend. Rocco DiSpirito, Robert Irvine, and the Neelys are... Read more

Is this Philly's top burger?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12:23 PM
Zagat Survey has unleashed its lists of the top burgers in 25 U.S. cities. Philly's top burger, according to Zagat voters, comes from a little storefront in Fishtown called Sketch Burger. It snagged a 28 out of 30 for food in the 2013 Zagat Survey, placing it in the upper echelon of all restaurants... Read more

A comfort-food dish two years in the making

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:07 AM
Christina Verrelli of Devon, who won the most recent Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, is blogging her recipes and cooking ideas at Epicuricloud. In the latest post, she gets into the swing of winter - late, as she admits - with Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells, a dish that has taken her two years to perfect... Read more

Come in pajamas and get a free mimosa

Friday, February 15, 2013, 4:15 PM
Now that’s love. Show up in pjs to Supper Restaurant’s Annual Valentine’s Day Pajama Brunch (926 South St.) this Sunday, February 17, and receive a complimentary mimosa. Don’t miss the new additions to their menu including Banana Cream Pie French Toast and Ambrosia Pancakes... Read more

How to make an Odd Hottie

Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:54 PM
We’re all familiar with the Hot Toddy. Good Dog (224 S 15th St.) bartender Nemanya Popovich decided to put his own spin on it. “The hot toddy is usually made with dark teas,” Popovich said. “When you’re a bartender you’re allowed to break the rules. Popovich substitutes... Read more

Philly Farm & Food Fest returning for Year 2

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 1:48 PM
The 2012 debut of the Philly Farm & Food Fest brought several thouand folks to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to see the agrarian side of life in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It's coming back from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the center's Annex A, and will feature demos by chefs Valerie... Read more

Fountain Restaurant receives Top Service rating

Monday, February 11, 2013, 3:33 PM
Zagat recently released the Top Service restaurants in 25 U.S. cities. Philadelphia’s own Fountain Restaurant (1 Logan Square) at the Four Seasons made the list. There’s nothing worse than bad service at a restaurant, according to Zagat surveyors. In a recent national survey, 64% of... Read more
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