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Archive: April, 2013

Two restaurant workers fired over online slurs

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2:06 PM
Two employees of a Delaware Thai-Japanese restaurant were fired because of inappropriate comments they made on social media, as they called out poor-tipping customers. The News Journal reports that the manager of Padi restaurant in Hockessin posted photos and credit card receipts over a four-month... Read more

'Barclay Prime for 800, Alex?'

Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:41 PM
Rittenhouse Square meatery Barclay Prime was a clue last night on "Jeopardy!" A contestant Andy working the category "Put your money where your mouth is" got the answer, "Yo! At Philadelphia's Barclay Prime, this sandwich is $100 (it's made with wagyu ribeye and fontina)." "What is the cheesesteak?"... Read more

Tonight is Dining Out for Life

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:56 PM
Quick reminder that tonight is Dining Out for Life, the Philly-rooted fundraiser, in which 150 restaurants will donate a third of their proceeds to AIDS-related service organizations. See the list here. Read more

10 hot spots for outdoor dining in Center City

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 10:46 AM
Late April in Philadelphia means iffy weather - warm one day, cold the next three. For this reason, many restaurateurs don't open their outdoor dining until at least May. Here are 10 fun spots now open. Bring a sweater. Read more

Make these luscious brownie bites

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:45 PM
Devon's Christina Verrelli of Epicuricloud.com checks in with "grown-up style" brownie bites made with dark chocolate and espresso. They're flavorful but not too sweet. Verrelli obtained her inspiration from that little dent that forms on the top of a brownie bite when fresh out of the oven. She... Read more

15 Mother's Day dining ideas

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:41 AM
Need ideas on where to feed your mother? We have you covered - 15 ways. Read more

Northeast Philly getting a big liquor store

Monday, April 22, 2013, 9:22 PM
Two smaller Wine and Spirits Stores in Northeast Philly are being closed to make way for a Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store, opening 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Court at Grant Avenue, 2550 Grant Ave, near the Giant supermarket. As a so-called Premium Collection store, it... Read more

Roll your own English muffins

Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:58 PM
"Only the English muffin has the right size and sheer tenacity to properly rein in the wily breakfast sandwich," writes Meg Favreau in TableMatters.com. "Yet we rarely give it the attention it deserves." Favreau says she assumed that the English muffin-making process was too difficult to do at home... Read more

Meet the king of Sriracha

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:04 PM
Immigrant David Tran, a former officer in the South Vietnamese army, founded hot sauce company Huy Fong Foods Inc. in 1980 - naming it after the ship that brought him to the United States. A few years later, he introduced Sriracha sauce to America. He made the fiery red hot sauce at home and sold... Read more

Go ahead: Spatchcock that chicken

Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:30 PM
Need a fast way to cook a whole chicken? You just need a sharp pair of kitchen shears to cut out the backbone. That way, you get to flatten out the bird on the grill or pan. And then, folks, you're spatchcocking. Marisa McClellan explains the process at Table Matters. Check it out here. Read more
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