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Archive: October, 2012

British tea service at La Petite Dauphine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 11:48 PM
La Petite Dauphine, David Smith's Euro-style tea salon in a Rittenhouse brownstone, starts afternoon weekend tea on Saturday, Nov. 3. The $26 prix-fixe experience is served on Saturday and Sunday in one-seating sessions beginning at 3:30 p.m. Smith will go to seven-day service from Thursday, Dec.... Read more

Dry, dry again: Still-shuttered liquor stores

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 4:53 PM
Days after Sandy hit, some Pennsylvania State Stores in our area remain closed, as of Friday: Bucks County 8794 EASTON ROAD, STE 1 OTTSVILLE, PA 18942 500 S SECOND STREET PIKE SOUTHAMPTON, PA 18966 YARDLEY SHOPPING CENTER 25 S MAIN ST YARDLEY, PA 19067 CENTER POINT PLAZA SC 748 WEST... Read more

Storm food: Five easy recipes

Monday, October 29, 2012, 1:02 AM
Stuck inside with the food staples you bought? Get cooking - until the power goes out. Here are some ridiculously easy recipes. 1 Peanut Butter Cookies 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute 1 cup sugar Combine ingredients and roll into 1-inch balls. Press down with fork. Bake at... Read more

Want to go out with Sandy?

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 4:52 PM
Everyone is suffering in the Sandy aftermath. Many restaurants are closed. Others that are open are seeing long waits. To see who's serving, follow/search #OpenInPHL on Twitter. Any restaurants and bars that are open, tweet at me - @phillyinsider. > Some of the 170 Pennsylvania Liquor Control... Read more

Weekend must-tries: Lloyd; brunches; a Sandy-wich

Friday, October 26, 2012, 4:05 PM
On the radar for this weekend: Saturday, Oct. 27 is the Academy of Natural Sciences' "Cuisine From the Collections," a $100-a-head cocktail party whose food and drink is inspired by the dead stuff on display, e.g. bugs, fungi, buffalo. Saturday, Oct. 27 marks the debut of Lloyd, a whiskey specialist... Read more

Honey's Sit N Eat getting closer

Friday, October 26, 2012, 1:32 PM
Hardly a week goes by without some eager beaver asking when the new Honey's Sit N Eat location at 21st and South Streets will open. Moving along, says co-owner Jeb Woody, who says they're shooting for early December barring any catastrophes. The dining room is in and has its first coat of finish... Read more

Perrier cooking at Heirloom

Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:11 PM
Chefs Al Paris and Georges Perrier have been friends for at least two decades and even cooked together on occasion. Perrier has more time on his hands he sold Le Bec-Fin, and he has been itching to get back into the kitchen. (His latest project has been working at his Art of Bread in Narberth, teaching... Read more

Ina Garten visiting KoP

Friday, October 26, 2012, 10:48 AM
Food Networker and Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten will meet and greet at the Williams Sonoma store in King of Prussia at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30. She's touring with Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust (Clarkson Potter; $35), which has nearly 100 recipes and entertaining ideas. Update:... Read more

Bardea coming to Chestnut Hill

Friday, October 26, 2012, 10:08 AM
The Chestnut Hill Hotel - now undergoing a major spruce-up - has a tenant to fill the prime restaurant space previously occupied by The Melting Pot. Bardea (bar-day-ah) will be an Italian-leaning American with a wood-fired pizza oven, salumi bar, fresh pasta, wines/cocktails, outdoor dining via newly... Read more

Tony Clark joining Valley Forge Casino

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9:40 PM
Tony Clark - who raised eyebrows six months ago when he landed as chef at Serafina off Rittenhouse Square - has a new gig: He's joined Valley Forge Casino Resort as the executive chef of its showcase restaurants Pacific Prime and Viviano. The company said it would announce the move Friday, Oct. 26... Read more
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