As the jury entered their final excruciating hours of deliberations in the Cosby sexual assault trial last week, the mood among my colleagues in the press was decidedly tense. And then I arrived with two giant bags of Zeps, Norristown's signature hoagie cousin: "the best part of the entire two weeks."
Mica 8609 Germantown Ave., 267-335-3912; micarestaurant.com The best restaurant in Chestnut Hill has gotten even better, thanks to an ownership change with seemingly subtle modifications. Going BYOB, improving food value, adding the spontaneity of weekly themed tasting menus has transformed Mica from a special-occ
Not only does this zinfandel gain a century-plus worth of complexity from hanging on 126 years old, it was farmed by an 96-year-old farmer in Contra Costa County. Add the experience of the Rosenblums' Rock Wall Wine Co., and this red delivers a powerful depth paired with freshness and balance. Perfect for grilling season.
Nasi bungkus is an entire meal of rice, vegetables and curried meat stews wrapped to-go inside a banana leaf bundle. At $8, it's a flavorful bargain, and a perfect reason to rediscover Sky Cafe, an Indonesian restaurant that relocated after its first location burned down in 2015.
LA MAISON 1470 Old Ridge Rd., Coventryville, 484-680-2631; martinskitchen.com. This early-18th-century stone house in historic Coventryville is both the residence of Martin and Janet Gagné and their 24-seat restaurant, where rustic French tasting meals are served three nights a week. The multicourse $90 menus (and smaller $42 Thursd
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