When I hit my pizza quotient on the boardwalk, I crave a grilled ahi plate and a trip to the Hula Restaurant and Sauce Co., the Hawaiian-inspired seafood grill that has been a safe haven of fresh and affordable cooking in Ocean City for 17 seasons.
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."
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.
After biding their time maturing in barrels in La Cabra's Berwyn cellar, some of the sour and funky creatures known as the brewery's Aleatory Series have finally started to appear. And they are worth the wait.
Before Prohibition squashed the hard cider industry like a bushel of rotting fruit, the Golden Russet was a cidery star dating to the mid-1800s prized...
In sign-of-our-time news, this is the final week for Little Pete's near Rittenhouse Square, that 24/7 diner institution on 17th Street that's going to be razed for a new hotel. I just went for my last Little Pete's meal, and the folks there were nostalgic
With the richness of powdered cheddar, a vinegary tang, and the surprisingly punchy heat of garlic and habaneros - the flavor resemblance to the spread is uncanny.
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