Portabello Burger with local toppings

It was a beautiful weekend in Philadelphia. I (and my awesome friends) did some incredible yard/gardening work, and we managed to bar-b-q not once, but twice. On Sunday evening I grilled some portabello mushroom caps that had been marinating in my secret grilled mushroom marinade (it involves chillies, and ginger, and garlic, and soy, and sesame) and topped them with a mix of store-bought ingredients … Continue reading Portabello Burger with local toppings

Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack Bar – Health Salad

Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack bar, owned and run by the same wise (and friendly) 7th Day Adventist woman for almost 20 years, serves (I hear) an amazing vegan cheese steak, pita pizza, and “meatball” subs. I can vouch the “chicken” salad and carrot “tuna” salad. This last visit I wasn’t all that hungry, so I decided to try the “Health Salad.” Greens, a scoop of … Continue reading Basic 4 Vegetarian Snack Bar – Health Salad

Dining Out for Life: Lolita

Lolita is one of my favorite Philadelphia BYOBs. I popped in this week to entertain friends in town for a conference, a night that also happened to be Dining Out for Life. DOfL is a annual fundraiser in which participating restaurants donate 33% of the tab to local AIDS/HIV organizations and Planned Parenthoods. Great idea, right? My only initial disappointment was that Lolita had gone … Continue reading Dining Out for Life: Lolita