Baltimore in the Fall

I finally found time to make the trip down to Baltimore and visit my friends Laura and John in their new wonderful, beautiful, full-of-original details house in Charles Village. We went straight to the Saturday farmers market around the corner, and stocked up on all kind of beautiful veggies, a great havarti, a loaf of bread, some apple cider (for mug after mug of cider … Continue reading Baltimore in the Fall

Great Food Events at the First Person Festival

I love the First Person Festival, and you know I love food. I thought that I’d let you know about some great food events at this year’s festival – get your tickets quick! Buy Tickets Edible World: Foobooz Burger Cruise – Tuesday, November 3 Tour starts at 1 South Broad Street 6-9pm In advance: $45 (First Person Arts members) / $50 (general public) – $50/$55 … Continue reading Great Food Events at the First Person Festival

Modo Mio menu turista

I’ve been trying to get to Modo Mio for months and months, but circumstances keep thwarting me. When I finally made it, I decided to go with the menu turista – the “tourist” or pre fix menu – in order to sample as many dishes as possible. Above the the barbabietola, an antipasti of roasted beets, toasted almonds, baby arugula, anchovy (which they kindly left … Continue reading Modo Mio menu turista

Grilled Cheese at Prohibition Taproom

How can you not love a bar with a beautiful sign like that? Prohibition Taproom is a super neat place, with great beers on tap, a very cool curvy bar, and an awesome juke box. What’s not to like? They also have a great menu with a daily grilled cheese special. The Saturday night I was in featured jack and blue cheese with sliced pears … Continue reading Grilled Cheese at Prohibition Taproom

An Impromtu Fall Dinner Party

Fall has arrived! My CSA is bursting with delicious Fall vegetables, and I was so excited to roast a big pan of vegetables, I had to throw an impromtu dinner party. A giant pan of yellow potatoes, sweet potatoes, and red onions, roasted with some garlic cloves, olive oil, pepper and salt. A salad of spinach and dandelion greens with cherry tomatoes – all from … Continue reading An Impromtu Fall Dinner Party

Ressurection Ale House

I finally made it over to Ressurection Alehouse, the new restaurant run by the couple partially responsible for the best fried pickles in Philadelphia (Memphis Taproom) and my West Philly neighborhood’s best on-tap beer bar (Local 44) . What a lovely joint – not that I’m surprised at all. I love the way the Brendan and Leigh take advantage of the best of a building … Continue reading Ressurection Ale House

Pumpkin Beers at the Institute!

I get pretty excited about the start of pumpkin beer season. There is nothing (well, maybe cider and falling leaves and caramel apples) that smells and tastes like distilled fall. I’m pretty picky, however, about my pumpkin beer. I like it not very sweet, with a spicy front and mellow finish. What could be more fun on a fall night than a trip down to … Continue reading Pumpkin Beers at the Institute!