HUGE veggie sandwiches at POPE

POPE is a veggie and vegan friendly pub with a good rotation of beers on Passyunk Ave. in South Philadelphia. Recently I spent some post-movie time at the bar sampling the latest Flying Fish Exit brew from Victory and eventually some the huge and heavy vegetarian sandwiches. A warning: Don’t go for these bad boys unless you have a serious appetite or you, unlike me, … Continue reading HUGE veggie sandwiches at POPE

You’re Invited! Philly Bites radio show audience

As part of my job at the Kelly Writers House, I produce a live radio show that features 5 writers and one musical guest. The show, hosted by Michaela Majoun, tapes live at the Kelly Writers House and airs the following week on 88.5WXPN. Monday’s show features some exciting local food writers, and you’re invited to sit in studio audience! Just RSVP to wh@writing.upen.edu. Monday, … Continue reading You’re Invited! Philly Bites radio show audience

soft boiled eggs, greens

I love eggs for breakfast, and with my plentiful CSA, I’m always trying to remind myself to eat more vegetables with all of my meals, including breakfast. This simple Saturday morning breakfast, eaten slowly at the kitchen table with a mug of coffee while procrastinating on much-needed yard work, is made of my favorite things -fresh greens, delicious, farm eggs, salt, butter. I soft boiled … Continue reading soft boiled eggs, greens

Fresh Tofu, an obsession

Philadelphia has numerous packaged local tofu options, including Soy Boy, which I often pick-up at my co-op. But I’m obsessed with the fresh tofu options at Saigon Tofu, in the strip mall just south of 11th and Washington. While they make fresh silken and firm tofu daily, they also make “flavored” tofu like vegetable and the lemongrass and with chili tofu pictured above. After I … Continue reading Fresh Tofu, an obsession