It was Senor Lanky’s birthday, and in keeping tradition with our trip to Vetri last year, we decided to go to Marc Vetri’s newest restaurant, and winner of the 2008 James Beard Foundation award for Best New Restaraunt, Osteria. Located in a large building with soaring ceilings on North Broad St., Osteria has a more upscale rustic design, great wooden tables, and a giant meat … Continue reading Osteria

La Locanda Del Ghiottone

I”ve been wanting to go to this restaurant ever since I smelled the garlic wafting out the front door during my first First Friday in Philadelphia. I finally talked Senor Lanky¬† into going with me. While it was packed, we were able to make a 9PM reservation, were seated promptly when we arrived, and were treated to great service throughout the meal. We started with … Continue reading La Locanda Del Ghiottone

Spicy Minestrone

Minestrone can take a bit longer than to make than many soups, but it’s a great way to clean out your freezer or vegetable drawer.¬† I based the soup loosely on the Minestrone from Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, but added my own spin with potatoes, carrots, frozen lima beans, red peppers, hot peppers (for winter warming kick!), frozen shredded zuchinni, some small tri-color … Continue reading Spicy Minestrone