Monthly Archives: March 2014

RESERVATIONS – VERNICK

I have a certain gift for being overly dramatic, a bit of an exaggerator (real life can be incredibly boring without taking a few creative liberties) and often end conversations with my foot in my mouth. But it is not … Continue reading

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BRUNCHING – STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM BISCUITS

Don’t get me wrong, I am East Coast-born and -bred, New England-educated and I love a season change more than the average person, but there’s a certain fascination I’ve always held for the South. Maybe it’s my affinity for Gone … Continue reading

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SUNDAY (OR THURSDAY) NIGHT ANXIETY – PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH HARISSA CHICKPEAS

There is a scene in one of my favorite films, the Dreamers, which embodies my idea of an ideal dinner party. In the film, which takes place in Paris during the 1960s, one of the characters drops by his friends’ … Continue reading

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EVENTS – GARCES FOUNDATION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP EVENT

Fellow Philadelphians/Philadelphiennes: the Garces Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by Chef Jose and Dr. Beatriz Mirabal Garces, is launching a new Young Professionals Group with an event at Hip Philly in the Piazza at Northern Liberties this Friday, … Continue reading

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RESERVATIONS – THE BURGER @ THE DANDELION

And so begins an installment of the Philadelphienne where I obsess over the best burgers in the city (if there’s one thing Philly knows, it’s sandwiches) while reiterating that I do in fact have a normal BMI despite my eating … Continue reading

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THE CLEANSE – CITRUS & BEET SALAD WITH FETA

Every so often, I’ll become absolutely obsessed with a certain food. I’ll eat it for almost every meal, every day for a month or so until one morning I wake up and realize I’m obsessed with something else (the fig … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – OLD FASHIONED

Like most American cities (and several European ones), the Philadelphia bar scene has experienced in recent years a resurgence of the “speakeasy.” Unfairly christened a haunt for only hipsters, modern day speakeasies capture a golden age of American imperialism when … Continue reading

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SUNDAY NIGHT ANXIETY – CHIPOTLE BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH CHEDDAR-DILL POPOVERS

Sunday nights are such a conundrum for me. On one hand, I spend all day psyching myself up for a week of healthy eating and getting my life together. I convince myself I’m going to drink a green smoothie every … Continue reading

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BRUNCHING – DUTCH BABY

I would eat this based solely on the name but it happens to be pretty delicious even without its moniker. A Dutch Baby, also known as the (way less fun) “German Pancake,” is a cross between a typical American pancake … Continue reading

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THE WEEKENDER – DC

…because sometimes you just need to get the hell out of Philadelphia for a few days. I absolutely love DC. I’m not sure if it’s the city’s vibe which just exudes power and ambition (maybe I’m just watching too much … Continue reading

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