Monthly Archives: April 2014

BRUNCHING – PEAR & PANCETTA WAFFLES

For someone who lives in an apartment the approximate size of many peoples’ closets, I’ve had to spend a lot of time prioritizing what I consider a “necessity” and what can be kept in boxes* in my parents’ garage (I … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – FRENCH 75 & THE CLASSIC CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Not to sound like a total white girl (I promise I won’t include any Marilyn Monroe quotes in this post) but it was probably around my fourth or fifth glass of champagne* at a friend’s birthday party a few weekends … Continue reading

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RESERVATIONS – THE BURGER @ PARC

And so begins the second installment of the Philadelphienne where I basically eat every burger in the city that has at one point been dubbed the “best of Philly” until I die a slow and painful death at the hands … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – THE CLASSIC VODKA MARTINI

In addition to the smell of Sharpie markers and going on WebMD, one of my absolute favorite things in life is the very first sip of an ice-cold, straight up, extra-dry, Ketel One martini with olives. Because I treasure martinis … Continue reading

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(NO) RESERVATIONS – PHILLY FOOD TRUCKS

Last Tuesday, Craig LaBan, the much-revered restaurant critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, held an open chat on Philly.com. This was a chance for literally anyone to ask him anything about any restaurant or food trend currently gracing our foodie city … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – PIMMS CUP

If there’s one cocktail that I look forward to once the weather begins to warm up, it’s the English staple, Pimm’s Cup. Created in a London oyster bar in the early 1820s, Pimm’s cup has lasted through the ages and … Continue reading

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SUNDAY NIGHT ANXIETY – AVOCADO, TOASTED CORN & CHIPOTLE SALSA

If I didn’t write a food blog, I would probably have to write a pop culture blog based on the (depressing? obsessive?) amount of time I spend on Wikipedia and Netflix.  As an ardent fan of almost every HBO series … Continue reading

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THE CLEANSE – MEDITERRANEAN SALAD

Halfway through planning a vacation with friends, I had a mild panic attack at the thought of being in a bikini within the next month (it didn’t help that I was literally holding a taco when I came to this … Continue reading

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STRAIGHT UP – MOSCOW MULE

If there’s one other drink that has experienced a recent resurgence aside from the Old Fashioned, it’s the Moscow Mule. Despite the name, the Moscow Mule is a citrusy American cocktail first crafted during the 1950s with Smirnoff (hence the … Continue reading

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