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Grazing with The Head Nut

We’re not really a meal eating culture anymore. Certainly that’s something that future culinary historians will acknowledge as they float in tubes of phosphorescent liquid writing books with their IBrains. Instead, we “graze,” grabbing a snack here, eating it in … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures–The Grill at Smuckers

Good coffee (or a decaf americano for me). Bread with some chew. A place to sit and read the free weekly for a few minutes. I’ve got to add another item to my list of simple pleasures: a bacon, egg, … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures — Pearl’s Oyster Bar

I admit it, trying to eat my way through Reading Terminal Market is a chore sometimes, though one I’ve taken on willingly. I like food and all, but not everything’s to my palate. Other times, there’s trepidation. What if the … Continue reading

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Pickles and Fermentation–AJ’s Pickle Patch and Blue Mountain Vineyard Cellars

Aside from a pregnant woman in some sitcom, there are few people who would probably willingly wash down a pickle with some wine. But why not? After all, they’re based on somewhat similar processes that extend the shelf life of … Continue reading

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Dienner’s BBQ – Chicken on a Roll

Is it me, or does it seem like all this breathless excitement about BBQ excludes chicken? The City Paper’s review of Fette Sau was all pork belly this and pulled pork that implying, rightly it seems, that no chickens were … Continue reading

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A Slice of Civic Duty, By George

I’ve never been called for jury duty. Never. Even though I vote (I swear!) and have a driver’s license. I guess it’s because I’ve moved around a fair amount, between states and interstate, over the last several years? Well, maybe … Continue reading

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Queering the Cheesesteak–Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies

As Brian Freedman correctly noted in his recent review of Vedge in the Philadelphia Weekly, we live in a food world defined by a binary–carnivorous or vegetarian. And, like any binary construction, each term earns connotative qualities over time, dependent … Continue reading

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