Tag Archives: Philadelphia

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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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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Tootsies Salad Express–Familiarity with a side order of variety (and barbecue sauce)

“I think I’m going to be underwhelmed by Tootsies,” I said to my companion as we walked towards Reading Terminal Market. “Underwhelmed?” he responded, “I didn’t think you’d even been whelmed yet.” True. When setting upon a project like eating … Continue reading

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Shy Goats and Local Honey – Fair Food Farmstand and Bee Natural

Laughing, I pulled a chunk from the seeded demi baguette, watching as the crisp crust crackled, spilling crumbs and fennel and sesame seeds everywhere. I spread a layer of soft, runny cheese on it, probably too much but sometimes more … Continue reading

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12th St. Cantina: East Coast/West Coast

We’ve gotten so used to the words “reading” “terminal” and “market” as a phrase, that it’s easy to forget why those particular words are being put in that order. Terminal markets, according to Wikipedia, are central sites, usually in urban … Continue reading

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