Tag Archives: Philadelphia

DiNic’s Guide to Carnivorism

Sure, Americans eat too much meat, but I’m venturing out on a limb here to suggest that proportionately not enough of it is roast pork or beef brisket, never mind all of the other options. I’m astounded every time a … Continue reading

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Ice Cream, Suckers

Goddamn, Philadelphians. You’re not that stupid, are you? I mean, really, you’re on a line three abreast stretching from Bassett’s Ice Cream in the Reading Terminal Market to well past Pearl’s Oyster Bar. I know it’s hot out, it’s July … Continue reading

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Mezze–Middle of the Road Mediterranean

Truly, one of the crowning culinary achievements of the Mediterranean region has to be mezze, that eclectic wondrous arrangement of various delights, a veritable encyclopedia of what to do with lemons, olive oil and parsley. I remember the first meal … Continue reading

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Franks-a-Lot

My mother used to tell a story of how her very young daughter–already, shall we say, a voluptuary of sorts–ate so many hot dogs that she made herself viciously sick to such a degree that even today, more than three … Continue reading

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Coastal Cave

Come larpers, come nerds, come fanboys. Reading Terminal Market welcomes all. Like the trio of ninja turtles, wearing homemade shells. Like the prepubescent boy dressed like Harry Potter, complete with glasses outlined on his face with eyeliner. Like the jedi … Continue reading

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Hot Town, Cold Food: Tokyo Sushi Bar

Blaring tv noise–is someone channel surfing?–wafting through my open windows. How else such an insomnia-producing pastiche of sounds. Commercials wailing. Music played with a foreign bleat. A low hum of response with fitful barking laughter from the watchers. Daytime and … Continue reading

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Olympic Gyro

Debt crisis notwithstanding, Greece had something I wanted. Something meaty, greasy, flavorful and shredded from a rotating slab. You guessed it: gyro. Actually, let me rewind and trace the antecedents of this particular craving. It began with the Philadelphia City … Continue reading

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The Works at Salumeria

Nearly as soon as I walked through the door, one of my housemates was grilling me. “Sandwich trivia!” he bellowed. “I need sandwich trivia!” “Whatever for?” I meekly replied. “A bike race,” he said, “a Philly bike race, with a … Continue reading

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The Food Experiments Gets Local with The Philly Cheese Experiment

Hey all–While the topic of this blog is Reading Terminal Market, I wanted to pass along some info about an upcoming cooking competition happening soon in Philly. More below: Brooklyn Brewery is bringing the Food Experiments, a highly successful series … Continue reading

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Ah Mon Petit (creperie)

Flour tortillas. Corn tortillas. Rice paper. Pita bread. Ravioli dough. Anthropologists may have missed the one thing that connects all human cultures–the need to wrap food up in little packages. And crepes! How could I forget them, especially when I … Continue reading

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