Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Blow Out: Golden Fish Market

Have you seen Brian DePalma’s film Blow Out? If so, that clip will make a lot more sense.* Set in Philadelphia, a long tracking shot follows John Lithgow as a stone-cold killer (really, a part he was born to play) … Continue reading

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Tea Leaf

The woman was blocking the cash register. “Can you believe that?” she opined, “I don’t have pets. And he just brought his dog with him to my house! On Thanksgiving!” The woman behind the counter shook her head. The other … Continue reading

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Year End: Top 5 Worst Food Moments of 2011

On day two and 2012 is already shaping up to be a good food year–warm, cakey donuts at Federal Donuts followed by a mouth-tingling dinner at szechuan palace Han Dynasty  (the cumin lamb and dan dan noodles are as good as you’ve … Continue reading

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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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