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Philacatessen

The Heart of the Eagles: Specialty Cocktail

When I first created this drink in honor of our beloved Eagles and their late-season resurrection, I considered calling it the Saint Nick Foles. But canonization is not going to resonate with a Jewish...

Philly Special in a Glass

As the Eagles enter the playoffs, we fans are doing our part to support the team as best we can. To that end, I created a drink called the Philly Special to sip (or...

P.S. & Co., Rittenhouse Vegan Destination

I was invited to lunch by a vegan friend recently. I suggested she choose the place because, well, she’s somewhat limited in her intake. I confess that when she offered up P.S. & Co. and...

Plenty Café: Plenty of Locations, Plenty of Options

The three Philadelphia locations of Plenty Café are modeled after the grand cafes found all over Europe. They focus on high-quality specialty coffees available all day, as well as a full bar, and handcrafted, high-quality...

Late Fall Harvest Healthy Turkey Pot Pie

Now that my farmers market runs all 12 months, I can get seasonal, local produce most of the year. I bought a nice assortment of late fall veggies last week, and made a healthy...

This Bark Doesn’t Bite

I’ve shared my recipe for chocolate bark before. It’s a winner — supremely simple and a sure-fire hit. https://www.facebook.com/jewishexponent/videos/187152475496338/UzpfSTEwMzc4MDYxMjE6MTAyMTQ4NDQxNzgxOTE0OTc/ But I developed a crowd-pleasing new version of it for my last book group gathering. I was...

Koto Sushi Lands on Jewelers’ Row

Koto Sushi, a new BYO, has landed on Jewelers’ Row at 719 Sansom St., and the sparkling-clean, spanking-new restaurant offers top-notch Japanese food at moderate prices. The husband-and-wife owners are friendly and professional, and the...

Pistachio Soufflé: Modern-Day Manna

On a recent trip to Spain, I had the good fortune to enjoy lunch at a Michelin star restaurant in Toledo. El Carmen de Montesion delivered a memorable seven-course meal — lunch ended around...

Perfect Autumn Dinner

As the air chills and the days shorten, we begin to crave warming, homey, comfort foods. Roasted chicken is the quintessential comfort meal — and it is quite simple to make. The addition of seasonal...

Harvest Thyme

My summer herb garden is done. I harvested all the basil last week and made a big batch of pesto: https://www.facebook.com/jewishexponent/videos/325791781502815/UzpfSTEwMzc4MDYxMjE6MTAyMTQ1MDc0OTAwMTQ1MDM/. The thyme was hanging on, but as the temperatures dropped I knew I needed to...