Category Archives: Philadelphia

[lost meals] Vetri [2], Philadelphia PA

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] The Dandelion, Philadelphia PA

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Foie, Food, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, The Dandelion, Vacation

[lost meals] a.kitchen, Philadelphia PA

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Koo Zee Doo, Philadelphia PA

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Alla Spina, Philadelphia PA

  The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Cafe Estelle and Kanella, Philadelphia PA

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Cafe Estelle, Coffee, Dessert, French Toast, Kanella, lost meals, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Vacation

Bibou, Philadelphia PA

The Gist: http://www.biboubyob.com/ The Why: Considered by many to be the best restaurant in Philadelphia and receiving raves from many palates I trust for both the food and the hospitality I’d tried to visit Pierre Calmels’ cozy French bistro on … Continue reading

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Barbuzzo, Philadelphia PA

The Gist: http://barbuzzo.com/barbuzzo/ The Why: Part of the 13th Street collection of restaurants owned and operated by Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran I’d been debating visiting BarBuzzo for lunch earlier in the day but having made the unfortunate decision to … Continue reading

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Fountain and Tommy Dinic’s, Philadelphia PA

I woke up late on Thursday and after my run went straight for the conference where coffee flowed freely. Still a bit ‘off’ from the prior day, the bottomless coffee was a nice touch, – a nice touch, but never … Continue reading

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Le Virtu, Philadelphia PA

The Gist: http://levirtu.com/ The Why: Located on East Passyunk and raved by many to make the best pasta in a town where Marc Vetri and Peter McAndrews each own more than a couple of restaurants I simply had to investigate … Continue reading

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Monsu, Philadelphia PA

The Gist: http://www.monsurestaurant.com/ The Why: From Peter McAndrews and the folks behind Modo Mio and Paesano’s with a great location in the Italian Market and Brunch/Lunch Hours Wednesday to Sunday this one was a no brainer for me when planning … Continue reading

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Stock’s Bakery, Cafe Lift, Pitruco, La Colombe, Isgro, Philadelphia PA

My second day in Philly, the last before ENDO2012 would begin, started the same as most – a long run inclusive of a Stallone style jog up the stairs of the art museum – and after a shower I hopped … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Cafe Lift, Coffee, Food, French Toast, Isgro, Italian, La Colombe, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pitruco, Pizza, Stock's, Vacation

Blackfish, Conshohocken PA and Swann Lounge, Philadelphia PA

The Gist: http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com/ The Why: Located out in Conshohocken and featured on many of Philadelphia’s “best of” lists, Chip Roman’s Blackfish had been on my list of places to eat during previous visits, but with gourmands I trust deeming it … Continue reading

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Federal Donuts, Green Eggs Cafe, Paesano’s II, John’s Water Ice, Frangelli’s Bakery, Philadelphia PA

The morning began early with a long run followed by left-over cake from Wit & Wisdom (plus some terrible hotel coffee) prior to the drive from Baltimore to Philadelphia – a drive made in record time thus landing me in … Continue reading

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Supper and Garces Trading Company, Philadelphia PA

Described as “upscale modern American” I had it on good word that the setting and food at Supper were worth the trip at any time of day, but especially at brunch. Browsing the online space and the menu I had … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Cornbread, Dessert, French Toast, Garces Trading Company, Macaroon, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Supper, Waffles

La Colombe and Zahav, Philadelphia PA

Surviving my trip to Camden despite a chance encounter with the wrong bus and some rather insistent homeless persons along my walk to and from the Adventure Aquarium, I arrived back in Philadelphia via bus safely and quickly. Thirsty and … Continue reading

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Le Bec Fin, Philadelphia PA

Amongst the primary reasons for visiting Philadelphia – research, museums, sports, dining, and culture – dining at Le Bec Fin was decidedly one of the more significant. Once considered by many the best restaurant in the United States I’d recently … Continue reading

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Dutch Eating Place and Flying Monkey Patisserie, Philadelphia PA

For those who know me it should be obvious that my dining style leans toward the finer side – and for breakfast to the eclectic or kitsch. With that noted, my fourth day in Philadelphia would be something different – … Continue reading

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Vetri, Philadelphia PA

With Amis and Osteria setting the stage, Marc Vetri’s eponymous temple of contemporary Italian was “THE” destination restaurant of my visit to Philadelphia. Opened in 1998 and consistently named as one of the 40-best restaurants in the country by Gayot … Continue reading

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Osteria, Philadelphia PA

As a visitor to the City of Brotherly Love I guess I didn’t realize just how far the city itself spanned – as it turns out the walk from Carman’s Country Kitchen to the Art Museum is nearly three and … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Coffee, Dessert, Food, Italian, Octopus, Osteria, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pizza, Vacation, Vetri