Love & Honey Fried Chicken

The winner of the Best of Philly Fried Chicken 2018 award sits at 1100 North Front Street in between the lively neighborhoods of Fishtown and Northern Liberties. There’s a subtle sweetness in the breading that pairs perfectly with the spices. The sweet and creamy honey butter compliments the gritty texture of the cornbread muffins. The…

Hidden River Brewing Company: The Best Beer That I Have Ever Tasted

This past weekend, I made the trip out to Douglassville, PA to visit Hidden River Brewing Company. It took a little over an hour, and it was well worth the trip. Hidden River is a hidden gem just feet from the Schuylkill River inside the historic Brinton Lodge at 1808 W Schuylkill Road in Douglassville,…

Upscale, Locally Sourced Comfort Food: Sandler’s on 9th

Sandler’s brings upscale comfort food to a casual dining setting in the Franklin, located at 834 Chestnut Street. They opened about a month ago on the corner of 9th and Chestnut. They recently obtained a liquor license and will begin serving alcohol in the coming weeks. The staff is personable and inviting. Not just our…

Does The Shape of Beer Glasses Affect Taste?

The debate over how you should drink beer has existed since the birth of craft beer. Hardened beer connoisseurs claim each beer needs to be served in a different style glass (as well as temperature), but middle-aged dads think it tastes the same whether from the bottle or in a glass. Pouring beer into a…

Where to Find Philadelphia’s Best Square Pizza

In a city with Neapolitan pizzerias opening on every other corner, it’s becoming harder to stand out. Many have tried using imported ingredients such as Prosciutto di Parma, or even strange ingredients like Buffalo sauce, but it becomes hard to distinguish between pizzerias after a while. Surely the only way to make a statement is…

Zahav Modern Israeli

Zahav takes diners on a journey across cultures. The meal starts with the Salatim, an assortment of six daily vegetable salads. These small dishes foreshadowed what was to come later in the meal. The next course in the meal is the infamous hummus. You can’t go wrong with any of the three varieties: the Tehina,…

La Cabra Brewing Can Release 7/24

A few weeks ago, La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn, PA announced their latest can release. The beers are as follows: Heapious (a New England Double IPA hopped with Idaho #7, Galaxy, and Simcoe), Hipster Catnip (their popular IPA), and Simcoe Shatter (a 100% Simcoe Powder Hopped New England IPA). They sold the cans at the rear entrance at 5pm with…

The Inaccessiblity of Microbrews

The craft beer market has recently been oversaturated by many new players in the game. The only way for these newcomers to stand out is to bring something new to the table. Using creative names for their product, such as puns, and incorporating unusual ingredients into their brews, such as blue corn, are a handful…

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Crock Pots are a wonderful thing. They require simple preparation but keep the ingredients moist. This is the recipe. The red wine vinegar is very powerful and could be lowered to 1/2 cup for less intense flavor. Fat can be trimmed from the short ribs, but any residual fat will melt off. These go very well…

Recipe: Easy 10-Minute Pickles

Pickles are the perfect additions to sandwiches, tacos, and other delicious foods! Just cut up your favorite vegetable (often cucumbers, red onions, and peppers). The ingredients depend on the size of the container, and the vinegar to water ratio can be adjusted to personal preference. An entire medium red onion or two small red peppers…

Double Dry-Hopped Beer (and Stickman Brews’ DDH Double Deuce)

New England IPA’s are all the rage nowadays, but few breweries utilize double dry-hopping when brewing. “DDH” consists of adding double the hops at separate times, once during the brew and again post-fermentation. This causes the beer to absorb twice the hop flavor while remaining smooth. On the other hand, boiling extracts more bitterness than…

Tacos: Authentic or Modern Mexican?

There has been a long debate over where the best tacos in Philadelphia are from. “Modern Mexican” restaurants have taken over Center City, but authentic Mexican lies mostly in South Philly. Authentic Mexican taquerias lean toward traditional meat, such as beef, pork, chicken, etc., while modern Mexican restaurants experiment with meats such as beef tongue…