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8 Bakeries in Philly That Will Replace Your Coffee Shop Hang

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Have you seen them? Those cafés with stellar baking programs? Those bakeries with fantastic coffee drinks? They’re always full, and there’s a reason why. Philly’s caffeinated, sugar-toothed diners are living their best lives these days, hanging out in shops that do it right on both fronts: pastry and coffee. So, now that the days of bad biscotti and cheap java are…

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One of Philly’s All-Time Hot Dog Greats Is Resurfacing at Stockyard Sandwich Co.

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We all loved Hot Diggity. It was one of those shops that seemed to effortlessly fit right in on South Street, in the neighborhood, in the city. And when owner Keith Garabedian closed it in 2015, it was a heartbreaking loss to our scene. Not because it’s hard to find a hot dog in Philly…

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Here’s the Real Reason Why We Get Hungry Watching Football

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We didn’t have this problem during the preseason, but during the Eagles regular-season opener, we got hungry. Last Sunday, too. Specifically, we got hungry for Thai food. More specifically, curry. Especially when the Eagles’ defense was on the field. We finally figured out: Defensive end Vinny Curry was signaling our taste buds to crave chicken bathed in…

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Enjoy fall weather on these 7 OTP restaurant patios

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fall officially kicks off tomorrow, bringing with it cooler temps and the perfect weather for swarming restaurant patios across metro Atlanta. If you’re in the mood to breathe in fresh fall air while enjoying your next meal, consider checking out one of these seven patios at restaurants outside the Perimeter.

Enjoy oysters and other fresh seafood on one of Atlantic Seafood Company’s two patios. / Photo credit: Atlantic Seafood Company

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You might not realize Atlantic Seafood Company has an outdoor dining option, but this Alpharetta mainstay actually has two patios, both great for enjoying the fall weather. ...

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Bored with salads? Try cold Asian noodles for lunch.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The cold Sichuan noodles at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden I often find myself torn between eating big salads or Asian noodles for lunch. As fall and winter arrive, warm bowls of spicy noodles and broth will become more of a necessity than an option, but considering how long it actually takes for autumn to arrive in Atlanta (temperatures are predicted to be in the 80s for at least the next week), chilled noodles seem to be a more fitting option right now. The five Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes below are on my permanent rotation—even when it’s 40 degrees ...

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This Marietta doughnut dwells in a realm beyond sweetness

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cinnamon Toast doughnut from Doughnut Dollies in Marietta. / Ben Brasch

DISH OF THE WEEK: Cinnamon Toast doughnut at Doughnut Dollies

By Ben Brasch

I always get excited when I see cinnamon-anything on a menu.

But cinnamon can be disappointing, as I found out in kindergarten upon chomping into a curled piece of cinnamon instead of putting it in potpourri like I was supposed to. The timeout seemed silly compared to the self-punishment of eating tree bark that I thought was going to taste like my favorite flavor.

Over the years, I’ve learned that fall brings not just pretty leaves ...

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Roving Korean Pop-Up Restaurant Returns to Philly for a Night of Korean Pancakes

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

After a successful Philly run at Pentridge Station beer garden in West Philly, Baltimore-based roving BYOB pop-up restaurant Haenyo is returning to Philly — this time to Fishtown, at Girard Bruncherie — for another night of Korean farm food goodies. Strangely enough, Girard doesn’t have pancakes on its menu. But come the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, Haeyno will serve up…

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Drink All of the Whiskey at Twisted Tail’s Whiskey Bonanza

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Now in its fourth year running, The Twisted Tail’s Whiskey Bonanza is back again tomorrow night, September 21st, from 7 – 10 p.m. So if you’re a fan of the brown liquors, this is your time to shine. Ticket holders will have access to over 70 different whiskeys — domestic, local, imported, all available to try side by side.…

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Steve Palmer’s Sukoshi will be the first tenant at new food hall Main & Main

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of the Grove green space at Main & Main in Colony SquareCourtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent Colony Square was ahead of its time when it broke ground as the Southeast’s first mixed-use development in 1968, but stop by the building’s food court today and you’ll find the dining options are fairly limited (a Moe’s, a Chick-fil-A, among a few others). Steve Palmer, the man behind Oak Steakhouse, Colleta, and O-Ku, is looking to change that. He’s consulting on a new food hall called Main & Main, opening on the corner of Peachtree and 14th ...

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This new cafe near Scott Circle serves southern classics for less than $10

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

With the recent opening of Lil’B, Scott Circle just got an uptick in southern charm. The new cafe — adjoined to the Darcy Hotel — comes from New Orleans native and celebrity chef David Guas, who also owns Bayou Bakery in Arlington. A glass display case is stocked with glistening croissants in such flavors as baklava […]

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Two Big-Deal Chefs Will Open Restaurants at the New Comcast Tower

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Three years ago. That was the last time anybody was really talking about anything restaurant-related at the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, the sky-scraping giant currently getting built out at 18th and Arch Streets. The last we heard, two restaurants were planned for the building — one at the top, attached to the new Four Seasons Hotel, and the…

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D.C. restaurants are selling tropical cocktails to raise money for hurricane relief

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For Jill Tyler, the co-owner and service director of Tail Up Goat, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands was intensely personal and all too familiar. In the summer of 1989, Tyler’s family moved to St. Thomas, where her parents live. Not long afterward, Hurricane Hugo hit the islands. “Our roof peeled away […]

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The Christiane Chronicles: Can we please use our inside voices at restaurants?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rant Hush Hush Quiet dining rooms are pretty much out of vogue. For years now, architects have been building more and more industrial-style restaurants with hard surfaces that, when mixed with human voices, become cacophonous sound chambers. How many times have you crossed the threshold of a restaurant only to be assaulted by a racket resembling that of a colony of monkeys at the zoo? Design, though, is only partly to blame. Restaurants are not inherently loud. People are loud. Especially Americans, who tend to squawk as if everyone around them is hard of hearing. I could pack 85 Frenchies ...

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Man Escapes Hurricane Irma, Winds Up at Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Scott Cannariato wasn’t planning on taking any vacations anytime soon, but that all changed as he watched the Hurricane Irma coverage on TV two weeks ago. Read more »

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The 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia: 2017 Edition

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

  Took long enough. Foobooz has finally released 2017’s 50 Best Bars in Philadelphia — our oft-debated, never stagnant, always useful list of crowd-favorite watering holes, cocktail bars, and dives. We’ve compiled this list the same way we’ve always compiled this list: We turned to our most in-the-know friends — food writers, editors and critics, distillers, brewers and industry pros, whiskey…

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Michael W. Twitty: “I want Southern food to be the basis of a new discussion on shared Southern identity.”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Michael W. TwittyPhotograph by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times Inspired in part by Roots author Alex Haley, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes a hard look at his own ancestry—both black and white—in his new book, The Cooking Gene. Through the lens of Southern food, he traces his roots from colonial rice farms and plantation kitchens to the black-owned organic farms of Georgia today. Twitty, who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, was in Charlottesville, Virginia when we discussed the memoir, preparing for his speech at Monticello’s annual Heritage Harvest Festival. “I hate the fact that this town is ...

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Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy Are Bringing The Love to Rittenhouse This Fall

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

When Stephen Starr began building his empire, he did so with concept restaurants: martini bars, Asian-fusion buddha shrines, soul food diners, and conveyor belt sushi restaurants. (That was then — decades ago. Now, he’s a James Beard award-winning restaurateur, teaming up with some of the most talented culinary stars in the world, opening chef-driven restaurants across the globe.) But Aimee Olexy, his business…

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Now You Can Get Poke for Brunch at Burg’s Hideaway Lounge

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We’ve all been there: half the brunch crew wants a big plate of carbs and meat to steady them after the previous night’s escapades, and the other half is desperate for something healthyish to pull them out of that morning-after haze. Do you go for a spot that serves stuffed French toast and bacon or…

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Commentary: Why have there been so few female lead chefs in Atlanta?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Ever since I arrived in Atlanta to take on this magazine’s food editorship nine months ago, I’ve been wondering: Where are the female chefs? Long have professional kitchens here (and elsewhere) employed women as pastry chefs—Atlanta published a story called “Sugar Mamas: Female Pastry Chefs Bring Balance to Kitchens” in February 2011—but there are still relatively few female headliners. Before I moved, I was already familiar with Anne Quatrano, who is still on top with four restaurants around town plus a takeaway sandwich shop, and Asha Gomez, who subsequently closed her restaurant Spice to Table in February. But on our 50 Best Restaurants ...

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Postmates Just Started Delivering Beer in Philly

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Despite its inhabitants’ love of and passion for booze, Philadelphia — because of where it’s situated in the United States — has never been a hospitable environment for buying alcohol. Between having to split time between bottle shops and distributors on beer runs, plus the abysmal, overpriced wine selections found at our Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, purchasing alcohol…

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Hooters Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Work

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Everybody knows that the business model of Hooters centers on attractive women in tight outfits serving cold beers and hot wings. But one young woman who worked at a Hooters in Philadelphia says she was the victim of sexual harassment and mistreatment at the bar that allegedly culminated in her being sexually assaulted. Read more »

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Here’s the menu for Bar Americano, a new Italian restaurant from the Mercury/Pinewood team

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of part of the dining room at Bar AmericanoCourtesy of Square Feet Studio The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are branching into Buckhead. They’re taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano. (Henri’s Bakery also recently moved into the same complex.) A rendering of the courtyard patio at Bar AmericanoCourtesy of Square Feet Studio They’ve hired executive chef Adam Waller, formerly of ...

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ITV Teams Up With D.C. Chef for a Cocktail-Centric Tasting Menu

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Nick Elmi’s ITV is all about inventive bites and high-class cocktails. So it makes sense that when Elmi and his crew paid a visit to Columbia Room in Washington this past summer, they were inspired by the D.C. restaurant’s practice of building a tasting menu around craft spirits. And on Monday, September 18th, Elmi and…

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Pistola’s Del Sur Opens Tonight in South Philly

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

The long-awaited third restaurant in the Jose Pistola’s empire, Pistola’s Del Sur, debuts at 1943 East Passyunk Avenue tonight at 6 p.m. Casey Parker, co-owner along with Joe Gunn and chef Adán Trinidad, said that the spot will “go hard out of the gate” after tonight’s opening, with lunch, dinner, late night, and brunch seven…

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For One Night, East Passyunk Chefs Take Over Bok Bar

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

East Passyunk’s community of restaurants is tight knit. And on Monday, September 18th, 20 chefs from spots on the strip are coming together for Up On The Roof, a combination feast and fundraiser at Bok Bar. Monday’s event is all about celebrating the great food and community that thrives on East Passyunk while raising funds…

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