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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Edible Flowers

Some flowers actually are pretty enough to eat. And now, thanks to the upswing in local and pesticide-free farmers, tasty flowers are easier to find […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Barbecue

The potato salad at Fat Jack’s BBQ (1261 Blackwood-Clementon Road, Clementon; 856-309-7427) might not be equal to your momma’s, but the tender pork ribs are […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Water Ice

With more than 360 stores from Rhode Island to Ohio to Florida — and 130 in the Delaware Valley alone — Rita’s Water Ice (ritasice.com) […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Root Beer Floats

Like the turn-of-the-century decor, root beer floats at the Franklin Fountain (116 Market Street, 215-627-1899; franklinfountain.com) are quirky and authentic. Sidle up to the ingenious […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Hot Dogs

* The Ichiro, a tempura hot dog named for Japanese ballplayer Ichiro Suzuki, sounds a lot like the Kobe cheesesteak; you ask yourself “Why?” But […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Gin-and-Tonic

Old City’s Amada (217-219 Chestnut Street; 215-625-2450) has updated this summer classic to create the year’s most quenching summer cocktail. Named after an Almodovar film, […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Corn

Exurban legend: We’ve heard about the farmer so fanatical about freshness that he won’t sell you corn unless your water’s already boiling. Pete’s Produce Farm […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Tomatoes

They have charming names like Arkansas Traveler, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Cherokee Purple and White Wonder. Their colors range from dusky bronze to ghostly pale. […]

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Summer Food: The Tastes of Summer: Soft-Shell Crabs

This may be our favorite part of the delicious summer season: the moment when a crab molts its shell and the sweet meat can be […]

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My Philadelphia Story: Ramona Africa

My friends call me Mona. I was a Temple political science major, intending to go to law school, when I met John Africa, the founder […]

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My Philadelphia Story: Captain Noah

We love IHOP. Are you familiar with IHOP? We did 260 shows a year, and for a time we had a 57 percent market share […]