Sweet and Savory Crepes in Philadelphia

Longing for a nice, long, inexpensive trip to France? Well, we can’t really help you there but there are a few places in Philadelphia that sell crepes good enough to make you think you’re under the Eiffel Tower. From sweet to savory, there is no end in sight to the crepe combos for your next snack or meal. Read more »

Beau Monde Gets Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green
Jim Caiola and David Salama who own Beau Monde and L’Etage in Philadelphia are now going to be running New York City’s Tavern on the Green. The team submitted a bid to win a twenty year lease on the Central Park landmark back in April and it was highest rated request for proposal received by New York’s Parks & Recreation department.

Katy Sparks will be the executive chef at the new Tavern on the Green. She has worked at The Quilted Giraffe, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Bolo, and Quilty’s where she was chosen as a “Top Ten Best New Chef in America” by Food & Wine Magazine.

Tavern on the Green is anticipated to reopen in the Fall of 2013.

Beau Monde Owners Bid On Central Park’s Famed Tavern On the Green [f8b8z]

Photo by Mike Lee

More on National Escargot Day

Bistrot La Minette isn’t the only area restaurant getting in on the National Escargot Day fun. On Wednesday, May 23rd Southwark will be joined by Doug “the Snailman” Dussault of Potironne Company. Doug will be on hand to talk snails while Southwark’s kitchen serves up four courses (including dessert) of snail inspired dishes. Dinner is $45 per person, $65 with wine or beer pairing. The menu will also be available on Thursday the 24th.

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Beau Monde Owners Bid On Central Park’s Famed Tavern On the Green

OK. This is officially from the Department of Whoa, We Never Saw This One Coming. New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting bids for a 20-year license to operate a bar and restaurant on the site of the former Tavern On the Green, which for the majority of the 20th Century was a prime destination dining spot in Central Park but later became known as a bankrupt tourist trap. Read more »

First Sip: Percy Street Barbecue


In case you missed it, there’s a new BBQ restaurant on South Street, from the folks who brought you Zahav, Marigold, and Xochitl. The team visited a disgusting amount of ’cue joints in Texas to get their meat right (a story expertly told here by food editor Ashley Primis, who accompanied the carnivorous lot on their research trip). But a man can only eat so much meat. He needs something to wash it all down. So I paid a visit to Percy Street to sample their drinks.

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Food Blog Round Up

Foodzings visits Distrito for small plates feast and has lots of delicious looking pictures. [Foodzings]

Philadining had been having mixed experiences at Apothecary but now he thinks he has it figured out. [Philadining Blog]

It’s a football sized burrito that can get you through hard times at El Jarocho. [Living On The Vedge]

Foodzings also has us salivating for a crepe after her weekend photo-fest at Beau Monde. [Foodzings]

Almaz Cafe is a spot that we always forget when we’re wondering around looking for something to eat. Living on the Vedge reminds us, that we evidently NEED TO GO. [Living On The Vedge]

Alfresco In Philadelphia

Dining Outside At Rouge

Photo by K. Ciappa for GPTMC

From neighborhood watering holes to the realm of the beautiful people. Tis the season to dine outside and The Bite has a plethora of suggestions.

Why Dine Inside [Metro Philadelphia]

Countdown to Philly Beer Week: Beer Week Eve


The big week is almost here – it’s starting tomorrow, in fact. We’ve spent the past month pulling out highlights from the overflowing list of the events and, well, we’re kind of pooped before it even starts. We’re saving our strength for next week.

So today we’re asking you: what are you planning to do for Beer Week? As much as possible? Select events? Will you stick with the pay-as-much-as-you-drink events or lay out $45, $65 or even $95 for big beer dinners? Or will you just buy a sixpack of Miller Lite and pretend like it’s not even happening?

Philly Beer Week [Official Site]

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