The Igloo, a healthy and all-natural frozen dessert emporium, opened its doors to its second location, located in the Gayborhood on the corner of 12th and Walnut streets, on March 1, and given the amazing selection of homemade yogurts and gelatos available, this is one place where you won’t mind the chill.
Owner Isaac Parker opened his first Igloo store on Grays Ferry Avenue several years ago. There, he and his team created a carefully curated collection of wholesome, high-quality frozen desserts which became quite popular with Philly locals, especially the homemade frozen Greek yogurt. The new Gayborhood shop, housed in the former Yogorino location next to Starbucks, continues that tradition, but adds a few fresh twists that are unlike other self-serve yogurt franchises throughout the city.
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Watch chef Sam Jacobson assemble a chocolate mille crepes cake for today’s Valentine’s Day dessert in this time-lapse video.
For every fudge brownie sundae the Standard Tap sells, the Northern Liberties bar donates two dollars to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2013, that meant they donated $3315.00 to Children’s Hospital. As for how they arrived at an odd number when they donated an even amount for each dessert? We haven’t the foggiest.
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stadler-kahn owner Alex Stadler is back for what has become a tradition of sharing family recipes during the holidays. This time he’s whipping up his cousin Cecilia’s cranberry orange nut bread and, for those of you in need of liquid holiday spirit, Saint Cecilia’s Punch. Check him out in the video above.
stadler-kahn is one of G Philly‘s 2013 picks for Best Gift Store. It’s a great place for any last-minute knickknacks you need to pick up before tomorrow. Check out the store’s new website to get a peek at some of the goods. Stadler’s one-of-a-kind collection of scarves — hand-knitted out of Italian merino wool — are especially fab and covet-worthy.
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This Saturday through Christmas Eve, Barbuzzo’s Salted Caramel Budino will be available for pick-up at neighboring Verde. The delicious dessert in a glass has won Best of Philly and just about every other award a dessert can.
No preorder is necessary, just stop in and pick up one. Or more likely, several as you won’t want to share.
From now till November 22nd, thirteen gingerbread houses representing mansions of Fairmount Park will be on display at the Shops at Liberty Place. All thirteen were created by local pastry chefs who really got into the spirit of it all, accessorizing their houses with pretzel fences, gumdrop trim and peppermint stick columns.
The gingerbread house display is a preview event for the annual Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tour that runs from December 5 to the 15th. Six park houses will be open and decorated for the holidays. Trolley tours are available and tickets can be purchased online.
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Kerminator Pizza – now available for delivery.
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe is kicking off delivery today. Pizzas, pastries, hot pockets and more are just a phone call away. In addition to now offering delivery, Kermit’s has refreshed its hours and menu. The bakery and pizza shop is now open at 8 a.m. daily, with delivery starting at 11 a.m.
Menu additions include breakfast hot pockets, seasonal items like pumpkin blondies and sweet potato pop tarts. The “Kerminator” pizza which has been a special recently, is now a permanent member of the menu. The Kerminator is topped with choucroute, caramelized onions, applewood-smoked ham, gruyere and creme fraiche.
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Philadelphia magazine’s October cover story, The Food Lover’s Guide to Philly is now completely online.
From buying the best steak to assembling the perfect hoagie, the guide is stuffed to the gills with useful information.
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Sugar Philly Macarons – Photo by Jason Varney
From chocolates and ice cream to gorgeous pastries, Philly’s collective sweet tooth is strong. So here are three Philadelphia desserts you must try before you die.
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This Friday, Marcie Turney will be debuting Budino Frozen Pops at the Marcie Blaine Chocolate counter at Verde. Based on the amazing budino dessert at Barbuzzo, the budino frozen pop will feature the same creamy caramel pudding, frozen around a core of salted caramel and dark chocolate cookie crumbs, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
The treats will only be available during August and within a small time frame. Budino pops will only be available at Verde on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. So plan accordingly.
Barbuzzo has sold more than 75,000 budino since opening in September, 2010 and received accolades in Bon Appetit and Philadelphia magazine.
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Marcie Blaine Chocolate [Official Site]
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