Pop Shop Opens in Medford

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Collingswood family institution, The Pop Shop has opened in Medford. This second location takes over the former Farmers and Mechanics Bank at the corner of Main and Bank Streets. The inside is very reminiscent of the Collingswood location with a vintage soda fountain feel.

This Saturday, February 28th will be the official grand opening with live music outside from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and an official ribbon cutting ceremony set for 12:30 p.m. Inside, balloon artists will be on hand to entertain.

The menu will be the same as the Collingswood location with plenty of milkshakes and grilled cheeses to choose from.

The Pop Shop – Medford [Foobooz]

Grilled Cheese That’s as Good as It Gets

Photo by Mike Persico

Photo by Mike Persico

Brian Freedman reviews Meltkraft, the grilled cheese stand that’s part of the Valley Shephard Creamery in the Reading Terminal. The grilled cheeses are of course glorious, after all you can choose bacon fat or duck fat for the sandwich to be grilled in. Freedman aslo provides tips on how to resurrect the sandwich should you decide to get it to go.

Artisan Grilled Cheese at the Reading Terminal Market [Philadelphia Weekly]
Meltkraft [Foobooz]

Sassafras Kicks Off Lunch

Photo courtesy of Sassafras.

Photo courtesy of Sassafras.

Sassafras in Old City is now offering lunch. The menu feature sirloin, ostrich and bison burgers as well as a grilled cheese with apricot jam (pictured), traditional fish and chips and more.

If it’s a drinking lunch, check out the single malt scotches or ask about the “secret” handcrafted cocktails, only available during lunch.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Menu offerings average $7.95 to $9.95.

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Foobooz Six Pack: Stuffed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Put down the white bread and step away from the Kraft singles—we’ve found a list of stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches so loaded and gluttonous that they definitely aren’t your average comfort food must-haves.

These aren’t your mom’s grilled cheeses, and you know what? They aren’t even sandwiches you want to tell your mom about because you know she’ll start jabbering about silly things like cholesterol and pesky little heart attacks.

These sandwiches, stuffed with multiple meats and cheeses and standard menu items squished together between different breads slathered with different types of butters and sauces, are stuffed with a dictionary of culinary bad words: fat, bacon, cheese, grilled, fried, baked, crispy, oozing, dripping, melting…

You don’t have to be in a bad mood to eat them, but you’ll definitely feel happier once you’ve started in on any of these six stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches:

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Inside Three New Restaurants

The Philly Mag Restaurant Club

This week in Philadelphia Magazine’s Restaurant Club Newsletter.

Announcing the Next Restaurant Club Dinner!
Restaurant Clubbers, this dinner is verrryyy special, so get your cell phones ready. Marc Vetri is opening up Osteria for Restaurant Club members.

Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]