Archive for November, 2007

Food Blob: Rest In Peace, Gator Dude

• Sad but true: The inventor of Gatorade has gone to the big sports bottle in the sky. But as in life, he brings us joy by inspiring a bouncy obit with such phrases as “cunning dashes of whatever.” Truth be told, Gatorade will always remind us of a simpler time, before VitaminWater and Fuze […]

Food Blob: I Am The Bread Man

• Swallow, the husband-and-wife BYO at the corner of Liberties Walk phase two, is finally set to open Dec. 15. After a long series of delays, let’s hope this date holds, if only because we’re tired of walking under that tattoo-ish sign and seeing the windows all brown-paper’ed up. [Inky] • It’s been ages since […]

Review: “The Reaper”

Name: The Reaper Available at: Trax Food Market, Front & Girard, open 24 hours. What it is: Apparently, The Reaper is a soft pretzel that’s been sliced in half — horizontally — and refurbed with a few slices of ham and cheese in the middle, put back together, then warmed up again so that the […]



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Food Blob: The Best Part Of Waking Up

>>>Did you say Daily Affirmation? It’s coffee, bitch. Even though the lot of you are only Folgers or Maxwell House men when it’s foisted upon you at your grandparents’ crib in a chipped mug from 1987. We hope some of you were the lucky? recipients of Maxwell samples this a.m., as the coffee company not […]

Food Blob: Sue Me? Sue You!

>>> The Irish Pub & Inn in Atlantic City are suing PhillyMag after one of its writers described the I.P. as a “dive.” Lame, of course, but not nearly as lame as the following exchange: Asked for comment, Larry Platt, Philly Mag editor and A.C. Now’s editorial director, said: “This is a case of a […]



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Food Blob: Traveler’s Delight

What do you buy for someone after dousing them in hot coffee? Nothing? Or a giant five pound $30 Hershey’s Chocolate Bar from 7-Eleven? There’s a sorry in there somewhere. Do it for Hershey, who are in a yearlong slump and have dropped six of their directors, but are not likely to be sold by […]

Food Blob: Wuff Stuff

Klein’s reporting the the cops are looking for a Johnny Brenda’s employee who threw coffee on one of those foie gras protesters outside the Standard Tap on Saturday night. (WTF, have they set up camp?) Description of the victim: The protester was middle-aged and a member of a group called “Hugs For Puppies”, and, uh, […]

Food Blob: Someone To Eat Cheese With

• Just as Bucks gets a whiff of its restaurants’ inspection results, Nutter says maybe Philly should inspect dining spots more than once every 13 months. (You too, diners and food carts.) As always, he comes off as a visionary just for using common sense. That’s all it takes in this town. [KYW] • In […]


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