Archive for March, 2009

Truffle Hunting With Phoodie

In the world of super ingredients, The Truffle wears the crown. For the more common black truffle, prices weigh in around $380 per pound, but the white version of this fabulous fungi will set you back $1,000 for the same amount. Many attempts have been made to cultivate the little lady, but none have worked. […]

You Wish You Had This Dish: Bar Ferdinand’s Gambas Y Cangrego

You know, what with Jose Garces dominating so much of the tapas and tapas-fusion market in Philly these days, sometimes it’s easy to forget about Owen Kamihira‘s Bar Ferdinand, a less expensive outing than, say, Amada, but often, no less elegant or delicious. We popped in on a whim last week and, among other things, […]

How To Lose The Steak Wars: Not Paying Union Contractors Millions Is One Sure Way To Do It

All last week, we’d been hearing tell of an email circulating from a disgruntled local union employee to friends and certain members of local press, containing a fairly stunning charge: That the ownership behind Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse at 15th and Chestnut had stiffed union contractors to the tune of millions after the steakhouse […]


Sour Batch Kids

One of our very first gateway beers into the realm of American craft brewing was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It seems a lot of folks had the same enlightenmnet with the same bottle, and for good reason. That was 12 years ago for us, and still today a bottle of the Nevada tastes oh so […]

Firkin A! Memphis Taproom Will Tap a Firkin of 75 Minute IPA

This Thursday at 7:50PM sharp, join Memphis Taproom in tapping a firkin of the 75 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head. How awesome of a custom is it to launch a brew at the hour identical to its boil time? Located somewhere between the 60 Minute and the 90 Minute IPAs, this special firkin holds a […]


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