Archive for May, 2011

Cuba Libre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cuba Libre Restaurant (10 S. 2nd Street) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by presenting an all new, all-you-can-eat “Brunch Without Borders.” The brunch features 30 piqueos (small tasting plates) for $25 and lasts from 10:30AM to 1:30PM. In addition, every Monday to Friday from 5:00PM-7:00PM Cuba Libre’s new happy hour will be in full swing, […]

Xilantro Opens Its Doors In Wayne

Today marked the grand opening of Xilantro, a mexican restaurant and tequila bar in Wayne. Located at 103 North Wayne Avenue, Xilantro advertises itself as the only authentic Mexican food on the Main Line. According to Foobooz, the bar includes over 100 tequilas and the menu features both progressive and authentic Mexican foods, according to […]

Cosmic Café Opens On Boathouse Row

Cosmic Café at Fairmount Park’s Lloyd Hall had its grand opening yesterday. Peg Botto, executive chef and owner, said she has committed to using seasonal, organic, and local ingredients whenever possible. There is also outdoor seating, which offers great views of the Schuylkill River and Boathouse Row. Lloyd Hall is located at #1 Boathouse Row […]


La Copine Brunch Cart At Garden Variety

With summer comes outside eating, and of course, brunch. Nikki Hill (Barbuzzo, Bindi, Matyson) will be serving brunch from the La Copine brunch cart at Garden Variety, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM-4:00PM. For those who don’t know, Garden Variety is an open-air weekend market with food and vendors at 900 North 2nd Street. The brunch […]

Three Local Men Arrested For Harvesting Horseshoe Crabs, Presumably To Make Weirdest Food On Earth

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, three local men were arrested for trying to steal 132 horseshoe crabs in Ocean City. Yes, people were actually trying to steal those terrible, creepy things. It may seem harmless but the horseshoes are used for medical and scientific purposes, along with keeping the ecosystem going. The Inky says that […]


Local Fishtown Coffee Now Available At Markets

Local coffee roasters ReAnimator Coffee can now be found at the Almanac Market (900 N. 4th Street) and the weekly Farmer’s Market at the Piazza. According to their website: ReAnimator Coffee is a small, locally owned and operated micro roaster based in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. As roasters, our mission is simple: to provide […]

Call To Chefs: Philly Cheese Experiment

Nick Suarez and Theo Peck (with a sponsorship from Brooklyn Brewery) are bringing their “Food Experiments” series, started in 2009, to Philadelphia for the Philly Cheese Experiment. Over twenty amateur chefs will be competing to make the best cheese dishes to win cash, prizes, and a spot in the Food Experiments All Stars Competition in […]

Philadelphia’s Greatest And Most Anticipated Food Website Coming Soon

Meet Tacodelphia, a soon-to-be-functional, location-based website where you will be able to find the closest tacos to your current location. We are very excited about this. Can someone put a full team together of sites like this, such as Burgerdelphia, Hot Dogdelphia, etc. If that mission is completed, this will truly be the greatest city […]

Celebrate National Escargot Day By Eating Escargot, Simply Enough

National Escargot Day is coming up this week, and two local eateries are offering special menus to honor our friend the snail: Bistrot La Minette May 24-May 25 Four Courses $35, With Wine Pairings $50 Menu: Escargots de Bourgogone Six Burgundy: snails, garlic herb butter, croutons Escargots en Papillote: Escargots, mussels, sardines, spring vegetables, broth […]

The Farmers’ Cabinet Announces New Brunch Menu

Just in time for summer, the recently opened Farmers’ Cabinet is unveiling their new weekend brunch menu, which will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. The menu includes Doughnuts and Coffee Yogurt Parfait, Eggs Benedict Trio (smoked salmon and roe on a pretzel crisp, duck ham and dijonaise with duck egg […]

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