Where to hunt down and destroy the best hangover-zapping breakfast sandos in Philly. Pictured: the pastrami and hash from High Street on Market.
The other day my buddy Felicia and a few others got to talking about the most and least desirable slang terms for “sandwich.” I’m not a big “sammie” or “sammich” person, but I’m in full support of “sando.”
Photo: Jason Varney
Interesting look at the tempestuous Broadway and Hollywood legend.
Cusack’s expression pretty much sums it up.
A bounce- and brass-heavy playlist for your Fat Tuesday amusement, for condenasttraveler.
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Put together a condenasttraveler Spotify playlist featuring music from this year’s Best Picture nominees.
My Oscar picks, just for fun.
Oscar picks, just for fun.
✓ Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
✓ Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
✓ Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
✓ Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
X Best Actress in a Supporting Role: June Squibb, Nebraska Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
X Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises Frozen
X Best Cinematography: Inside Llewyn Davis Gravity
X Best Costume Design: American Hustle The Great Gatsby
✓ Best Directing: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
X Best Documentary Feature: Cutie and the Boxer 20 Feet From Stardom
X Best Documentary Short: Karama Has No Walls The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
X Best Film Editing: Captain Phillips Gravity
✓ Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty
✓ Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club
X Best Original Score: Her Gravity
✓ Best Original Song: ”Let It Go,” Frozen
X Best Production Design: American Hustle The Great Gatsby
✓ Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot
X Best Live Action Short Film: Avant Que De Tout Perdre Helium
✓ Best Sound Editing: Gravity
X Best Sound Mixing: Inside Llewyn Davis Gravity
✓ Best Visual Effects: Gravity
X Best Adapted Screenplay: Philomena 12 Years a Slave
✓ Best Original Screenplay: Her
UPDATE: Batted .500. Really wasn’t expecting Gravity to dominate the way it did in all those technical categories (not that it’s undeserving).
Getting left off a list is not always a bad thing.
Photo: Jeff Fusco
Where to find unusual burgers around town. Pictured: the new bacon bun burger (!) at pytphilly.
A feature on the PLCB’s in-store wine specialist program, and how to best identify these folks and take advantage of their knowledge. Pictured: Rob Peters, specialist at the Ardmore Plaza state store.
Photo: Matthew Hall
Looking ahead to a few of this spring’s most anticipated restaurant openings. Pictured: corned pork belly from the upcoming Abe Fisher.
One of the most bizarre and tone-deaf movies I’ve seen in awhile. And yet…oddly entertaining at points. Weird.
Garage, the South Philly beer bar near Pat’s and Geno’s, is taking a novel approach to food service: They’ve installed a permanent food cart staffed by a rotating lineup of chefs, cooks and food truckers. Pictured: Time chef Sean Magee (left) with owner Jason Evenchik.
My pleasure. Keep up the great work.
Five Philadelphia-centric Tumblrs you should check out: phillyzoo, philamuseum, loladelphia, livefromphilly and dearphiladelphia. [photo via]
Definitely funnier and sweeter than the average rom-com. Still a rom-com, though.
If you can accept it for what it is — an over-stylized shoot-‘em-up — then you’ll be OK. Here’s a cool oral history of the original, which simply cannot be touched.
For the V-Day procrastinators: where to get good chocolate in Philly. Pictured: Tradestone Confections, by Jason Varney.
I drank approximately 6,782 Americanos while researching this piece — detailing 15 of the best coffee shops in Philly, along with pro advice on how to brew great coffee at home.
Photo: Trevor Dixon