Fishtown Juice for Philly Mag


Arctic Splash iced tea, extremely popular in Fishtown, is also the neighborhood’s top source of litter. Jake Sauer chronicles (and cleans up) every smashed carton he finds via fishtownjuice.

Photo: Sauer’s favorite Splash specimen, which he framed and hung in his kitchen.

BiltSharp knives for Philadelphia Daily News

"I make functional art." New feature on cheesemonger turned custom knife craftsman Adam Balkovic, founder of Philly’s biltsharp.

Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez

How to steam crabs for Food Republic

Since I’m from Maryland, people always ask me where they can get the best crabs. I never have a good answer because it’s always better to steam them yourself at home. Here’s how to do just that, for foodrepublic

Spam in restaurants for Serious Eats

How Spam, of all things, is beginning to infiltrate American restaurants.

Spam is one of my favorite topics, in addition to it being one of my favorite foods. If you want to learn more about it, I highly recommend reading Philly food writer Carolyn Wyman’s indispensable Spam: A Biography. It’s excellent!

City gardens for Philadelphia Daily News

Outlining the difficult situations that arise when urban gardens and absentee landowners come face to face.

Photo: Yong Kim

Intro to Filipino cuisine for Serious Eats


My beginner’s guide to the weird and wonderful world of Filipino cooking.

Photo: santosphotos

Chefs and cultural identity for Philadelphia Inquirer

Feature on chefs who specialize in food far outside their own cultural identities. Does it matter? And if it does, should it?

Pictured: the pho at Stock.

Photo: Matthew Hall

USA vs. Germany for Food Republic

Pitting American food against German food, in light of today’s big game, for foodrepublic

Happy both teams advanced.

The Fireball Whisky phenomenon for PUNCH


Exploring the craft cocktail world’s growing obsession with Fireball, for punchdrink.

Photo: Stephanie Barto

Dinner Lab launch for

dinnerlab, a data-driven dining club that organizes pop-up meals in unexpected venues, is launching in Philadelphia.

Photo: Jason Martin