Philly picks for brunch on Easter Sunday (April 20). Pictured: The Mildred.
Interviewed soppressata maker Joe Sernicola and a bunch of his buddies who will be competing in the upcoming Sernicola Soppressata Showdown, a salumi competition raising money for Alzheimer’s research.
Learned a lot about regional pronunciations of soppressata doing this piece. In South Philly, it’s usually called “super-sod.” In coal-mining country, however, they refer to it as “soupie.”
Photo: Alejandro A. Alvarez
Small-plate restaurants in Philly (only some of them Spanish). Pictured: Bar Ferdinand.
Frank Danay's Philadelphia Banana Peel Project (phillypeel) documents the thousands of decomposed fruit skins he spots on Philly’s streets. He’s snapped nearly 1200 peel pics since 2009.
Photo: PBPP on Facebook
Dr. Francis Ryan, head of the American Studies department at my alma mater La Salle University, was easily one of the best professors I had in college. (Seriously tough grader, though! I don’t remember doing so well.) His capstone seminar this year featured an assignment requiring his students to eat in, and analyze, Philadelphia diners.
Photo: Matthew Hall
Ten craft beer bars picks in and around Philly, for Food Republic’s Craft Beer & Spirits Week. Pictured: Tired Hands in Ardmore, which I recently wrote about in the Daily News.
This was a fun one — 10 killer pasta dishes in/around town. Only four places on the list are considered traditionally Italian. Pictured: the soba-inspired buckwheat fettucine from Vernick.
Photo: Jason Varney