Mamma’s Lasagna

My mother grew up outside of Rome, Italy and all her family still lives there. Since I don’t get to see them as often as I would like, I enjoy cooking family recipes that make me think of them. Lasagna was one of the first recipes I asked my mother to teach me. The tomato…

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Luke’s Lobster

Let me start by saying the idea of “fast/casual dining” and fresh seafood was not a combination I had even thought of. I have never ventured into Long John Silver’s and I am far too old to consider “fish sticks” for a meal. Once I moved into Philadelphia I noticed the way people would buzz and…

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Nom Nom Ramen

I grew up eating Cup of Noodles. I remember being at sleep away camp, sitting up with the rest of my bunk mates at 11pm (wayyyy past bed time), heating the Styrofoam cups from hot sink water, and then drowning the noodles in Frank’s Hot Sauce. Oh the memories. So when I learned that there…

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Kung Pao Chicken

Blue Apron. Hello Fresh. Plated. Home Chef. What do all of these companies have in common? They all deliver fresh groceries straight to your door, with everything portioned out to the exact amount you’ll need to make  two servings of delicious meals. How do they work? Depending on which company you use, you select different…

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Stargazy

My junior year of college I studied abroad in England, and it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. I have fond memories of going to a quaint little shop in between classes and having a “jacket potato” (what they call a baked potato), and trying mushy peas at a Fish &…

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Rex 1516

Rex 1516 is one of my favorite South Street discoveries since moving to Philadelphia. The cozy, plush, dark atmosphere of a London pub coupled with the warm comfort of Southern cuisine makes Rex irresistible. This spot is a great choice for a date night or celebration for parties of no more than 8. Open for…

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