ldle hands are definitely not the devil’s workshop as far as Anthony Renzulli is concerned. Finding himself mostly unoccupied one day four years ago, the Passyunk Square occupant took to the kitchen at Grumpy’s Bar, 1525 S. Ninth St., and initiated his culinary journey, a blessing that has led to his ownership status at Antney’s Grub, 2655 S. Juniper St.
A few days after the massive blizzard of January 1996, I wrote a column called “Blizzard Dream Food.” I had been snow-bound for days when all of a sudden who should appear in my kitchen but Julia Child. “Phyllis, dearie, you have been cooking and running the dishwasher day and night. You need a break. Just click your heels together three times and all your favorite dishes from Philadelphia restaurants will appear on your kitchen table,” she said.
The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos are California dreaming as they prepare for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. If you are envisioning having a party to celebrate the historic matchup and are fretting over the possibility of enduring long takeout waits, take matters into your own oven, and try these Pepperoni Pizza Cups from Debbie Robb.
Tomorrow through Monday, Devil’s Den, 1148 S. 11th St., will honor the Year of the Monkey with monkey-themed beers and Chinese-inspired fare.
Last spring, I decided to review all the steakhouses in the city. I was compelled to do so because I enjoyed the cuisine and service at Palladino’s on Passyunk, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave., exactly a year ago.
I am recovering from a dreadful bout of flu that wreaked havoc with my taste buds. I was inside for four days and began to think about restaurant trends in the new year.
The results of my highly unscientific survey have led me to believe that Sunday brunch is the most popular dining out meal. There are two ways to avoid the long lines for a table: arrive early or later in the afternoon.