Sitting in the middle of his 38-seat restaurant at 1046 Tasker street, chef Joncarl Lachman is a hot topic of neighborhood conversation as Noord, his classic bistro, opened earlier this month. The former Southwest Philadelphian most recently spent time running the Chicago-based Home Bistro, which he still owns. Coming home, however, always has been on Lachman’s mind.
I have never met an Asian cuisine I didn’t like.
’Tis the season for Memorial Day weekend celebrations. After firing up the grill for the unofficial start of summer, throw on the usual hot dogs and hamburgers. While the traditional favorites are being prepared outside, someone else can be indoors cooking Jessica Macerato’s Sweet-and-Sour Spare Ribs.
The Avenue will host Craft Beer and Italian National Day June 2.
I always keep a keen eye out for new restaurants by simply walking or driving around the city’s neighborhoods. A while ago, I happened upon Ralic’s on South, which features seafood. I visited the website and decided to make a visit.
My first tweet was about food. I highlighted grilled beef, chimichurri and Malbec — the rich, fruity red wine from Argentina that has been gaining in popularity in America and just might appear in restaurants and on family tables. Many tweets were about Malbec.
East Passyunk Avenue has quickly become the dining destination for those of us who appreciate a fine meal. I think I have eaten in all of the restaurants that have been in business there ever since Tre Scalini first tempted me years ago with authentic Italian family meals.