Stephen Starr is Philadelphia’s most prolific restauranteur. He has a keen sense of what types of restaurants people enjoy, and goes to great lengths to include diversity of cuisines and price points.
It is that time of year again, and we are not talking about the summer.
Brigantessa, 1520 E. Passyunk Ave., recently began to showcase rare imported digestivi, or post-meal liqueurs, through its Amaro Flights promotion.
The annual Ninth Street Italian Market Festival — taking place 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — carries some extra meaning this time around as the Philadelphia landmark is celebrating 100 years.
Several months ago, chef Scott Schroeder of the South Philadelphia Tap Room sent out a tweet that he was baking fresh bagels for his Sunday brunch. I wanted to shout the news from the rooftops.
On a cold evening in 2010, I dined at Vedge, Rich Landau and his wife Kate Jacoby’s soon to be award-winning restaurant on Locust Street. I knew it was a vegan restaurant and arrived with an open mind.