As the owner of Cookie Confidential, 517 S. Fifth St., Melissa Torre uses a mix of mental acuity and digital dexterity to produce perpetual and seasonal delights for discerning patrons.
Chef Matthew Daggett is no stranger to the South Philly dining scene. He spent five years at Passyunk Square-based Devil’s Den, 1148 S. 11th St., and held the title of chef de cuisine.
Tommy DeFino “was supposed to be a lawyer” to add to the legal legacy initiated by his recently deceased father, Anthony J. DeFino, who garnered respect for numerous endeavors, including serving as a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge.
Few foods invoke more passion than pizza. People have strong convictions about how they want their pie prepared.
While watching The Travel Channel several weeks ago, I happened upon a rerun of “No Reservations,” where retired chef and recent Peabody Award winner Anthony Bourdain decided to eat lunch at a restaurant in New York’s Chinatown.
A recent week-long bout of the flu left my taste buds in turmoil. Hot tea with lemon or ginger ale tasted like a combination of metal and library paste. When I finally had enough of chicken soup or toast with jam, I developed a craving for pizza.