Palladino’s Saba Glazed Beef Shanks

Chef Luke Palladino has spent the last couple of years scouting out potential Philadelphia locations, but one hotbed area seemed to capture his eyes: East Passyunk Avenue.

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Posted Apr. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

Cookie Confidential’s Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

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.

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Posted Apr. 10, 2014 | Comments: 0

Serrano Restaurant’s Duck Breast

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.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2014 | Comments: 0

Chiarella’s Ristorante’s Trout Pomodoro

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.

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Posted Mar. 27, 2014 | Comments: 0

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Topping the pizza list
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

Few foods invoke more passion than pizza. People have strong convictions about how they want their pie prepared.

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Johnny Chang’s
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

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.

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Rustica
By Phyllis Stein-Novack

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.