’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.
A root beer float with vanilla ice cream is a popular option this time of year. So is a chilled mug filled with said beverage sitting next to one of Theresa Strati’s Easy Pulled Pork sandwiches. However in this case, a cold glass of iced tea or water might go better.
When one enjoys a plate of pasta, many shapes require the old spoon-and-fork-twirl routine that firmly secures the food in place for a safe delivery north. Droppage, especially with a little gravy on top, may create a messy situation in which a trip to the dry cleaner may be required.
A dish that includes a combination of fruits and sweets, Ambrosia is one of those scrumptious desserts sure to satisfy even when there is only a little bit of room left after dinner. This desirable dish requires preparation time, but the end result is worth waiting for.
I have never met an Asian cuisine I didn’t like.
In September, I finally made it to Honey’s Sit ’N Eat in Northern Liberties for a delicious, moderately priced brunch. There is always a long wait to dive into eggs, grits, potatoes pancakes and sandwiches on any given weekend. Brunch was so tasty, I wanted to try lunch at Honey’s.
Several weeks ago, I had a chat with a friend who has been a long-standing chef in the city. We discussed the annoying trend of eating in the dark and the difficulty of reading menus, the majority of which are printed in tiny pale type.