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.