PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chef Terence Feury, of Old City’s acclaimed Fork (306 Market Street, 215-625-9425), is proud to announce the restaurant’s new policy of serving only sustainable seafood. Working collaboratively with fishmonger Anthony McCarthy, Chef Feury sources the most responsible fish and shellfish and serves only those that are caught and shipped with respect for the environment.
“Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed preparing the best that the ocean has to offer,” says Chef Feury, who was recently named “Best Chef, 2010” by Philadelphia magazine. “I hope that choosing to source our products from local fishermen and better managed fisheries will help to reduce the impact of commercial fishing on the environment, allowing us to serve delicious seafood at Fork for many years to come.”
To celebrate Fork’s commitment to sustainable fish and shellfish, Chef Feury will host a Sustainable Seafood Dinner on Wednesday, September 29, featuring The New York Times’ Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food (Penguin, July 2010). Chef Feury and fellow Le Bernardin alum and recent Top Chef contestant Jennifer Carroll of 10Arts restaurant will collaborate to prepare and serve a four-course tasting menu for $75 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit two organizations: Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, the world’s leader in conservation research whose list of over-fished versus sustainable seafood choices is widely considered the industry standard, and The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ, a local organization dedicated to fostering a lifelong understanding and stewardship of the coastal environment.
Signed copies of Greenberg’s book will be available for purchase during the dinner. Publisher’s Weekly wrote that “in this unusually entertaining and nuanced investigation into global fisheries…Greenberg examines our historical relationship with wild fish…challenging us to reevaluate whether fish are at their root expendable seafood or wildlife desperately in need of our compassion.” The New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton called Four Fish “a necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why. [Greenberg] posits the sense of privilege we should feel in consuming wild fish, along with the necessity of aquaculture.”
“Sustainable seafood” refers to fish or seafood caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of individual marine species and for the ocean’s ecological balance as a whole. Fork’s current menu includes such sustainable seafood choices as New Zealand king salmon, West Coast halibut, black sea bass, line-caught swordfish and sea scallops. Guests can expect their offerings to change frequently, depending on the season and the availability of certain species.
Owned by Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella, Fork has been a fixture in Old City for 13 years and has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Esquire and other prestigious publications. Philadelphia Magazine has recognized Fork with 13 “Best of Philly” awards, including: “Best Wine List with Real World Prices,” “Best Brunch Spot,” “Best Lunch Spot,” “Best Late Night Dining,” “Best Chef (Terence Feury)” and “Best Charcuterie.”
In their “Three Bell: Excellent” review, The Philadelphia Inquirer gushed, “few restaurants in town right now can match Fork for fine dining value, given the vibrantly crafted flavors,” and added that Chef Feury and his team “deliver vividly flavored, hand-crafted delights on every dish.”
Fork and Fork:etc., the adjacent gourmet take-out and casual dining cafe, are located in Philadelphia’s bustling Old City, the region’s most eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind retailers, restaurants and centers for the arts. Its village-like vibe makes any stroll more than a shopping trip; no wonder National Geographic Traveler recently referred to Old City as “arguably the liveliest urban neighborhood between SoHo and South Beach.”
For more information about the Sustainable Seafood Dinner or Chef Feury’s commitment to responsible fishing practices, please call Fork at (215) 625-9425 or visit www.forkrestaurant.com. You can also become a fan of the restaurant on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@ForkRestaurant).
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Have you ever wanted to get away from it all and go somewhere tropical but just don’t have the time between work, home, and all your responsibilities? Well look no further, I found the perfect spot in Langhorne, Pa just off the Rt 1 & 95 exits. Cheeseburger In Paradise is definitely the place to be! Just the name itself reminds me of the Jimmy Buffet song and already I feel like this is where I need to be. Just as soon as you walk in the door you feel like you are somewhere else and you notice all the cool tiki-like decorations and crafty little fish carved benches, palm trees and a super cool bar with the lyrics of Jimmy Buffet songs imbedded right into it. If you walk a little further and look to your right, you will see a fabulous out door deck with neat doors that open up like a garage. I always thought that was a very unique idea. That’s where I met a very nice man, Manager Partner, Dave Sweeney. He was very friendly and was happy to show me around the restaurant and give me a little history behind the story of this lovely little get away.
The first Cheeseburger In Paradise opened in 2002 in Key West Florida. The idea was to have a Jimmy Buffet like atmosphere with a menu of mostly finger foods & fun dishes that was completely different than most. From their slider burgers to their Cajun dishes and even a mass selection of specialty tropical drinks, you cant go wrong. Since then the Paradise Restaurant Group has opened 36 locations through out the US, and they even have one in Delaware too. Now lets talk about the food. When I checked out their menu I noticed there were so many different items to choose from and they all looked yummy. I even looked at their really cool drink menu which had so many drinks I couldn’t decide, but then I found the perfect martini called “Key Lime Pie” and perfect it was, with a blend of citrus vodka, sweet & sour, Key lime flavoring, whipped cream and a graham cracker rim. That is like an appetizer and dessert all wrapped up in one if you ask me. I highly encourage anyone to flip through the drink menu, especially on those hot summer days. They offer an array of Ice Cold Glacier drinks, Margaritas & Mojitos and serve them in giant colorful martini glasses. They even have Sangrias in single serving pitchers, you cant beat that, When I was ready to order, I had the pleasure of meeting bartender/waitress Selena Gillespie who is a recent graduate of West Chester University and has a bachelors degree in psychology. She was very nice and helpful and a wonderful personality to match. I ordered my martini of course and then moved on to trying a few specialty dishes that were prepared by Chef Erik Lowell of Langhorne, Pa. The first dish was called “Kickin Chicken Nachos” and wow what a huge plateful too! This dish consists of tasty fresh pulled chicken with tomatoes & jalapeno peppers and was delicious. I encourage you to bring a friend if you want to finish this plate of nachos. The second item was called “Kingston Pork with Rice”. They season the pork and have a corn salsa topping and give you a little spicy mango coconut dipping sauce. Lets not forget the zesty potato chips too, very tasty and really good especially if you take them home and reheat them in a toaster oven later. I love the almost burnt flavor so yummy! The food was so good but I didn’t have enough room to finish so I’m definitely going to come back and try different things and of course my favorite martini over the summer. There is also a good amount of entertainment at Cheeseburger In Paradise. Thursdays they have Quizzos, Friday & Saturday nights they have “live bands” like my friends (CJ, Chris & Tommy from the Seven Band) and “Karaoke” on Sundays. Did I mention the new Pool Room in the back they just recently opened? It’s a private back room with video games, pool tables, TV’s and even a jukebox. Perfect for planning a birthday party, business meeting, or any kind of get together in a private setting. Please contact Dave Sweeney: (215) 757-3179 for more information. The hours of operation at Cheeseburgers In Paradise are: 11:30-1am Monday thru Saturday and 11:30-11pm on Sundays. They are easy to find right off I-95 or Rt 1 in Langhorne, Pa and have a huge parking lot with plenty of parking. They are located right in the surrounding Oxford Valley Mall circle, so you can go shopping and then stop by if your hungry. Bring the whole family for some great fun, delicious food and great entertainment! For all you sports fans they offer $2.00 Budweisers during all the Phillies & Flyers games and many large HD TV’s to enjoy them. Also be sure to check out their website for an online look at their menu, entertainment and upcoming special events: www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com All in all, I really had a nice time and enjoyed the food and beverages, not to mention the friendly staff. I hope you will stop by and experience it for yourself, I promise its definitely worth it.
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Imagine …..sitting under an umbrella, feeling the warmth of the sun and a gentle breeze comes over you while sipping on one of your favorite frozen summer drinks from the Tiki bar…watching the game or listening to some live music on one of the best little patios in bucks county….ahhhh! Feels right! And you can have all of that stuff at the Fireside Beef & Ale right in Feasterville at 37 Elmwood Avenue. It’s that time of year again, Fireside has a 42” plasma TV out there so you can watch all your favorite Phillies games! And during every game you can chow down on $1.00 hot dogs and $2.50 Bud and Bud Lite Aluminum Bottles too. And bring the family-all are welcome! There is even a kids menu!
Order a Mojito, Margarita, Pina Colada with a fresh salad or Mussels and Clams. They even have an all-u-can-eat Crab nite every Tuesday for just $21.95! And the food is great too-everything is freshly made to your liking! The people at the Fireside are not only friendly but they know what you like —they are family owned and operated for 33 years!
Check out these weekly specials, from 8-10pm: Every Mondays- $2. Miller Lites bottles, Tuesdays- $2 Coors Lite Bottles and Quizzo. You can win $25 cash & other great prizes! Wednesdays-$3 Blue Moon Bottles and Texas Hold ‘em!! Then there’s “Attitude Adjustment Thursdays”-enjoy $3 “Attitude Adjustment” shots-and Kevin Kirk will play all your favorites tunes from 8-midnite too! Fridays- $3 Twisted Teas & Mike’s Hard Lemonade & Assortments! Saturdays- $3 Corona Bottles & Corona Lites all day and Sundays-$2 Coors Lite Drafts all day long! And weather permitting there will be live music on the patio starting May 16th 4-8pm. Sounds like a plan!
Looking for a great place to have lunch? The Fireside has affordable sandwich specials from 11:30am-1:30pm, M-F, for just $4.95 plus you get $1 Mugs!
Look out for their big Cinco De Mayo Party (May 5th in case you don’t know Spanish) and their big Fundraiser/ Auction-planned for Sun. June 13th to help raise money for the Lower Southampton Fire Department. In fact, throughout the summer, the Fireside will have special events. Their Wiffle Ball tournament is on Sat. Apr 24th and Sat. May 22nd sponsored by Miller Lite and it’s $25 for 3 man teams. They have Horseshoes and there will be a Pig Roast, Beach Party and so much more- just check out their website at www.firesidebeefandale.com to find how you can get your “License to Chill”!
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By A. Samara
Have you ever walked into a restaurant and felt as if you were sitting at home at the family dinner table? Well that’s the feeling I got when I wondered into Toners Beef & Ale not so long ago. With their age-old family traditions, cozy dining areas, and delicious food, it was a wonderful experience. Toners has been a long time family establishment dating back to 1963 when John Patrick Toner, a 1st generation from Ireland, decided to take over what was a very small soup-like kitchen and turned it into one of the longest family operated restaurant’s in the area to date. I had the pleasure of talking to Larry Toner, John Patrick’s son, who has been working there since he was 8 years old. Larry was very nice and hospitable and took the time to sit with me and explain some of the history behind Toners. He explained how his father’s business started from just making simple sandwiches for the blue-collar workers when the industrial park opened just down the street. Since then, the place was well known throughout the community and hailed as one of the best places to enjoy a nice juicy roast beef sandwich. I have to say, they were right! In the fall of 2009 after the passing of John Patrick , Larry Toner decided to start renovating, as they have in the past, but this time put a modern day twist on the place. With shiny hardwood floors, and a café like interior as well as really cool tables with casino print on them. He also added on a very nice deck out back, which is perfect for those nice sunny days. I must say I was really impressed with what Larry has done since my first visit last year. Now lets talk about the food! Jessica our waitress was very friendly and helpful and served us an array of delicious specialty items from their menu. Of course we started off with the mouthwatering roast beef sandwiches and worked our way up to one of the best garlic white clam dishes I ever had! In all honesty I was not really a huge fan of clams in the past, but after trying them, I think I changed my mind. Yes they were that good! They also served us a delicious shrimp salad that was so nicely prepared it looked like it jumped out of a magazine. It was very yummy and a good item to try especially on the warmer days or if your trying to watch your figure, I highly recommend it. Brian is the chef, we argue because he says he’s just a cook, but I think he has the makings of a really good chef. His food is just too good to believe, you will have to find out for yourself. In the beginning of April the ALL-U CAN EAT CRABS special went into effect. Every Tuesday & Wednesday you can come in an enjoy Larry’s Cajun or garlic steam brewed crabs. During this season he will have steamy gulf crabs delivered to your table. Just make sure you come hungry, you wont be disappointed. In all, I had a really good time at Toners Beef & Ale and it was really easy to get to. They are just off the Ft. Washington exit of the Pa Turnpike. There is plenty of parking and they’re open 7 days a week. They also offer catering service on and off the premises and could accommodate up to 60 people. For more information on specials, party accommodations, events or directions, please contact them at : (215)-646-5655 Check them out on Facebook too : Toners Ye Old Ale House (Ft. Washington, Pa) You’ll be glad you did!
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By Patty-Pat Kozlowski
It’s almost as bad as being turned down for the Prom. No, in fact, its worse. Calling Tacconelli’s Pizzeria in Port Richmond on Somerset Street and getting the answering machines telling you they’ve sold out of dough for the night and to try tomorrow. Heartbreaker.
Cause when you’re in the mood for thin crust, brick oven tomato pie, opting for anything else is a mortal sin. But now, redemption is upon us and Tacconelli’s Pizza in Maple Shade, New Jersey is like the second coming of Christ to pizza lovers. “We Got Dough” is emblazoned right on the new magnets Doris Tacconelli gives out at the cash register.
Right across from the Moorestown Mall on Lenola Road-if you don’t see the packed parking lot and warm and cozy dining room from the street with a line almost always pressed against the front door, you’ll smell the garlic and olive oil being baked in the gas brick oven. Funny thing is, when I first went to the New Jersey Tacconelli’s location after calling the original and finding they were sold out, I didn’t find a lot of Garden Staters in the booth. In fact, I saw a lot of people from across the bridge, from the Philly riverwards who probably got the same recorded message I got and had the craving for a pie from Tac’s. We look at each other, like we just got caught cheating and ashamed that we paid the $4 to cross the Betsey Ross Bridge-but for phenomenal pizza and the way Vince Jr. and Doris run the place, I think we’re all getting an E-Z Pass. And since then, I’ve been back, again and again, and again with a bottle of Chianti or a six pack of Corona.
Vince Tacconelli Jr. hasn’t missed a beat, acknowledges he was taught by the best, and doesn’t get into whether there is or isn’t a family “pizzing” match between the two pizzerias. He just goes about his business, and boy, what a business, of working his mammoth of a brickwall gas oven, dressed in his baker boy whites turning out crispy pie after crispy pie like a well oiled machine during the Industrial Revolution.
Starting off, there are three kinds of salad you can have while your pizza is being baked within ear and nose shot. Caesar, with romaine, asiago cheese, crotons and freshly housemade Caesar dressing; The Greek with red onion, kalamata olives, popcorns of feta with olive oil and balsamic dressing,; or The House with lettuce, mushrooms, onions, cucumbers, red peppers with a dash of garlic salt and cracked pepper rounds out the choices. It’s a nice salad offering, but you’re here for Vince’s pizza, right?
There is a basic choice of five pies starting off with the White Pie made with fresh mozzarella, heavy doses of olive oil, topped with salt, black pepper and garlic. Nothing is as pure as a Tacconelli White that Vince Jr. leaves in the oven just long enough to produce a pizza crust bubble-a half sphere ball burnt on the outer edge that is the birth of all sibling fights in my house-“Who gets the pizza slice with the burnt bubble?”
There is a Red Pie showcasing the famous Tacconelli’s pizza sauce and pairing it with mozzarella and the Tomato Pie sans cheese. For those of you who want a zippier pizza, the Marinara Pie is toped with grated Asiago cheese and ladled with their spicy Mariana sauce.
But it’s the Signature Pie, a White Pie topped with cheese, garlic, spinach and chopped tomatoes that coming out of the brick oven looks like it will bend the pizza pan from all the generous topping and pools of sizzling olive oil, that makes your mouth water and clears your sinuses. Sudafed-PE, eat your heart out.
And to even put one of Vince Jr’s pizzas in the same sentence with a decongestant is a mortal sin. It’s up to the diner, the pizza eater, to create their favorite toppings after they start with a foundation from the basic five. My family are purists, Sister Dawn gets a Red Pie with mushrooms and hopes nobody else eats the fungai so she can take the rest home. Ma and Pa always opt for the sausage, meaty morsels (not sliced casings) that smell and taste of fresh fennel and Gina, the baby at age 30 gets the Pepperoni, and doesn’t have to worry about the grease ponds inferior cheaper pepperoni on other pizzas.
I remember as a teenager, getting a Coke and a slice at numerous pizza joints throughout the City and holding the pepperoni slice vertical, so that bright orange grease would drip off onto the paper plate. It was a right of passage, like going through puberty, you knew there was a better pizza slice out there, but as a teenager, you couldn’t help yourself.
The Signature Pie is a hands down winner, but I also go for the Mariana with all its kicks and have fresh basil and extra Asiago atop and ask Vince to incinerate the crust. The crisper and crunchier the better and I don’t have to share with those who don’t like it well done as the outer rim blisters and crackles and I feel like I can eat the whole pie myself, ala John Candy, eating the big 96er steak in that old comedy, “The Great Outdoors”.
And if, by chance of a miracle, there are any slices left, they are best served cold the next morning for breakfast. However, some have been found to mysteriously disappear overnight, prompting us to believe that our family dog, Fonzarelli the Dalmatian can, in fact, open the fridge (as well as order adult movies On Demand with the remote control).
A bit of history
In 1918, Giovanni Tacconelli traveled from his hometown of Chieti, Italy to Philadelphia. After a few years working as a laborer, he decided to do what he’d done in his native land – bake bread. The best and only way to do so, he said, was to bake it in a brick oven. So, along with a few of his friends, he built a 20′ x 20′ brick oven. The bread business went well until the outbreak of WWII, at which time his sons- all of whom had helped him run the family business- were drafted into military service. With no one around to help him, Giovanni had no choice but stop baking bread.
In 1946, with everyone home from the war, Giovanni had a brainstorm; rather than simply make bread, he decided to use his massive brick oven to make Old World “tomato pies”, a skill his mother had taught him many years before. A skill that in time he would pass on to his own son, Anthony.
In 1998, after decades of operating an award-winning restaurant, Anthony and Sylvia’s son, Vince and his wife Barbara Tacconelli decided to retire. They entrusted their business, which by now had become a Philadelphia institution, to their younger son, Vince, Jr. Vince and his wife Doris would successfully operate the pizzeria for the next five years, from 1998 – 2002.
In 2003, Vince decided it was time to take Tacconelli’s to the next level. That’s when He and Doris opened a second Tacconelli’s Pizzeria closer to their home in Maple Shade, NJ.
Of course, some changes were inevitable. At Tacconelli’s – Maple Shade there is no need to reserve your dough; in fact, walk-ins are welcome. Some things, though, never change: at Tacconelli’s – Maple Shade you’ll find Vince Jr. making the same freshly-baked, award-winning pizzas he made at Tacconelli’s – Philadelphia. The ingredients, and even most of the cooks, are the same. So it is our commitment to our customers, namely to not tamper with Giovanni Tacconelli’s inimitable recipe for delicious, thin-crust “tomato pies”
Tacconelli’s Pizzeria 450 S. Lenola Road, Maple Shade, N.J. (856)638-0338 Open Wednesday-Sunday.
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Written by: Karli Rizzo
Flip and Bailey’s restaurant has been a Main Line staple for over two decades. Previously home to Horace Jerkey’s and The Wild Onion, the establishment’s longevity proves it’s the ideal place to eat, drink and party with family and friends. Today, Flip and Bailey’s provides a comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food at low prices.
Offering the best happy hour deal around, Flip and Bailey’s features half price appetizers, as well as half off all draughts, house wines and liquors Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Enjoy Flip and Bailey’s daily food and drink specials including, $3.50 burgers and $1.50 domestic draughts on Wednesdays, $1 drinks and draughts from 10pm to midnight on Thursdays and $.25 wings, $5 nachos and $2 Bud Lights draughts all day on Sundays. With nearly 20 beers on tap and dozens more in bottle, Flip and Bailey’s offers a wide variety of beers from across the globe, most of which are under $5.
With food and beer ranging from $1.50 to $11, the prices are as appetizing as the menu items. Popular menu items include the “Original” Wild Onion soup, fajita quesadillas, the Donohue turkey club, pasta primavera, grilled three-cheese sandwich, hummus and pita, homemade gourmet macaroni and cheese and much more. A favorite, the Brasseire Salad is delightfully different, made with grilled chicken, melted Brie cheese and Portabella mushrooms atop mixed greens served with raspberry vinaigrette for $10.
There’s always something fun going on at Flip and Bailey’s starting with Karaoke on Monday, Quizzo on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Tuesday, stop by for the Jay Wright Radio Show starting at 7pm. Listen as Villanova Boys Basketball Coach Jay Wright and members of the Villanova Basketball team recap games and strategize about upcoming games.
Equipped with 17 HD flat screen TV’s, Flip and Bailey’s is the perfect place to watch all the games, either relaxing in the plush leather couches in the Sports Lounge or upstairs where there’s a TV in every booth. On Sundays you can watch your favorite teams play with the NFL Sunday ticket.
Flip and Bailey’s can accommodate any size party in their Sports Lounge or the upstairs dining area.
Flip and Bailey’s is located at 900 Conestoga Rd., in Rosemont, Pa. For more information on specials, to view the menu or to book a party, please visit FlipandBaileys.com or call 610-527-4826. You can also check them out on www.facebook.com.
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Written by Helene
The Colonial Inn sits on top of a hill overlooking beautiful trees and waterfall from the Neshaminy Creek. Now that its fall, leaves are of different color and it’s just a breathtaking sight. Located at 11 Beaver Street, in Hulmeville Pa, just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the highway. When you come here for whatever pleasure, whether it be to have a few beers with your buds & watch your favorite Sports Team, sing Karaoke every Tuesday & Saturday night, or be entertained by live music on Wednesday & Thursday night, and DJ music every Saturday night, or try your hand at pool or just sit down to an awesome lunch or dinner – Dean Casmirri hit the jackpot with this place! It has two floors, one with the bar and restaurant and the top floor is the game room. There are several big screen televisions throughout. On nice cool days you can sit out on their deck or outdoor patio and just enjoy the scenery.
On this particular night I met up with Dean, owner, who was an absolute gentleman. He was friendly as was his staff, Duffy, the Bartender, Cheryl, the Waitress, and Bob the Chef. Dean shared that most of his employees have been with him for years some for more than 20 years, following him from his father’s place on Hulmeville Rd to his new venture-the Colonial Inn, which he took over and renovated over the summer. Impressive- no wonder this place had a great crowd mid-week. And the customers seemed as pleased as I was with the staff’s friendliness, great service and let’s not forget about the delicious food!
The food here is very affordable and they offer an array of appetizers like Creamy Crab Au Gratin and Fried Buffalo Chicken Ravioli to name a few. Soups include French Onion, Creamy Crab soup and their soup of the day. There is an assortment of salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and entrees—ALL HOME-MADE! I started out with the Cream of Broccoli soup. It was sweet, creamy and full of broccoli chunks. For an appetizer I tried the Oriental Sesame Wings, fried and tossed in a sweet teriyaki sauce. These wings were so good they were like candy in my mouth- The BEST I have ever tasted! And for just $7.99 you get 10 of them! For my entrée I decided to try something new. Although there were many wonderful choices like Veal & Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Turkey, Chicken Pot Pie, Hawaiian Coconut Shrimp, Maryland Crab Cakes and so much more! I was delighted by my meal of Fresh Salmon Encrusted in Almonds, in a light chardonnay reduction sauce with a touch of orange zest. The taste of the Salmon was tantalizing and memorable! It came with smashed potatoes, corn, and fresh baked rolls-the portions were so large that I had to take half of it home with me to enjoy the next day. Lucky me! This meal was only $13.99! Entrees range from $8.99 to $13.99, Sandwiches and burgers (1/2 lb. Fresh USDA Beef) start at around $7.00 and come with their awesome hand-cut French fries too! I say kudos to Chef Bob, to Dean and to the rest of his staff who made this visit a pleasure. This place is a must go to-for great food, friendly conversations and an all-around great time!
And best of all Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn is open every day of the week-Monday to Friday from 3pm until 2am and Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-2am. They also specialize in Indoor and Outdoor Catering for more information please call (215) 752- 9878 or visit their website at www.deanscolonial.com
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IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT PARTNER
WITH FLYING FISH BREWING COMPANY FOR A SPECIAL
‘WELCOME TO NJ’ BREWER’S RESERVE TASTING
MAPLE SHADE, NJ – On Saturday, October 24, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., the first new brewpub to open in New Jersey in 10 years, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300) will celebrate their arrival in Maple Shade by partnering with the Garden State’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company (1940 Olney Avenue, 856-489-0061), for a special Brewer’s Reserve Tasting Event. Featuring hand-crafted beers from both breweries, this event is a do-not-miss opportunity for New Jersey beer lovers.
“Here at Iron Hill, we’re flattered and proud that Flying Fish has offered to join us for this special tasting celebration,” says Iron Hill Maple Shade Head Brewer Chris LaPierre who will be joined at the event by Flying Fish Head Brewer Casey Hughes. “I can’t think of a better way to commemorate our arrival here in New Jersey than by collaborating with such talented fellow brewers to introduce residents of our new home to our beers.”
Flavorful offerings for the pay-as-you-go event will include: Iron Hill’s Heywood Tripel, 2004 Barleywine, and Totally Inappropriate; alongside Flying Fish’s Exit 4 American Tripel, Belgian Imperial Cru, and Grand Cru. These potent beers were chosen because they are prime examples of the higher alcohol, fuller flavored autumn and winter offerings at each brewery.
“At Flying Fish, we’ve always thought of ourselves as ambassadors of New Jersey beer culture,” says Hughes. “This special tasting event is our way of welcoming an exciting newcomer to the scene and letting them – and our fans – know that brewing here is only getting better.”
Flying Fish was the world’s first ‘virtual’ microbrewery, establishing an Internet presence as early as 1995. That presence helped to generate press interest and woo investors to the fledgling brewery, which would not open for business until late 1996. Today, Muller and his team oversee four full-time styles, as well as a variety of seasonal beers. Their brews have been featured at the Great British Beer Festival, Oregon Brewers Festival and Canada ’s Biere de Mondial Festival. They have won medals at the Great American Beer Festival, Real Ale Festival and the World Beer Championships, and are the only New Jersey brewery featured in Best American Beers. Flying Fish was recently named “Local Hero: Beverage Artisan of 2009” by Edible Jersey magazine.
For more information about Flying Fish, please visit them online at www.flyingfish.com or call (856) 489-0061.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the region’s fastest-growing restaurant group, with eight locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and five to seven more planned across the mid-Atlantic for the next five years. Founded by Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies, Iron Hill has developed from its first restaurant in Newark, DE in 1996 to a company that employs more than 750 area residents and is widely recognized for their excellence in brewing, consistently delicious food and strong track record of community involvement.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s eight locations include: Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000); Wilmington, DE (710 South Madison Street, 302-472-2739); Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000); West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600); North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000); Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333); Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800); and Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300).
For more information about Iron Hill, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit their Web site at www.ironhillbrewery.com.
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Wednesday, October 21, Chef-owner Mitch Prensky, of the acclaimed restaurant Supper (926 South Street, 215-592-8180), will debut his new Lunch Menu. The new menu marks the first time that the popular restaurant has offered lunch, and includes perennial favorites from the ever-evolving dinner menu alongside fresh, new seasonal dishes. Lunch will be available Wednesday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. In addition, Sunday brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
“Since we opened Supper in 2007, demand for locally-sourced, sustainable food has only increased,” says Chef Prensky. “With our new lunch hours, we’ll offer our guests a wealth of new opportunities to experience how delicious farm-fresh food can be.”
Lunch menu items include: Smoked Butternut Squash Soup with cinnamon marshmallow, apples and sage; Pizzocheri, house-made buckwheat pasta with shaved Brussels sprouts, pancetta, hazelnuts and save brown butter; Butcher’s Salad, a selection of charcuterie with autumn lettuces, pickled vegetables, smoky blue and mustard dressing; Crispy Squid Banh Mi on baguette with Sichuan sausage, cilantro, sweet peppers and sambal mayo, served with five spice chips; Pork Belly Ruben, crispy pork belly on toasted rye with kraut, gruyere and apple mustard, with pastrami chips; and Supper Dog, bacon wrapped, deep fried housemade hot dog with kraut, barbecued onions and beer mustard, served with buttermilk fried pickles. Lunch items range in price from $5 for Signature Deviled Eggs of the Day to $17 for Maine Lobster Roll with old bay potato chips.
Supper, owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Mitch Prensky and Jennifer London Prensky of The Global Dish Caterers, was recently named to Philadelphia magazine’s “Top 50 Restaurants, 2009.” The modern American restaurant serves up local, sustainable, farm-direct cuisine, and their mix of fresh, flavorful ingredients and flawless execution have drawn accolades from critics and won a loyal following of guests. Philadelphia Style praised their menu, while Food Arts gushed over their “urban farmhouse look” and noted that Prensky’s “globe-trotting palate” informs all of the crave-able, often-changing items on Supper’s menu.
For more information about Supper’s acclaimed fare, including their new lunch menu, or to make a reservation, please call (215) 592-8180 or visit www.supperphilly.com.
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Written by: Karli Rizzo
Gullifty’s Bar and Grille, located in Rosemont, Pa. is one of the most impressive eateries on the Main Line. Established in 1975, Gullifty’s ranks superior among locals by continuing to provide an unparalleled dining experience and strong presence within the Main Line community. The name Gullifty comes from childhood favorite, Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Remember “X the Owl” from the land of make-believe where everything was “Nifty-Gullifty”? With a great neighborhood of their own to serve on the Main Line, the restaurant Gullifty’s was born.
The dining menu at Gullifty’s is quite extensive, including Goat Cheese Bruschetta, Handspun Pizza, Sizzling Fajitas, their famous Kobe burger, Lobster Ravioli, Gran Marnier Filet Mignon, homemade desserts and plenty more, all at a modest price. From their tasty appetizers to their delicious entrees, Gullifty’s prices range from $6 to $22. Gullifty’s also runs daily lunch and dinner specials that are as unique and enjoyable as the restaurant itself. The bar features over 130 beers to choose from. Fortunately, Gullifty’s created a “Beer Book” to showcase their expansive bottled beer collection complete with details on each brew.
Gullifty’s offers a comfortable yet fun atmosphere for both families and college students alike; it is a dining experience unlike any other on the Main Line. It’s no surprise that Gullifty’s has won numerous Philadelphia restaurant awards, including, Main Times Best Family Restaurant, Main Line Today’s Best Beer Selection and Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Lunch.
To make a reservation call 610-525-1851, and to view the full menu and beer selection visit Gulliftys.com.
**Photo information: Featured special dish: Rack of Lamb topped with a fresh blueberry port wine reduction sauce over seared portabella mushroom strips. $22.
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