Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Oh Yeah, I Still Have This Thing.


I got an e-mail the other day notifying me that my domain name was about to expire. To be honest, my first thought was, “Oh yeah, I still have that,” which isn’t surprising considering my last post was somewhere around the end of April. Nevertheless, I  renewed, and ryesandshine.com is officially active until 6.26.2013. I […]

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The “Best Meal Ever”


Some questions, like, “What’s your favorite food?” or, “Who’s your favorite author?” are utterly impossible for me to answer. But one abstract question I no longer struggle with is, “What was your best meal ever?” That’s why when Zagat ran this contest I had no problem entering. What was troubling was condensing one of the most monumental […]

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Exam Fuel: What We Ate [Week 2]


Here’s how we stayed full during week 2 [two more days to go!]. Not pictured: A dinner at Kanella, a greek BYO in Philadelphia. We shared beets, feta, tzatziki, halloumi, and vegetarian moussaka – the first time I’ve had that since Greece – all delicious!  Also Not Pictured: Vegan German Chocolate “Cake Top” from Sweet […]

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Are You a Culinary Bodhisattva?


Having lived in both New York City and Philadelphia and chosen the latter as my future “forever” home, I often find myself waxing poetic [proselytizing?] about why my love for Philly outweighs my love for NYC. My canned, short answer: Philadelphia is less pretentious and more accessible than New York. My position is obviously more […]

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Putting My Pumpkin to Shame


It’s no secret that I have a love affair with Philadelphia’s restaurant scene. Even though we won’t be heading back there until this time next year, I still like to keep track of what the Philly foodies are keeping track of. Source. Just north of Sansom Street on 13th Street in Midtown Village lies Barbuzzo, […]

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Bon Iver, Tower Theater [Upper Darby, PA] 8/3/2011


The morning after Bon Iver [singer/songwriter Justin Vernon and his ten-piece band] played in Philadelphia at the Tower Theater, the Inquirer published a review titled, “At the Tower, Bon Iver shows that less can be more.” The basic premise of the review was: “The new album [S/T] is bad and the old album [For Emma, […]

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Zahav


Zahav 237 St James Place Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 625-8800 Zahav is not one of those restaurants you can stumble upon walking the streets of Old City – it’s truly a hidden gem. You have to know what you’re looking for – and what you’re looking for is a restaurant specializing in upscale Israeli “street […]

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