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  • Discovering Hidden Harvest
    Jessica Server goes on one of the first pickings with a new local group that harvests fruit and nuts and shares them with hungry people, the tree owners and volunteers.
  • Cafe Diyor
    If you're up for an adventure, writes dining critic Melissa McCart, get introduced to Uzbek food at this new Downtown cafe.
  • Munch goes to San Lorenzo
    Munch, aka Dan Gigler, goes with his dad to San Lorenzo Ristorante, a "fine addition of Roman flair" to Lawrenceville.
  • A gift of 300 Crock-Pots
    Bob Batz Jr. visits Milkman Brewing as it opens in the Strip District and checks out the Crowlers at Hough's in Greenfield.
This week, we have Halloween treats and an assortment of meaty and vegetarian options. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:Let's start with dessert! The Brown Eyed Baker made adorable Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting while Katy opted for Red Velvet Cupcakes...
Joe Reale and his soon-to-be father-in-law, Emanuel Lacommare, have been working toward the opening of Arancini House in mid-November at 615 Washington Road in the building's terrace-level cafe. The duo started catering in July, specializing in Sicilian street food: panelle...
Darren Smith signed a lease Tuesday on 955/957 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The addresses had been Mercy Life Center Corp. and an Indo Asian-fusion restaurant. It's going to be Szmidt's Old World Deli (pronounced Szmeeds)."I'm really excited and really nervous and I just...
Do you think you're the next MasterChef Junior? Well, you can give it a shot if you're willing to drive/train/fly to Philly. The show's casting associate producer Nina Steffel told me she's "aware that it's not necessarily next door. It is an open call and we'd like to get...
Did you know that there's a new "Andy Warhol Edition" of the Absolut vodka bottle that the artist helped make famous in 1986? His original artwork is incorporated in the bottle, "allowing anyone to bring home their very own Warhol," says the vodka maker.Absolut went on to work...
David Murphy, the new chef at Carmella's Plates & Pints on the South Side, said the restaurant will begin dinner service on Nov. 8. Carmella Salem opened the place a year ago and has been putting the finishing touches on the kitchen buildout, which has taken a bit...
News today from Food Tank, which, with the James Beard Foundation and some other experts, has produced a developed its first annual "Good Food Org Guide" highlighting nonprofit organizations that are "doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and...
This week, we have BBQ ribs, soups and stews. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:On the savory front, the Brown Eyed Baker prepared glorious Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs. Haute Pepper Bites threw together a colorful Maple Roasted Root Vegetables and Squash dish. Linda from...
The Forks learned this afternoon via correspondent Bill Toland that Prentiss Orr, at right in the photo above, has resigned from Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries, which makes Boyd & Blair vodka. Mr. Prentiss said he can't talk about it, but he has had some issues with Barry...
Sure, you can slice and dice with a dull knife. But the question is: Do you really want to? As anyone who's ever tried to cut through an old tomato with a worn-down blade can tell you, dull knives put you at greater risk for injury -- having to press harder while you're slicing...
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