Philacatessen

Philacatessen | Simplest No-Bake Dessert Starring Local Fruit

I love a good dessert, but they often involve complex multistep recipes that require hot ovens —which are not conducive to summer’s heat. Not so...
Tod mun pla, or fried fish cakes served with a sweet chili sauce

Philacatessen | Kalaya Thai BYO, Authenticity in Bella Vista

Kalaya Thai Kitchen is the new and buzzing restaurant at Ninth and Catharine streets in South Philadelphia that delivers beautifully presented, authentic Thai dishes...
Chia pudding bowl with granola and berries and an iced coffee

Philacatessen | Society Hill Welcomes Bloomsday, an All-Day Café/Bar

Bloomsday Café, a bright, spacious, inviting eatery, opened last month on 2nd Street in Society Hill. Taking the place of Café Nola, which was...
Fish and chips at PJ Clarke's, a restaurant in Philadelphia

Philacatessen | PJ Clarke’s, ‘Cathedral of Saloons,’ on Washington Square

PJ Clarke’s, now on Washington Square, is the Philadelphia outpost of the renowned New York saloon. Legend has it that about 10 years ago, then-Gov....
Virtus radicchio, a lettuce-looking vegetable

Philacatessen | Virtus Radicchio, New Discovery

I always thought of radicchio as a small, red, crisp, pleasantly bitter lettuce. This notion was smashed last week at the farmers market when...
Several chefs work behind a bar making sushi at B2

Philacatessen | Lunch at B2: Sushi on City Line

B2, the sleek Japanese restaurant on City Line Ave in Bala Cynwyd, is the ideal place for city dwellers to meet Main Liners. It...

Philacatessen | Wasabina: Where Have You Been All My Life?

I love it when I discover a totally new food. This happened to me recently at the farmers market when I stumbled upon a...
grilled zucchini and spring onions

Philacatessen | Early-Season Veggies on the Grill

Once I crack open the grill, it’s all grilling, all the time, until the leaves fall off the trees. Now that early harvests are arriving...
beets and greens

Philacatessen | Beets and Greens

Normally I associate root veggies like beets with fall harvests, but my local farmers market has been offering a steady supply this spring. Unlike many...

Philacatessen | Isot BYOB a Turkish Find in Bella Vista

Isot chef/owner Fatih Kekec moved to the U.S. in 2001 from his native Turkey to bring his culinary heritage and passion to Philadelphia. His profession...