Snap Kitchen, a healthy fast-casual dining chain, just opened its first locations in Philadelphia, complete with organic, locally sourced ingredients, BPA-free containers and a 21-day healthy eating program.
The person responsible for transforming the classic Italian-American staple that is usually made with ground pork — in addition to ground beef and veal — and at least one type of cheese is Marcia Friedman, the cookbook author of Meatballs and Matzah Balls: Recipes and Reflections from a Jewish and Italian Life .
As the seemingly endless succession of too-early winter evenings drags remorselessly on, I seek diversions where I can find them. On one recent chilly evening, that diversion came in the form of dinner.
For Hannah Jewel Kohn, who is in her second year touring with the Beauty and the Beast company, the Philadelphia performances will be a chance to see the musical enchant a new audience — as she has for the past many, many performances the cast has done so far.