Posted by Foobooz on March 18th, 2013
Posted by Foobooz on February 14th, 2013
Mark and Eric Plescha who are the brothers and chefs at Charcoal BYOB in Yardley are teaming up with the still newish Vault Brewing Co. for a collaborative beer dinner. The brothers are known for their modern cooking at Charcoal and pairing their food with Vault’s beers promises to be a different kind of beer dinner. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 5th and will cost $85 per person.
Posted by Foobooz on October 22nd, 2012
Craig LaBan ventures to Feasterville and the basement of a strip mall off of Bustleton Pike, where he finds a tantalizing lamb feast at Samarkand, an Uzebeki restaurant that entertains.
There’s no sense in avoiding the lamb-fest, especially with some of the best lamb chops in Philly (“chalagach”), whose thick pads of meat are sublimely tender and crusted with seasoning. It’s worth the $25 splurge, considering most entrées here top out at $15. Though for just $4.99, you can savor a more rustic nibble of true Uzbeki soul and gnaw on the meaty fat of lamb ribs. The chunks of boneless lamb leg, tenderized with a splash of seltzer, are also worthwhile.
Two Bells – Very Good
Photo via Craig LaBan’s Twitter feed
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on September 5th, 2012
Yesterday Vault Brewing Company, the brewpub coming to Yardley in Bucks County, began brewing its first beer. The first beer to make it to the boil is their Belgian Blonde. According to the brewery the blonde ale will be a light, crisp, refreshing beer with some Belgian spiciness and fruity notes. Yesterday Vault made nine barrels of the stuff in preparation for their opening day which, if everything goes as planned, will be the week of September 24th. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 29th, 2012
Thursday September 13th at 6:30 p.m. JG Domestic will host a “Meet the Maker” Dinner featuring local produce from chef Jose Garces’ own Luna Farm. Garces, JG Domestic chef de cuisine Reinaldo Alfonso, and Luna Farm manager Alex McCracken will collaborate on the $65 family style dinner. Garces and McCracken will be on hand to interact with guests and answer questions. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on August 14th, 2012
The ‘burbs are getting a much needed taste of Philly’s beer scene. Vault Brewing Company is set to open on Main Street in Yardley this fall, bringing craft brews, pizza, tapas, and jazz to the small town. An odd combination? Maybe, but that’s exactly what John and James Cain, the owners, are going for.
Posted by Foobooz on July 17th, 2012
The Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar is hosting a Russian River Beer Dinner on Thursday, July 19th and 7 p.m. The five-course, five beer, $95 per person dinner will feature dishes like grilled oysters and roasted pig paired with some of Russian River’s best and most sour beers. Chef Eben Copple’s menu will include produce harvested directly from the Yardley Inn’s Riverside Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Aubrey Nagle on June 28th, 2012
Mountain Laurel Spirits has just released the first Pennsylvania-produced aged rye whiskey in twenty years. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey is now being distributed in PA, New York, and Connecticut but is looking to expand to New Jersey, Delaware, and more in the near future.
To accompany this release Mountain Laurel Spirits is doing tours of the Dad’s Hat Distillery in Bucks County starting July 14th. For
$20 $10, tours are given every hour on the hour from 1 to 4 p.m. The tour includes discovering the distilling and aging processes and the history of rye as well as tastings. The distillery also offers Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, White Rye and merchandise for sale.
For locations selling Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey visit their website.
Posted by Foobooz on August 29th, 2011
Craig LaBan heads to Lower Bucks County for flavors of the former Soviet Union. At Restaurant Absolute LaBan finds owner and chef Teimurazi Kikvidze turning out soulful Georgian fare.
For a taste of true Georgian-style flavors, the kebabs are a must. Kikvidze grills them over real charcoal, and the flavors resonate.
Rack of lamb brings three plump chops that are fantastically tender and savory despite only a brief marinade in cumin and paprika. The pork shish kebab is delicious, too, ringing with garlic, cumin, and cilantro, as are the moist chicken kebabs. The lulya kebab, a minced blend of chicken and lamb, gets shaped around the skewer’s flat blade like a heat-charred torpedo. Dip any of these meats in satsibili, a zesty homemade Georgian ketchup pepped up with cilantro, garlic, spicy peppers, and even Georgian spring water, and you may not go back to Heinz. Kikvidze’s fresh pan-fried Yukon potatoes and onions topped with crushed garlic and dill give French fries Georgian competition, too.
Two Bells – Very Good
Restaurant Absolute [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Photo by Michael Bryant | Philly.com
Posted by Tara Nurin on August 23rd, 2011
South Jersey’s first Krispy Kreme opened in Collingswood today. Though you could ostensibly walk there for dessert after a meal at Tortilla Press, you’ll be more likely to pass through the drive-through on your way home, given its location in a former KFC on the heavily trafficked corner of Haddon and Cuthbert Aves., just a few blocks off downtown’s main strip. But if you do fancy stopping in for a spell, the donut palace (which has its next local opening scheduled for Bensalem) is adding creature comforts like a lounge — outfitted with a flat-screen TV and free WI-FI — where you can sit, sip lattes and cheer on your favorite TV police detective as he cracks the inevitable cynical observations about sex, criminals and donuts (probably in that order).
Speaking of cops, the addition might be a welcome addition for C-wood’s finest but not so much for nearby McMillan’s Bakery, a mainstay since 1939 that’s rumored to be konsidering the possibility of klosing.
Krispy Kreme [Official opening schedule]
Krispy Kreme Collingswood [Facebook page]