Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

-By Jane Roser Feature image: City Ave. and 54th St., 1949. Image courtesy of Free Library of Philadelphia Print & Picture Collection Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened their first café at 39 South 13th Street in 1888. It had no tables – just a counter and stools. Hardart had visited Europe and was impressed by their “waiter less restaurants.” He bought equipment from the … Continue reading Fun facts about the Automat, an iconic waiter-less restaurant concept that was popular in Philadelphia.

Vanilla cream cheese crepes topped with cinnamon whipped cream

-Courtesy of George Washington Wood Bed and Breakfast http://www.georgewwoodbnb.com This delicious homemade breakfast treat is a guest favorite at the George Washington Wood Bed and Breakfast. We buy the crepe shells in bulk (because they are so popular), but the rest of the recipe is always homemade with an extra helping of love.  Ingredients One package of frozen or fresh crepes Cream Cheese Filling: -1 … Continue reading Vanilla cream cheese crepes topped with cinnamon whipped cream

Philadelphia Restaurants gear up for historic legal sale of cocktails to-go in Pennsylvania

-Courtesy of Aversa PR Feature image: Cocktails from Leda and the Swan will sell from Vesper and Hunnies Crispy Chicken location Philadelphia and Main Line restaurants applaud the vote yesterday in the Pennsylvania senate that will allow the sale of to-go cocktails in the state of Pennsylvania. As they wait for Governor Tom Wolf to sign the legislation, the following ten restaurants in the city … Continue reading Philadelphia Restaurants gear up for historic legal sale of cocktails to-go in Pennsylvania

Cajun Sauté 

-Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo Servings- 4  Prep Time- 20 minutes Cook Time- 1 hour  Ingredients: 3 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive oil  1 tbsp. Old Bay  1 package of andouille sausage (I prefer Aidells) 1/2 lb. shrimp  2 zucchini sliced vertically, then horizontally  3 lbs. baby yellow potatoes (sliced in half, skin on)  4 cloves of garlic, smashed  1 shallot, sliced thin 1 box or … Continue reading Cajun Sauté 

Sparkling Springtime Sangria

-Courtesy of Geno Thackara Kim and I called this one Sparkling Springtime Sangria. Since we didn’t have the usual wine for our normal lemonade sangria recipe in the house, we tried adapting it with a bubbly white. For science. In one-gallon pitcher, mix: -One small bottle (750 mL) of sparkling white wine -One cup of light rum – if you happen to find that there’s … Continue reading Sparkling Springtime Sangria

The Best Things We Ever Ate- The Easter Bunny Delivers

Let Anthony’s Italian Coffee & Chocolate House Fill Your Basket By Mark Casasanto Well, it’s happened. Easter Week has arrived and we find ourselves collectively handcuffed to our homes. Unfathomable just a few short weeks ago. Traditionally, this blessed and Holy Week is often accompanied by elaborate preparations of holiday culinary staples with baking usually taking center stage in kitchens throughout our respective neighborhoods. Can’t … Continue reading The Best Things We Ever Ate- The Easter Bunny Delivers

Pantry Recipe: At-Home South Jersey Tomato Pie from Borgata’s Wolfgang Puck American Grille

courtesy of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa -photo by Aram Mardigian Right now, many people are looking for unique and easy recipes that can be easily prepared from pantry staples. Aram Mardigian, Executive Restaurant Chef of Wolfgang Puck American Grille at the Borgata in Atlantic City, is sharing his recipe for his Tomato Pie that can easily be whipped up in your own kitchen.  This … Continue reading Pantry Recipe: At-Home South Jersey Tomato Pie from Borgata’s Wolfgang Puck American Grille

Some of the best things we ever ate (social distancing edition)!

“Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever, never seeing no one, nice again…” Yes, yes, we get it. Scary thought, we know. But, it damn sure sounded as if Sir Paul McCartney knew in the early ’70s what we’d all be living through in these, the-not-so-roaring 20s. Prophetic? Eh, maybe.  In trying to stay up-to-the-minute-current, just trying to keep up with the terminology, let … Continue reading Some of the best things we ever ate (social distancing edition)!

Dining in with RowHome

First and foremost, we hope you are all staying safe and healthy during these strange times. And we gotta eat, right? In times like this, when so many small businesses rely on our support, we need to get creative on how to help them. Order take-out or delivery from a favorite local restaurant! Many of them are offering family-style meals and waiving delivery fees. Share … Continue reading Dining in with RowHome

Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers

Icebox Cake   Courtesy of Joei DeCarlo   Ingredients  1 box vanilla instant pudding mix (I prefer Jell-O brand) 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix 1 box of Nilla Wafers 1/2 container of Cool Whip 3 bananas, sliced Directions  Defrost Cool Whip 2-3 hours prior to assembling cake. Prepare pudding mixes according to package directions. Keep flavors separate, in their own bowls. Crush 1/2 box of Nilla Wafers into fine crumbs by hand … Continue reading Icebox cake with bananas and Nilla Wafers