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Andrew Fenton

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  1. Sure, Southwark (corner of 4th and Bainbridge) is great. See you at 8:30!
  2. Chris, make a suggestion and I can probably get over there early. I'd be happy to meet up for a drink.
  3. As far as food for Sat goes: I smoked some homemade sausage yesterday along with some meatballs. I'll bring those along with baba ganoush (if we're not tired of it from Zahav) as appetizers while we're waiting for the rest of the meal.
  4. I believe that the root beer at Percy St. is brewed by Yard's (a Philadelphia brewery). I'm sure it's good, though I'll go on record as saying I don't think the food at Percy St. is that good. Listen to Holly when he recommends Hot Diggity! Their sodas are great- I just tried their plum ginger ale last week. Not too sweet, with a real ginger bite and plum flavor. And the dogs are terrific; don't miss the Philly surf n' turf.
  5. OK, in spite of the Hennes cuisine, it looks as if I'll be there (+1 adult and 2 kids) on Saturday night. (For part of it, anyway; if the kids get cranky we'll leave early, and will go by 8 or so anyhow.)
  6. Since I can't edit my old post: a change. It'll just be me at Zahav (too late for my +1). Han Dynasty will be me +1.
  7. So if it's meat that provides flavor, and bones are there to provide gelatin, why not make a meat stock and add gelatin (as a powder, sheet or whatever)?
  8. You should be able to find it at places where you buy other flavored syrups (Torani, Monin, etc.) Or you could try making your own- eGullet's own Katie Loeb has a recipe in her book (http://tinyurl.com/bqorybt) which I'm sure is better than anything you can buy.
  9. I'll be at Zahav (+1) and Han Dynasty (maybe +1; will confirm later) for sure. Thursday is a maybe, and I'll try to meet up in the Italian Market but don't know for sure whether I'll be free then.
  10. Clicking through to the link, it's clear that the claim isn't that these olives are healthy (as opposed to other olives); it's that these olives are healthy (as opposed to other snacks.) Of course as with many other things, you could just put olives in a plastic bag or Tupperware container, but these presumably come in a handy package. I don't know who Cat Cora is, but presumably her brand adds something as well.
  11. I'm a teacher, and have a Keurig in my classroom. I agree with all your cons, but will add a big pro: it doesn't require any cleanup. That's huge if you don't have access to a kitchen.
  12. Do try Beck's again! They do credible po'boys and muffalettas that, while probably not as good as Cajun Kate's, are still pretty darn good. I've never tried the beignets there; in fact, I've only had them once, at Cafe du Monde. But I really oughta give them a try one of these days. It's sure a lot closer to home than Boothwyn, or New Orleans...
  13. I ate the last of my Gold Rushes (from Beechwood Orchards, I think) a couple of weeks back. It had been hiding in the drawer in the back of the fridge, but was just as good as its brethren that I ate back in the fall.
  14. Sorry, David! I'm stymied by not having been to any of those places for years (probably eight years in the case of Porcini and La Baia, and five in the case of Salento). Also, Restaurant Week; so who knows what the menu is, and whether it's any good, etc...
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