Philly’s Fork

When a foodie friend, cook book author, and Julia Child Food Arts Curator at COPIA in Napa, CA, visits Philadelphia, where do you take her for dinner that is casual enough for good conversation but high in food quality and presentation? Answer: Fork on Market Street in Old City.  Ellen Yin is owner and gracious … [Read more…]

Sweetie Pie Gone

Saturday morning (July 2) I rode my bike to Sweetie Pie (as I do every weekend) to buy scones and lemon bars.  This time, however, I was greeted with a sign thanking patrons for their support for the past two years. Sweetie was a victim of its own success.  The owner felt she was spending … [Read more…]

Glass-blowing and Good Food Too!

Simon Pearce is a working glass blowing factory, retail shop, and restaurant located on the site of the former Lenape Inn in West Chester, PA. The building has been completely renovated to mirror their original mill in Vermont. As you enter the lovely wood and glass structure, you see craftsmen blowing glass vases, stemware, and … [Read more…]

Return to Birchrunville

Birchrunville Store Cafe,  Birchrunville, Pennsylvania. Judy and I have made it a recent habit to motor to rural Chester County on our wedding anniversary (38 and counting).    Located in what was once a General Store and Post Office (the 1898 era P.O. is still active), this lovely and remote restaurant is run by French-born … [Read more…]

Haddonfield Restaurant Scene Changing

Tre Famiglia Ristorante Fresh off our slightly disappointing visit to Haddonfield’s new Christina’s restaurant (see review below), Judy and I had good vibes about another new Haddonfield eatery, Tre Famiglia, 403 North Haddon  Avenue and former site of Little Tuna and Food for Thought. As is our custom, we arrived early Thursday evening without reservations … [Read more…]

I revisit Cristina’s Restaurant

A couple weeks ago I received an e-mail from the PR agent for Cristina’s Restaurant on Tanner Street in Haddonfield.  She had apparently read my review online, written shortly after it opened in 2005 (SEE BELOW). She invited me to return as the restaurant’s guest, assuring me I would like it better since there had … [Read more…]

Christina’s (original review)

Last night (Thursday, March 24) Judy and I visited Christina’s, a new Italian restaurant on Tanner Street in Haddonfield, NJ.  We arrived after work so no reservation was necessary, although judging by the crowd when we left, it wouldn’t have been necessary even if we had arrived later. I have watched the conversion of this … [Read more…]

Little Tuna Moves to Downtown Haddonfield

So successful it had to quit its quaint little space on Haddon Avenue, Little Tuna has taken up residence on the unit block of downtown Haddonfield in the space formerly occupied by Cafe M and Remi’s before that.  Unlike Cafe M, which was nearly empty every evening I walked past on my way home, Little … [Read more…]