TOP 5 (FOOD) Reasons To Stay @ THE SOFITEL, Philadelphia

The SOFITEL is a worldwide luxury 4-star hotel that accommodates some of the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and tastemakers on a global scale for business stays, late night escapades, cocktail affairs and a sliver of Parisian taste as evidenced by the staff greetings, sophisticated decor, and, of course, menus expressing French fare with decadent appeal! […]

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What To Order @ CHICKIE’S & PETE’S, Philadelphia

I was in Philadelphia last week and visited a crab-serving sports bar of sorts called CHICKIE’S & PETE’S.  A Philadelphia sports bar staple since the late 1980’s, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a hybrid of TGIF’s and Joe’s Crab Shack, where prices are affordable, televisions blare sporting events, contests and games take place over loud speakers, […]

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Clam Chowder & Mahi Mahi at McCORMICK & SCHMICK’S, Philadelphia

The other night I had dinner at McCormick & Schmicks at 1 South Broad Street in Philadelphia!  I’ve always liked this national seafood and steaks parlor… There’s nothing too fancy about their classic dishes, but the distinct ambiance is always elegant, and the hospitable service is consistently kind. I started with the clam chowder… And while […]

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A Philly Cheesesteak from JIM’S STEAKS, Philadelphia

I spent the past few days in the City of Brotherly Love and knew I had to finally get my hands on an authentic Philly cheesesteak, so my host recommended JIM’S STEAKS at 400 South Street. As if the smell of sizzling steak and onions aren’t enough to get your mouth watering, the sheer site of […]

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A CRAB FEAST – Dinner at DINARDO’S, Philadelphia

While in Philadelphia, my crew and I wanted some good seafood… Someone recommended DINARDO’S, so we strolled through the well-known restaurant for a late night dinner. Dinardo’s is a crab shack at it’s best.  Not that it’s a hole in the wall, but it is indeed rustic.  Diner-like tables with mess-hall chairs fill the restaurant […]

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The Soul of SOLE FOOD, Loews Hotel, Philadelphia

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am partial to the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.  I’ve stayed there numerous times and always have a good stay.  Their service is great and it’s relatively low key.  I enjoy it so much there, this past weekend I happily accepted an invitation for a late night snack […]

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***Restaurant of the Week*** RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE, Philadelphia

My mother LOVES Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.  I remember the first time she took us there in Washington DC as teens and I fell in love with the now legendary steak house!  I was about 15 years old at the time and don’t think I had ever seen steak or potatoes so big!  That was about […]

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Philadelphia Room Service, THE WESTIN

I arrived in Philadelphia around 5pm, got settled in hotel around 6pm and was famished!  It seems as though whether I’m at the Loews or The Ritz Carlton, every hotel has their own version of the city’s most famous sandwich – the Cheese Steak!  I stayed at the luxurious WESTIN HOTEL on this visit and […]

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On-Set Lunch: SWEET LUCY’S, Philadelphia

Still on set with a client and today’s lunch was catered by Sweet Lucy’s!  While the hairstylist, Philly native, Kia McKenzie cracked me up with jokes and giggles, we all devoured the food from this delicious bar-b-que restaurant! The mac and cheese had to be THE BEST I’VE EVER HAD!  The beans had a little […]

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On-Set Breakfast: GREEN EGGS CAFE, Philadelphia

Im on set in Philadelphia with a client today and the photo shoot staff ordered us breakfast from the The Green Eggs Cafe!  These grits, eggs and sausage reminded me of my grandmothers from back in the day!  The sausage was like spicy Jimmy Deans and the grits were cheesy, gooey and sprinkled with the […]

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