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Irish Potato Candies Are the Best St. Patrick's Day Treat You've Never Heard Of

Sometimes the best-tasting treats are the most unassuming. You'd never expect a tiny brown lump to be so delicious. In fact, some might be turned off by the color and shape altogether. But that's half...

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Restaurant in King of Prussia in late 70s or so

by sal_acid 6 years ago

This has been driving me crazy for a few days. Anybody remember a restaurant just a little South of the Mall that was part of a small local chain, big salad bar, young-ish clientele, had a newslett...

Where do you get your hoagies since Sarcone's closed?

by GDSwamp 1 year ago

I know it's been awhile, but personally I still haven't solved this. Sarcone's Old Fashioned Italian was the perfect hoagie for me. Not an overstuffed jawbreaker, never too wet, nor too dry, the sh...

Veal Parm

by minpar 1 year ago

Hi! Looking for a center city restaurant for my husband the night before Thanksgiving. It's his 50th birthday and his favorite food is Italian and loves veal parm. Where can I go for this special...

George Washington Cake?

by cgarner 10 years ago

My husband grew up in Germantown in the late 50's and early 60's. He has fond memories of George Washington Cake (it's kind of a spice cake chocolate icing or frosting, I'm not sure) sold in large ...

Valrhona Bulk Chocolate Blocks

by dreamer54 1 year ago

Hello -- I have been buying blocks of Valrhona chocolate at whole foods. When I went to purchase it today, to my dismay I found out that they no longer carry it. It is great for baking, a great...

Gift Certificate in Philly for a Solo Diner

by patsully 1 year ago

My younger brother just moved to Philadelphia and I'd like to get him a gift certificate to eat somewhere within walking distance of his apartment on Arch Street in Old City. I'm thinking a cas...

Manhattan enroute to Kalaya

by Bigley9 1 year ago

So a very specific question for my Chowhound neighbors. Coming from 2nd and Washington and going to Kalaya at 9th and Carpenter - where can I get a decent cocktail? Either enroute or close to it?

Center City - burger lunch, what's new?

by urbanfabric 2 years ago

A friend and I celebrate our mutual birthday each August with a weekday burger lunch. We've done Village Whiskey, Butcher & Singer, Dandelion, and Shake Shack (we've repeated, I may have also misse...

Name of Bar?

by cgarner 1 year ago

Please tell me if I am mis-remembering! There is a bar at 831 Christian St. on the Italian Market. You had to go downstairs and it was a dive. it's NOW called 12 steps. Did that used to be the...

Sugar Pie in PA?

by Adree1 1 year ago

My husband grew up eating sugar pie, a simple pie his mother made. He would like to have some again. However, his mother doesn't remember the recipe or where she got it from. I have never seen rec...

Garces is still at it?

by cgarner 1 year ago

Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellar posted on FB yesterday that "Super" Iron Chef Jose Garces is opening this weekend in New Hope. The restaurant is called Stella and it's located in the Playhouse ...

New "must visit" Philly restaurants -- 2019

by BostonBestEats 1 year ago

Hi All, ex-PhillyBestBYOB here! I'm planning another trip back to Philly, and you guys were helpful last time on picking some new places to try... https://www.chowhound.com/post/visit-philly-re...

Greek Festival Montgomery County

by Unkle Al 1 year ago

This weekend there are several Greek festivals in the area. Can anyone recommend a specific Greek festival in Eastern Montgomery County

Dinners at The Shambles

by Bigley9 1 year ago

This looks interesting!

Authentic Cheesesteak

by lobstagal 1 year ago

Looking for Chowhounder recommendations for an authentic Philly Cheesesteak spot to visit on my way back to MA from a graduation in Allentown this weekend... Thank you!!

Need help reproducing a Lee's Cheltenham Hoagie in Canada

by looz 9 years ago

It's my mom's birthday in a couple of weeks, and I'm throwing her a surprise party with hors d'oeuvres inspired by the various places she's traveled in the past few years. Philadelphia's on the li...

Looking for a non-Italian BYOB

by Bigley9 1 year ago

I am looking for a non-Italian BYOB suitable for a pescatarian as well as omnivores. I am considering: Perla, Sate Kampar, Cadence and Bistro la Bete. Any thoughts? How's the ambiance?

Fresh Peppercorns Philadelphia

by redshale 1 year ago

I am trying to find fresh peppercorns to buy in Philadelphia. Any ideas?

Spring Fling Philly aka the Passyunk Crawl?

by cgarner 2 years ago

Hey All! Planning a whirlwind food tour of Philly, probably April with a good friend of mine. Last year we did the CooknSolo restaurants... almost ALL of them (we missed Dizengoff, but have been ...

Red Wine Vinegar - 7% Acidity

by Unkle Al 2 years ago

Up until now I have been successful in unearthing bottles of Sasso Red Wine Vinegar. Unfortunately, I am out of options. Sasso was sold to a Spanish brand and it no longer makes the Sasso Red Win...