The za is back in town, folks! I was lucky enough to be bopping on Instagram when @pizzacamp posted that his newest shop, Pizzeria Beddia 2 (1313 North Lee Street), was open and accepting reservations. I created a Resy account real quick and snagged a reservation for 6 that finally arrived this past week.Continue Reading…
It’s almost that time again: Center City District’s Philadelphia Restaurant Week is right around the corner (Saturday, September 23rd to Friday, October 5th to be exact)! In case you’re unfamiliar, CCDRW is a Philly tradition. Restaurants all over Center City offer prix-fixe menus (three-course lunch for $20 or three-course dinner for $35), giving diners a chance to try all the spots they’ve been meaning to get to, or even just discover a new restaurant because one dish caught their eye. It’s a really fun time to get out & explore Philly.
It’s been awhile since I covered Philadelphia Restaurant Week on the blog, so I knew I wanted to give you guys an updated take (with plenty of time to make your reservations, of course!). But even for me, my years of going out to a few dinners in a two week span have significantly dwindled (life, people!). So, in order to give you a fresh take, I asked five incredible Philadelphia women to give me their top picks instead!
I’m excited to announce my new partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Her Philly possible!
Aaaaand we’re back! Whether you spent it in the city, down the shore, or anywhere in between, I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Labor Day weekend.
Now that we’re all back to reality, I have some exciting news to share! You guys know I very truthfully love a good grocery store. One of my favorite weekend activities is getting to the store reaaaal early in the morning, taking my time browsing and finding new gems, and heading home immediately to cook all the things (anything that discourages me from ordering delivery is quite important to my life).
Well, on September 19th, Philly is gaining another CENTER. CITY. grocery store to help fulfill our grocery dreams!
I love when this blog gives me the chance to explore an area of the city that I don’t typically venture into. University City is such a fun and vibrant part of Philadelphia, and one that I, admittedly, don’t get over to as much as I’d like. But after Louie Louie invited me to come in for dinner, I know there are going to be a lot more ~Center City dwellers~ venturing across the Schuylkill soon! Cue the food pics. 😉
I get asked pretty frequently what my favorite brunch in the city is. The truth is, I don’t really brunch as often as you may think (mainly because I’m still mourning the loss of Little Pete’s, aaaaand I just can’t drink that early in the morning like I used to). But when I find a gem, I’ll definitely make an exception.
Many of my friends, who often give up their evenings to be my +1s at various blogger and media events across the city, know this to be true: I rarely know what I’m getting us into. It’s definitely a risk, but just saying yes (with limited details) is how I’ve gotten to experience many of the super cool things this blog has allowed me to do. So when I got the invite for Dietz & Watson‘s #ChooseTheTable dinner, I, again, wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Except, this one minor detail: Nick Elmi would be preparing us dinner.
I’m always up for excuses to get a little fancy and head out to a nice dinner. I haven’t been to Fogo de Chão (1337 Chestnut Street) in quite a bit (they were definitely on my original top Center City Restaurant Week picks back when they still did Restaurant Week . . . gosh I need to update that list. #RIPsalento), so when they invited me in to try some things from their new spring menu, I was obviously all for it (#meat).
Being off on a weekday is really amazing for me for three main reasons: morning Netflix in bed, no lines at my apartment’s laundry machine, and less humans at the grocery store. My grocery store of choice is, of course, the brand new and beautiful Philadelphia Whole Foods (2101 Pennsylvania Avenue), and being able to swoop in and out of that place as crowd-free as possible is a true #blessing. In addition to adoring everything about the Philly dining scene, I’m always fascinated by what people buy at grocery stores (I shared my things you gotta try at Whole Foods three whole years ago and the obsession has not ceased). So, after one particularly indulgent midday trip, I thought I’d share what I have going on in this fridge of mine.
I’m not really what people would call “a good cook.” I am usually good for one thing (that I find on Pinterest, that’s made with tater tots and cheese and bacon, and pretty much impossible to mess up) to bring to a potluck brunch, inevitably causing me to seek validation from my cohorts at every turn. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy cooking from time-to-time, but it’s just not a natural thing for me. So, when I was asked to participate in The Florida Keys‘ Philadelphia Cookoff earlier this month, I was sliiiightly nervous.Continue Reading…
A long time ago (last May), in a land not so far away (actually, it was here), I turned 27. I’m big on birthdays, so I knew I wanted to head into my late 20s with a treat. As you all very well know, pizza rules everything around me. So, for this special day, I took on the quite ambitious task of planning my own damn pizza crawl. To sum things up: yes, it was wonderful and satisfying and delicious and so gram-worthy. However, having lived through all the crawling and all the bites, there were some things I would have done differently. From one pizza loving lady to many others, I’m here to share what I learned.