Archive for January, 2011


Supermarket Finds: Talluto’s Pasta

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

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There’s certainly no shortage of quality Italian food in this area; aside from all the great restaurants, we’ve got stores like Carlino’s, Martini’s Italian Market, and Sassano’s to provide quality ingredients when we need them. But sometimes, you find yourself in ACME. Thankfully, however, frozen pasta from Talluto’s, a local, family-run pasta maker since 1967, is available at most local ACME Markets, as well as Shop Rite in West Chester & East Norriton.

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Review: Teresa’s Next Door, Wayne

Monday, January 24th, 2011
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A la Maison Bistro News

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Darlene Moseng, the chef and owner at French BYO A La Maison in Ardmore, has recently left town for Seattle to develop a restaurant / catering biz at the Amazon Corporate Center. She’ll remain involved in the Ardmore restaurant, while everyday chef de cuisine Sean McMonagle will remain in the kitchen.

Interestingly, Mike Stollenwerk, the chef/owner Little Fish – who has been a busy bee lately with the opening of Fish and the soon-to-be Fathom Seafood Bar — will come on as a consultant. Expect to see his influence starting this Spring.

Here’s the description of a la Maison from OpenTable:

A la Maison is a casually elegant French inspired BYOB bistro located in the heart of Ardmore at 53 W. Lancaster Avenue.

A la Maison’s talented chef-owner Darlene Boline Moseng serves rustic French fare using fresh ingredients & classic recipes to create a comfortable atmosphere to suit any guests needs.

A la Maison’s menu features a traditional onion soup, steak frites, & coq au vin. Not to mention her famous crab fondue & one the best burgers in Ardmore.

Come & join us for a relaxing evening “at home” with your favorite friends & favorite bottle of wine.

Philly vs. Main Line: Roast Pork Italian

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
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Luigi's Porchetta Abruzzese

Welcome to Round 2 of Philly vs. Main Line, where we take a highly-regarded food experience in Philadelphia and compare it to a similar offering out here in the burbs. Will it be worth the trip to the city, or are you better off staying close to home?

Much like the cheesesteak, the Roast Pork Italian is a revered sandwich in the Philadelphia area; just hearing the name conjures images of thinly sliced, juicy pork sidled next to piquant provolone cheese and mounds of garlicky, wilted greens, served at hallowed counters Tony Lukes, John’s and DiNics. But we’re not talking about any of the classics today. Instead, we’re going to look at a newcomer on the block: Jake’s Sandwich Board, and put them up against our local favorite Luigi & Giovanni’s.

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Review: Martini’s Italian Market, Paoli

Sunday, January 9th, 2011
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Review: Alfredo Italian BYO, Berwyn

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
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