Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Delicious Ice Cream at Bassetts (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] The long line at Bassetts A fifth-generation family business and a Philadelphia tradition since 1861, Bassetts Ice Cream Company is a full-service frozen dessert distributor, offering great products and superior service. Founded in 1861, Bassetts is America’s oldest ice cream company and has been serving the frozen treat in the market since 1893. Bassetts was started by Lewis Bassett, a schoolteacher in Salem, N.J., who began his summertime business with dairy cows and a mule that pulled the crank on a giant ice cream-making machine in his backyard. Lewis’ grandson and namesake perfected the company’s high-butterfat, all-natural confection and..

Dinner at Nectar (Berwyn, PA) – Fantastic Pan-Asian Food

[Translate] Exterior of Nectar; Looking down the dining room; Tall ceilings with dramatic orange lampshades; Executive Chef/Partner Patrick Feury and interior of main dining room Nectar is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Philly, where we eventually end up in a town that sort of feels like the Hamptons in New York. Dotted with small strip malls along the road and some, like this restaurant, are large freestanding places. When you enter the heavy doors of Nectar, you would encounter a soaring, dramatic space designed by David Rockwell that is centered by a huge Buddha tapestry and a U-shaped sushi..

Dinner at Cheu Noodle Bar (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] Cheu Noodle Bar exterior; header of the menu; interior of the restaurant and the unique lamps hanging over the bar Cheu Noodle Bar is a very new restaurant located in Washington Square West neighborhood in Philly that is owned by two friends, chef Ben Puchowitz and Shawn Darragh. This restaurant started out with pop-up dinners and the restaurant came into full fruition in April. This narrow, 30-seat restaurant has red painted walls and one being shellacked with squiggly instant ramen bricks behind clear plastic with a collage wall above it, containing Chinese good luck phrases and what seemed like..

Afternoon Tea at The Mary Cassatt Tea Room in The Rittenhouse Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] The Rittehouse Hotel; The Mary Cassatt Tea Room; a lovely harpist playing just outside the tea room; a view of the outdoor terrace from the Cassatt Tea Room Afternoon tea at The Mary Cassatt Tea Room in the Rittenhouse Hotel was the best afternoon tea experience I ever had. Even New York City’s various hotel afternoon teas pales in comparison to the Rittenhouse! It’s a bold statement that I would attest to. Everything was superlative from the warm greetings from the host and hostesses when we arrived, service throughout tea, the food was freshly made on premises, and the..

Brunch at Talula's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] Entry to Talula’s Garden, the main dining room and outdoor dining space On a recent blisteringly hot Sunday afternoon, we headed over to Talula’s Garden for brunch. We’re quite taken by the unusual entrance to the restaurant as you’ll first encounter the beautiful outdoor terrace dining space where several brave souls dining their way through this heat. We seek shelter from the brutal heat and was welcomed by the spacious dining space that feels almost felt like we’re in an upscale French country home with its center room having Alice Waters’ quote “A garden brings life and beauty to..

Brunch at Talula’s Garden (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] Entry to Talula’s Garden, the main dining room and outdoor dining space On a recent blisteringly hot Sunday afternoon, we headed over to Talula’s Garden for brunch. We’re quite taken by the unusual entrance to the restaurant as you’ll first encounter the beautiful outdoor terrace dining space where several brave souls dining their way through this heat. We seek shelter from the brutal heat and was welcomed by the spacious dining space that feels almost felt like we’re in an upscale French country home with its center room having Alice Waters’ quote “A garden brings life and beauty to..