Recipes / Vegetarian

Quick breakfast post

This morning I created what is officially my favorite bagel sandwich: A pumpernickel bagel with onions from Metropolitan Bakery, Philly cream cheese, sliced avocado with lime juice, Frank’s hot sauce, and cracked black pepper. Delicious. Those orange-tomato beauties are from the Clark Park Farmers Market. Mega-mart tomatoes simply cannot compare. Last night I made another … Continue reading


Sonic – Limerick, PA

Fast food. It’s a nasty gamble and almost every single time I partake in it, I ask myself, “Why did I do this?” and then go cry in a corner. Today I have eaten, truly, the worst and most debilitating, disgusting chum ever auto-produced by a fast food franchise. Sonic proclaims itself to be “America’s … Continue reading

Reviews / tea / West Philly

Bubble House – University City

This will be a short post; I just need to rant about the Bubble House for a bit. First of all, when making iced tea, ladies, make it double strength! I don’t want my iced green bubble tea to taste like I’m sipping tapioca AND tap water. See, the funny thing about pouring hot tea … Continue reading

Japanese / Reviews

Hikaru (“Shining One”) – Society Hill

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend, two out-of-town friends and I decided to try Hikaru, just south of South Street in Society Hill. I’m usually very picky about sushi; in fact, I rarely buy it at all. Many years ago, I spent some time studying in Japan and the food was amazing. Unfortunately, most of … Continue reading


Philly Grub on

Hey folks! Kate and I did an interview for a podcast. Click here, scroll to Philly Scene, and it’s the first link aptly title “Philly Grub” in the left nav (middle of the page). Enjoy! Marilyn JohnsonFood enthusiast. Travel lover. Social media maven. Independent Journalist. Food marketing/PR expert. Email: Continue reading

South Philadelphia / Vegan / Vegetarian

Horizon’s New Vegan Cuisine

If you’re looking for phenonemal vegan cuisine at a decent price, look no further than Horizon’s New Vegan Cuisine on 7th Street, between South and Bainbridge Streets, in South Philly. In the late ’90s/early ’00s, I tried the vegetarian life and was rather successful at it for almost 5 years. Even though I was eating … Continue reading