Girls Nite In Online to Honor Women Chefs of Philadelphia
Chefs / Cooking Demonstrations / COVID-19

Girls Nite In Online to Honor Women Chefs of Philadelphia

Girls Nite In Online, a Philadelphia-based, national, free platform by women for women, will celebrate and honor fabulous Philadelphia women chefs with an online “Restaurant Week,” June 1-5.  In addition to providing income for the women chefs who are presenting, Girls Nite In “Restaurant Week” online will encourage viewers to support their beloved local restaurants by ordering … Continue reading

Tork Donates $100K to Support Philly Restaurants, Hospitals
COVID-19 / Press Release

Tork Donates $100K to Support Philly Restaurants, Hospitals

Tork, the global leading professional hygiene brand of Essity, today announced a $100,000 donation to support restaurants and hospitals in Philadelphia, the headquarters for Essity’s global professional hygiene business, and the hardest-hit region in Pennsylvania with more than 19,000 COVID-19 cases. In partnership with Off Their Plate, a grassroots organization that funds local restaurants to provide … Continue reading

Silver Diner in Cherry Hill is Open for Delivery and Curbside Pickup
Cherry Hill NJ / COVID-19

Silver Diner in Cherry Hill is Open for Delivery and Curbside Pickup

One of my favorite places to eat is the Silver Diner in Cherry Hill, which is not too far from my house. The reason I like it so much is that while they call it a diner, it’s elevated diner fare. It offers a nice variety of dishes, including many plant-based items, which is great. … Continue reading

Serve Better Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Relief Efforts
COVID-19

Serve Better Philadelphia Restaurant Workers Relief Efforts

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began and with many restaurants closed or providing limited service, it’s a known fact that an unprecedented number of service industry workers are out of work. There have been so many heroic efforts put forth to provide for these workers in their time of need. Some are small, community endeavors, while … Continue reading

Interview with Sam Zietz of GRUBBRR on What’s Next for Restaurant Industry
COVID-19 / Interviews

Interview with Sam Zietz of GRUBBRR on What’s Next for Restaurant Industry

Restaurants in our area continue to be closed to dine-in customers which is impacting restaurant sales and the livelihood of restaurant workers. I connected with Sam Zietz, CEO of GRUBBRR, a restaurant business automation platform, on what’s next for the industry and how restaurants can take advantage of technology in order to survive. Philly Grub: … Continue reading

Unsung Heroes of the Philly Food Scene: Chef Jim Berman
Chefs / COVID-19

Unsung Heroes of the Philly Food Scene: Chef Jim Berman

I’m fortunate enough to count many chefs as close friends. Some are more recognized than others. While some hold down traditional Executive Chef roles, others work as personal chefs or jack of all trades types. I admire and respect all of them for their work in the Philly area food scene. One chef often stands … Continue reading

The Hustle: Melissa Torre of Vellum Street Soap Company
COVID-19 / Local Foodie Gifts

The Hustle: Melissa Torre of Vellum Street Soap Company

Melissa Torre is a long-time service industry worker in Philadelphia. She used to own a bakery called Cookie Confidential, at 517 S. 5th Street for five years. She closed the bakery in 2015 to pursue another passion… soap making! But not just any old soap – her sustainable soaps and soap products are inspired by … Continue reading

The Hustle: Chef Scott Morozin of Verbena BYOB in Kennett Square
Chefs / COVID-19 / Kennett Square PA

The Hustle: Chef Scott Morozin of Verbena BYOB in Kennett Square

If it’s one thing I’ve noticed during this crazy time, chefs are hustling out there. Not just grinding to make a buck and keep their restaurants open, but with a sense of renewed purpose and drive. Not just pivoting for survival, but demonstrating why they became chefs in the first place. I’ve seen so many … Continue reading

Tasty Table Catering Launches Fundraiser to Feed Frontline on the Main Line
COVID-19 / Fundraisers / Main Line

Tasty Table Catering Launches Fundraiser to Feed Frontline on the Main Line

Tasty Table Catering launched a GoFundMe to help feed hard-working healthcare professionals — especially the nurses — in the Mainline area. The initial goal is to raise $1,000 which will cover pre-made “Box Lunches” for up to 30 hospital nurses. “We were already donating meals, but we wanted to be able to donate more to our essential healthcare workers … Continue reading

Manayunk Restaurants Offer Complimentary Meals for Hospital & Hospitality Staff
COVID-19 / Manayunk

Manayunk Restaurants Offer Complimentary Meals for Hospital & Hospitality Staff

The entrepreneurs in Manayunk’s hospitality community have a tradition of caring for their community. Many of Manayunk’s restaurants remain open for take out and delivery, and are now working together to alleviate stress for their community members, and spread a bit of joy. Two programs in Manayunk allow customers and restaurateurs to work together to … Continue reading