Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Find out what everyone's been noshing on at The Cheese Co. in Narberth.
Want to know what everyone's picking up at The Cheese Co. in Narberth? According to cheesemonger and shop employee Annie Dolan, the most popular cheeses are Midnight Moon—an aged goat cheese; Lambchopper—an aged sheep cheese; and the Ewephoria—an aged sheep cheese. What's your favorite cheese at The Cheese Co.?
Friday, April 12, 2013
A Cheese Co. employee explains when to toss cheeses like blue cheese and Roquefort.
We all know cheese is actually aged milk and processed so it's in a solid form. And cheeses like blue cheese and Roquefort cheese are known to be "moldy cheeses." So, how do you know when to toss out that old cheese? According to cheesemonger and shop employee Annie Dolan, of the The Cheese Co. in Narberth, it's all about the texture. When a soft cheese goes "super soft" or when a hard cheese goes "extra hard," that's when you know the cheese has gone bad, said Dolan.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Find out more about this expensive cheese.
The next time you cringe at buying brie for $17 per pound, just know that at least you're not picking the most expensive cheese in the world. Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch visited The Cheese Co. in Narberth this week to find out a little more about their most expensive cheese. According to Cheese Co. employee Annie Dolan, their most expensive cheese at the moment is the Mimolette Vieille, which is sold for $32.99 per pound. The Mimolette is a 2-year-old cow's milk cheese. Mimolette is traditionally produced in France. The cheese is typically aged anywhere from two months to two years (the Cheese Co.'s is 2 years old). What's the highest price you're willing to pay for a pound of cheese? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Find out what everyone's picking up at Buy the Dozen in Narberth.
Buy the Dozen in Narberth sells more than several dozens of baked goods in just one day. So, it was only fair Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch found out what the most popular pastry item was at this long-run kosher bakery. According to bakery owner Suzanne Ryan, the buttery croissants are one of the most popular items in the bakery. Their croissants are so popular, the bakery makes them four days a week and offer 1-, 2-, and 3-ounce croissants filled with a variety of different flavors, including chocolate, almond, raspberry, apricot, and cheese. Other customer favorites include the raspberry and almond Kamish breads. You can find some of their pastries at Narberth Cafe, Hymie's Deli, Mangia, and a few others around the area. Do you agree? What'…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Narberth Cafe offers new menu items and specials.
Narberth Cafe has revamped its menu and is offering more seasonal items. According to John DiPrimio, owner and head chef, the restaurant is hoping to change its menu more frequently as the seasons change. In the summer, DiPrimio says he's hoping to offer more seafood like crabs and crab cakes. "I want to respect the seasons and offer more local food," said DiPrimio. Currently, DiPrimio is offering braised short ribs—a hearty and warm meal for an unexpected cold spring. Something else to look forward to—more breakfast and lunch specials for the money-minded and possibly dinner service come later this spring from Wednesday through Saturday nights (Sunday is family day for DiPrimio).
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Get to know the chef and owner of Narberth Cafe.
Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch wants to meet the people behind the kitchens, serving their signature dishes at some of the local restaurants. Meet the chef and owner of Narberth Cafe. Name: John DiPrimio Chef/Owner of: Narberth Cafe & Catering Year Established: 2006 Hometown: Havertown Current Residence: Drexel Hill Schooling: Cardinal O'Hara High School, Culinary Institute of America. Earlier Stints: DiPrimio was the executive chef at Drexelbrook Catering & Banquet Facilities for 16 years. He has previously worked in restaurants from Paris to Florida. He also worked under Iron Chef America Michael Chiarello at his restaurant in Napa Valley as "his slave," DiPrimio jokes. Earliest Cooking Memory: This grandmother that used to watch us as kids …
Find out where you can buy legitimate kosher pastries in Narberth.
It may be a little hard to find—the bakery is located on the second floor of a building on Haverford Avenue—but you can find legitimate kosher pastries and other treats at Buy the Dozen, a longstanding kosher bakery in Narberth. Know of any other local kosher bakeries or shops in the area? Tell us in the comments. Buy the Dozen is under strict supervision by Orthodox Supervision Rav Hamachshir Rabbi Yaakov Roth to ensure that they only use kosher ingredients. That also means that none of their pastries or breads contain preservatives. Buy The Dozen is located at 219 Haverford Ave. in Narberth. The bakery is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and closed Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
John Mims' restaurant is moving into the same place it vacated in 2006.
A sign has recently shown up atop 232 Woodbine Ave. in Narberth that might give longtime borough residents some deja vu. It reads: "Carmine's Creole: Act II." Chef John Mims, of Daddy Mims in Phoenixville, is returning to Narberth and will reopen his Cajun-style BYOB on April 5, Mims told Patch on Wednesday. “It’s a great location—the great thing about Narberth is a lot of people walk there, and there’s a lot of foot traffic. A lot of my old customers have been coming out to Phoenixville, so they’re pretty happy they won’t have to drive as far,” Mims said. Mims, who opened the first Creole Café location in Havertown in 1998 and moved to Narberth in 2004, will be cooking at the Narberth restaurant every day. The menu is basically the same …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The hair and beauty salon will be moving down the street soon.
After six years at its current location, 321 Mongtomery Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, NoelSy Art in Beauty salon will be moving down the street to a bigger and better location. The beauty and hair salon will be moving to 292 Montgomery Avenue, the former location of Govberg Jewelers. The large part of the construction for the new location is already completed and NoelSy expects to move in by no later than April 1, said co-owner Michel Noel. The reason for the move is mainly based on convenience and for a "fresh start." "We've been here since 2007," said Noel about the salon's current location. "We're a little more secluded over here. We wanted some more brightness and freshness." According to Noel, clients at NoelSy's current location have to …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The following local Bala Cynwyd and Narberth companies have been recognized as a leading Philadelphia technology startup company.
Four companies in the Bala Cynwyd and Narberth area were recognized on Philly Startup Leaders as part of the entrepreneurs and technology leaders in the Philadelphia community. Those four companies are: If you are a local entrepreneur, startup, or related support or service organization, you, too, can add your information on WeWorkInPhilly.com, free of charge, as an individual, company, or group. The main map can be found here: http://weworkinphilly.com/companies/map. According to their website, "We Work In Philly is a community edited guide to the People, Companies, Groups, Projects, Products, and Resources that make up the creative, technology, and business community in Philadelphia." Currently, there are 983 members signed up, 420 …