Thursday, January 19, 2012
Whip up a delicious healthy dinner in under five minutes with a visit here.
Restaurant: Gladwyne Market Address: 359 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★ Style: Local market with extensive prepared foods section Food: Sandwiches, salads, seafood, American classics, sushi and vegetable sides Atmosphere: Brightly lit and welcoming Parking: Small lot Service: Friendly and accommodating Price Range: A bit pricier than other markets Unique Features: A haven for local goods including Bassett’s ice cream, Bucks County Coffee Co. beans and a wide array of Di Bruno Bros. products. There is also a selection of gluten-free goods. Every time I see a Wal-Mart or other such super store, I feel more than a little sad. Each warehouse of ridiculously cheap goods has often crushed the local mom-and-…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This week food writer Clara Park reviews Pretzel Boy's in Havertown.
Restaurant: Pretzel Boy’s Address: 39 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA 19083 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★ Style: Pretzel shop Food: Numerous incarnations of pretzels, custard and ices Atmosphere: Brightly lit, large service counter and a high table for standing and snacking Parking: Metered street and lot parking Service: Friendly and casual Price Range: Most items are under $5 Unique Feature: Mustard bar Before the advent of Auntie Anne’s and the availability of soft pretzels at every convenience store north of the Mason Dixon line there was the Philly soft pretzel. Baked without much more than flour, water and salt the soft pretzel is as symbolic of Philadelphia as the Liberty Bell or the beloved cheesesteak. It’s no surprise that in the …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This week food writer Clara Park reviews Crust in Bryn Mawr.
Restaurant: Crust Address: 872 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★1/2 Style: Upscale cafeteria and restaurant hybrid Food: Brick oven pizza, sandwiches and salads Atmosphere: Brightly lit interior with long communal tables Parking: Metered street parking Service: Decent Price Range: Most options are under $10 Unique Feature: Wide array of beverage options including La Colombe coffee, Naked juices and Old Philadelphia gourmet sodas. The other day I was on a quest for delicious thin crust pizza in Philly. I went to Nomad Pizza on 7th between South and Kater only to find that they are still not open. I drove to the other side of the city to one of my favorite places, Zavino, at 13th and Sansom, just so I could…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
This week food writer Clara Park reviews Narberth Cafe and Catering in Narberth.
Restaurant: Narberth Café and Catering Address: 109 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth, PA 19072 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★ Style: Luncheonette Food: American diner classics and Italian offerings Atmosphere: Brightly lit interior with wooden fixtures Parking: Metered street parking Service: Good Price Range: Inexpensive Unique Feature: Children’s menu and early bird dinner specials Any restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner has to be somewhat ambitious. Yes, there are three different menus but what is perhaps most challenging is staffing. There are multiple shifts for all stations in the front and back of house of the restaurant. Narberth Café and Catering seems to have it all under control but I suspect the manageable size of the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
China King in Narberth serves up affordable Chinese food fast.
Restaurant: China King Address: 125 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth, PA 19072 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★ Style: Take out Chinese restaurant Food: Classic Chinese-American as well as some Thai and American offerings Atmosphere: Minimal ambiance but it’s clean and well lit inside Parking: Metered street parking Service: Friendly and efficient Price Range: Inexpensive Unique Feature: This place has numerous vegetarian options and lunch specials. While I have seen dozens upon dozens of films at the Narberth movie theatre, I had never set foot in China King. My brothers and I ordered some chicken wings from there a few years back but I knew very little about the rest of the menu. I set out to fix this situation and arrived with a friend in tow. …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
This week food writer Clara Park reviews The Cheese Company in Narberth.
Restaurant: The Cheese Company Address: 217 Haverford Ave., Narberth, PA 19072 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★★ Style: Gourmet food and cheese shop Food: Numerous imported and hard to find delicacies in addition to artisanal cheeses, meats and breads. Atmosphere: Intimate market Parking: Metered street parking Service: Friendly and accommodating Price Range: Items come in all prices Unique Feature: This place also has gourmet coffee beans, newspapers and freshly baked bread. Famed culinarian and food writer Jean Brillat-Savarin is alleged to have said that “a meal without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.” It was with this in mind that I headed to The Cheese Company in the heart of Narberth. The main drag of the borough …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Patch reviews Evviva, MilkBoy Coffee, The Grog, Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop, Mandarin Kitchen, Christopher Chocolates, Quotations, Sorrento’s Italian Restaurant, Sweet Elizabeth’s and Paramour at the Wayne Hotel.
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Friday, September 30, 2011
Looking for a good restaurant to go to this weekend? Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch brought you the details of Evviva Thursday. 4 star food and 4 star service in an elegant dining room is available on the Main Line at this local BYOB. The butternut squash soup, salmon tartare and duck were out of this world. Click here for the review. If that restaurant isn’t to your liking, check out other area restaurants that Patch reviewed this week: MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore A perfectly balanced pumpkin latte and vegan scrapple await you at this leisurely coffee shop which now offers table service. Bring your computer, there is free wi-fi to boot. Click here for the review. The Grog, 863 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr Stop in for …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This week food writer Clara Park reviews Evviva restaurant in Narberth.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
Restaurant: Evviva Address: 1236 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, PA 19072 Rating: (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★ Style: Upscale bistro Food: Refined contemporary American cuisine Atmosphere: Elegant Parking: Lot Service: Professional and polished Price Range: Expensive Unique Features: Restaurant is only open Wednesday through Saturday, menu changes seasonally. Growing up on the Main Line I had driven by Evviva hundreds, maybe even thousands of times. While I could comment on the beautiful exterior and well maintained grounds, I couldn’t begin to tell you about the food served inside. Though it is a special event hot spot (weddings, bat mitzvahs, engagement parties, etc.) the BYOB bistro is only open Wednesday-Saturday. However, be warned that even …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Find out how kid-friendly this Narberth spot is.
We know how tough it can be to eat out with little ones. Patch wants to help you know before you walk in the door if Evviva Restaurant and Catering is a good place to eat with your children. Restaurant: Evviva Restaurant and Catering Is there a kids’ menu? No, but the kitchen can make pasta with butter and chicken fingers if given some notice. Are there healthy options on the kids’ meal? The pasta with butter is the healthiest from the options above, although the salads and soups on the menu tend to be healthier. How does the restaurant deal with food allergies? Alert your server and they will accommodate you as best they can. Is there a diaper changing station? No. How difficult is it to maneuver a stroller through the dining…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Patch reviews Bala Pizza, Hykel’s Submarine Sandwich Bar, Flip and Bailey’s Bar and Grill, The French Bakery, Taj Indian Cuisine, Uno Chicago Grill, Campbell’s Boat House, Avenue Bistro!, Brittingham’s, Margaret Kuo’s, The Ugly Moose and Baxter’s.
Looking for a good restaurant to go to this weekend? Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch brought you the details of Bala Pizza Thursday. The Bala Special pizza is one of the greatest things you can eat in Bala Cynwyd. It’s got everything you could possibly want including beef, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, onions, peppers and olives. Find out more about the man behind the menu, click here for the Meet the Owner. If that restaurant isn’t to your liking, check out other area restaurants that Patch reviewed this week: Hykel’s Submarine Sandwich Bar, 2704 E. County Line Rd., Ardmore A truly wonderful crock of French onion soup and upside down hoagies await you at this local haunt. The chef always adds a little love to his food and it shows. Click …