Vices

  • Crow & The Pitcher Puts A Twist on Gin & Tonic

    Crow & The Pitcher Puts A Twist on Gin & Tonic

    We’re deep into the warm days of summer and that means gin season is upon us and at its peak! At the recently renovated, newly opened Crow & The Pitcher just off Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, they have taken a tried and true cocktail and have added a creative twist. Co-owner and general manager Michael

  • Slice of Heaven: Grilled Nectarines & Sage Chips

    Slice of Heaven: Grilled Nectarines & Sage Chips

    Grilled Nectarines & Sage Chips Mascarpone, raspberry balsamic reduction, grilled nectarines, pine nuts, fried sage chips Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper handful of pine nuts bunch of sage leaves 2-3 nectarines, sliced into wedges 1/2-1 cup mascarpone cheese For the balsamic reduction: 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar

  • Slice of Heaven: Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms

    Slice of Heaven: Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms

      Bok Choy, Fava Beans & Mushrooms Bok choy gratin with Gruyere & Parmesan, fresh fava beans, sauteed mixed mushrooms (shiitake, crimini & oyster) Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper ~1 cup mixed mushrooms (we used crimini, shiitake & oyster), sliced couple handfuls of fresh fava beans

  • Slice of Heaven: Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries

    Slice of Heaven: Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries

    Mashed Yellow Beets & Sweet Cherries Mashed yellow beets (with sweet potatoes, apples & Greek yogurt), sweet cherries, feta cheese, walnuts Recipe Ingredients: 1 ball of pizza dough flour for dusting olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted & halved 1 hunk feta, cut into small cubes (crumbled feta would work too)

  • Making Meals Easy

    Making Meals Easy

    In many ways, my family is the average American family. We’ve got a couple of kids, a dog, a house in the ‘burbs, two cars, and two incomes. You know the drill. My wife is a nurse and works from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. That means that she leaves the house around 6 a.m.

  • This Awesome Week June 15-21 2014

    This Awesome Week June 15-21 2014

    Welcome to This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was. Instagram girl of the week This week’s girl is Angie Ang, a model and all around great person. Follow her on Instagram here. Sports roundup The Kings win game 5 in double OT to win the Stanley Cup and send New York home:[ESPN.com]

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    Sometimes you want to go… Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows your name. The sitcom Cheers wasn’t a long-running hit from 1982 to 1993 for no good reason. It was a

  • Cigar 101 – Choosing a Cigar

    At last we spoke, I’d posed an important question: “Which cigar do you pick from all of those beautiful boxes with the amazing-looking cigars of all shapes and sizes?”  Well, let’s talk about those shapes, sizes and different colors and flavors. Shapes and Sizes First, cigars basically come in two main shapes. (There are variations but

  • Adapting to a Society of Legalized Marijuana

    Adapting to a Society of Legalized Marijuana

    Each presidential election focuses on at least one key controversial issue. In recent years, candidates have been asked to defend their viewpoints on gay marriage, abortion, war and more. As the United States gears up for the 2016 presidential election, it is likely that a controversial topic that will be highly debated is the legalization of marijuana. Barack Obama, George