The Salt House: A Funky Gastropub in New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Salt House is relatively new on the restaurant scene in New Hope, Pennsylvania. However, the stone structure is not. The historic building has graced Main Street since 1751. It started as a salt house, where a big winch that still adorns the ceiling upstairs, was used to pull blocks of salt through the double…

El Vez, A “Mex-Eclectic” Spot in Philadelphia

El Vez is the furthest thing from ordinary Mexican fare. As soon as you enter the restaurant, your senses switch on. You immediately notice the flashy Vegas-style decor, with high backed maroon velvet banquettes and a glittery motorcycle floating above the dining room (think a movie set for a retro film). Next, you hear the…

Luke’s Lobster: Fresh and Sustainable Seafood in Philadelphia

Say Philadelphia, and the mind immediately goes to Philly cheesesteaks. What doesn’t come to mind is lobster and seafood in general. Pennsylvania does not have any coastal exposure to the Atlantic Ocean, and there is no Cape Cod or Boston or Bar Harbor in the state. It took a native of Maine to bring the…

Feeling The Love on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Love oozes a cozy charm from the moment you enter the whitewashed brick walls of the dining room.  Vibrant paintings decorate the 100 seat space where dark wood floors and beamed ceilings add to the comfortable warmth. The restaurant’s casual elegance sets the scene for a truly memorable meal. The Love, which opened in 2017,…