Philly Eats


Lola’s Garden Blooms in Ardmore

Avram Hornik, FCM Hospitality, Philly’s prolific restaurateur behind Morgan’s Pier, Juno and Harper’s Garden held a preview dinner for his much anticipated Main Line eatery Lola’s Garden at Suburban Square on April 14, 2021, which opened the following day.
Opening in the red hot Ardmore restaurant scene, Lola’s will showcase the culinary skills of acclaimed former Russet Chef Andrew Wood. The seasonal menus will showcase uniquely paired, honest, local ingredients together with small bites, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts that showcase his culinary skills and artistry with a focus on not more than a handful of ingredients on the plate.  Ardmore’s newest restaurant boasts a 1,800-square-foot restaurant (with a 2,500-square-foot outdoor patio) for guests to enjoy. , At the bar, look for a celebration of all things Pennsylvania with 15 all local and state beers on tap, and an entire wine program with taps and bottles showcasing the states best selections.

The invitation for the Grand Opening Preview of Lola’s Garden in Ardmore stated dress for a garden party, no one took it more seriously than Michelle “The Hat Lady” Leonard. She was dressed head to toe in green, and carried the cutest water bucket as part of her whimsical outfit.

Marlo and Jason Dilks the owners of Slice, and P’unk Burger in Philly
Melissa Jacobs, Kory Aversa and Marie Edwards
Joy Medlock, General Manager of Suburban Square and Avram Hornik, Owner FCM Hospitality

Philly Cooks Up a Storm at Sheraton Hotel Downtown Last Week

Philadelphia Magazine held it’s annual Philly Cooks at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Wednesday, February 8, 2017. A sold out crowd tasted signature dishes from Philadelphia magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants, chatted and took photos with the chefs who created them and enjoyed cocktails from the city’s top bartenders. There was a raffle with fun prizes, where the proceeds from the sale of the tickets went to The Food Trust.


Chefs: Peter Woosley of Bistrot la Minette, Jason Cichonski, Ela and Rakesh Ramola, Indie Blue,

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Lou Bird chef Natalie Maronski preparing

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grapefruit, poppyseed, Buttermilk Tart,

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For what you pay the tastings are a nice size


Kayli Moran and Nakia Jones


Ulrich Kempf and Lauren Michel with Kiley Schroeder and Brian Stevenson.


Kelly Reilly and Pat McGowan


Todd Berry, Marlo Dilks and Madison Mileno of Slice Pizza with their heart shaped pizza which was a huge hit yesterday, but you can order them anytime throughout the year.


Christal Watson, Anheuser Busch and Falio Leyba , Breakthru Beverage Pennsylvania


Chefs: Christopher Campbell and Bobby Saritsoglou, Opa

Kate Jacoby, Rich Landau, Lauren Hooks, Miranda Burns, Juillanne Wesley of Vedge, V Street and the new kid – Wiz Kid on 19th Street. They served the most delicious vegan cheesesteak. As a carnivore I couldn’t even tell there was no meat in it.

Ciani Legette and Kwame Craig

Ciani Legette and Kwame Craig

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Tim Landa and Andrew Kochan – Chocolate Fois Gras Truffles

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Outside it was a spring like 60F, and all night long Little Baby’s line was as long as Sweet Charlies on a hot summer night.

Elise May checks out the raffle items, proceeds benefitted The Food Trust
Elise May checks out the raffle items, proceeds benefited The Food Trust


Michael Sultan, Revolution Taco, serves up mini empanadas, which is a new menu item at the popular eatery in Rittenhouse Square