Warm aromas spill from Great Harvest Bread Co.’s bakery, as artisanal bakers craft whole-grain bread from Montana's hard red spring wheat that is stone ground each morning. They pack each loaf with hearty protein and nutrients, keeping the recipes as simple as possible to maintain the rich wheat flavor. In addition to their standard honey-whole-wheat loaves, the bakers create a variety of treats, including rosemary-garlic loaves, cinnamon pull-aparts, and asiago-pesto loaves. They also transform the bread into sandwiches, pairing the whole wheat with freshly sliced meats, cheeses, and ticklish pieces of lettuce.
Since its humble south Philadelphia beginnings in the 1990s, PrimoHoagies has quickly expanded throughout the region and garnered several awards on the strength of its cold-cut sandwiches, made with Thumann's brand of gourmet meats and cheeses. The shop's robust menu features dozens of specialty hoagies, many of which were created in-house rather than underwater, as is the industry norm. Sharp Italian hoagies teem with prosciutto and genoa salami, and pork Diablo hoagies marry Thumann's homestyle roasted pork with a blend of piquant spices.
Every year, the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance offers a presentation of classic automobiles during a slew of engine-revving events, encouraging mingling between proud owners and spectators. In the past, auto enthusiasts have cried antifreeze tears while marveling at everything from pristine Henderson motorcycles to sleek, aerodynamic Ferraris.
European bricklayers used more than 13,000 bricks to assemble the ceiling, arches, and walls of the wine cellar, the most oft-requested dining quarters in Newtown Grill. Three more brick-adorned rooms connect to the wine cellar, which, along with several other private rooms and a main space, can accommodate up to 500 total guests. The restaurant is nestled in a historic house built in 1798, and the dining rooms have retained most of the building's original paneling, both original fireplaces, and its original powdered-wig roof. Though the space evokes a bygone era, Chef Michael Rigney fills it with the aromas of diverse modern cuisine, combining Italian-American dishes with steak-house and grilled fare. Guests can feast upon hand-butchered cuts of certified Angus beef, plentiful pastas, lunchtime salads, and freshly made omelets at Sunday brunch buffets.
Valentino's Ristorante chefs take guests on a tour of Italian cuisine, one dish a time. The journey starts when the bread basket hits the table, full of loaves that are baked fresh daily in rustic Italian style. The staff then provides pocketfuls of flavor from various regions with five types of ravioli, including a lobster-stuffed variety topped with shrimp. Their menu covers dozens of other of dishes, ranging from veal alfredo to spicy calamari in tomato sauce. But, they also produce a few particular specialties, such as the grilled Tuscan rack of lamb topped with a wine sauce. That dish also contains jumbo lump crab meat, tomatoes, and capers?the world's most cinematically named food.