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I came across Sara Remington’s blog the other day and the photography is just so, so beautiful. It’s mostly food and related food stuff but Sara’s work captures so much more than that. At the risk of sounding cheesy, her work really brings out the essence of how these people feel about their food. And reminds us that we should feel that way too. Mindful, grateful, communal.

Holy crap, there’s a lot of stuff going on this weekend!

For one, it’s mother’s day. As previously posted, I got my mom a copy of Almost Meatless and I’m planning on picking up a copy of Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. Mags called me and asked me about quinoa the other day so I thought that some healthy-minded cookbooks were in order. Haven’t finalized the menu yet but I’m thinking deviled eggs (easy, delicious, perennial favorite), some kind of jicama salad (corn, black beans, spicy lime dressing?), some portobellos and hot dogs for the grill. Easy peasy! Need a dessert though, I always feel pressure (mostly self-induced) so come up with something spectacular. What’s spectacular that’s not too time consuming?

A couple things I’d like to try and check out Saturday:

Funk  Fest! Lots of local brews, live funk, 1-4 pm at Triumph in Old City.

Also, Rittenhouse Spring Fest looks fun, if the weather cooperates.

Tomorrow night the Fishtown Collective is having a gallery opening which looks like it would be super fun: art, music, good Philly vibes.

Would also love to hit Headhouse again this Sunday but may not be able to due to time contraints. We’ll see.

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Stopped by Prohibition Taproom last night to start off the long weekend. We really liked it. They had a handful of decent beers on tap, though not as many locals as I’d like. I guess that’s what happens when you spend too much time at Johnny Brenda’s. I had two of the Ballast Point IPA which I enjoyed, it was very flavorful. The bottle selection was pretty extensive and the cooler was packed with PBC among others. Speaking of PBC, I saw that their new seasonal brew is out, Fluer de Lehigh, which is just about one of the most awesome names for a beer that I’ve ever heard. I can’t wait to try it. The bottle menu was organized according to beer type which I found to be really helpful.

Ballast Point IPA

Ballast Point IPA and Kelly's wheat which I can't remember the name of. Whoops.

The menu looks tasty too. We ordered the hummus plate and the beer battered green beans (two orders, what can I say). The hummus was fine, nothing great, I especially wasn’t into the HUGE chunks of whole, raw garlic in it. The beans were pretty good, hence the two orders.

Beer battered green beans

Beer battered green beans

I’m really glad we changed it up. The location is a little funny, near 13th and Spring Garden but there was plenty of parking which is a huge plus and the bar is super cool. I love it when the have the parts of the bar that extend out, creating more “table” spots that let you sit at the bar but fosters much easier conversation. Also, I didn’t ask but the tables look like they were made from reclaimed wood and really cool metal bottoms. Great atmosphere, nice beer selection, attentive service. We’ll definitely be back.

UPDATE: Looks like LeBan loves the beans too.

Prohibition Taproom

501 N 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-1818

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