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Quick bites in Indianapolis: Napolese Pizzeria and IMA Cafe

A few weeks ago I set off on an 1,800 mile road trip to see my favorite musician, Stewart Copeland, perform twice with his new “Off The Score” ensemble. Yes, I just as dedicated to the music I love as I am to good food and cooking! The first stop on my journey would be in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I’d have time to grab one lunch on my own and then dinner with some of my friends who had also taken the trip for the show.

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Zeppoli BYOB Restaurant in Collingswood, New Jersey

Zeppoli is a restaurant which has long been near the top of my “must try list”, based on the incredibly effusive reviews I’ve read on Chowhound and elsewhere. Some have gone so far as to proclaim Zeppoli the best Italian restaurant not just in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area but perhaps in the entire United States.

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Bò Né Vietnamese Restaurant in Woodbury, New Jersey

Thursday night was actually the 10th anniversary of the first date I had with my sweetie, Dave. That first date took place at Vietnam Palace in Philadelphia, which (as it had turned out in our earlier art class discussions) was a place we both considered one of our favorites in the city. I guess it was a good sign for our future together that we both loved this same odd little restaurant in Chinatown and enjoyed Vietnamese food along with many other cuisines. So yes, we are still together today, and it seemed as though we really should mark the occasion with another Vietnamese dinner.

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El Rey in Philadelphia: 2014 Update

I published my initial thoughts on El Rey, Stephen Starr‘s Rittenhouse Square-area Mexican restaurant, back in November of 2010. Since then I have continued to visit El Rey regularly for lunch while in the city, and it remains pretty much one of my favorite spots in the area for a tasty and reasonably priced midday meal.

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Iron Hill Brewery in Media, PA

Last Sunday the sweetie and I spent the afternoon hiking the gorgeous nature trails at Tyler Arboretum. It was a great way to end the Fourth of July weekend in relative peace and quiet, away from the hordes down at the Jersey Shore.

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