Scenes from Philadelphia’s Cheese Flashmob

This story needs few words. A city full of cheese lovers. A local bar with a beautiful patio and a cheese-loving owner. A few weeks of online word-spreading. All it takes is a couple of organizers (hat tip: Matt Buddah) and someone with a bunch of cheese boards (okay, I happen to have a few, […]

Philadelphia & Chester County Cheese Tour

This summer marks a special milestone for me. First, let me tell you the story, then I want to invite you on a cheese journey. Yes, a cheese journey! Twelve years ago, I left my home state of Wisconsin and moved to Philadelphia because I had always wanted to live in a city. I drove across the […]

The New Cocktail Hour Book Release

In a few weeks, the basil will be abundant. You’ll spend your day at work dreaming of fresh mozzarella, of compact goat cheeses that can be eaten in one sitting, like a petit fillet. May I present a lovely combination – a Gin Basil Smash with a gooey Cremont? Today, I am celebrating the official […]

The Curd Convention + Mike Geno Happy Hour

Friends in Philadelphia, I have two book events for The New Cocktail Hour this month for your calendars: the Curd Convention (April 10) and a special Happy Hour at Mike Geno’s painting studio (April 23rd). Please read on for details! The Curd Convention (April 10) This Sunday marks Philadelphia’s first Curd Convention — part of the Philly Farm & […]

The Cheese Ball Auction

Darlings, the Cheese Ball has attracted so many incredible donations that we’re planning an auction on Saturday night at 10 p.m. If you’re coming to the party, check out the list below for a chance to bid on baskets, tastings, and cooking classes around Philadelphia. (We’ll also be raffling off some free stuff earlier in […]