Someone In Philadelphia Loves You

Hello there! My name is Elsa Marvel, and for the time being, I’m filling in for the inimitable Neal Ungerleider. Although Neal will be missed, and following in his footsteps is a daunting task, I’m very, very excited to pick up where he left off! I’ll be keeping my finger on the pulse of dining and food-related happenings in our fair city, and posting my findings on openings, closings, good things to eat, great things to eat, and whatever else may come up, a couple times a day.

And who am I, you ask? Well, before anything else, an unrepentant eater: I grew up in a family of foodies, and spent my formative years eating everything from wild boar, to ceviche, to all sorts of veggies. Originally a Yankee from up north, I came down to Philly in 2002 and fell head over heels in love with this city. The beauty of the place and all the super awesome things to do around town helped, but what really did it for me was the food, from as lowbrow (but delicious) as scrapple and cheesesteaks, all the way up to Le Bec-Fin.

When I’m not thinking about what to eat next, I can be found reading, writing, obsessively watching The Wire, besting my Scrabulous opponents, and plotting out outfits for the week. I really love reality show villains, almost any food involving poached eggs, and impromptu dance parties. Questions? Comments? A burning desire to say hello?! Send me a note!

So! On to business as usual here on the MenuPages blog!

Le Bec-Fin [Official Site]

[Photo: before_roy/flickr]

Someone In Philadelphia Loves You