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Best Soup Joints in Seattle

By Karie Engels, Examiner.com Us Northwestern natives have a few favorites we enjoy this chilly time of year. A hearty minestrone, dungeness crab clam chowder, smoked salmon chowder, chicken gumbo, and oyster stew. We are fortunate to have some of the best restaurants, chowder houses and soup joints right here in the beautiful City of […]

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Guide to Comfort Food in Philadelphia

By Tamara Anderson, Examiner.com Comfort food reminds us of those cold days when only a nice bowl of chili topped with shredded cheddar can keep us warm and happy. These friendly locales give you the same feeling as soon as you walk through the door. The variety of  good-old fashioned “mom’s recipe” choices will keep […]

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Plenty of Blame to Go Around in Seahawks’ Loss in Miami

By Chris Cluff, Examiner.com If only the Seahawks could fully blame a poor call by the referee for their 24-21 loss in Miami on Sunday. While that roughing-the-passer flag in the fourth quarter helped Miami score a cheap touchdown, the fact is the Seahawks’ defense had every chance to make 21 points hold up, and […]

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Best Soup Joints in Philadelphia

By Mary Dunks, Examiner.comAs the chill in the air settles into our bones, we think of things that can warm us up quickly. Nothing beats a good bowl of steamy soup to heat the cockles of our heart, let alone our noses and toes. There are a lot of dedicated soup joints in Philadelphia, but […]

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Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Preview

By Christy Ayala, Examiner.com Parades are a holiday tradition in Philadelphia. Billed as the country’s oldest parade, Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along Market Street was first sponsored by Gimbels Department Store in 1920. Since then, the parade  has served as an inspiration to all the other Thanksgiving Day Parades that are now as much a […]

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What to Do This Weekend in Philadelphia

By Susan DeFoe, Examiner.com It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’ve consumed more turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing than is humanly possible. It’s time to work off those calorie-packed carbs. Turn off the TV remote, pack up your friends and family, and head into the City of Brotherly Love for some quality fun time. Here’s […]

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Best Bars for Black Wednesday in Philadelphia

To many, the biggest party night of the year is the night before Thanksgiving – Black Wednesday. Also known as Blackout Wednesday, the evening of raucous reveling is a tradition for flocks of old friends and college students who leave campus to come home for the holiday weekend. Some say the bar crowds rival even […]

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Best Seattle Markets to Find Thanksgiving Ingredients

By Sue Gabel, Examiner.com Once again, Thanksgiving is almost here and it is time to prepare your list of must-have foods and ingredients to create a scrumptious holiday meal. Use this Seattle market guide to find the best ingredients to make your favorite Turkey Day desserts, main courses and fixings, and to buy drinks to […]

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