Anyone who loves food, and that means everyone, will be excited to know that this Sunday there will be food trucks on campus at one of events hosted by Haverford’s AIDS Service Network: Project Food Truck. You can take a week off from DC brunch and stop by founders from 11:30 to 2:30 to get food from Dadz Grilled Cheez and BrazBQ. 10% of all proceeds from the food trucks will be donated to the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia which means that you can picnic on founders and give back to the fight against HIV and AIDS at the same time.

Don’t just stop there either. You will be able to learn more about the resources offered by Philadelphia HIV organizations and Haverford’s Morris Health Center. Come out for delicious Brazilian burgers and grilled cheese and for information that can help save lives and learn ways to give back.

For information on the food trucks check out these websites:

Dadz Grilled Cheez -
BrazBQ -

Information on the organizations can be found here:

Mazzoni Center -
AIDS Fund -
Galei -
Morris Health Center -

And like Haverford AIDS Service Network on Facebook for more information!

and check out 8D if you are looking for ways to get involved.

Winter is coming, you need an extra layer of insulation for survival. It is time to partake in shameless carnivory by eating Barbecue. Hip bbq joints in Philadelphia are a relatively recent phenomenon, but they are here and they are smoking, rubbing, and saucing meat. Fette Sau, Barbacoa, and Blue Belly are three such institutions and they are considered to be among the best that the city has to offer.

Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat Noon-12am, Sun Noon-11pm

German for fat pig, Fette Sau sounds a little pretentious until you realize what it means, but it’s still in German. Angela Merkel does not call to mind down and dirty American food. Also, this restaurant is imported from NYC, so it’s not a Philly original, but when it comes to BBQ in the Northeast one can’t really enforce originality. Putting my quibbles aside, this place is known for a cafeteria style serving line where you get meat by the pound. They are known for their dry rub brisket and ribs, and all of their meats are “hormone, antibiotic, and steroid free”. When you place your order, they carve out your portion from on the spot, and give you some dinner roles for making an impromptu sandwich. On the side, their roasted mushrooms have a following, but they don’t offer the traditional lineup of bbq sides like cornbread, mac n’ cheese, and collard greens. The fanfare here is about meat and atmosphere, and they have some great patio seating that is heated for year round enjoyment.

Directions: Take the MFL to Girard, walk east along Girard until you hit Frankford Ave, then make a left. Fette Sau will be just up the street on the left.

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64 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri/Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-8pm, Closed Mondays.

Barbacoa has the advantage of being close to home, so if you have a bbq craving that just can’t wait, this might be your best option. They specialize in fire-roasted peruvian chicken, which they brine for 12 hours, and cook on spits over hardwood coals and oak logs. They also offer bisket, St. Louis ribs, and Nowegian salmon, along with the classic sides: corn bread, mac n’ cheese, slaw, etc. Menu note: they are the only restaurant in this trio to offer traditional corn bread and a salmon option. Barbacoa offers 10% off take-out orders on Tuesday and Wednesday, so you can pop by and grab some of their Peruvian chicken to drag back to your cave and gnaw on the bones.

Directions: Walk along Lancaster until you get to Cricket Ave. then turn right. Make the first left onto Cricket Terrace, then a right on Rittenhouse Pl. Barbacoa will be on the right.


The Ardmore Platter

Blue Belly BBQ

600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sun, Wed, Thurs: 12–8 pm, Fri/Sat: 12–9 pm, Closed Mondays

Of all the restaurants discussed in this post, Blue Belly comes the closest to a southern bbq joint. Of course, they own their northern identity- a “blue belly” was a northern soldier during the Civil War. What they have in common with their southern counterparts is a respect for the side item. When you order a platter of Berkshire pork, grass-fed beef, or organic chicken, you get your choice of three sides. None of the “sides extra” nonsense. Sides are sacred, a part of the bbq ritual, and Blue Belly gets it right. Additionally, their loaded tater-tots have bacon, cheese, pulled pork, scallions, and sour cream so that you can start your meal off right. The chef, Gene Giuffi, also runs the upscale restaurant Cochon, so you are eating serious food in the laid back tradition of bbq at Blue Belly.

Directions: Take the train to Market east, or the NSHL/MFL to 5th, then walk along Market until you get to 6th. Walk south on 6th until you get to 6th and Catherine, Blue Belly is on the right near the corner.

Ribs, Corn Cakes, Mac, Tater Salad

The rib platter from Blue Belly


Go forth and feast on tasty bbq!


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  • 5 December 2013
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Love the stir-fry station?  I know, who doesn’t.  Here is a way to make stir-fry-equivalent goodness without the wait, and at any meal you want (minus breakfast, but let’s not be weird)!

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Step 1: Get a bowl.  This the most difficult step, but I believe in you.

Step 2: Grab your ingredients from the salad bar, and put that goodness into the bowl you worked so hard to get.  This is the really fun part- you can choose whatever ingredients you want. Chicken, veggies, whatever!  I usually do a combo of chicken, broccoli, onions, edamame, and mushrooms, but you do you.  Vegetarian?  Works great with tofu too!

Step 3: Get another bowl. You can do it.

Step 4: Get a plate.  This might seems a little dish-crazy, but trust me.

Step 5: Put some sauces and spices on your assortment of ingredients.  I usually use a combo of soy sauce/lemon and pepper/garlic/whatever suits my mood, but again, you do you.  Get some hot sauce in there if you can handle the heat (I can’t).

Step 6: Now this step takes some skill.  You have to mix the ingredients and sauces together.  This takes a set of skilled hands, so don’t worry if you make a mistake.  Maybe put on an apron if you are nervous.  Ok, so you need to put the second bowl on top of the first bowl, and shake.  Just shake it up and down.  Do it over the plate in case sauce spills out.  If you are feeling risky, flip it upside down and shake it more.  I would recommend this for getting your sauces/spices evenly distributed.

Step 7: Put this pre-masterpiece into the massive panini-style grill.  Leave it in there for 3-5 minutes depending on how crispy you want it to be.

Step 8: Enjoy! You are a DC chef!

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  • 11 October 2013
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Sometimes after dinner you’re looking for desert and the ice cream just isn’t doing it for you. No worries, with the help of the microwave you can have chocolate fondu at your fingertips.



Step 1: Grab a banana and a bowl

Step 2: Head over to the cereals and ice cream toppings and locate the chocolate chips

Step 3: Put desired amount of chocolate chips in the bowl

Step 4: Put the bowl of chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds to a minute.

Step 5: Remove bowl (caution: it will be a little hot) and stir until it becomes a yummy bowl of melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip your banana in the chocolate and enjoy


Bonus for the peanut butter fans out there: It is also possible to add a spoon of peanut butter next to your melted chocolate.

Welcome back to the 2nd edition of really awesome things to do in Philly!

This time, I will be discussing my personal favorite meal: brunch.


Everyone loves brunch.  There is so much to do: eat, drink, be merry, and gossip with your friends. We at Haverford are lucky enough to get brunch on Sundays at the DC, but what about that insatiable Saturday midday hunger that can be only be stifled with fluffy pancakes, unlimited OJ, and fresh berries?  We have the wide, wonderful world of Philly to feed us.

And dudes out there- you may think brunch is a ladies thing, but don’t be fooled.  I went to brunch on Saturday, and there was a group of the bro-iest looking bros dining on some bacon and eggs.  Brunch is a genderless meal for us all to enjoy.

So, without further ad0, here is a quick guide to your go-to brunch spots in Philly:



Location: 227 S 18th St.

Type of Food: French

Short Description: This Stephen Starr restaurant features gourmet French food, delectable desserts, and a cafe-in-Paris vibe.  Come here to impress your lady friends, or to feel like you are part of the bourgeois in 19th century France.

Continental Mid-town


Location: 1801 Chestnut St.

Type of Food: Mostly American, Features Other Cuisines

Short Description: Another Stephen Starr restaurant with great atmosphere and great cocktails (only if you are over 21, though!).  This is a great place to try if you are in the mood for classic brunch favorites or if you are looking for a Jetson-meets-Brady Brunch feel.  Bonus: great rooftop seating if the weather is nice!

Sabrina’s Cafe


Location: 1804 Callowhill St.

Type of Food: American, Diner Food

Short Description: This diner-esque restaurant features massive portions with typical brunch food.  This is a good place to go if you like home-y spots, or want a variety of breakfast and lunch food.  The stuffed french toast is a fan favorite!

Cafe Lift


Location: 428 N 13th St.

Type of Food: American, Diner Food

Short Description: Cafe Lift is a hip, artsy breakfast joint with killer brunch- it’s their specialty!  A comfortable loft space that’s looks like it was styled out of an Urban Outfitters catalog.  Try their famous cannoli french toast!

Honest Tom’s Taco Shop


Location: 261 S 44th St.

Type of Food: Mexican

Short Description: Not feeling typical brunch-y food?  No problem!  A tiny joint popular with the UPenn students that features a variety of taco options- even in the morning!  Feeling breakfast food?  Also, not a problem- Tom’s has a selection of great breakfast tacos.

So here are just a few of the great options to pursue for the greatest meal ever.  Try one, try them all- they will not disappoint!  See you in Philly, Fords!


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  • 23 September 2013
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wallpaper_totsHerein you will find a tutorial on how to make a delicious open-face tuna melt in the conveyor belt toaster pizza tots.

What you aim to get are warm and crunchy little bites of mozzarella and marinara goodness. Key words are warm and crunchy.

  •  Step 1: Get some tots. Look for the ones that aren’t too greasy, because you want crunchy.
  •  Step 2: Get a separate bowl and go to the salad bar. Find the marinara sauce adjacent to the salsa (salsa looks chunkier) and fill your bowl with however much marinara floats your boat. You can also sprinkle some Italian herbs from the spice bar over your sauce.
  •  Step 3: Get a pile of mozz, and put it on your tots.
  •  Step 4: Go to a microwave and pop in the marinara. 15-20 second increments with stirring will get you the best results.
  •  Step 5: Microwave the tots for 15-20 seconds.

Now you are ready to enjoy some pizza tots! You can pour the marinara over the tots, or dip them individually, although the latter method ensures better crunchiness.

Author’s Note: If you do put a tuna sandwich in the toaster, it will probably catch on fire. This will make you look like a DC hack.


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  • 17 September 2013
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September 15-20 & Sept 22-27

September 15-20 & Sept 22-27

Hello Fellow Fordians,


Are you a foodie? Wanna go grab a bite outside of the “haverbubble”?


Well you’re in luck because Philly is holding “Center City Restaurant Week”. The event will take place throughout September 15-20 and 22-27. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous meal from one of the 90 participating restaurants. All of the establishments will be offering three-course dinners for $35, and many will also be offering a three-course lunch for $20.

Some of the restaurants will be offering specials on Saturday, September 21 but it wouldn’t be such a bad idea going Friday afternoon/night or Sunday during the day.

If you are interested in going, the events website recommends that you make a reservation (to avoid getting stuck in a long waiting line!).


Also, you still have time to sign up for Septa tokens at the Student Activities Office.


Website with list of participating restaurants:


If you are a Tweeter you can follow the Event and check out Updates and Special Offers here:

Hey HC 16,

Next Thursday, September 19th at 8:30 pm is the Sophomore Lock-in! It will take place in Gooding Arena (in the GIAC) and it will be a great opportunity to connect with your classmates, have some fun, learn some valuable information, and eat free food.

Bingo, prizes, food- all of these are great draws, but imagine if you got all of that and some practical knowledge about navigating the summer internship scene. You’d be way ahead of the game.

There are lots of summer opportunities out there, but it can be a challenge to find the right one and make it happen. Enter the CCPA and the Student Activities Office.

The CCPA has taken the internship programs that the College offers, which span a diverse range of interests, and created a resource where you can find the description, program details, application forms and time-frame. You can find this trove of information here:

Want to work in a Social Justice field? CPGC

Business/Entrepreneurial? Whitehead Internship

Research in the natural sciences? KINSC Stipends …What!?

Pre-med, public health projects? Check. Steven Jaharis Fellowship

Journalism/Communications? Yep. Silk Internship  and Smart Family Grant

Service Projects, Non-Profits, and Outreach, oh my! Summer Serve, Lambda Alumni Program, Gertrude Heller Grant

Arts and Humanities, all the way: Hurford Center Internships

It’s a lot, but that just means that there is probably something that you can make work for you!

At the lock in, this information and more will be presented so that you can understand your options, ask questions, and hopefully grow more confidant and comfortable about applying for a summer internship.

Come check it out!


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  • 12 September 2013
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