Innovators come from any walk of life, and this week’s Food, Farms, & Chefs guests have three individuals who have made their mark by thinking outside the norm when it comes to providing a fun, entertaining, and delicious experience.
Chef-Owner Adam Diltz is not a stranger when it comes to hard work, and is leading the way as he brings back some of the delectable meals made popular via the Pennsylvania Dutch. His Fishtown-based restaurant, Elwood offers a tasting experience that few Chefs provide: On his menu, you can enjoy items like his Gobbler’s Ridge Farm Rabbit, Pork Tenderloin, and Sturgeon served family-style with seasonal accompaniments. Or you can enjoy an evening out when he offers a tasting event in collaboration with an author or fellow chef. No matter when you go, you’ll feel sated with not only his plated cuisines–you’ll feel filled with an exquisite encounter like no other.
Our next guest, Matthew Hendricks, takes gaming to another level. When you visit Thirsty Dice in the Fairmont region of Philadelphia, or Twenty One Pips in Ardmore, PA, you’ll enter into a space that is geared to having fun! If you’re curious as to what we are speaking of, we’re referring to Hendricks’ 800+ board games that you can play when you visit either of his locations, and at Twenty One Pips you can play Skee Ball and other throw-back arcade games–all while indulging your palates with foods and beverages to help keep the fun going!
Then Co-Owner Vince D’Amico of Off the Rail in Media, PA joined us to discuss how he and his fellow co-owners, Tara Duke and Ron Kennedy began the venture, taking over the space which was previously known as Jocelyn’s. An opportunity to take over ownership presented itself, and Duke, Kennedy, and D’Amico seized the chance. After an unfortunate launch date due to the pandemic, the trio utilized the shut-down to renovate the space. Now, the area’s only roof-top deck provides endless entertainment and opportunities to watch the big game, movies, and more on an enormous projection wall. If that weren’t already enough to draw you in, then perhaps their participation during the summer-long Dining Under the Stars, Karaoke, or Open Mic nights are more your vibe. Whatever you decide, you’ll surely have a great time with good food, great drinks, and endless entertainment!