Team Meal Ticket is excited to welcome three new voices to the oh-god-I'm-so-full fray. After the jump, get all the particulars on three names you'll be seeing quite a bit of over the next few months.
Laurel Rose Purdy
is a Temple graduate from Woodstock, New York. A long-term member of the Philadelphia restaurant community, she is currently a server at Amada
. Her food blog, Devour,
is her venue to show love for quinoa and her recent unforgettable meals. She is in her third month of gluten free living, which for any self-appointed food geek is an immense challenge in its own right. A wine obsessor, she hopes to be a certified sommelier by 2013. Her favorite foods are raw oysters and Kettle corn. She has three cats and a dog and would be more than happy to show you photos of them sleeping or wrestling or yawning anytime.
: Southwark, N. 3rd, Parc, McGlinchey's
: Zahav, Bar Ferdinand, Pumpkin, Mai Lai Wah, Koo Zee Doo, and still, Amada
A Detroit transplant and University of Michigan graduate, Erin Finnerty
has been living, breathing and eating in Philadelphia since 2008. A vegetarian ("pescetarian," if hairs must be split) with a knack for finding delicious meatless fare, Finnerty enjoys the finer things in life: sushi, diet soda and thin-crust pizza. She grew up on take-home goodies from her dad's tenure as a bakery manager in Metro Detroit and it should come as no suprise that she is an amateur baker, placing third in a "Best Pie in Philadelphia" contest last year â the only independent party to rank. In her down time, she can be found in her Fairmount home, enjoying the company of her two furry feline friends, snacking and watching the best Netflix has to offer.
: North Star Bar, PYT, Khyber Pass Pub
: Honey's, Tacconelli's, Barbuzzo, Capogiro
Sandwich enthusiast Adrian Pelliccia
is a native of Northern Liberties, but currently calls West Philly home while finishing up his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania. Adrian is an associate editor at Under the Button,
the blog of 34th Street Magazine
, where his favorite responsibilities include coverage of the West Philadelphia food truck scene and weekly explorations of The Daily Pennsylvanian
's crime log. Growing up with a sister who is one part human, six parts baker has made him into an avid fan of profiteroles, popovers and elaborately decorated cakes (cup and otherwise).
: McGlinchey's, The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co., Royal Tavern, Oscar's, Silk City
: Osteria, Sang Kee Peking Duck House, Han Dynasty, Barbuzzo, Pub & Kitchen, Nam Phuong, Standard Tap, Szechuan Tasty House