Jenn Ladd writes about food and drink for the Inquirer Features Desk.

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Where to get a fresh turkey for Thanksgiving around Philadelphia

Fresh birds don't require a days-long defrost, and they taste better, too.

Will the pandemic shrink your Thanksgiving turkey? Don’t count on it.

"The Butterballs of the world, they can slaughter turkeys whenever they want and freeze them. But our birds are alive and kicking the week before Thanksgiving."

Can outdoor dining persist in wind and rain? Three restaurants with design innovations that might help.

Greenhouses, 'igloos,' and retractable roofs and doors might help some restaurants weather the winter.

This Chester County cheesemaker took tastings to Zoom to offset pandemic losses

Here's an idea to pitch to your HR department: a virtual cheese tasting.

Meet Madame Fromage, a St. Joe’s professor who ate all 350 cheeses at Di Bruno Bros.

Tenaya Darlington is the cheese director at Tria Cafe.

Dock Street South gets pizza, finally

Expect some old favorites — fig jam, a la cocca, flammen — and some new ones.

9 Philly restaurants celebrate National Dumpling Day

El Merkury, baology,, Cafe Ynez, Rex 1516, and more offer $20 orders of dumplings this week.

20+ Philly bars and restaurants where you can watch the game outside

From the Northeast to deep South Philly to Manayunk and beyond, we've got you covered.

How long can outdoor dining last? It's up to customers

“You keep your coat on, there’s a little heater, and it’s sort of part of the fun.”

Philly Bread rebrands as Merzbacher’s, opens pickup window in Germantown

The bakery best known for the Philly muffin is also opening a pickup window for online and walk-up orders.