The versatility of a good cast iron skillet is what drew me to them a few years ago. I remember my parents using cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens when we would go camping as a kid, but I did not own my first one until two years ago. Some very nice friends found a few while thrifting and cleaned them up for me. I was intimidated at first, but after using it once and realizing how easy it was to clean, I was hooked. I know own a set of 4 skillets and 2 Dutch ovens and I’ve never looked back!
Franklin Social, the in-house dining option at the Renaissance Marriott on Chestnut St., opened their awnings on Thursday, July 22nd for outdoor dining. A staple in Old City, mostly known for their graffitied lobby and mysteriously romantic bar, has reopened after temporarily suspending services in March of 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. They are following all guidelines provided by the CDC including having all of their staff masked, situating their dining tables six (6) feet apart, and asking that guests wear their masks upon arriving, anytime they leave the table, and upon their departure.