So here it is, our food blog, where we plan on celebrating our eating and drinking life in Philadelphia. We ran this blog for nearly a year without much of a plan and our posts tended toward things we made at home. Over time, we started to get a better idea of what we wanted this blog to be and of what we didn’t want it to be. We don’t often cook with recipes, so we know this isn’t going to be the type of blog with a lot of those. What we make is usually the result of what we find at our local farmers’ markets. Given that and how much we enjoy our nearby restaurants and bars, we decided we want our blog to focus more on the local. We want to highlight the fresh and regional ingredients we use in our cooking and the wonderful food and drinks we enjoy while we’re out and about.
And the name? Well, Tom’s brother has this washing machine that has three load sizes: small, medium and super plus. We’ve been amused that it skips large altogether and goes straight to super plus, so anything that is particularly good, we deem “super plus.”
Currently, Tom is a librarian specializing in supporting academic programs in media arts and design. Previously, he was a librarian in Las Vegas from 2007 until 2011. However, he was born and raised in Philadelphia and is thrilled to be back in Philly after that four year adventure.
He blogs about his professional life at Tombrarian, and about his writing life and other sundry things at Being and Formulating. He has had poetry published in Small Brushes, Superior Poetry News and The Vermillion Literary Project and recently had short stories accepted in Ayris Magazine and Compose: A Journal of Simply Good Writing. His novella, King’s Long Search, is currently available as an ebook. He also can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Goodreads, Pinterest, Untappd and Yelp.
Holly is a metadata librarian in Philadelphia, where her job entails making research content discoverable and shareable. Until moving to Philadelphia in September 2011, she lived her entire life in Long Beach, California, except for a year working in Taiwan, international studies in Norway and Prague, and a brief stint in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has also traveled in Italy, New Zealand, Québec, and Iceland. While living in California, Holly was a frequent visitor to the wineries of the central coast, particularly in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. In addition to her affection for wine, she has also trained as a beer judge, and is enjoying learning more about classic cocktails. She embraces living in Philadelphia and all that the city has to offer.