Matthew Korfhage, Rochester D and C

Matthew Korfhage

Rochester D and C

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • delawareonline
  • Courier-Post
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Virginian-Pilot

Recent articles by Matthew:

The secret contested history of Buffalo wings — and the Black chef who got left out

Before the famous Anchor Bar, a Black chef in Buffalo named John Young was inspiring lines around the block for his fried wings. → Read More

The surprising, violent, world-changing history of pumpkin spice

Pumpkin spice was once more valuable than gold or silver, and changed the course of history. → Read More

In North Philly and beyond, salmon is the new cheesesteak. But don't tell South Philly

The salmon cheesesteak is a paradox — so popular it inspires half-hour waits on the sidewalk, yet unknown to half its home city of Philadelphia. → Read More

A new wave of Vietnamese craft coffee is blooming in America

Until recently, Vietnamese craft coffee almost didn't exist in America. Now there's a fresh crop of Vietnamese roasters from Philly to Austin to Seattle → Read More

Food history lesson: 'Black Smoke' author Adrian Miller sheds light on BBQ's Black history

Historian Adrian Miller talks about the Black history of barbecue, and why Black chefs are now often overlooked. → Read More

The nation's first Black beer fest split in two amid lawsuits. It's coming back bigger.

Fresh Fest, the nation's first Black beer festival, has split into two festivals after a rift among its founders. → Read More

Restaurant relief fund ends in uncertainty, amid lawsuits by white restaurant owners

Thousands of restaurants who'd been approved for federal relief grants had money rescinded after white restaurant owners filed suit. → Read More

Some of the best Jamaican jerk in Hampton Roads has returned — with lines around the block

Island Jerk Hut, home to the best jerk chicken and pork in Hampton Roads according to a Virginian-Pilot Taste Test, has re-opened in Chesapeake after a year. Opening weekend lines stretched for hours. → Read More

Crab prices are through the roof and Hampton Roads seafood spots are reeling

Get used to surcharges and higher prices on crab at Hampton Roads restaurants: Low stocks and supply chain issues mean crab prices have risen by 50% or more. → Read More

Croissant doughnuts coming to Virginia Beach, from owner of Lolly’s Creamery

Okie Doughkie Donuts will serve yeast doughnuts — and also decadent croissant doughnuts inspired by Dominique Ansel's famous cronut in New York. → Read More

Hampton Roads chefs take to the parking lot for trash-talking food battles

On Mondays throughout the summer, Virginia Beach restaurant J&K Style Grill is playing host to a series of parking lot battles among area chefs. And alongside food presentation and taste, “trash talkin” is one of the categories. → Read More

A homecoming for Rodman’s Bar-B-Que: The 92-year-old restaurant will get a new lease on life

Rodman's Bar-B-Que, a Hampton Roads tradition, closed in February. But it won't stay closed for long. → Read More

‘Intergalactic’ metal band GWAR has its own Virginia whiskey arriving this week

Famed Richmond shock-metal band GWAR has a whiskey — at least until it sells out. → Read More

All-you-can-eat hot pot is boiling in Hampton Roads. Here’s where to go and how to make the best of it.

The Chongqing-style Chinese hot pot is both a dinner and an activity set — a party in a bowl. Here's where to get it. → Read More

Norfolk’s Benchtop Brewing is expanding to Richmond — and making the ‘world’s first snobby seltzer’

Norfolk's lauded Benchtop Brewing will be expanding to Richmond next year, with a brewpub that includes a kitchen. → Read More

A young Newport News woman is named America’s Favorite Chef. She won a $50,000 prize

A Hampton Roads chef just starting out in her career has won a controversial online contest with a $50,000 prize and an ad spread in Bon Appetit magazine → Read More

Sydney Meers’ new FishPig Cafe is a wild, challenging world of Southern comfort

Syd's new FishPig Cafe is like a victory lap pulling together decades’ worth of flavors onto its fast-rotating menu. It is also home to a perfect Monte Cristo. → Read More

Fresh, open-air brunch spot coming to Virginia Beach Oceanfront, in former Home Republic Brewing

Elevenses will be an open-air brunch spot with live-plant trellises and a state-of-the-art sound system, with an emphasis on both healthful food and fresh takes on brunch classics. → Read More

Our favorite 6 new food trucks in Hampton Roads — from cheesy quesabirria to wood-charred pizza

Fancy hot dogs, wood-fired pizza, fat-kid burgers and lots of barbecue: good outcomes from a rotten pandemic year. → Read More

It’s Cinco de Mayo. Here are some of our favorite tacos in Hampton Roads

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, America's ode to Mexico, here are where to find some of our favorite tacos in the region. → Read More