Friday, April 3, 2020

"A Letter to our Community" - City Tavern Chef Walter Staib

Wanted to share the following community email I received this AM from Walter Staib, Chef at City Tavern in Philadelphia...and star of A Taste of History on PBS. 

My Outlander Purgatory is not affiliated with City Tavern in any way. I just love them and have a ton of respect for what they do. I had a phenomenal experience there with Tom and the kids on Mother's Day weekend in 2017, and I will cherish it forever. I can't wait to go back and I hope you all get to experience it sometime in the near future, too. ❤️ 


A Letter to our Community:

I wanted to take a moment and extend my heartfelt best wishes for health to our community in these unsettling times and recognize the brave men and women on the front lines of the medical field. While these times are challenging for any business, it is important that we all follow the guidelines of our Government leaders and “Stay-at-Home”.

I have worked tirelessly over my lifetime in recreating an atmosphere at City Tavern that brings the world a unique view of the cuisine of 18th century life. It is so easy to think of our Founding Fathers as abstract concepts of Liberty and Freedom and to forget that they were walking and breathing human beings that existed, in many ways, as we do now. Needless to say, the founders faced many challenges in their own lives, but they persisted, and we became a better nation through it. I have no doubt, that we will come together and defeat this horrible virus.

When that day comes, City Tavern will be here for you, as it was for our Forefathers when they needed a hot meal or cold brew after deliberating the Declaration of Independence. Food is often our great comforter.

With an understanding of the difficult times we are all in, I ask only if you are able, to “Buy it Forward” and purchase a gift card for later use, to show your support and help our business during these turbulent times.

Gift Cards may be purchased online or using the button below. 

I thank you in advance.
Chef Walter Staib
Proprietor; City Tavern Restaurant
215-413-1443

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

MOP Video: Season 5, Episode 507 "The Ballad of Roger Mac" RECAP


My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the latest episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment of this AMAZING episode, including all things Coronapocalypse, including whether or not it can be used as a diet (sorry y’all for THAT tangent, but it’s unavoidable these days…fast forward to around minute 13 if you just can’t take it); the tour de force performance that Sam Heughan delivers; the send-off that Murtaugh deserved all along; the ill-advised timing of that “Previously on” segment with Bonnet throwing the ill overboard; why Rog should be worried every time he looks at Jem; Jamie Fraser’s words to live by; why Claire’s words to the Browns would have sent MOP Tom OFF. THE. EDGE; why Jamie is soooorrrrrta responsible for Murtaugh’s end; why cutting his hand a few hours before wielding a gun may be a second bad decision for JAMMF; why social distancing was probably a good idea for Roger; why Tryon’s present to Jamie KILLED US (AND makes JAMMF’s butt look HUGE); which one of us recognized the identity of Buck and which did not; why Claire’s Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ TOTALLY worked; why Edward Cullen was sorely needed in this episode (and which Outlander character would make the best vampire); who Duncan LaCroix will come back as; the fantasticness that is that last JAMMF/Tryon scene; how JAMMF’s actions were like Salma Hayek’s during the Harvey Weinstein years; how skipping an Outlander episode next week is cruel and unusual punishment; and MUCH MUCH MORE!! 

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

MOP Video: Season 5 Episode 506 “Better to Marry Than Burn” RECAP



My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the latest episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including why we are now ready to take revenge on coronavirus (it forced the cancelation of My Outlander Purgatory’s Scotland trip ☹); how Philip Wylie’s wig powder mask could protect us all from the coronavirus; which celebrity instagrams you should be following; why we want whatever youth serum Jocasta is taking; why Jamie will NEVER love you, Roger!; why we don’t understand the point of this week’s B-story; the disgustingness that is Philip Wylie; why all Irishmen within 50 miles of Cross Creek are of course Stephen Bonnet; why none of the JAMMF bet with Wylie made any sense at all and why the Bonnet/JAMMF and Claire relationship streams should not be crossed; why the barn scene left us cold; whether or not a big plot point from the book will happen; shout out to Karen Henry and Outlandish Observations; and MUCH MUCH MORE!!

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

MOP Video: Season 5, Episode 505 "Perpetual Adoration" RECAP


My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the latest episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including how we’re faring with social distancing and all things Coronavirus; Claire’s impeccable Jackie O ‘60s fashion sense; why the Claire and Jamie montage was the most EVERYTHING thing since the Bella and Edward montage in Breaking Dawn II; why Graham “Not Tobias” Menzies rocked our world; why (WHY?WHY?WHY?) Fergus has once again reverted to the background; how well Claire did the “A Little Bit Alexis” hand washing before Kezzie’s surgery; how Roger resembles Rainman (hint: they both have a particular talent) and why he needs to find the Ridge Vegas; where Bree went wrong with her Roger discussion; why Claire has better priest conversations thank Phoebe Waller-Bridge; why not telling Roger that Bonnet is still alive was maybe ill-advised, Bree; why this is a Javert-y special episode of Outlander; how JAMMF is cheating on Lord John with Lefty and the chess-playing; why JAMMF as a cold blooded killer is not sitting well with us; it’s ADSO y’all!!; and MUCH MUCH MORE!!


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

MOP Video: “The Company We Keep” Season 5 Episode 504 RECAP



My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the latest episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including the lengths we’ve gone to not touch our hair; the fascinating conflict between Jamie and Roger; the FINE Fergus we got in this ep; how Tracey and Carol Bug would have reacted to Stephen Bonnet; why the Big House turning into a regular bed and breakfast; why we can’t keep the Browns straight; why Fergus would be good on Survivor; why Jamie understands Isaiah Morton better than he realizes; why Jamie, Roger, the Browns, and everyone else need to realize who’s REALLY in charge (it’s Claire, duh); whether or not it was believable that Jem would get to where he got without Stephen Bonnet’s help; Claire’s surprisingly unsympathetic reaction to Alicia’s plight AND bizarre “treat a fever by getting yourself good and drunk” advice; why we wanted Jamie’s dancing ability to more closely mirror Fonzie’s; and MUCH MUCH MORE!!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A Little Bit Lallybroch!

Just in case any of you were wondering where Tracey and I came up with "a little bit la la la la la la la la Lallybroch!"

If you're not watching Schitt's Creek, I highly recommend you do! 

 

Midhope Castle, Abercorn, South Queensferry EH30 9SL, United Kingdom / Photo Credit: @purgatorycarol

Monday, March 2, 2020

What Would Claire Think Of THIS?!?

Lorddddddd the Penicillin!!! 

Can't you just see Claire jumping up and down and Mrs Bug giving some major stink eye??? "D'ye know how many people could have eaten that due to the scurvy, Mrs??" 😂


Sunday, March 1, 2020

MOP VIDEO: Outlander “Free Will” Season 5 Episode 503 RECAP




MOP VIDEO: Outlander “Free Will” Season 5 Episode 503 

My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the latest episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including why book readers are going to be apoplectic over this episode; why the producers of Hoarders are ready to feature Claire and her moldy bread; our new name for the Big House; what we now know is the most romantic scene in Outlander; the languidity (if that’s a word) of this episode; Roger’s Andy Rooney eyebrows; why Sophie Skelton has the hardest job on the show; how the campfire brought back all the clan feels; the revelation that one of the Beardsleys is keh-ZYE-ah and not KEZ-ee-ah; the true state of the Fraser finances; #mediclaireforall; how much we love when JAMMF says hello the house; what happens when JAMMF finds Ben Gardner’s boat; all the props to the sound department for the Beardsley fly sounds; how Fanny Beardsley would have a fightin’ chance in the ring against JAMMF; why we wish JAMMF would use the term Sassenach more often; why you should always listen to what Alexa has to say; why our family is so blessed that once upon a time, an Arizona professor decided to write a book for practice; and MUCH MUCH MORE!!

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

MOP Video: Outlander "Between Two Fires" Episode 502 RECAP




Outlander “Between Two Fires” Season 5 Episode 502 RECAP! 

My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the second episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including flipping the script on sad anniversaries; a whole new insight into Murtaugh Fitzgibbons; how eating carbs is the one benefit of living in the 18th century; why Claire’s surgery is better than Urgent Care; the “fake body in the casket we REALLY wanted to see”; an ode to Jamie’s amazing diplomatic season 5 wig; how the Tufty McFluffytail club is the best club ever; getting even more intense with our weekly worship of Lauren Lyle as Marsali FLIPS OUT ALL OVER THE DAMN SURGERY; how Jamie is surrounded by idiots; the supposed conflict of Murtaugh; Claire’s mad bread baking skillz; how Bree is a little confused by what walking is; how we don’t like to be reminded of the crazy of Stephen Bonnet; and MUCH MUCH MORE!!

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

MOP VIDEO: “The Fiery Cross” Season 5 Episode 501 RECAP





SEASON PREMIERE RECAP! 

My Outlander Purgatory's Carol and Tracey are back to recap the PREMIERE episode of Season 5 of Outlander, the Starz series based on Diana Gabaldon's best selling book series. Join us as we break down every moment, including how conveying tragic news makes Murtaugh hot AF; what this episode had in common with the Waltons; trying to figure out what to do with Roger; the longest walk down the aisle in cinematic history; the Frasers’ tremendous wedding response rate; Marsali giving us all the Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting feels; the JAMMF/Claire/Bree/Rog/Jocasta/Murtaugh three-way; realizing that Roger’s actually good at something (telling Jocasta off); the pros and cons of Lord John as comic relief; the return of KILTED JAMIE; where Murtaugh’s hiding spot should be; and much, much more!!

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, my friends. It could be a sad day for me but I am trying to keep it happy and full of amazing memories about "MOP Tom." This is one of his favorites, so I thought I'd share it with you all. Interesting that this was filmed at the TOLBOOTH in Stirling, y'all!!! Enjoy. ❤️


Sunday, February 9, 2020

SEASON 5 is COMING!


SEASON 5 starts Sunday, February 16 on STARZ!!! Not in the US? Check your local listings!