Schwartzpatch from Philadelphia

We’re finishing up our trip to Philly with a bang… of caffeine!  Michael’s finely tuned espresso radar has us ensconced at a sidewalk table outside the charming Spruce Street Espresso, enjoying the breeze while sipping rich and fruity macchiatos.  It’s tough to shake off the sweet buzz of two fine events here in the City of Brotherly Love — Tuesday’s ‘The Great Chefs’ fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand with the Vetri Foundation and last night’s MICHAEL’S GENUINE FOOD cookbook dinner at Amis Trattoria.  Inbox catch-up is a biatch!  Before things get hairy, I wanted to quickly link here to Miami’s Eater.com where today editor Lesley Abravanel has once again let me play special correspondent with a juicy recap of the lemonade fest. Drink up, and then check out TheFeast.com’s video report featuring a special cameo of Michael’s main squeeze — his mom!