July 2, 2014
LOTS OF THE questions I get from readers involve friends, families and finances. Here are some topics that came up during my online chats from folks seeking advice about money situations close to home: Q: My daughter has found herself in a situation where she has to move. Her credit is bad and she is having difficulty getting approved for an apartment. Should I co-sign? Moving back home is not an option. A: Do not co-sign. I know you want to help. However, unless you are truly prepared to make her monthly rent payments, don't do it. If her credit is bad, this is an indication that some financial issues are there already.
June 13, 2014
FOOLISH WAFFLES Finally here: We haven't been this excited since the Surf and Turf Truck rolled into LOVE Park and we started running up Filbert Street for steak and lobster bisque. Hey, did you know there are different types of waffles? We didn't. So we tried both that Foolish Waffles co-owners Robin Admana and Florence "Flo" Gardner had to offer. Liege: The sweet, buttery liege waffle ($5) is a darn near perfect dessert, with chunks of pearl sugar that do amazing caramelizing things when baked.
March 28, 2014 |
Food lineup at the ballpark They say 2014 will be a rebuilding year for the Phillies. Same for Aramark, which handles the food at Citizens Bank Park. For its 11th season at the ballpark, Aramark rebuilt many kitchens. The new equipment will allow for new food options and perhaps add speed. At least part of the new lineup will be served Thursday. And it's smokin'. Kevin Tedesco, Aramark's general manager, and Jeremy Campbell, its director of concessions, seem pumped about the pastrami that's brined and smoked in-house, as well as the house-braised and -smoked brisket.
February 26, 2014 |
LAST WEEK, the United Nations issued a report chronicling North Korea's massive human-rights violations under the rule of Kim Jong-un. It is estimated that there are up to 200,000 political prisoners. The report alleged that many have been executed, tortured and starved. Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has visited North Korea and its idiot leader many times, which has inspired a 20th Century Fox film to be titled "Diplomats. " And get this: It's going to be a comedy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Tim Story, whose past projects include "Ride Along," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "Barbershop.
February 21, 2014 |
TELFORD-BASED Godshall's Quality Meats made headlines when it created a bacon medal for Sage Kotsenburg , the first-ever gold medalist in the men's snowboard slopestyle. Kotsenburg, a prolific social-media user, tweeted that he wished his medal was made from bacon: "Ahh I wish the Sochi medals were made out of bacon thoooo..!!" Godshall's obliged. But with turkey bacon because Kotsenburg has to watch that athletic figure. Yesterday, Kotsenburg received the medal on "Conan.
September 13, 2013 |
NORTH MADISONVILLE, Tenn. - There was a collective gasp in Bacon America in May when some hot coals left in kindling ignited a fire in the smokehouse of Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, located an hour south of Knoxville. Chefs and the national press fretted. Concerned calls from across the country jammed proprietor Allan Benton's phone lines. One of his competitors and colleagues in country ham, Sam Edwards of Edwards & Sons in Surry, Va., finally just wrote him a letter, asking how he could help, even offering to smoke some of Benton's meat.
August 25, 2013 |
S. Allen Bacon, 93, a lifelong Quaker who devoted his life to advocating for peace, social justice, and environmental causes, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at Crosslands, a retirement community in Kennett Square. Mr. Bacon was the widower of prominent Quaker historian Margaret Hope Bacon, who died in 2011. Born in Haddonfield, Mr. Bacon was a graduate of Westtown High School, Haverford College, Antioch College, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He met his future wife at Antioch, where the two worked to help integrate the school, said his son, Peter Bacon.
July 1, 2013 |
I have good news for you, and it concerns carbohydrates. Just when you thought Americans couldn't invent anything, somebody in New York came up with the cronut. In case you haven't heard, a cronut is a cross between a croissant and a doughnut, and people are lining up around the block for them. In some bakeries, they cost $40, and scalpers are even selling them for $100. Trust me, if a food has a scalper, it's either a carbohydrate or crack cocaine. Cronuts are so popular one newspaper called them a "viral dessert.
June 14, 2013 |
Believing you can improve something most people already love demands a special kind of audacity. Such boldness serves as the cornerstone of nascent Montco company Bespoke Bacon, sizzling its way into the meat market with off-kilter flavors and an uncommon interest in the proclivities of pork zealots. Its name inspired by the custom haberdasheries of London's Savile Row, Bespoke was founded in late 2012 by Lansdale residents with a shared passion for scratch cooking. "We're all frustrated chefs and food nerds at heart," said Brian Wolfinger, a former cybercrimes detective with the Philadelphia Police Department who in 2005 founded L Discovery, a digital forensics firm.
June 6, 2013
* We couldn't say it any better, so we'll let Oscar Mayer just Say it With Bacon. It's the company's new, limited-time and just in time for Father's Day gift line that combines velvet jeweler's boxes, slices of real bacon and dad-centric bacon-decorated cufflinks, a money clip or 12-function multitool. Prices are reasonable - in the low to mid-$20s - and there's still time to place your order at SayItWithBacon.com through July 1. A limited supply is available daily on a first-come, first-served basis.