September 9, 2007 |
Head House Market Second and Lombard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays
July 3, 2003 |
They hate our freedom. But they want our hoagies. Mazen Fathi Said runs the Famous Pita bakery in Greensboro, N.C. On June 14 at 4:21 a.m., Said was allegedly videotaped at Norristown's Morabito Baking Co., swiping binders full of recipes for hoagie rolls, which Morabito supplies to some of the biggest customers in the country. One can picture this fanatical baker, frustrated by the limited pita market, engaging in expansionist fantasies about the fundamentally American business of leavened bread.
June 13, 1986 |
Services will be held tonight for Baddoura Bitar, the family matriarch who began the Bitar bakery and retail stores by kneading bread on her kitchen table. Bitar, who died Tuesday, was 80 and lived in South Philadelphia. The Bitar family had been baking pita bread and operating mills in northern Lebanon for 125 years. It is a large family of more than 400 males alone in and around the village of Kafarhabou - four miles from Tripoli - where Baddoura Bitar's brother, Elias Michael Bitar, has been mayor since 1948.
August 28, 2016 |
WHAT IT IS - Move over apple: Scrapple is now the best-selling pie flavor at Wards Pastry Shop in Ocean City. While your dream of a perfect pie flavor may not be that whitish congealed block of something-or-other made famous by the Pennsylvania Dutch, apparently this bakery - around for 88 years and considered a Jersey Shore staple - knows a thing or two about taking such an oddity and making it, well, palatable. "I think some people hear about scrapple pie and come in and buy it for the goof . . . but they come back because they try it and it's really good," said Wards' owner and chief baker Walter Hohman, 51, who started working in the bakery when he was 12. Scrapple is traditionally a combination of pork offal - scraps and trimmings like the heart, head, liver, and bones that wouldn't be used for anything else - that is boiled down into a broth and then combined with cornmeal, flour, and spices to form a mush.
April 28, 1988 |
Acme Markets is negotiating to sell its big bakery in Northeast Philadelphia to Continental Baking Co., the nation's largest wholesale baker. If the sale is not consummated, it is likely that Acme will close the facility, a city official said. The bakery, on Blue Grass Road near Roosevelt Boulevard, employs about 200 people. Acme, Philadelphia's largest supermarket chain, notified the city April 15 of the negotiations to sell the bakery. "We have every reason to believe this story will have a happy ending," Christopher Cashman, deputy city commerce director, said yesterday.
October 1, 2000 |
An early-morning fire that authorities termed "suspicious" yesterday seriously damaged L. Sarcone & Son Bakery, a mainstay in South Philadelphia for more than 80 years. The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the blaze, which was under control in just 11 minutes - but not before the outside of the store was charred and some windows were shattered. Owner Louis Sarcone Jr. said an employee heard something being hurled through the front window shortly before 1 a.m. The employee said it was a Molotov cocktail.
September 13, 1989 |
A pizza parlor isn't a pizza parlor, at least not when it operates a takeout business under the red-tiled roof of Pizza Hut of America. In that case, according to Pizza Hut attorney Jerald Batoff, it's a bakery. Arguing his case to the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment last week, Batoff contended that the Department of Licenses & Inspections erred in classifying a Pizza Hut outlet. The department's mislabeling forced his appeal for a zoning variance, he said. Pizza Hut's takeout centers are not "takeout restaurants," he said at the session Thursday in City Hall Annex.
April 15, 2012
A fire caused by an old stovepipe damaged a popular New Hope bakery Saturday morning, fire officials said. Bakers at C'est La Vie, off South Main Street, were working when the fire broke out about 6 a.m., said Tom Markey, chief of the New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company. No one was injured, and the fire was contained to the building's first floor, which houses the bakery and the owners' living quarters, Markey said. The bakery "will be closed for a few days," the chief said. Damage was estimated at $10,000.
March 31, 2015 |
OVER THE 22 YEARS she's been selling beautifully decorated cakes and other sweets from her North Philadelphia bakery, Denise Gause's loyal customers have consistently offered her kind words, she said. "People would say: 'Oh, I'm so glad you're here. I don't have to bake anymore,' " Gause said yesterday. Or, " 'Miss Denise, I don't know what I would do if you weren't here.' " That contingency plan may have to be revisited by customers of Denise's Bakery on 22nd Street near Cambria in Swampoodle, a neighborhood with few options for baked goods.
August 22, 1993 |
Daniel F. Galante, 78, who used the airwaves to promote his bakery, died Thursday at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Born in South Camden, Mr. Galante got an early start in the bakery business. As a child, said his daughter Adele Mitchell, he spent time in Andy's bakery shop learning to make Italian pastries. Andrew Bonito, a family friend, had his own bakery in Camden. "He learned how to bake from one of the masters from Italy," Mr. Galante's daughter said. With these baking lessons, Mr. Galante set up his own shop in 1948 when Andy's closed.