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September 9, 2007 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
Head House Market Second and Lombard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays
NEWS
July 3, 2003 | By Crispin Sartwell
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.
NEWS
June 13, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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March 31, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
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.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1988 | By Barbara Demick, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 1, 2000 | By Melanie Burney, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 9, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is in the truest sense a family recipe, baked from ingredients of time, trial, and togetherness. Four generations. One business. One location. Haegele's Bakery turned 85 years old on Tuesday, celebrating with 25-cent treats, balloons, and rose-and-carnation bunting, but also in remembrance of departed relatives, and in gratitude to customers who have loved and supported the business since the days of the Great Depression. "Happy birthday," called out Delores Daly, 80, stepping to the glass counter where she has shopped for decades.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 22, 1993 | By Wendy Beech, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
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July 18, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Helen Stainker Brown was in her 30s, in the 1950s, she was known as "Herbie" by high school boys who hung out at Pauley's, a bakery in Gloucester City, where she worked behind the counter. "They were very fond of Mom," a son, Harry, said. "They had an informal gang, they called themselves a gang," he said, describing the club. And, he said, "they couldn't have any girls in the gang, so they named her Herbie, like one of the guys. " On Saturday, July 11, Mrs. Brown, 95, died at Heath Village, a retirement community in Hackettstown, N.J. Born in Gloucester City, Mrs. Brown attended Gloucester City High School, her son said, "through 10th grade and dropped out to help support the family.
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July 9, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is in the truest sense a family recipe, baked from ingredients of time, trial, and togetherness. Four generations. One business. One location. Haegele's Bakery turned 85 years old on Tuesday, celebrating with 25-cent treats, balloons, and rose-and-carnation bunting, but also in remembrance of departed relatives, and in gratitude to customers who have loved and supported the business since the days of the Great Depression. "Happy birthday," called out Delores Daly, 80, stepping to the glass counter where she has shopped for decades.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Realism. As-flat-as-a-pancake realism. Rachel Bonds' new play, Five Mile Lake , carries realism to such an extreme that you keep waiting for it to be about something, but, like life itself, it just continues without an intermission. If there's an idea here, it's some cliché, like finding diamonds in your own backyard. And then I saw that my friend sitting next to me was weeping. And that's why there are all kinds of plays. This one, under Emily Mann's direction, using all the bells and whistles that McCarter Theatre has to offer, is very skilled realism.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
They do things the old-fashioned way at Pisker's, the Westville bakery that iced its first cake when Calvin Coolidge was president. "We still cut our doughnuts by hand," says Dave Critch, a third-generation baker, whose father bought Pisker's in 1998. "A machine makes them look almost too perfect. " The unpretentious shop in the blue-collar Gloucester County borough of 4,200 opened on Delsea Drive in 1925. The bakery still occupies its original quarters, which feature a 1937 Hobart mixer, a candy stove from the 1940s, and a vintage dough-sheeter that Critch says "runs like a champ.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
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.
NEWS
December 16, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - It wasn't long ago that the ovens at Formica Bros. Bakery were going full blast - putting out 50,000 pieces of bread a day. As recently as 2007, the nearly century-old establishment in the city's Ducktown section employed 70 people. Owner Frank Formica recalls how orders from casinos were like yeast to his dough, lifting his bakery's bottom line ever higher. Then, pummeled by out-of-state competitors, the casinos began to fall into a swoon, and this year, as four of them closed, Formica lost a big chunk of his business "in the blink of an eye. " He is down to 35,000 to 40,000 pieces a day, employs 40, and is sending his trucks ever farther to find new customers.
NEWS
December 1, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
A cookie roof, sweet-and-sour candy shingles, pretzel doors and chimneys, and snowdrifts of frosting. It's not a holiday fantasy - it's the recipe for a real, live gingerbread-house workshop in Chestnut Hill. Bredenbeck's Bakery at 8126 Germantown Ave. is hosting its third annual season of classes, teaching the art of making gingerbread houses. The tradition began in Norway for Christmas and Easter and was brought to America by immigrant bakers. "There's no wrong way to decorate a gingerbread house, and any age can do it, so it's great for families," says Bredenbeck's owner and operator, Karen Boyd Rohde of Fort Washington.
NEWS
September 26, 2014
A story Thursday on Sweet Christine's Bakery gave an incorrect telephone number. The correct number is 610-444-5542. A story Tuesday about federal grants to SEPTA misidentifed creeks subject to flooding in the Jenkintown area. The creeks are Baeder Run, Tacony Creek, and Tookany Creek.
NEWS
August 21, 2014
The South Jersey team of Al DiBartolo and Manny Agigian placed second in the TLC cooking show Next Great Baker, which revealed its winner on its fourth-season finale Tuesday night. DiBartolo, 39, of the family-owned DiBartolo bakery in Collingswood, and Agigian, 34, a pastry chef, competed again nine teams from around the country for a grand prize of $100,000 and an offer to work for a year with "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro at his new bakery at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
NEWS
July 31, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
AFTER ALLEGEDLY fatally shooting a young husband and father during a botched robbery last September, Tyreek McNeil didn't lie low or keep his mouth shut. Instead, the day after the slaying McNeil, 22, allegedly told a group of friends that he was the one who pumped three bullets into the torso and upper back of Jose Gabino Aparicio, 22, at 8th and Watkins streets in South Philadelphia shortly after 4 a.m. on Sept. 26. Yesterday, after one of those friends, Jahmir Carney, testified about hearing the gunman's confession, Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan ordered McNeil to stand trial for murder, robbery and related crimes.
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