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April 1, 2016 | By Sam Wood, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Health Department in March asked dozens of restaurants and other eateries to "discontinue food operations" following less than glowing inspections. In previous months, a failing inspection would have earned a sterner-sounding order to cease-and-desist, a toothless demand that the restaurant was free to ignore. But following an agreement with the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections earlier this year, the health department is now reserving "cease-and-desist" for instances when the establishment refuses to close voluntarily.
NEWS
September 9, 2007 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
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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.
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.
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
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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FOOD
April 22, 2016
Makes 20 servings. 1 box matzo 1 pound unsalted butter 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 cups sugar 6 ounces dark chocolate chips 6 ounces toasted sliced almonds 1. Line an 18-by-13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper, and place it on a heat-resistant surface or a towel. Lay down a single layer of matzo so it covers the entire tray. Break pieces to fill in the smaller gaps. 2. To make the toffee, place the butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a pan and put on medium heat.
NEWS
April 2, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
After two commercial bakeries recently moved out of Philadelphia, a member of City Council wants to entice new food manufacturers to town with a tax break. Councilman Bobby Henon on Thursday introduced a bill that would give new bakeries or other food manufacturers a 10-year abatement of the city's use and occupancy (U&O) tax on businesses. "We're just tired of people leaving," Henon said. "We want people to come to the city of Philadelphia. " About 550 bakery workers in Philadelphia recently lost their jobs.
NEWS
November 10, 2015
Y AZMIN AULI, 45, of Northeast Philadelphia, and Cesar Guzman, 48, of Crescentville, co-own El Coqui Panaderia Y Reposteria, a Puerto Rican bakery/restaurant. In 2012, it relocated from Kensington to larger digs on I Street near Venango in Harrowgate. I spoke with Auli. Q: How'd you come up with the idea? A: I came to Philadelphia in 2001 and made cakes and pastries in my house. In 2007, I opened my first bakery in Kensington but I wanted to grow and needed more space and parking.
NEWS
October 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathryn B. Weinrich, 80, the public face of Weinrich's Bakery in Willow Grove and a dedicated volunteer, died Friday, Oct. 23, of Alzheimer's disease at St. Joseph's Manor in Huntingdon Valley. Known as "Kippy," Mrs. Weinrich was born in Atlantic City and grew up in Ventnor, N.J. She graduated from Atlantic City High School, where she met Edward Weinrich. The two married in 1956 and started their life together in Honolulu, where he was serving in the Army. After the couple returned to the Philadelphia area, he worked in the family's bakery business.
FOOD
October 16, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
Chef Michael Solomonov, who together with Steven Cook owns a group of restaurants (Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue, Federal Donuts, Abe Fisher, and Dizengoff), appeared at the Free Library of Philadelphia last week to promote his new book, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking . Here's an excerpt of our conversation: Can you explain the back and forth from Israel? So, I was born in a little town in Israel called G'nei Yehuda, by the airport. And my mom is American. She grew up in Ohio, which is very different than Israel.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2015 | By Joel Wee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Egg-glazed pastries, bright yellow egg tarts, and golden brown buns sit behind a glass window at Mong Kok Station, one of the many bakeries in Chinatown. There's a bakery at 109 N. 10th St. And, on the same block, two others plus Mong Kok at 153 N. 10th. That's four bakeries on one block, all offering almost the same thing: a cacophony of cream and carbohydrates. In the kitchen, dough is rising. And bun by bun, the bakers, some of them Chinese immigrants with little or no education and English language skills, are improving their lot in life.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's official: Amoroso's Baking Co. will close its longtime Southwest Philadelphia bakery this fall and make bread and rolls at a new plant in Bellmawr, the company told employees starting with the production shift Wednesday night. About 200 employees will be laid off. The layoffs will start Oct. 6, with the closure expected no later than Dec. 4, the company said. "It's a sad thing," said Hank McKay, president of Local 6 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents many Amoroso's employees.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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