August 4, 2011
Frankford Hall 1210 Frankford Ave. 215-634-3338 www.frankfordhall.com Memphis Taproom 2331 E. Cumberland St. 215-425-4460 memphistaproom.com/beergarden.htm Hop Angel Brauhaus 7980 Oxford Ave. 215-437-1939 hopangelbrauhaus.blogspot.com The Beer Garden by Iovine Brothers Reading Terminal Market 1136 Arch St. ...
May 29, 2011 |
As a 19-year-old airman stationed on the German-Czech border from 1966 to 1969, I was able to travel throughout Bavaria and southern Austria. Since then, I yearned to revisit the places I experienced as a young man to see whether their charm and beauty had changed over the years. So, with my brushed-up German and my 19-year-old nephew, Scott, I arrived in Munich in mid-September, shortly before the start of Oktoberfest. We took a 30-minute train ride to the Dachau concentration camp.
January 8, 2012 |
HOHENSCHWANGAU, Germany - I was driving along the Romantic Road when I realized a few things. For one, bombs cannot kill cities. For another, eccentrics sometimes create masterpieces. For a third, except for the plague and witch hunts, the olden days seem awfully recent here. Created in 1950 as a marketing tool to attract U.S. servicemen and their families stationed in Germany, the Romantic Road stretches 217 miles between Füssen and Würzburg. Today, it attracts visitors lured by medieval villages and castles that appear more like movie sets than real places.
June 8, 2008 |
As millions of tourists crowd into Beijing for the Summer Olympic Games, thousands will come here - 430 miles east of the capital on the Yellow Sea - for 11 sailing events. In addition to boasting China's only major marina outside Hong Kong, the city is a miniature Bavaria in a country of plain white concrete - a century-old destination where the likes of Mao Tse-tung and Chiang Kai-shek came to quaff beer, play in the surf, and bed down in German mansions. I visited Qingdao in late March, when the peach trees that line the hilly streets were beginning to bloom and a light mist hung in the air. The 77,000-square-meter Sailing Center and Olympic Village remained under wraps for landscaping and other finishing touches.
August 11, 2011 |
John F. Derham, 76, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a retired heating and air-conditioning company owner, died of dementia Friday, Aug. 5, at Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler. Mr. Derham grew up in Mount Airy and graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School in 1953. He attended Villanova University and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from what is now Drexel University. Later he did postgraduate studies in business administration at Temple University. He was in the Army Reserve on active duty in 1958 and was recalled during the Berlin crisis in 1961, serving stateside.
June 21, 1998 |
From the mid-19th to about the mid-20th century, the brewing industry in Pennsylvania, as in many states, consisted of a number of small to medium-sized breweries. The beer was produced and marketed locally. In this area, the Adam Scheidt Brewing Co. of Norristown was typical of these operations, which added much to the area's economy long before the large national beer corporations dominated the market. The archives of the Historical Society of Montgomery County show that by the 1830s, there were a number of breweries in Norristown and elsewhere in Montgomery County.
August 13, 1989 |
Many of the problems that today plague Philadelphia engaged the ruler of Bavaria and the city fathers of Munich in the late 18th century. On Jan. 1, 1790, the deplorable situation was corrected overnight by Benjamin Thompson, a canny young New Englander of little formal education. In 1789, Bavaria, especially Munich, was overrun with beggars and homeless people. They strolled everywhere, lining the highways and demanding money, entering stores and workshops to rob. It was said "a traveler seemed to have his road lined with outstretched hands.
September 12, 1986 |
Surely few moviegoers who saw George C. Scott in Patton (1970) have forgotten his coruscating, Oscar-winning portrayal of one of the greatest generals of World War II. Most, I imagine, will return to see Scott tell the end of this story in The Last Days of Patton, a telemovie airing this weekend. Like Jason Robards performing in plays by Eugene O'Neill, Scott seems to have found his most fitting artistic home in the blood-and-guts saga of Gen. George S. Patton. If a documentary about the real Patton were produced, probably the first reaction from many viewers would be that he didn't look enough like Scott to play his own role.
November 5, 1987 |
Prince Charles and Princess Diana arrived in Munich yesterday, where they thrilled a cheering crowd of more than 10,000 when they left their limousine in a city square and shook hands with people behind police barriers. Diana, in a long black dress and black hat, greeted the folks on one side of the square, while Charles, in a gray suit, hobnobbed with people on the other side. The prince, speaking in German at a reception, kidded the local gentry on their claims to the British throne.
October 4, 2009 |
German food isn't sexy, unless the thought of liver dumplings and pig knuckles gets you all in a bother to go for a hot polka. So I guess it's little wonder that Bavaria hasn't yet inspired contemporary American chefs quite in the same way France, Italy, Spain, and Asia have. This is a tradition built for belly-filling schnitzel comfort, not foamy molecular fusion. But while the slow fade of German flavors on the national stage is no surprise as we go light, seasonal, and trendy, the near disappearance of it from Philadelphia is hard to grasp.