March 3, 2011 |
PhillyCarShare members get wheels when they want them, without the hassle of car repairs and parking. Members of the similar-sounding but dramatically different PhillyCowShare get farm-raised, grass-fed beef delivered to their doorsteps. Both companies were founded by (different) University of Pennsylvania alumni, CarShare in 2002 and CowShare in 2010, but that's where the similarities end. There is no riding around on cows. Jessica Moore, who came to the city for a graduate degree in computer science and stayed to work and raise a family, was aware of CarShare when she started CowShare.
January 16, 2011 |
It was an impromptu tasting: Stephen Starr and his brain trust assembled at the 10-seat table in a window bay at the Dandelion on the one-week anniversary of its opening, nine days ago. It is a welcome beacon on the corner of 18th and Sansom, a Victorian lantern over the door, wood-burning fireplaces being goaded into flame, British knickknacks aplenty, room-temperature (and chilled) beer, and sturdy, reclaimed banisters; in all, $3.5 million worth of painful, skillful rehab stuffed with two shipping containers of Anglo-paraphernalia.
December 31, 2010 |
WASHINGTON - A California company is recalling approximately 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, federal officials said Thursday. First Class Foods Inc. of Hawthorne reports that each package label bears the establishment number "EST. 18895. " The ground beef products were produced on Dec. 7 and Dec. 16 and were shipped to retail establishments in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington state.
December 2, 2010 |
Chef Bobby Flay crept into town this week to ambush Peter McAndrews , the sandwich maestro behind the Paesano's shops, for one of his Food Network Throwdown! episodes. They competed over beef-brisket sandwiches. McAndrews landed on Flay's radar for his Paesano, a belly-buster topped with roasted tomato, sharp provolone, horseradish mayo, and a fried egg. Cameras rolled Monday at McAndrews' shop at Ninth and Christian Streets and followed up with more video drama Tuesday at F.U.E.
November 13, 2010 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren retooled the defense in the off-season, trying to take some of the load - and minutes - from veterans Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen. So far, his moves have worked better than anyone could have expected. Not only have newcomers Andrej Meszaros and Sean O'Donnell given the Flyers' formidable defense some depth, but they have been among the most effective blue-liners in the NHL - at least based on their plus-minus figures. O'Donnell, a 16-year veteran who was a teammate and close friend of Pronger's when they played in Anaheim, entered Friday tied for fourth in the NHL at plus-10.
October 8, 2010 |
We spend some time with the quarterback of the Green Raiders: Wiz Khalifa. Probably "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. " I like it, because it's about Philadelphia and I think the guys on there are funny. It just fits with me. My cousin, Matt, played in the NFL. People always think he's my uncle. I guess it's because of the age difference, but he's my cousin. He tells me to stay competitive and not let the pressure get to me. He told me that people are going to talk, but I should just stay focused.
October 5, 2010
Workers at a Franconia beef-processing and rendering factory owned by JBS S.A. voted 788-75 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776. The union will represent about 1,200 workers at the plant, known as Moyer Packing Co. before its 2001 sale to Smithfield Foods Inc. Brazil's JBS bought the Smithfield's beef business in March 2008. - Mike Armstrong
October 3, 2010 |
I see in the listings in the calendar of months in my copy of The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide that, along with bacon and sage roly-poly, and always-popular beef-stuffed plantain balls in a cassava-corn soup, the cheddar cheese and potato pierogi (and its lentil-onion version of Polish parentage) gets a shout-out under October. This, it turns out, fits neatly with the trajectory of my latest pierogi safari, begun this summer at Silk City Diner, the hipster hangout on Spring Garden Street, where a now-departed chef turned me on to a short-rib-stuffed pocket, and a secret of his frugal Polish grandmother: Use the water the potatoes cook in for the pierogi dough.
September 2, 2010
The best cheesesteak in town last week wasn't in South Philly, it was in LOVE Park near City Hall where caterer (and Frog founder) Steve Poses grilled up 1,000 samples of grass-fed, organic beef - from Landisdale Farm in Lebanon County - for giveaway steak sandwiches to promote Philly Homegrown, the campaign to showcase local foods. The meat was tender, but notably beefier, earthier, and less fatty than the standard fare, and at $6.50 a pound, it cost the sponsoring the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.
August 6, 2010 |
Faced with a growing number of officers in handcuffs, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced plans Thursday to assign more officers to the department's Internal Affairs bureau, enhance officer training in ethics issues, and create new ways for officers to report misconduct among their colleagues. Ramsey said he was not sure how many officers would be transferred to Internal Affairs, but said they would be assigned to a joint task force that works with the FBI in investigating police corruption.