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.
August 3, 2010 |
MANY PEOPLE have taken issue with the sticker at Geno's Steaks instructing customers to order in English, but Jose Oviedo says his beef started over Geno's beef. Oviedo, 39, who was arrested about 7 a.m. yesterday after scratching the passenger- side door of Geno's owner Joey Vento' s Cadillac Escalade, says he passed a truck unloading meat about 4:30 a.m. yesterday and noticed the boxes were from Uruguay and stamped November 2009. He asked the workers why the restaurant used frozen meats and then a few minutes later a police car approached him and friends and an officer asked, "Why are you giving Joey's guys a hard time?"
July 24, 2010
ALLENTOWN - Andy Tracy wants baseball cleaned up but could do without being the guinea pig. Major League Baseball announced Thursday it will randomly blood test minor league players for human growth hormone (HGH). "I understand what they're trying to implement, but there's gotta be a point where guys at this level or lower levels have some sort of say in something besides just putting it on us and just saying, 'OK guys, you're gonna get blood tested. It's 110 degrees today in Norfolk.
July 23, 2010 |
"Salt" is a Hollywood stuntman (and stuntwoman) stimulus package, an espionage thriller filled with epic brawls, shootouts and a chase across the roofs of assorted semi trucks and tankers along the highway interchanges of Greater Washington, D.C. What, you think that stick figure Angelina Jolie is the one doing all that derring do? Remember your physics, kids! Girlfriend has no throw weight. The film, originally built as a Tom Cruise vehicle, is about a spy accused of being a sleeper, a deep-planted mole within the CIA. Evelyn Salt is on the run. We see in the opening scenes how she survived North Korean torture thanks to the love of her devoted spider-expert husband.
June 29, 2010 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The original "Twilight" film had a production budget of $37 million and featured a cast of unknown actors who could wander around the Portland, Ore., set with little fear of being recognized. In contrast, security was so tight on the Vancouver, British Columbia, set of the third film, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," that cast members compared it to being in the middle of a Secret Service mission. "I felt like I was walking through a Halloween haunted house," recalled Ashley Greene, who plays vampire Alice Cullen in all three films.
June 17, 2010 |
A Montgomery County beef-processing plant that officials said released fish-killing pollutants into the Skippack Creek will pay $2 million in penalties, federal officials announced Wednesday. The fines were levied after the firm, Moyer Packing Co. in Franconia Township, dumped pollutants into the creek. Skippack Creek is a tributary of the Perkiomen Creek, which flows into the Schuylkill. The federal complaint was filed in 2008 against JBS Souderton Inc., which owns Moyer Packing Co., under the Clean Water Act and Clean Streams Law. JBS Souderton Inc. bought Moyer Packing Co. in 2008 from the Smithfield Beef Group.