June 15, 2012 |
IF VACATIONS and road trips usually add up to an overload of fast food and unhealthy snacking for your brood, don't fret. Thanks to a new mobile app, healthydiningfinder.com , you can follow healthy signposts along the highway and pick nutritious meals even in the casual and chain restaurants that tend to cluster around the theme parks and resorts where families descend. What you choose from these menus makes all the difference in the world. If you want to scare yourself to death, go to livestrong.com and check out the calories and fat content in typical menu items from Burger King (Double Whopper, 900 calories)
April 16, 2012 |
President Bill Clinton picked up a few books from the bargain and new fiction departments at the Barnes & Noble (102 Park) in Willow Grove Thursday evening before attending a rally for Democratic state Attorney Genereal candidate Kathleen Kane. The visit was a surprise to the store and its customers who certainly took notice of Clinton and his Secret Service detail. Clinton stopped to take a few photos with customers and chat a little bit before heading to Upper Moreland High School for the Kane rally.
November 10, 2011 |
Man Lam, a veteran of Chinatown's Ting Wong , and wife Shu Jie Lin are first-time owners with M Kee (1002 Race St., 215-238-8883), in a former produce store. They specialize in noodle dishes, pork, and duck - they hang in the window here - in a utilitarian atmosphere that's reminiscent of the original Sang Kee around the corner. Most dishes are under $7 and it's open from morning into the late evening. What's new The brick-oven-pizza and craft-beer spot Birra is open at 1700 E. Passyunk Ave. (267-324-3127)
October 16, 2011
3-month and 6-month bills , Oct. 17; 1-year bills , Oct. 18; 2-year notes , Oct. 25; 3-year notes , Nov. 8; 5-year notes , Oct. 26; 7-year notes, Oct. 27; 5-year TIPS , Dec. 22; 10-year TIPS , Nov. 17; 30-year TIPS , Oct. 20. Business Referral Luncheon presented by BNI, King of Prussia chapter. Peppers restaurant, 236 Town Center Rd., King of Prussia; 610-792-2105. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Networking Meeting presented by BNI, Fort Washington chapter.
June 2, 2011
_ Say it fast three times: Center City Sips. Center City Sips. Center City Sips. Did you get it right? Reward yourself with a $4 cocktail, $2 beer or $3 glass of wine every Wednesday through Aug. 31 at participating bars and restaurants. Half-price appetizers, too, and some places offer a 15 percent dinner discount after 7 p.m. Find out more at www.centercityphila.org/life/Sips.phpa . Twitter follow @CCDSips. _ Speaking of drinks, how about the Raise a Drink for Tomorrow fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center (640 Water Works Drive)
March 24, 2011 |
Nearly six years ago, the Italian bar-restaurant Pepperoncini joined the restaurant boom in Conshohocken. This week, its second location is opening in another bustling burg: Phoenixville. Pepperoncini Sotto (184 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 484-924-8249) assumes the subterranean space at Bridge and Main Streets, beneath the Mainstay Inn, that previously accommodated Dan's Sports Pub and Spectators. In this larger location - with an exposed-stone foundation and enlivened by bright colors - partners Tom DeFruscio, Dan Duffy, and Paul DiBona had chef Francesco Buto set up a larger menu, including entree sandwiches.
August 26, 2010 |
The asking price for Donovan McNabb's old 10-acre spread in Moorestown, which went on the market in May for $2.5 million, has dropped to $2 million. The Eagles alum, now with the Redskins, bought a house in the D.C. area in the spring. If you're wondering about former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens' place in Moorestown, which he listed at $4.4 million nearly five years ago - it's still up for sale, at $2,675,000. Also on the former-Philly-athlete real estate front: 76ers guard Eric Snow and his wife, DeShawn , are selling their suburban Atlanta mansion amid their divorce.
August 17, 2010 |
The vice chairwoman of the city's Zoning Code Commission resigned from that post and her seat on the Planning Commission last week after Mayor Nutter's chief integrity officer said she had violated a ban on political activity. Natalia Olson Urtecho was listed as one of three hosts for a fundraiser in Center City last month for U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's campaign for the U.S. Senate. Joan Markman, Nutter's chief integrity officer, said Urtecho was advised when she accepted both posts in January 2008 that she could not engage in political activity like the fundraiser.
April 2, 2010 |
If you find yourself this holiday weekend with a houseful of energetic young tots and hungry parents, a trip to The Little Treehouse, in Chestnut Hill, will fill some hours with play and feed the crew with organic healthy options for a reasonable bill. Think a Chuck E. Cheese's, slow food, Please Touch Museum mash-up. This concept was the brainchild of owner Rachel Williams. As a mom of three little ones, she wanted a place with the community of a Starbucks but an environment that was tolerant of the behavior of the 5-and-under set, as well as clean and safe.