October 4, 2000 |
Ask Oliver Quiah to name his favorite American food, and his bright eyes flash and he laughs and looks at his friend Sayce Falk and says, "Cheesebur. . .. gers!" Then ask him what he ate back in Liberia, his native country, and the light goes from his eyes, his jaw tightens, he grimaces and says, "Ah, rice, just rice. " Quiah is the leading scorer on what is a virtual United Nations soccer team at Upper Darby this fall. He has scored 22 goals. None of them are actually his real goal though.
January 24, 1999 |
Perhaps the word paradise is overemployed in travel stories about island destinations. Maybe you are only the latest in a long list of travelers to find that certain undiscovered spot. Undiscovered paradise or not, Cabbage Key is an escape from the Florida of high-rise condos and theme parks. It is a trip back to the Florida of old. Really old. Officials at the Museum of the Islands on nearby Pine Island say this area was the kingdom of the Calusa (or Caloosa) Indian nation 6,000 years ago. But by the mid-1700s, the Indians were decimated by disease brought over by Spanish explorers.
December 8, 2014 |
As the morning paper stated, the Grateful Dead were about to perform an eagerly awaited concert that night. For some Grateful Dead aficionados, a little LSD is often taken before the concert. So the local physicians were all prepared for an onslaught of concertgoers high on LSD. The local poison control center reported the facts to the local media that LSD is a common drug, readily obtained, and it produces agitation, confusion, bizarre movements, hallucinations, and sometimes violence.
April 25, 2014 |
Philippe Holland's last delivery of the night Tuesday, a cheeseburger deluxe to a West Philadelphia rowhouse, was an order so small he didn't bother to carry his pizza delivery bag. His hoodie was up, his hands in his pockets, police say, as he walked back to his gold Ford Taurus, parked on 51st Street near Willows Avenue. The 20-year-old from Upper Darby had been running orders two nights a week for Slices & More for a few weeks. That was on top of another job at an airport restaurant.
April 24, 2013 |
Less than an hour before the 8 p.m. tip-off, 76ers employees are scurrying around the Wells Fargo Center, hoping this Saturday night will unfold as planned. It is late March, and the team is handing out Allen Iverson bobblehead dolls. Iverson himself is scheduled to attend, a rare public appearance for the 37-year-old former NBA superstar. He will be introduced during a pregame ceremony and then watch the game from Sixers chief executive Adam Aron's suite. But Iverson isn't here yet, and a troubling rumor is passing through the arena's arteries: Iverson has missed his flight.
January 25, 1995 |
Do you have any idea why you're so powerless in the presence of that cheeseburger? Oh, sure, that succulent meat is oozing juice. The four corners of the cheese are languidly drooping into sight below the bun. That ketchup is . . . mmmmmm . . . sweet, saucy. Crisp golden fries and an icy cola complete the enticement. Why do you suppose you're so taken by all that? Better yet, why are people in Beijing and Jakarta taken by all that? That was the question food historian Elisabeth Rozin sought to answer in her scholarly new book, "The Primal Cheeseburger" (Penguin / $8.95)
August 8, 1997 |
This week, I reached out for a Triple Cheeseburger, available for a limited time only at McDonald's. The Triple Cheeseburger, which resembles a short stack of pancakes at IHOP, was created in honor of the new Disney cartoon "Hercules. " Judging from the so-so box-office success of "Hercules," the Triple Cheeseburger's availability may be more limited than McDonald's first thought. Here's the blueprint: three tiddly-wink-size beef patties, two slices of cheese, a shot of ketchup, a dollop of mustard, an itty-bitty pickle and a splattering of chopped onions on an untoasted bun. Total calories: 530. Fat grams: 31. Before I get to the meat of the matter, I sincerely doubt that Hercules ever ate a Triple Cheeseburger.
January 1, 1998
Eighth Day of Christmas (also Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) Prescribed Gift: Eight maids a-milking, etc. Activity: In some locales, this is a day for giving and receiving gifts. Seventh Day of Kwanzaa Theme: Imani (faith) Ramadan Activity: Fasting and abstinence. New Year's Day Activities: Making and breaking resolutions; putting up new calendars; watching bowl games on TV. Hangover remedies: Menudo; a brisk one-on-one basketball game; cold pasta and/or garlic bread; two bananas and a cheeseburger.
April 9, 1998 |
Apparently, it was a false alarm on Sam Snead. Either that, or the Slammer concocted a plan to avoid the Tiger Woods's cheeseburger menu at the Masters Tournament champions dinner. Snead missed the dinner Tuesday night for the first time since his first Masters win in 1949 when he entered University Hospital with what originally was thought to be a mild stroke. His symptoms were later diagnosed as "overtiredness. " The three-time Masters champion is expected to tee off this morning with Byron Nelson and Gene Sarazen in the ceremonial opening group.
June 23, 2011 |
Outlet: ALLEY GRILL We were there: Pregame, 6:20 p.m. Wait for service: About 5 minutes. Order: Double cheeseburger, garlic fries. Cost: $13.75. Phindings: Tucked away in the left-field corner of Ashburn Alley behind Harry The K's, the Alley Grill deals mostly in burger variations. My double cheeseburger - two American-cheese-covered patties, a dab of ketchup, a schmear of mustard and two tissue-thin pickle chips on a standard toasted potato bun - was filling and tasty enough, but hardly memorable.