July 19, 1994 |
Happy hour: cheap drinks, free munchies, people to meet. Some folks have elevated the search for a good happy hour to an art form. Take Nancy "Queen of the Happy Hour" Lawrence, who divides her year between Florida and Ventnor. "In Key West, everybody likes to go to happy hours after the beach, to cool off and have something light to eat, because it's too hot to cook," she said. "I look for the same thing when I'm summering at the Jersey Shore. I'm an expert on happy hours.
July 25, 1986 |
A Camden man who killed another man over a $3 debt will spend at least the next dozen years in prison, a Camden judge ruled yesterday. Eugene Bridges, 33, killed his neighbor, Michael "New York" Chambers, 36, as they quarreled Feb. 8 outside a Chinese restaurant in the 500 block of Kaighns Avenue at 2 a.m. Both men lived in the 600 block of Pine Street in Camden. Chambers died after Bridges slashed a major blood vessel in Chambers' knee. As part of a plea bargain, Bridges pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter and hindering apprehension June 6 in a hearing before Superior Court Judge E. Stevenson Fluharty.
October 20, 1989 |
If someone tells you he just got back from "puttin' on the ribz," it's an in way of saying he's been at Ribsters, a fun place off Bustleton Avenue in the Greater Northeast. Puttin' on the ribs is the printed motto here. It goes along with the menu's other mirthful maxims, such as the "let's wing it" introduction to the Buffalo-style chicken wings - which the restaurant immodestly claims to be the best in town. The wings might not be the best - depending, of course, on how you like them prepared - but they're right up there.
January 20, 1995 |
The reputed cougar of Cobbs Creek Park hasn't been sighted since Sunday, but there's been no shortage of humans trying to sight the cat. And evidently at some mighty odd hours. Small groups have been entering the park between midnight and dawn, apparently hoping for a close encounter with the celebrated cat, said Stephen Labov of Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, a group involved in the cougar search. The would-be hunters may be obliterating cougar tracks, Labov said.
February 2, 2013 |
"Be not among . . . gluttonous eaters of meat. " - Proverbs 23:20 Gluttony: In the Bible, it is condemned as one of the seven deadly sins. In Philadelphia, it is celebrated. I am speaking, of course, about the annual Wing Bowl, a contest in which contestants compete to see who can eat the most chicken wings in a given amount of time. Held today in South Philadelphia, the Wing Bowl attracts tens of thousands of spectators and is now an international event.
September 3, 2009 |
The Trenton alligator was snared yesterday. A check of traps set by New Jersey wildlife experts at a Stacy Park pond found the four-foot-long reptile, whose presence caused a children's fishing tournament to be canceled last weekend. Apparently, chicken legs and chicken livers did the trick - along with a bigger trap, said Darlene Yuhas, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection. Chicken wings - "without the sauce" - didn't work a couple of weeks ago, after the first sightings, she said.
March 13, 2013 |
Gio Gonzalez munched on chicken wings at a sports bar in his hometown as he watched Team USA rally to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic on Sunday. The next game he'll take in from the mound. The Washington Nationals' lefthander will start for the U.S. team in its opener of Round Two on Tuesday night against Puerto Rico. The U.S. team rallied with seven runs in the last two innings Sunday to advance by beating Canada, 9-4, in Phoenix. Gonzalez wasn't with the team in Arizona.
December 22, 2011
Menu: Major home-cooked meals with a Caribbean kick. (Miss out on Denise's jerk chicken, and you'll be the jerk.) Look for: A hot-pink-on-white truck parked on 30th Street between Market and Chestnut. Open: Daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone? Website? Nope. Owner: Haiti native Denise Severe, since 1996. What to order: A small platter (most are $7) comes with two sides and is big enough for two meals. (A large costs $2 more)
November 28, 1990 |
Times are getting tight. And when there's a recession on hand, you've got to remember your priorities: Feed your face wherever free food is available. Pennsylvania's alcohol laws, among the toughest in the country (see box), have changed little since Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Only since a 1987 legal ruling have drinking establishments been allowed to give away anything more substantial than chips, peanuts or pretzels. Given a break by the law, bars started dicing carrots and setting up steam tables.
July 13, 1997 |
Alice Ethel Dixon couldn't stop screaming. It wasn't exactly at the top of her lungs, but she was definitely showing some emotion. Like surprise. And why not? It was her 75th birthday, and all of a sudden, she was facing a room filled with about 50 of her nearest and dearest friends and family. "Oh, I can't take this. I'm going to have a heart attack!" Dixon announced when she arrived at Ayinde banquet hall in University City, where members of the surprise party were waiting to revel.