October 27, 1989 |
Sometimes it's adventurous to do the deli scene. You grapple with intimidating sandwiches, take on baked potatoes slathered with globs of sour cream, battle giant balls of chopped liver and devour spicy pastrami etched with veins of fat. And for the more timid, there are always such dietary sensibilities as mayonnaise-free tuna salad, turkey breast on lettuce and fat-free, salt-free cottage cheese. If you're on the hunt for such stuff and happen to be on the western fringe of Center City, Billy's Deli & Restaurant, on 21st Street near Locust, should fill the bill.
March 8, 1991 |
"If they don't like falafel," Lior Ifrah reasons, "let them eat corned beef. " So far, Ifrah's philosophy seems to be working. The mix of people that gather at his glatt kosher Center City restaurant appear as disparate as the menu items. From chopped liver and kishka to shawarma and hummus, there's a good chance everyone can find something to enjoy at Ifrah's place - Jonathan's, a New York-style deli specializing in Middle Eastern food. For the record, kosher at Jonathan's means that an Orthodox rabbi supervises the restaurant operations in accordance with Jewish dietary laws, and that the deli closes for the sabbath and other Jewish holy days.
December 1, 1994 |
I remember my mom's friend very well. Kevin was a great guy. He was very flamboyant and crazy. His personality was the kind that you could never forget. When I was about 6 years old, he moved to New York to be a model. The kind of modeling he did was for women's clothes. That's mostly how I remember him, walking down the runway in stockings, heels, and a dress. It may sound crazy, but he didn't look too bad as a woman. Besides on television, I never saw him after he left for New York.
February 19, 2006 |
Background: Mrs. Marty's is a Delaware County tradition whose roots began in 1949, when owner Marty Godfrey worked with his father, William, owner of the Terminal Market in Media. Marty and his wife, Marilyn, a nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, live in Broomall. One day, Marty said, Marilyn was shopping at the Lawrence Park Shopping Center and the merchants called her "Mrs. Marty. " As a joke, Marty hung a "Mrs. Marty's Deli" sign in the Media supermarket, and it stuck.
September 20, 1995 |
At sundown on Sunday evening, Jews around the world will gather in their homes and synagogues to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah - this year it's 5756 - celebrates the creation of the universe, and custom demands that Jews eat sweet foods to guarantee a sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, or Ten Days of Awe, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. On this day, each Jew fasts for 24 hours, asks for forgiveness and reflects on the past year.
November 23, 2006 |
Gov. Corzine yesterday launched a national search to replace Camden's state-appointed chief operating officer, and proposed extending the position and its powers for five more years. Melvin R. "Randy" Primas, who has held the post since 2002, announced his resignation last month amid mounting criticism and a feud with state Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. In a statement yesterday, Corzine said he had created a search committee that includes Levin and other state officials, Camden activists, and Deborah Poritz, who retired last month as the state's chief justice.
February 10, 1995 |
The Los Angeles Clippers went into the All-Star break looking like they have a few players on the team. The Clippers got 33 points last night from Loy Vaught, including 15 in the fourth quarter, as they beat visiting Houston, 122-107, to end a six-game losing streak. Los Angeles (8-40) shot a season-high 63 percent from the field. "If they played like this every night," said Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon (34 points), who is going to the All-Star Game, "they wouldn't have the record they have.
February 6, 1991 |
The exodus started with 1 minute, 22 seconds left. Gratz led visiting Central, 69-52, and the officials had to stop the game briefly to allow about 100 teenagers to march from the stands, around the court and out the door. These early departures are something of a tradition at Gratz. Forget "Na- na, na-na, hey, hey, goodbye. " Bulldogs fans deliver parting shots with their feet. And Central got off easy yesterday. In fact, the fourth-quarter exit was almost a show of respect.
March 18, 2010 |
A 16-year-old boy playing hooky yesterday made Ferris Bueller look like chopped liver when he stole a SEPTA bus - because he wanted to practice for his driver's test - and ended up crashing into several cars, police said. The boy, a resident of a West Philadelphia halfway house who has the mental intellect of an 8-year-old, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said, left the facility to attend school, but instead hopped on the El. He got off at the 69th Street Terminal, in Upper Darby, and went around back to the Victory Avenue Depot, where he was able to drive off in an unoccupied SEPTA bus about 11:30 a.m., police said.
December 12, 2001 |
Romanian-Jewish delicacies - plus the calories You say chopped liver and mashed potatoes aren't the same without schmaltz? Do you miss the crazy family meals of your youth? Has it been too long since you've had sliced brains with stuffed cabbage? If any of that rings a bell, Famous Sammy's Roumanian Steak House on New York's Lower East Side is the place for you. Stepping into this eatery is like stepping back in time to when Jewish mothers cooked without worrying about fat content and family celebrations were no-holds-barred get-togethers complete with food, dancing and lots of high-volume, simultaneous talking.