June 26, 1988 |
There's a technique to visiting country stores in rural Maine. Unfortunately, I don't know it. When I walk into a store like Solari's, here in Fryeburg, the chattering stops and it grows unnaturally quiet. People sitting on stools and milk crates sip coffee, eat their powdered-sugar doughnuts and don't say a word. They just look at me like I've stopped in from Mars on my way to the Maine coast. I've tried most tricks. I've worn baseball caps (Red Sox) and tractor caps (John Deere)
October 2, 2008
Q: Is prime rib the same thing as a rib-eye steak? If so (or if not), would I prepare them the same way? I enjoy listening to your NPR radio show. Your expertise is greatly appreciated. - Thomas C. A: Thomas, you have brought up an issue most people do not have a clear understanding of that is the subject of much debate. Wars have been waged over less. I'm not talking about the difference between prime rib and rib-eye, I'm talking about my expertise. That being said, and since I have your vote of confidence, let's get down to the bare bones here.
April 10, 1994 |
If you're looking for excuses to hate Rod and Bob Jackson-Paris, you don't have to look far. You could dislike them for political or moral reasons. The Jackson-Paris guys are gay. They're gay and they're married. They're gay, married and making a pretty good living publicizing it. As if that weren't enough, they're gorgeous. Bob and Rod are buff. They're hunks. Bob, formerly Bob Paris, is a former Mr. Universe. He has curly brown hair and a voice as gravelly as a country road.
June 14, 1989 |
A riverboat tour of the Delaware River waterfront in Pennsauken will take place Saturday as part of the preparation for the township's 1992 centennial celebration. Participants will get a look at the township's past and future from the decks of the Liberty Bell, a Philadelphia-based tour boat. "We'll have a speaker on the river and the . . . history of Pennsauken, the Indians and the settlers, and how Pennsauken started as a river community," said Bernie Kofoet, chairman of Up With Pennsauken, which is coordinating the event.
April 3, 1992 |
When Richard M. Segal heard on the radio that a man named Edward I. Savitz was accused of molesting teen-age boys, he knew he had to call the Ed Savitz he knew and kid him about it. "I thought it had to be somebody with the same name," Segal said. "I thought, 'I have to call Ed and pull his chain.' " But as more details of the case unfolded, Segal, a lawyer who had business dealings with Savitz, came to the horrible realization that this was the Ed Savitz he knew. "I was completely floored," said Segal, who heads the pension department of the law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman.
April 2, 2004
A group photo will be taken at 11 a.m. tomorrow in front of a former 7-Eleven convenience store at Baltimore and Highland Avenues in Lansdowne. Residents and well-wishers are invited to participate to encourage Starbucks to put a coffee shop there.
January 26, 1990 |
If ever a medical report had an instant effect on people's lives, it doubtless was the recent bombshell that a cup of coffee - let's see, I want to be sure to get this right - improved one's sex life. The news broke on the same day that we were told oat bran was of less importance than an apple a day in extending your life on earth. Within 24 hours of each other, then, the modern roles of two American staples - coffee and oats - were reversed. Among the many libidinous imbibers, long-maligned coffee was elevated as the elixir of romantic pleasures and oats were downgraded as just one more deceptive marketing scheme.
January 21, 1987 |
A program for coffee lovers is being planned at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., on Saturday. Ruth Isaac of Olde City Coffee will present the program, which includes tastings of exotic beans, coffee history, lore and preparation techniques. It all begins at 11 a.m. The coffee klatch is part of Philadelphia's Warm-Up to Museums Month, a series of special events, activities and exhibits sponsored by the Musaeum Council of Philadelphia and more than 50 Delaware Valley museums.
September 14, 1993 |
For a couple of decades, one of the coolest anecdotes in Philadelphia pop music lore had The Temptations dragging a teen-age Daryl Hall and his group, The Temptones, down to South Street to pick up magenta sharkskin suits at Krass Brothers. Born Daryl Franklin Hohl in Pottstown, the lanky towhead knew from witnessing numerous R&B shows at the Uptown Theater that any self-respecting vocal act was nothing without natty attire. Now Hall wants to set the record straight. "It was actually a purple mohair suit," Hall said.
June 30, 2011
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: Sorry about the two-week hiatus - I was down the Shore doing some serious research on beach eats. You can read the first installment of that annual two-part Shore package Sunday, which features some truly great meals from Cape May to L.B.I., and several noteworthy stops in between. One is the OC Boardwalk, where a pair of very new coffee bars have given me hope in a coffee desert. The brand-new Three Fish window at the southern end (1322 Boardwalk)