August 20, 2000 |
When you overfill a draft of Guinness, and a fluffy ring of foam slowly works its way down the pint glass, that's called a "bishop's collar. " Barkeep lingo, don't you know. No word yet on how the bishops feel about this, but if they happen to stop by the Bishop's Collar, a laid-back corner bar/sidewalk cafe in Fairmount, they needn't worry about sloppy tap work perpetrated in their name. "This is the one place you can't get a bishop's collar," says Megan O'Neill, who co-owns the place with Jeff Keel, allaying concerns about the pouring skills of her bar staff.
June 9, 1999 |
Taras W. Sawchyn, 34, manager of a family-owned corner bar in Kensington, died Friday of injuries he suffered in a one-car accident on Aramingo Avenue. Police said Mr. Sawchyn was alone and heading south on the Aramingo Avenue ramp that connects to Delaware Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when the 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass he was driving mounted the concrete median, then slammed into an Interstate 95 abutment. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The results of an autopsy were pending, authorities said.
October 1, 2000 |
In the Technicolor glow of stained-glass poultry, Rose Parrotta is stomping her feet to Johnny Cash, reliving her wilder days in the apple orchards of New York and filling her Happy Rooster with an infectious energy boost. She welcomes friends to her little restaurant in a playful headlock, leading them around the thick brass bar pole. Even diners unknown to this diamond-studded dynamo get a blast of her charisma. She preens like Vanna White beside her ambitious chalkboard menu, discoursing on everything from her hand-scribbled boutique wine list ("people want forward fruit, but I won't give it to them!"
May 13, 2011 |
A patron was shot and killed inside a corner bar in Point Breeze early today, police said. The victim, in his early 20's, was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. inside the Holiday Cafe on the 1800 block of South 18th Street, police said. He had been shot in the head. Investigators were seeking a description of the shooter and trying to establish a motive, police said. Contact the Inquirer Online News Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-854-2443. Follow the Inquirer at www.Twitter.com/PhillyInquirer and www.Facebook.com/PhillyInquirer
June 11, 2010 |
There is self-service for gasoline at the pump, soda at the fast-food joint, and groceries at the supermarket. Next time you're at a corner bar, how about you get your own beer? Tir na Nog, a pub in the Phoenix, at 16th and Arch Streets, recently rolled out a two-tap self-service beer bar that seats six to eight people, the first of its kind in the city, and among the first on the East Coast. "Everybody wants to be a bartender," manager Ken Merriman said Wednesday night as patrons pulled their own brews.
September 22, 2012 |
A brawl that ended in a shooting overnight at a Chester corner bar has left a man in his 30s dead, according to police reports. The shooting occurred at Ginn's Restaurant & Bar at 2nd and Kerlin Streets about 12:30 a.m., according to police scanner reports. The victim was shot in the head and went into cardiac arrest at the scene where he was pronounced dead at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, according to reports. The incident reportedly began as an argument or fight in Ginn's that spilled outside where the man was shot.
February 5, 2013 |
SHORTLY AFTER 3 o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, two girls sit at a table doing their homework in a building that for nearly 40 years was a popular corner bar in Strawberry Mansion. Over the next 10 to 15 minutes, about a dozen more children, most of them boys ages 8 to 13, come bustling through the door in groups of twos and threes. "Hi, Mr. Kev," they say to Kevin Upshur, founder of the Strawberry Mansion Community Learning Center. "You got your homework?" Upshur asks. "Sit down and get your homework done.
December 1, 1988 |
You slip a C-note to a quiet guy sitting at the corner bar, the bar with the melted ice-cube windows and the red neon Schlitz sign and the barstools with the ripped vinyl seats, and you whisper, "Blue Note in the seventh in Atlantic City. " The next day you come back and he slides an envelope under your wet beer glass. "He came in at 15-to-1," he says. He doesn't smile. You do. Can it ever be the same? Can well lit, orderly and, for cryin' out loud, legal betting ever replace the neighborhood bookie?
January 21, 1988 |
Frank Cascerceri is playing David to Bruce Springsteen's Goliath, and he doesn't even have a slingshot. All Cascerceri has is a corner bar in the Northeast, a 50- by 20-foot joint where 50 people is a crowd. But the rock star and two music companies have come down on Woody's Pub with a federal lawsuit because the bar dared to play such Springsteen numbers as "Pink Cadillac," "I'm On Fire" and "Dancing in the Dark" last summer without a license. The songs were played by a disc jockey who works the bar on Tyson Avenue near Brous four nights a week.
December 6, 2013 |
Good King Tavern First-time restaurateurs Bernard Grigri and daughter Chloe are behind the Good King Tavern , a cozy yet upbeat French corner bar just south of South Street, at 614 S. Seventh (215-625-3700), in the former Chick's Social across from Nomad Pizza. They have enlisted Paul Lyons, a former chef de cuisine at Barbuzzo and Jamonera and more recently chef de cuisine at Morgan's Pier, to execute a brasserie menu that hits the favorites. With help from designer/restaurateur Owen Kamihira, they considerably lightened up the classic barroom interior with antique mirrors and old-fashioned lighting.