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February 6, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a few years, Tim Lanza led a double life: as a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and a cook at Marigold Kitchen, West Philadelphia's laboratory of modernist cooking. By the time he'd worked his way up from garde-manger to sous chef, school felt redundant. "I was learning so much at Marigold: molecular gastronomy, gels and foams," he said. "Then, I'd be sitting in a class where we're learning how to make omelets correctly. " So, he dropped out. Then, he got a real education.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Police have arrested two men suspected of gunning down a Port Richmond man early Thanksgiving Day during a street robbery gone awry. David Ramos Jr., 18, of the 5900 block of Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming, and Keanan Glenn, 21, of Middleton, Del., were charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in the slaying of Ryan Kelly. Police nabbed Ramos on Jan. 16 in East Frankford, and Glenn last Friday in New Castle, Del. Kelly, 21, was walking home from a nearby Wawa early Thanksgiving morning when two gunmen jumped out of a car and shot him as they tried to rob him, police said.
NEWS
September 14, 2012 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer
  "HELL'S KITCHEN" Season 10 champ Christina Wilson knows the secret to winning a reality-TV competition. The secret is simple. And it's not in the sauce. Last spring, Wilson, 32, temporarily left her job cooking at popular Center City BYOB Mercato to appear alongside brash chef Gordon Ramsay in "Hell's Kitchen," Fox TV's version of "Top Chef" meets "Survivor. " For weeks, the South Philly resident sautéed, filleted, garnished and groaned among a cast of 18 chef-testants - until, at last, there were two. Then, just one. Her. Monday night, the show's final episode aired.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
NEWS
July 28, 2010 | By Derrick Nunnally, Inquirer Staff Writer
The letter from Lower Merion school administrators delivered the news three weeks ago - her son had been secretly monitored by the webcam on his school-issued laptop. But only when Fatima Hasan saw the evidence did the scope of the spying on her son Jalil become apparent. There were more than 1,000 images surreptitiously captured by the computer - 469 webcam photographs and 543 screen shots. All were evidence in the case against the Lower Merion School District and its now-abandoned electronic monitoring policy.
FOOD
May 21, 1997 | by Aliza Green, For the Daily News
Yo, Chefs! I am a prison inmate and am interested in becoming a chef. Can you suggest a top-notch school? - Name withheld Dear Chef-To-Be, Cooking professionally is stressful work with long hours. But if you love to cook and think you can take the heat in the kitchen, now is the perfect time to consider culinary school. After struggling for many years, Philadelphia's restaurant business is booming. Because of that, a second major culinary school is opening this fall.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Norristown man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after admitting he stabbed his childhood friend nearly two dozen times and set his body afire in a Chester County apartment - all for $350. Prosecutors had initially sought the death penalty for 22-year-old Shakeem Carter for the February 2013 murder of 17-year-old Kevin Allen. "I just hope that monster, for the rest of his life, wakes up in the morning with the same fear that Kevin had in the last five or 10 minutes of his life," the victim's aunt, Pearline Allen, sobbed during the hearing in West Chester.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Seth Zweifler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Moments after the crepe batter started bubbling and the potatos were being peeled, Nazir Hanible's Friday morning took a turn for the worse. As the 19-year-old aspiring chef reached across the counter to start slicing and dicing his ingredients, the tip of his left index finger met the edge of a very sharp kitchen knife. He had to stop mid-stride to wash the wound and put on a bandage. Minutes later, Hanible was back in the thick of things, standing shoulder to shoulder with 18 other high school chefs who spent the morning at Drexel University, chopping, stirring, whisking, and pouring, each in the hope of scoring a big-time scholarship to culinary school.
SPORTS
August 24, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Flyers announced yesterday the signing of left winger Ryan Ready, an unrestricted free agent from the AHL, to a one-year contract. Ready, 25, who has never played in the NHL in a five-year professional career, split time in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose and the Worcester IceCats last season. In 80 regular-season games, he tallied nine goals and 23 assists for 32 points, and also had 65 penalty minutes. He began with the Moose, an affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, and then was dealt to the St. Louis Blues' organization and assigned to Worcester.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2011
'BEAUTY IS A VERB' That's half the title - the rest is The New Poetry of Disability - of an anthology (Cinco Puntos Press, $19.95) out next month that explores the experience of physical disability in prose and poetry. Samples on Amazon.com hit us hard. Hear for yourself, 7 tonight at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., 215-567-4341; and 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Infusion Cafe, 7133 Germantown Ave., 215-248-1718. SMELL TEST More good stuff at the Central Branch: Just 22 and prepping for culinary school, Molly Birnbaum was hit by a car. She suffered multiple injuries, but most devastating was the head trauma that destroyed her sense of smell.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Ryan "Gooch" Nelson is a lucky man. At 30, the bluesy slide guitarist and his band Gooch and the Motion just signed with famed Philadelphia producer Joe Nicolo's new label, Blackbird, for a debut album ( Comin' Home ) that will have its release party at World Cafe Live on Thursday. Sure, Nelson is fortunate to have a singing style and guitar sound that's deeply reminiscent of his inspirations (Tom Waits, Duane Allman), as well as romantic and unique. But he's also a quadriplegic cancer survivor, so the act of, say, watching March Madness basketball with the windows open in his home in Woodstown, N.J., makes him feel just as lucky.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Police have arrested two men suspected of gunning down a Port Richmond man early Thanksgiving Day during a street robbery gone awry. David Ramos Jr., 18, of the 5900 block of Torresdale Avenue in Wissinoming, and Keanan Glenn, 21, of Middleton, Del., were charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in the slaying of Ryan Kelly. Police nabbed Ramos on Jan. 16 in East Frankford, and Glenn last Friday in New Castle, Del. Kelly, 21, was walking home from a nearby Wawa early Thanksgiving morning when two gunmen jumped out of a car and shot him as they tried to rob him, police said.
NEWS
December 30, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Staff Writer
FIRST DISTRICT Plaza in West Philadelphia is something of a miracle, and E. Catherine Shepard had a big part in making it happen. Catherine was a charter member of Self Help Inc., formed by the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to create and maintain the shimmering structure at 38th and Market streets that houses ballrooms, meeting rooms and offices, and is busy day and night. Catherine's Self Help group raised $2.5 million of the total $13 million cost of the building, and First District Plaza became the city's largest black-owned banquet facility.
NEWS
July 18, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
They came for Eli. Hundreds of food lovers and dozens of chefs helped raise more than $130,000 Thursday night at a fund-raiser at Fork Restaurant for Eli Kulp, one of the city's most promising and celebrated chefs, who was paralyzed in the May 12 crash of Amtrak Train 188. Thursday night's benefit - with $25,000 in donations from a silent auction - will be combined with $49,000 raised previously to help offset medical expenses for Kulp, 37,...
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
You might consider Glenn Bergman, 63, something of the Zelig of Philadelphia's food scene. There he was in the '80s, humping desserts for a Frog Commissary-catered party. Then grilling stuffed veal loin at La Terasse. Then running a corporate dining unit. By 2004, he was leading the fourfold growth of Mount Airy's (and later Chestnut Hill's) Weaver's Way Co-op from funky grocer to spiffy organics purveyor to urban farmer. Next month, he'll put on a new hat - top manager of Philabundance, the city's enduring antihunger organization.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Zappley, the exuberant young chef from West Deptford, fell just short in his quest for the title of MasterChef Junior on Tuesday night's season finale of the cooking show of the same name. Andrew, a seventh grader at Holy Trinity Regional School in Westville, watched the episode with teachers, classmates, and parents in Holy Trinity's gym. "There isn't anyone who wanted that prize more than Andrew," his father, Phillip, told the crowd. After the results were announced, Phillip Zappley and principal Elsie Tedeski presented Andrew with an award from the school, along with a framed collage of news clippings tracking his progress through the competition.
FOOD
February 6, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For a few years, Tim Lanza led a double life: as a student at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and a cook at Marigold Kitchen, West Philadelphia's laboratory of modernist cooking. By the time he'd worked his way up from garde-manger to sous chef, school felt redundant. "I was learning so much at Marigold: molecular gastronomy, gels and foams," he said. "Then, I'd be sitting in a class where we're learning how to make omelets correctly. " So, he dropped out. Then, he got a real education.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
His funeral drew judges, lawyers, officials, civil rights activists, and marijuana-legalization advocates from around the country. William H. Buckman, a Moorestown lawyer known for his pivotal role in exposing racial profiling in New Jersey, was remembered by those and others after his death two weeks ago at age 61. He committed suicide in a Mount Laurel motel room, prompting disbelief and grief in the legal community, where he was revered for his...
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Norristown man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after admitting he stabbed his childhood friend nearly two dozen times and set his body afire in a Chester County apartment - all for $350. Prosecutors had initially sought the death penalty for 22-year-old Shakeem Carter for the February 2013 murder of 17-year-old Kevin Allen. "I just hope that monster, for the rest of his life, wakes up in the morning with the same fear that Kevin had in the last five or 10 minutes of his life," the victim's aunt, Pearline Allen, sobbed during the hearing in West Chester.
FOOD
October 3, 2014 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Chops - the steak house that started in Bala Cynwyd and expanded to Washington Square before shuttering last year - is back in business. Alex Plotkin's brand occupies the former Table 31 at the Comcast Center at 17th and JFK Boulevard. Chops' outdoor operation on the plaza in front of the Comcast Center opened in the spring. Eimer Design redid Chops' two-story bar area, opening it up to the outside windows on the 17th Street side and adding a gas fireplace. The dining room is more colorful.
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