June 2, 2011
Cupcakes on Tap What do you get when you mix two of Philly's hottest trends? Beer cupcakes, of course. But these brewsy little cuties at Betty's Speakeasy aren't just a novelty - they have my vote for the best cupcakes in town. Especially with Philly Beer Week on the brain. First up from owner Liz Begosh and baker Adriane Appleby was the "Growler" chocolate cupcake brewed with Victory Storm King stout. Now there's the "Saison" apricot polenta cupcake with Yards saison, "Witty Pear" made with Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s Walt Wit, the "Brawler" made with spiced apple cake cooked with Yards Brawler folded in, and the "Squash Blossom" made with butternut squash roasted down in Weyerbacher's Imperial pumpkin ale. And now for their latest surprise, still unnamed, featuring Yuengling Porter with mint chocolate chip.
April 7, 2011
OK, so Mayor Nutter didn't take any of the gift ideas to keep Commissioner Charles Ramsey that we suggested in yesterday's paper. Nutter came up with his own clever gifts, including: A baseball signed by all of the Phillies' starting pitchers - Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. A box of cupcakes, which Nutter presented to Ramsey after Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel reportedly sent Ramsey's wife flowers. "They were chocolate," Ramsey said yesterday while sporting a wide grin.
March 7, 2014
What to eat : As far as we can tell, Sweet Box makes some of the best cupcakes in Philly: orange Creamsicle, chocolate peanut butter, thin mint, strawberries and champagne, chocolate Guinness Stout with whiskey filling and Baileys Irish Cream frosting, espresso hazelnut praline, bacon maple, beer infused, cayenne cinnamon. All served up by the lovely - yet extremely hardworking - Gretchen Fantini. If she doesn't make a flavor you like, your taste buds are on the fritz. Trust us. Don't miss: Based on the amount of strawberries Fantini purees, she believes her strawberries-and-champagne cupcakes are a best-seller.
July 5, 2007
EVERYTHING RACHAEL RAY Everything Rachael Ray is devoted to the Food Network chef, talk-show host and cookbook. It has news, upcoming shows, ratings, clips, appearances and recipes. There's an RR timeline and an RR forum. There's even an RR "store. " You would think that anyone who devoted so much time to Everything Rachael Ray would be in need of a life - if not a diet or professional help. But Madeline Miller, 29, is delightfully normal and engaging. She's tall, thin, with shoulder-length blond hair and a professional appearance.
March 23, 2006 |
Miss Seeley's 19 first graders at Lionville Elementary School celebrated spring with a classroom party. A table was laid with a spread befitting the "Be Green, Think Spring" theme. But the fare looked, and tasted, nothing like customary kid treats. There were no frosted-to-the-heavens cupcakes, staple of the grammar school bacchanal. Not one cookie. No Doritos. No, not even a brownie. Here were broccoli florets and cucumber rounds, green beans and baby spinach leaves, kiwi slices, and guacamole chips.
April 7, 2009 |
1970s PINUP QUEEN Farrah Fawcett (TV's "Charlie's Angels") is being treated for anal cancer that has spread to her liver, and has been hospitalized for a complication from a routine treatment, her specialist, Dr. Lawrence Piro, said yesterday. Producer Craig Nevius,Fawcett's friend and colleague, said she's in L.A. recovering from complications from a medical procedure in Germany. "That procedure led to a small amount of bleeding into a muscle in her abdominal wall," which created a hematoma - a sac of blood that caused pressure and pain, said Piro.
August 11, 1993 |
Keebler Raisin' Ruckus Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. Plump raisins and chocolate- covered raisins. $2.99 per 16-ounce bag. Bonnie: Nutritionally, these new oatmeal cookies from Keebler are moderately high in fat with 6 grams and 140 calories for two cookies. That's about the same as in two Sunshine Vienna Fingers, Nabisco Nutter Butter Sandwiches or Stella d'Oro Swiss Fudge cookies. Oatmeal-raisin cookies from Barbara's Bakery, Archway and Nabisco's SnackWell line all have less. The most interesting thing about these new cookies is the idea of mixing chocolate-covered raisins in with oatmeal batter.
January 2, 2005 |
A baby seat, a tuba case, and about three dozen suitcases were all that remained yesterday from the Christmas baggage backup at US Airways terminals at Philadelphia International Airport as travelers moved through with relative ease. The holdups were fairly typical - at security checkpoints and parking garages - but not by the baggage carousels. "We've had no trouble. It's just been a beautiful flight. My husband's bag was the first one off" the chute, said Ree Walker of Malvern, who was returning from a family vacation in Orlando, Fla. She did recall what it was like when they left on Christmas morning.
January 24, 2008
Chunky Monkey The Flying Monkey Patisserie now has a signature cupcake: moist chocolate cake stuffed with banana and buttercream, topped with creamy chocolate frosting. Like all the bakery's chocolate cupcakes, the cake is a "war bride" recipe, dating back to the 1940s, full of rich cocoa flavor, but not overly sweet. With hints of ripe banana lingering in each bite, and a smooth, buttery frosting, it's hard to imagine a more delectable namesake. Herb keeper Extend the life of pricey fresh herbs.
October 4, 1996 |
The four young Woodlyn men were brazen and malicious, the prosecution contended. They harassed an innocent man who had come to drop cupcakes off at his son's house, then stomped on his head, and chipped his teeth with their feet. Their defense lawyers contended that the men were singled out for something they didn't do. They were portrayed as victims of a shoddy investigation by police with a zeal to arrest. Last night, a Delaware County jury, after six hours of deliberation, found three of the four men guilty of aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy in a March 17 incident in the 1600 block of Constitution Avenue in Ridley Township.