October 25, 1989 |
"Ten-pound looks," a defense lawyer called them - the cold angry stares of victims confronting Ralph and Anthony Birdsong. The brothers are charged with two killings, several pistol-whippings, a rape and the wounding of four people in an orgy of violence inside an Oak Lane rowhouse in July 1988. As their murder trial continued yesterday, the brothers seemed to ignore the courtroom stares from victims of the bloodbath, but defense lawyer Dick Brown noted the hostility. Witness Kim Glenn was throwing "10-pound looks," Brown said, and asked her, "You're angry, aren't you?"
November 19, 1997 |
Villari's Lakeside is a popular place. It's sort of an all-purpose restaurant with a pretty dining room overlooking Lake Nash, a busy, lively lounge, banquet facilities and an outdoor bar and deck for whiling away summer evenings. Given all of that, we were surprisingly disappointed during a recent visit. Villari's offers a free Monday night football buffet and on this particular Monday night, the Eagles were the featured attraction, so the lounge was hopping, which seemed to have caught the restaurant off guard.
June 7, 2013 |
Two Indian restaurants have opened branches that are more ambitious than their flagships. Munish Narula has positioned Tiffin Bistro (1100 Federal St., 215-922-1297) between the casual side of his mini-chain, Tiffin, and the posh atmosphere of his South Broad Street destination, Tashan. Narula and company changed little in the room that includes a small bar and a white-tablecloth dining room beautifully appointed in limestone. Menu from chef Kirti Pant, whose background includes Junoon in New York, Amber India in San Francisco, and Cinnamon Club in London, includes dishes from all over India.
June 27, 2013
Star spangled serveware Dish out your favorite patriotic treats on the Fourth of July with this star-shaped two-tiered stand. Made of galvanized metal, it works on the picnic table as well as in the dining room. Use it to serve ice cream sundae toppings or summer snacks and hors d'oeuvres. In honor of Independence Day, pledge your allegience to a patriotic table with this festive stand. - Michelle Dembo Galvanized metal star stand, $69, at Pottery Barn stores or online at potterybarn.com.
November 16, 2007
"The most fascinating rooms are adventurous and unpredictable," Elle Decor editor Margaret Russell writes in her introduction to So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces (Filipacchi, $40). Fascinating is certainly the word for the 35 highly idiosyncratic homes spotlighted here, all culled from the magazine's archives - and nearly all belonging to designers and other creative types. Featured are Cindy Crawford's Indonesian-influenced beach house, writer Candace Bushnell's glamorous New York apartment, and fashion designer Donatella Versace's over-the-top Milan home.
December 17, 2002
WHEN I came to Philadelphia recently to visit a retarded relative at his group home in Philadelphia, I noticed: Only a small dining room. No sidewalk or landscaping. No family day planned for visitation. My relative had no appropriate toilet, no sheepskin sheets or any new clothes for more than a year. The dining room drapes were closed. The screen was still in on the front door, despite the cold weather. No sign outside lit up. Little visitation from city agencies or families.
July 18, 1995 |
Police are looking for a robber who confronted a woman in her dining room on Sunday and who might be responsible for a series of recent burglaries here and elsewhere in the county. "This has received the highest priority," said borough Police Sgt. Craig Rickard, who is investigating the robbery. Rickard said that county detectives, as well as officers from Cheltenham and Springfield, were collaborating to catch the man who has an affinity for cutting screens and walking into houses, regardless of whether or not the homeowners are there.
October 19, 1999 |
There are shoes, but no fashion; sculpture, but no pedestals; performances, but no scripts. In fact, "Folk Arts of Social Change," an exhibition put together by the Philadelphia Folklore Project and on view at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial on Catharine Street, takes art down from the walls, off the pedestals, and away from fashion alley. It draws its aesthetic not from the museum but from the dining room table, the union hall, the corner taproom - wherever people gather to talk and argue and share what they know about power, justice and political change.
June 27, 1990 |
An Oxford Circle man who was shot and wounded while trying to break into the East Falls home of Municipal Judge Charles J. Margiotti Jr. last year has pleaded guilty to burglary and weapons charges. Michael Riordan, 23, of Van Kirk Street near Large, was free on bail awaiting trial for breaking into another home when he entered Margiotti's house on Dec. 22, according to court records. Riordan yesterday also pleaded guilty to that offense before Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola.
September 25, 1992 |
I suppose you could say that we were having a little symposium about the eating habits of middle-aged men who consistently find themselves at home alone around dinnertime. This took place at a local gathering spot I'll call Matty's Tap. There was no transcript made of the proceedings. There was also no moderator. Unless you count Matty himself, who, on the chance that the discussion might get overheated, stood ready to slam his hand on the bar and restate the long-time policy of the establishment: "Don't Shout, or You're Out. " The panel, which consisted of the men standing at the bar, was like one of those panels the MacNeil-Lehrer show puts together on the Middle East or the economy.