January 31, 1999 |
When the Locust Club decided to let stylish Philippe Chin be the chef to pry open its private doors for the public, there were some things the members must have expected. There was Chin's fabulous designer food, which they got, an inventive fusion of French and Asian flavors that can make lobster bisque speak with lemon grass and giant scallops sparkle with candied ginger. Transplanted from the tiny confines of his former restaurant, Chanterelles, the cooking now seems to thrive in its grander setting.
December 22, 1991 |
There's a little girl living inside Pat Polizzi, and she loves Christmas. Just take a look at her festive Devon home. To start with, there are five wreaths hanging outside, trees are lit with tiny white bulbs, and a childlike doll holding a lighted candle moves back and forth beckoning to visitors. It's a holiday wonderland and just a taste of what's to come inside. "I love the whole thing of Christmas," she said. "I really love it to the point I think I must love it as much as the kids.
August 28, 1987 |
HEATHER CROFT Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, N. J. (609) 646-5550 Five minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Atlantic City, a variety of condominiums is being offered at Heather Croft in Egg Harbor Township. Two-story townhouses with garages, and one- and two-level flats, some also with garages, are under construction on the 29.7-acre Atlantic County site that will also include four man-made ponds. Priced between $70,000 and $111,000, the condominiums will offer from 900 to 1,365 square feet of living space.
May 2, 1986 |
Twin Ponds, Washington Township, Gloucester County, N.J. (609) 589-6700 The Cutler Organization is building 168 three- and four-bedroom houses at Twin Ponds in Washington Township, N.J., just minutes from the Atlantic City Expressway in Gloucester County. The Colonial and traditional houses will offer 1,390 to 2,485 square feet of living space, and prices, without optional features, range from $81,500 to $101,500. Standard in each house will be gas hot-air heat; a self-cleaning oven; garbage disposal; dishwasher; a one- or two-car garage (depending on the model)
July 22, 1988 |
TALL TIMBERS Little Egg Harbor Township 609-296-2601 Tall Timbers, about midway between Atlantic City and Long Beach Island, is a development of townhouses and flats under construction in Little Egg Harbor Township. Planned for the 151-acre wooded site are 798 one- and two-story fee-simple townhomes, 412 condominium flats and 48 acres of open space. (Fee simple means buyers will own and maintain the exterior and grounds of their units.) The units will have between 800 and 1,440 square feet of living space, and the price range for the standard units is between $71,990 and $99,990.
February 8, 1991 |
DEER CHASE Monroe Township, Gloucester County 609-875-7901 At Deer Chase at Monroe, buyers have a choice of two exterior elevations for each home, and one of them has a porch, at no extra cost. Those porches are part of an effort to give the development some "old neighborhood charm," as are the granite Belgian blocks used in the curbs, said Luana Walters, a sales representative for the builder, Kalian Corp. She said Kalian was interested not only in charm but also in saving as many trees on the site as possible to help preserve the natural environment of the neighborhood.
September 6, 2013 |
After a frenzied six-week renovation, Peppercorn (503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-964-2588) has opened at Eagle Village Shops in the spot that for 12 years was a Georges Perrier restaurant known as Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, and georges'. The Main Line building's bones are the same. It's a series of rooms, including a rustic, high-ceilinged bar, a sunny rear garden room, a hushed main dining room, and assorted nooks. Where Le Mas Perrier aspired to the look of a farmhouse in the south of France, Peppercorn has opted for an overall feeling of warmth and luxury.
July 9, 1992 |
About two months ago, the Costalas family put two words on the sign in front of their Country Squire Diner Restaurant in Broomall, and the phone started ringing. "Ever since we put the sign up," said manager George Costalas with a slight shake of his head, "we've been getting called. " The two words, "Opening Soon," were enough to grab the attention - and stimulate the taste buds - of patrons who have waited for two years for the Country Squire to reopen. It was heavily damaged by fire in August 1990.
April 11, 2006 |
I hate endings. I sobbed when each of our daughters went off to kindergarten. I did the same when they left for college. I even get melancholy when the seasons change. So I suppose it's predictable that I face another ending with my usual emotional upheaval. But frankly, I'm surprised at how much this one hurts. I'm preparing for the last Passover seder that my husband and I will host. It was bound to happen. It began with our decision, three years ago, to do what the real estate world calls "downsizing.
February 20, 2000 |
Good food in a dramatic setting makes the Abbey Bistro, the public dining room in the Abington Country Club, a fine restaurant choice. Despite what you might expect from its name, the country club is in Jenkintown, a block behind the well-known Fox Pavilion. The dining room was opened to the public last March. At first glance, the chalet-like dining room with a 30-foot-high vaulted ceiling may take your breath away. Unique among regional restaurants, it has an upper-level balcony, real logs blazing away in a large fieldstone fireplace, and hammered-bronze display plates and lighted white candles in brass candlesticks on the mantel.