May 15, 2016
THE PENNSYLVANIA Boxing Hall of Fame will hold its induction dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday at Romano's Caterers, Castor Avenue and Wingohocking Street in Philadelphia. Lightweight Charles "Chucky T" Tschorniawsky, a popoular fighter at the Blue Horizon, heads the class of inductees. Tschorniawsky, 39, was 25-10-1, with 14 knockouts in a 14-year career. Other living fighters to be inducted are featherweight Benny Amparo (12-3-5, 5 KOs), lightweight Monty Sherrick (10-0, 2 KOs), welterweight Hugh "Buttons" Kearney (18-2-1, 5 KOs)
May 5, 2016 |
Non-apology apology Larry Wilmore has issued a non-apology apology for using offensive verbiage at the White House Correspondents Association dinner. "I may have underestimated the tone of how I was telling the jokes," he said Tuesday. The Nightly Show host, who is African American, has been criticized for using the N-word to address President Obama . "I knew that it would be provocative and, yes, I was taking a big chance," Wilmore, 54, said, adding that the controversy may turn into valuable dialogue for the country.
April 17, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Recently, an engaged couple that my boyfriend and I dine with semiregularly bailed at the last minute on long-standing dinner reservations at a nice restaurant. Their cancellation was so last-minute we couldn't have canceled the reservation even if we'd wanted to; fortunately, another couple was included in the reservation and the four of us were able to enjoy dinner together. The guy texted all of us, saying that dinner wasn't "in the cards" for them due to wedding-registry activities.
April 10, 2016 |
HUNGRY PIGEON 743 S. Fourth St., 215-278-2736; hungrypigeon.com What's it like to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a chef's house? Probably just like this lovable all-day corner cafe in Queen Village, where old pals and co-chef-owners Pat O'Malley (ex-Balthazar; ¡Pasion!) and Scott Schroeder (South Philadelphia Tap Room; American Sardine Bar) collaborate for updated comfort menus built on stellar house-baked goods, great local ingredients, and quirky whims, from the city's best new breakfast sandwich to fun sharing platters at dinner (and, yes, some tasty pigeon)
March 13, 2016
On March 3, the Pennsylvania Ballet presented the world premiere of artistic director Angel Corella's Don Quixote . More than 100 attended a special Don Quixote -theme dinner at the Academy of Music. The evening, which raised $99,450, was a Spanish-inspired event featuring cocktails and dinner, followed by the the Pennsylvania Ballet's performance of the classic. The company performed the ballet for the first time in its 53-year history.
February 5, 2016
Although it's a good idea to take a break from the holiday overload of carbs, it's important not to lump all carbohydrates together. Veggies, whole fruits, beans, and whole grains are carb-rich foods we should resolve to eat more of. They are satisfying and packed with essential nutrients, health-protective antioxidants, and fiber. Orecchiette With Escarole, White Beans 4 servings 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, more for pasta water 12 ounces dried whole-grain orecchiette pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 medium head escarole, chopped (6 cups lightly packed; may sub kale, spinach, or arugula)
February 5, 2016 |
In all the years Gene Costill was an elected official in Clayton, including five terms as mayor in the 1960s and '70s, he had a model, he said - his grandfather Elwood Costill, the little Gloucester County borough's second mayor. Elwood Costill, a lawyer who was a Union soldier during the Civil War, helped found the borough in 1887. "All my life, I've looked back at what he did and how he was able to accomplish what he did, and I figured, 'Well, I've got to do something,' " he said.
January 29, 2016
I'm a sucker for a good can of tuna, and this recipe gives it a slightly sophisticated profile, with greens, eggs, and a bit of Parmesan cheese. It's quick to put together, and so pantry-friendly you might not even have to shop. You do need a jumbo-muffin pan. Tuna Spinach Tortas 4 to 6 servings 10 ounces frozen spinach, preferably in a bag rather than in a block Two 5-ounce cans tuna packed in olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/2 cup plain panko (bread crumbs)
January 24, 2016 |
Hello there Ali stood in a crowded Old City bar when a tall, handsome guy caught her eye. She smiled at him, then turned her attention back to her friends. Later, Mr. Tall and Handsome walked up beside her. "Hi, I'm Matt," was all he said - and all he needed to. Within the swarm of young people gathered that night in December 2008, Matt, a software engineer at Orion Systems Inc. in Huntingdon Valley, and Ali, then in her senior year at Temple's Fox School of Business, managed to have a real conversation.
January 22, 2016
Although this dish looks like something you've tasted before, the combination of Chinese five-spice powder and a garlicky ginger-scallion topping makes it altogether different. You'll need an instant-read thermometer and a good exhaust fan. Five-Spice Steak 4 to 6 servings 1 bone-in rib eye steak (about 1 pound, at least 1 inch thick) 11/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1 small red Thai/bird's-eye chili pepper 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 clove garlic 1-inch piece fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons tamari (may sub low-sodium soy sauce)