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May 23, 2016
On May 3, WHYY hosted its 15th annual President's Dinner. This year's WHYY Lifelong Learning Award was presented to Joe Neubauer for his commitment to education, the arts, and business. The former Aramark CEO is currently the Barnes Foundation board chairman. The evening offered guests a welcoming reception in the Dorrance Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY, a sit-down dinner and program, a dessert reception, and an exclusive interview of the honoree with Terry Gross, co-executive producer and host of Fresh Air.
NEWS
October 19, 1989 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce had no trouble grasping the message of their guest speaker at the organization's $75-a-plate, red-carpet dinner Tuesday night. The speaker, Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan, director of community relations at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, blended his wit with a call for community involvement before about 200 members and their spouses at the Great Valley Hilton and Conference Center. His speech was interrupted with applause and laughter, and after the dinner, members swarmed around him with congratulations.
NEWS
September 19, 2003
IAGREE with your Sept. 16 editorial on the waterworks. The city should encourage the restaurateur who can provide the most exquisite dining experience. As for the obstacles: complicated parking, structural and historical limitations, and the need to fit a wide range of diners' pocketbooks, the first two are routinely encountered when dining in Center City or Old City, and the last needn't be an issue. The restaurant should be a special destination/special occasion one that would be so tempting to "foodies" that they would travel here and stay overnight.
NEWS
May 6, 1987 | By RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
It's the only political fund-raiser for which candidates pay $125 a ticket, knowing the money may help somebody they're running against. That's the Democratic City Committee dinner, which drew about 1,600 party faithful to the Franklin Plaza last night, according to treasurer Norman Loudenslager. Another 300 or so paid $250 apiece for a cocktail reception. Mayor Goode, the guest of the party that endorses him, made it clear - in the name of unity - that he will be fielding his own slate of candidates in the May 19 primary.
NEWS
February 24, 1987 | By Dick Pothier, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last night might have been the best night of the year to snag a table without a reservation or a wait at the city's best restaurants - the streets were clear, the parking was decent, yet hordes of people had canceled their reservations earlier and stayed home. An informal telephone survey of some of the city's better restaurants turned up a bunch of lonely restaurant managers amid empty tables, mostly because the unusual nature of the storm produced piles of forbidding snow in the morning that quickly melted on the roads, making travel fairly easy later in the day. So, for a rare change, diners could walk into just about any restaurant in the city and get a table without a wait or a reservation - and with an eager staff waiting to serve.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | BY MIKE ROYKO
Over and over, we hear that the nagging by Republicans, the media and former female acquaintances should end, and President Clinton should be allowed to do his job. I'm in favor of everyone doing the job for which they are hired and paid, whether it is a corporate CEO, a bartender or a kid who mows the lawn. And at times I'm amazed that anyone has the energy and brains for the demands of the presidency, which is the most awesome job in the world. So I would be delighted and relieved if President Clinton could be spared distractions.
NEWS
June 15, 1989 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Manville Powell, candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, cordially invites you to a campaign fund-raising dinner, during which he will be murdered. He probably has it coming - he's a thoroughly disagreeable sort - and David Goldstein is more than happy to oblige. Goldstein has been killing off politicians at dinner for more than a year. Right now the murders are occurring in Boston; Dallas, and Shrewsbury, Mass., as well as in Philadelphia. And in September, the mayhem will spread to Tampa, Fla., and Sacramento, Calif.
LIVING
December 12, 1997 | By Paddy Noyes, FOR THE INQUIRER
When someone is adopted and leaves the children's home where Pamela lives, she cries. She's happy for her friend, but filled with sadness that she's not going, too. "Don't forget me," she says. "I'll really miss you. " And then the child is gone. Pamela wants to belong to a family, too. One of her dreams is to sit down to dinner with her family. "Please pass the potatoes, Mom. No thanks, Dad, no sauerkraut or spinach. " They'll be smiling at her, so happy to be together.
FOOD
November 29, 2007 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
New-age Irish singer Enya's music played softly in the background, as the freshly lit candles sent a soft glow over a table graced with fine china and generous glasses of wine on a table covered with a crisp linen cloth. Yup, it's Wednesday night dinner at Scott and Maureen Murphy's modest townhouse in Chesterbrook - and that's how it is every night. But it wasn't always so. Scott Murphy was happy to take on the task of making dinner every night after he and Maureen got married.
FOOD
June 24, 2010 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was billed as a dinner to die for, with dishes from an 1876 cookbook edited by Benjamin Franklin's great-granddaughter (crab soup, sirloin roasted on a spit, Scandinavian Almond Cake) and "entertainment" at the grave sites of Philadelphia culinary notables. "Dig In: A Culinary Tour and Class," held June 11, featured dinner by chef Chris Koch at the Marketplace at East Falls, after which two dozen or so daring participants walked across the street with West Chester University English professor Michael W. Brooks for a twilight stroll through Laurel Hill Cemetery, bats and all. For Laurel Hill, which offers programs at least once a month year-round, the culinary venture was a successful first.
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FOOD
September 9, 2016 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
As September brings a much-welcome crispness to the air, the spike in scheduling and stress can suddenly heat up a happy household, especially around making dinner. With a little planning and prep, even the busiest family can enjoy home-cooked and healthful fare, even on days when sitting down together is impossible. One of the best ways to streamline supper is to get your whole household involved. And not just on the chores, but on the tasting and choosing of the menus. If you hope to get family members to take turns cooking and assembling family food, schedule a time to gather a few helpers for a weekend prepping and cooking session, and take the time to share knife skills, recipes, and other culinary lessons.
NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On training oneself not to judge others: I reached a point in my life when I realized my judging others caused me much more pain than it caused them, costing me relationships and injecting negative feelings into my life that didn't need to be there. But, like any bad habit, recognizing its costs and giving it up are two different things. Here are things I've learned: (1) I often judge others for "faults" I recognize in myself. Guess which trait I'm most judgmental of: judgmentalism.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - It had been a long four days at sea aboard the Two Dukes, harvesting thousands of pounds of American lobster and a sideline catch of Jonah crab about 80 miles from the New Jersey coast in an area called the Hudson Canyon. Out where the water is deeper than a skyscraper is tall, the work days are 14 hours long and start at 5 a.m. There's really no break aboard the 70-foot steel-hulled lobster boat until a crew member "cooks a nice dinner" - usually not lobster or crab - and then it's finally time to find a bunk and grab some sleep until the next shift.
FOOD
August 26, 2016 | By Casey A. Gilman, Staff Writer
"We're living in this time when if you ask people if they're happy with what they're eating, almost everyone says no," said Christina Bognet, founder of PlateJoy, a personalized, online nutrition service. PlateJoy is just one of the many companies cashing in on Americans' hunger for fresh, fast, at-home food, and the movement toward "a healthy lifestyle" and away from "diets. " Some companies, like PlateJoy, provide meal-planning with healthful recipes and shopping lists ( Relish!
ENTERTAINMENT
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DEAR ABBY: I have been concerned about my parents for some time now. They are elderly and live in a retirement community. They have a very nice home and don't have to worry about money. The problem is, they drink every day - sometimes from noon to when they go to bed. Many times, their drinking has caused arguments and police visits. When I express my concern about their drinking, they tell me to stay out of it, mind my own business, that they're retired and have earned the right to do whatever they want.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
REALITY TELEVISION has brought together many odd pairings - people dating naked, people getting married at first sight, Khloe and Lamar - but VH1 is taking it one step further with its new fall TV series, Martha & Snoop's Dinner Party . Snoop is, of course, the talented musician and youth football coach, Mr. Dogg. Martha is neither Martha Wash , Martha of Vandellas fame or fashion model Martha Hunt . She's Martha Stewart . What could those two have in common (aside from a love of TV game shows and Justin Bieber )
NEWS
July 31, 2016
Dinner with Edward By Isabel Vincent Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 213 pp. $23.95 Reviewed by Laurie Hertzel Isabel Vincent's marriage was on the verge of ending when a friend introduced her to Edward, a man whose wife had just died. The attraction was immediate. What followed was not a romance - Isabel was in her 40s, Edward in his 90s - but a close relationship that can only be called love. In her memoir Dinner with Edward , Isabel - a hard-nosed, hard-boiled investigative reporter and former war correspondent - tells a delightful story of how this friendship unfolded over lavish gourmet meals prepared by the flamboyant Edward in his New York apartment.
FOOD
July 29, 2016
This is easy, breezy, no-cook meal assembly. You know the drill: The fewer the ingredients in a recipe, the better their quality should be. So go for the naturally roasted turkey breast at the deli counter and an oil-packed brand of canned tuna that you trust. If your dinner companions are unfamiliar with tonnato, you don't need to explain it as "a pureed tuna sauce" until after they've had a bite or two. Tonnato is often made with egg yolks, but this one's thickened with pureed chickpeas, a bit of yogurt, and less olive oil than usual.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My 18-year-old daughter, a junior in high school, is still living at home. She has befriended a 51-year-old man at her first job (a burger place). We have told her that although she is kind to be friendly with him at work, we feel it's inappropriate to do things with him outside of work. She's now upset with us and contends that we "don't understand," that "nothing romantic is going on," and that she thinks of him as a "second father. " Although they have not gotten together yet outside of work, she announced last weekend that she was going to meet him for lunch.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WHAT IT IS? The tradition of the "Shore dinner" goes back generations. And plenty of restaurants that started that concept along the Jersey Shore have flowed and ebbed with the tides - and are long gone - like Captain Starns and Hackney's, which once graced Atlantic City's beaches, Busch's in Sea Isle City, and Zaberer's inland in Egg Harbor Township. Diners then knew there may have been no better way to really experience the shore than to taste it. And, lucky for us, there are still plenty of places these days where seafood is purveyed in hallowed halls with a kind of reverence for the basic broiled, baked, or fried dinner ritual.
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