March 11, 2013
BEN STANGO's mom made the right call when he was in middle school. He'd gotten hooked on the Food Network. She let the boy cook. "I went big with my first meal," Stango says in his Center City kitchen. "A whole salmon. " It was tasty. Subsequent meals, less so. Regardless, now Stango's mother, Deb Weinstein, gets to cash in. He's cooking her a birthday dinner that he'll take to her home in Merion Station: Homemade beet tagliatelle with pine nuts and arugula, and pan-seared scallops with lemon and garlic.
March 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Shifting course in the face of political gridlock, President Obama is making rare overtures to rank-and-file Republicans, inviting GOP senators to dinner Wednesday, planning visits to Capitol Hill, and working the phones. His efforts are aimed at jump-starting budget talks and rallying support for his proposals on immigration and gun control. With the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts starting to take effect, Obama has begun quietly calling congressional Republicans to discuss the prospects for an elusive longer-term deficit-reduction deal as well as his other second-term priorities.
March 6, 2013 |
Question: My husband and I (as well as his sister and spouse) are at our wits' end. I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. Before we had kids, we vacationed with my husband's family, and went for dinner and drinks frequently. We live within minutes of my in-laws, but do not get or ask for a lot of help. When we do ask for babysitting, we are made to feel like it is a major inconvenience. My sister-in-law gets the same response. We get a list of things she has going on that may be impacted by a few hours with her grandchildren.
March 5, 2013 |
Maybe they were looking for the White Horse Pike. Three horses and a pony that managed to get loose from somewhere in Winslow Township ended up Monday evening in the westbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway, around milepost 39.9, said State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman. "They were actually in the roadway, traveling down the roadway," Grossman said. Motorists alerted authorities shortly after 5:30 p.m., he said. Grossman couldn't immediately say whether the horses were galloping or just trotting on the expressway.
March 1, 2013
New on the edge of the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is Fitler Dining Room (2201 Spruce St., 215-732-3331), a bistro from Dan Clark and Ed Hackett (Pub & Kitchen, the Diving Horse in Avalon). It fills the corner spot that previously was Meme. The 32-seater's clean look evokes a 1920s-'30s salon with its fabric-covered banquettes and bentwood chairs. Two beer taps are set in the dining room - small-batch crafts - plus 12 to 20 bottled beers. Artisan wines (about 40 bottles and 10 by the glass)
February 11, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Gov. Bob McDonnell (R., Va.) was a blunt therapist Friday night, telling assembled Pennsylvania Republicans to quit whining. "The pity party should be over," McDonnell said to a crowd of about 300 at the Harrisburg Hilton. "It's been two months. " Since losing a presidential race they were convinced they would win, Republicans nationally have been going through an extended mourning-cum-autopsy process, trying to figure out what went wrong on a clinical track, while many indulge their frustration that President Obama was so easily reelected.
January 12, 2013 |
The Walkmen were to perform (with the War on Drugs) at the Electric Factory back in early October in support of the former's excellent album Heaven , but the show was rescheduled for undisclosed reasons. So the Walkmen are here this Friday at the smaller Union Transfer, this time with Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah opening. The Walkmen used to be based in Philly, where two of their five members still live. The band felt guilty about the postponement and heard some buzz of discontent.
December 21, 2012 |
TWO OF THE biggest names in baseball, Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, will be honored at the 109th Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Sports Awards dinner on Jan. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Hamels and his wife Heidi will receive the Humanitarian of the Year award for their various charitable endeavors that includes the Hamels Foundation, which is dedicated to providing assistance to inner-city schools throughout the country.
December 13, 2012
COMCAST SPECTACOR chairman Ed Snider will be recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association with a special award named in his honor at its dinner on Jan. 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The founder of the Flyers will receive the Ed Snider Lifetime Distinguished Humanitarian award for his many years of benefiting charitable organizations and agencies in the Philadelphia area. It will continue to bear his name. Tickets are $95 and available online at www.PSWA.org or by check payable to PSWA c/o Robbie Kenney, Ticket Chairman, 110 Harrogate Drive, Lumberton, N.J. 08048.
November 21, 2012
THURSDAY of course is Thanksgiving, and that means pressure to eat, eat and eat some more! Let me show you how to enjoy the day without falling over a nutritional cliff. Much like credit-card debt, the extra pounds gained from holiday overeating can take months to burn off. To keep your waist-management under control, follow these four steps: _ Have a plan: Make an effort to maintain your normal routine. If your gym is open on Thanksgiving morning, get there first thing and get in a good workout!