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NEWS
February 14, 1988 | By John V. R. Bull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Taking a novel approach, the owners of The Stone Horse, the modest new dining place in Frazer, have fashioned a menu based on a survey of what local residents want in a restaurant. The result is an unexciting but acceptable menu with simple, traditional dishes that it would be hard to object to; combining these with decent preparation, the area's newest restaurant has a lot to offer. The most daring dish seems to be pecan-batter catfish with hush puppies; for the rest, we have baby back ribs, pork chops, veal loaf, strip steak, crab cakes and several grilled fish as blackboard specials.
FOOD
May 29, 1991 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
One of the great joys of the table is vegetables, the food from nature's larder. Cookbook author Viana La Place celebrates that joy in Verdura: Vegetables Italian Style (William Morrow, $22.95). This is an exciting and well-structured book filled with easy-to-make recipes for colorful dishes steeped in hearty flavors. In Italian, verdura means vegetables. "From the beginning and all during my years of cooking, I have always found my greatest pleasure and truest expression through vegetables," she says.
FOOD
March 20, 1991 | by Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman, Special to the Daily News
DEL MONTE VEGETABLE CLASSICS. 10 varieties. 99 cents to $1.29 per 9 1/2- to 10-ounce shelf-stable tray. BONNIE: The most common ways to process vegetables are to can or freeze. Unfortunately, this new line of "shelf-stable" Vegetable Classics from Del Monte seems to have chosen the worst characteristics from each type of processing. Like canned, these are high in sodium, ranging from 300 milligrams (Garden Duet) to 480 milligrams (Nacho Cheese Potato and Potatoes Au Gratin)
NEWS
July 19, 1992 | By John V. R. Bull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Ship John Inn is neither "ship" nor "inn," but it is one of South Jersey's most charming restaurants. The place opened Feb. 14 in what used to be the Greenwich Inn along the Cohansey River deep in Cumberland County. While the building is the same, there's no comparison between the dark setting and desultory cuisine of the old Greenwich Inn and this sunshine-bright mecca for fine food. The restaurant is named after the Ship John, an American cargo ship that sank in 1797, after running aground in Delaware Bay near the mouth of the Cohansey.
NEWS
January 3, 1993 | By John V. R. Bull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Long a fixture in Delaware County, the Lobster Pot in Wawa seems to have more lives than a cat and uniquely reinvents itself every couple of years. Never known for superb dining, the place was run for many years by John and Carol Meyers. When they retired and moved to Arizona in 1985, they left their restaurant in the hands of relatives, but hearing that things had gotten even worse, they returned to the area five years later and reclaimed their restaurant. They then did a smart thing and hired a good chef, changed the menu and management and began turning out very good seafood-based dishes.
FOOD
July 28, 1996 | By Elaine Tait, INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
It's been a half dozen years since I review-visited Chinatown's Harmony Vegetarian Restaurant. In those days, Harmony's food seemed head and shoulders above the heavy-handed veggie fare served up elsewhere. Moreover, though the place was small and narrow, the pastel-pretty decor made dining here a whole lot more pleasant than it was at most of the plain-brown-wrapper health food restaurants of that time. And Harmony today? A few of the dishes sampled on recent review visits to the restaurant were very much like the gourmet treats I'd remembered.
FOOD
December 7, 1988 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
Terry Thompson's newest cookbook, A Taste of the South (HPBooks, $9.95) is an informative softcover whose recipes are interestingly complemented with the history and development of Southern food. "In the South," Thompson said in an interview, "food is an integral part of society. Any time people get together, food is one of the motivating things in the event. " Thompson, who is in Philadelphia this week as a consultant at Cafe Nola on South Street, said that the catalyst for the book - she's also the author of Cajun-Creole Cooking (HPBooks)
NEWS
June 9, 2010
City Councilman Darrell L. Clarke says Philadelphians are tired of staring at cumbersome satellite equipment on roofs. His bill, approved Tuesday by the Rules Committee, presents landlords with a choice: relocate dishes to side or rear facades, or apply for official certification indicating that the front is the only location from which a building can receive a dish signal. - Matt Flegenheimer
NEWS
October 23, 1988 | By John V.R. Bull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to some sprucing up and careful attention to its food, the St. Davids Inn has become a cozy place for an evening dinner. With a buffet dinner ($14.95 prix fixe) that changes each night, the Spencer room offers a comfortable experience in leisurely dining. Best of all, the food is quite nice. Although there's nothing terribly unfamiliar or startling about the dishes, several revel in rich sauces, and the variety is extensive enough to ensure that you won't go hungry no matter what your tastes.
NEWS
February 13, 2005 | By Catherine Quillman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
As anyone who dines out can attest, the suburbs do not lack for Italian eateries or want of pasta. Ristorante La Locanda is classically typical, right down to its old-house location along a major road (Route 3) in an easily missed community (Edgmont). In atmosphere alone, La Locanda cultivates the old-school Italian dining scene, in which candlelight flickers in mirrors and widely spaced tables are arranged around statuary. The restaurant seats 250, but it comes across as much smaller, with dual fireplaces in one dining room and an arched doorway leading to another room, which has a chandelier hanging over a small fountain.
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REAL_ESTATE
August 9, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
How many of you rinse off dishes first before putting them in the dishwasher? Since, to get out of cooking, I take care of cleaning up and that involves loading the dishwasher, I am a rinser. When I don't do it, any stray fleck of cheese is melted on the surface of the plates, requiring additional surface blasting to get the dishes clean. If you listen to the Home Appliance Manufacturers Association, the latest Department of Energy regulations to reduce dishwashers' water and energy consumption will have you washing dishes by hand to get them clean.
FOOD
July 3, 2015 | By Jill P. Capuzzo, For The Inquirer
On the third Saturday of the month, about 200 Southern Californians trek to a San Diego farm just north of the Mexican border for what might be the country's biggest monthly potluck. In Nashville, it's the third Thursday when residents from all parts of the city come together to share dishes they've prepared, preferably using ingredients from their own gardens. Then there's the annual summer food bloggers' potluck in upper Bucks County that has become such a major event that it draws sponsorship from prominent food corporations.
FOOD
April 17, 2015 | By Victoria Mier, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everything in Laurel restaurant is chosen with precise care by chef and owner Nick Elmi. The wall sconces, of mottled brown iron and imperfect glass, were made by sous chef Eddie Konrad. Elmi built each piece of the rustic furniture and painted all the walls a creamy almond. One of the servers provides the fresh flowers that adorn each table. While the porcelain dinner plates weren't made by the staff, they were made especially for the Passyunk Avenue restaurant to Elmi's exacting specifications by a local ceramics studio, Felt+Fat . There's something about knowing the wares were made "just for us," Elmi said, turning a plate over and running his fingers across the Laurel engraved in the porcelain.
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doug Oliver, the youngest Democratic contender for mayor, got the biggest cheers at a forum planned and executed Tuesday by Central High School students. Melissa Murray Bailey, the lone Republican candidate, won applause when she said one-party rule had gone on for too long in Philadelphia. And Nelson Diaz, who told the audience of 12th graders they were the most important people on his schedule, surprised the audience when he said his favorite pop star was Jennifer Lopez. On policy answers, the candidates hewed to more familiar answers: Jim Kenney wants universal prekindergarten.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
PEOPLE still yack about what a good pitchman Steve Jobs was for Apple. But when it comes to serving the sizzle as well as the steak in consumer-tech presentations, nobody's ever gonna match Joe Clayton, a 40-year industry exec finally cashing in his chips at age 65, "so I have time to take my new grandson hunting and fishing. " Damn, I'm gonna miss this guy. A few weeks ago, this outgoing president/CEO of Dish Network stole the spotlight at the giant CES electronics show in Las Vegas with a news conference entrance like we'd never seen before.
FOOD
February 6, 2015 | Craig, LaBan
The Philly pizza wheel keeps turning as a new oven fires up seemingly each week. But not all the best new pies are round. Gene Giuffi, abandoning the food-cost headaches of his meat-centric Blue Belly BBQ, has decided to go for dough and return to his native Bensonhurst roots with Square Pie. Brooklyn's L&B Spumoni Gardens is the inspiration for Giuffi's deep-dish creations at this tiny corner nook. And while the inch-thick squares are the hearty antithesis of those popular paper-thin Neapolitans, Giuffi's dough is full of handcrafted character.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
NOBODY does disruptive TV tech like Dish, razzing pay-TV rivals with stunts - the "all commercials" Super Bowl playback option, or cutting-edge Sling TV - that challenge the status quo to attract viewers. AutoHop This : Last-yard touchdown steals and Katy Perry roars aside, the post-Super Bowl buzz yesterday was just as loud for the commercials. If you're a Dish customer who missed that Fiat on Viagra or Jeff Bridges' "Om" spots, click the "AutoHop" option on a Dish Hopper satellite TV receiver to see what all the fuss is about.
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | the Inquirer Staff
"Remembering"? After the Whitney Houston biopic Whitney airs Saturday night on Lifetime, Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney , will air, allowing Brown, with the exquisite sense of timing that has made him a household name, to dump more garbage on the memory of his onetime wife. "There was infidelity in the marriage, yes, on both parts," he says. "Both of us cheated on each other - period. So that's hard to swallow for both of us. " Theirs was one of the most celebrated, and longest-running, troubled marriages in pop history, from 1992 to 2007.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Analysts say the new $20-a-month Dish Network streaming service is surprisingly robust with live sports - with ESPN and ESPN2, in addition to TNT and TBS - and is targeted at young adults and cost-conscious consumers. But it's not a slam dunk in taking millions of customers away from providers such as Comcast Corp. Comcast itself has experimented with new services aimed primarily at millennials, who have been reluctant to subscribe to traditional TV services. "Everyone is trying new bundles to attract a variety of customer segments.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dish Network subscribers again have access to programming such as the Late Show with David Letterman, as Dish and CBS announced an agreement Saturday that will restore access to CBS3 (KYW-TV). Dish Network Corp. and CBS Corp. said they would not disclose financial terms of the multiyear deal for Dish to carry CBS-owned stations, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel, TVGN, and Showtime Networks. The Philadelphia-area CBS affiliate was one of more than two dozen stations across the country blacked out Friday during an impasse over the CBS Sports Network, Dish said in a statement Friday night.
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