April 13, 2014 |
Ford is getting a lot of mileage out of its Fiesta. For the last year, the Detroit automaker has been rolling out the 2014 update of its popular subcompact in dribs and drabs: starting with its 38 m.p.g. S last summer, followed by its street-legal rally-crosser - the 35 m.p.g. ST, last fall - and, most recently, a 45 m.p.g. 1-liter SFE that's been on sale since December but was made available to the media only in March. To put the 1-liter in context, it is so compact that a Ford engineer packed the engine block in a carry-on suitcase and took it through TSA security without a hitch.
February 3, 2014 |
For years, Ford has been building pocket-rocket variations on its Fiesta subcompact for European consumption. Now, finally, in the 2014 model year, North Americans are allowed to buy one, too. It's called the Fiesta ST, and it is a hoot. In fact, I can't remember having this much fun in a car that starts well under $22,000. The ST is essentially a garden variety Fiesta that received a large injection of anabolic steroids in its rear fascia. As a result, it is more muscular and athletic than its sensible-shoe sisters, and advertises that fact with sporty styling cues.
July 15, 2013 |
Music blared at the edge of the Delaware on Saturday as thousands of people swayed and salsa'ed during the 32d annual Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing. There were foods and paraphernalia galore for sale, from arepa flatbreads to empanadas and shorts emblazoned with Puerto Rican flags. Music emanated from the waterfront stage as people sipped piña coladas from pineapples and sucked down limber de cocos - a kind of coconut popsicle - to try to stay cool in the heat. Concilio, the nonprofit council of Spanish-speaking organizations that organized the event, said it was expecting 30,000 people to attend the two-day celebration, with a popular Hispanic music act set to perform each night: Tony Tun Tun on Saturday and Tony Vega on Sunday.
April 24, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014, BCS conference commissioners said Tuesday. The Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will be joined by the Fiesta, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowls in a six-bowl semifinal rotation, according to ESPN. James Madison gave men's basketball coach Matt Brady a four-year contract extension through 2016-17. Brady, who is from Haddon Heights, guided the Dukes to a 21-15 record, their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title in 19 years, and their first NCAA tournament bid in the same span.
January 5, 2013 |
De'Anthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for the first of his two touchdowns, Marcus Mariota accounted for three scores, and No. 5 Oregon raced past No. 7 Kansas State, 35-17, at the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz. Oregon (12-1) jumped out to a 15-0 lead behind Thomas' opening return and 23-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Kansas State (11-2) tried to bull its way behind Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, only to get overwhelmed by the speedy Ducks, who got some help with an obscure one-point safety on a blocked extra-point kick.
January 5, 2013 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Everything about Oregon is fast - including the lead it built in Thursday's Fiesta Bowl. The Ducks opened against Kansas State with a 94-yard kick return for a touchdown by De'Anthony Thomas, one of the most dynamic players in the country. It took 12 seconds. Then Chip Kelly went for a two-point conversion. Because when you're the Oregon coach, conventional thinking is not always the best way of thinking. That's one of the reasons the 49-year-old is so desired by NFL teams.
January 4, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Chip Kelly apparently likes surprises. The Oregon coach said he will now talk to his agent, David Dunn, about NFL teams that might be interested in his services. After defeating Kansas State, 35-17, in the Fiesta Bowl Thursday night, with many thousands of Ducks fans standing at their seats in the University of Phoenix Stadium long after time expired to plead with him to stay in Eugene, Kelly stopped well short of reassuring them. But he also continued to insist that the NFL has really been the last thing on his mind.
January 3, 2013 |
One of the first questions Oregon coach Chip Kelly - perhaps the front-runner to take over as coach of the Eagles - was asked after arriving in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl was about the possibility of coaching in the NFL. The are-you-going-to-the-NFL questions haven't let up in the five days since, and only figure to pick up after seven coaches were fired Monday. Deflection has been Kelly's defense since the rumors started and it was no different after all those NFL openings cropped up. "I've got a game to play," Kelly said during the Fiesta Bowl's media day Monday.
December 13, 2012
First course: Ceviche de Atún (Tuna Ceviche), Ecuador. Second course: Aguadito de Pato (stewed duck with potatoes, peas and chiles), Peru. Third course: Merluza en Salsa Verde (hake fillets in clam and herb sauce) with Calçots con Sapounditxada (grilled scallions with almond sauce), Spain. Fourth course: Lechón Asado (achiote and citrus-marinated roast suckling pig) with Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice), Yuca con Mojo Criollo (yucca with sour-orange mojo sauce) and Tostones (crispy-fried green plantains)
November 15, 2012
It's that season again - turkey time - though not for the reasons you might expect at El Rey near Rittenhouse Square. "Pavo con mole" - turkey with spicy-sweet mole sauce - is a traditional dish at several big Mexican events, the latest being the "Día de los Muertos. " For the creepy-fun of Day of the Dead festivities in early November, chef Dionicio Jimenez naturally chose a "black mole," which differs from the more common, chocolaty "poblano" variation in that it is more complex, more bittersweet, more redolent of almonds and peanuts than sesame, and kissed with the smoke of tortilla ashes.