December 14, 2012 |
Enjoy the spirit of Chanukah Sunday during the musical production Miracle of Chanukah . The show presented by local children of the Russian Jewish community will take place at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Northeast Philadelphia. The 90-minute production will include performances by the Rhythmic Gymnastics Program, Olga Kresin Ballet School, the Ballroom School with Steve Mesh, the Violin Quintet, the Ann Kids After School Program, Land of the Children After School Program, and more.
November 13, 2012 |
PHILLY SPORTS FANS who collect memorabilia will want to check out goldinauctions.com for a chance to bid on a slew of items including a Harley-Davidson owned by former Flyer Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. As of Monday night, the highest bid for the motorcycle was $10,000. There are over 1,300 items in the auction, and more than 50 of those have a Philly connection. Among the more interesting is the document that banned Pete Rose from baseball ($146,410), a hockey mask signed by former Flyers goalie Bernie Parent ($2,659)
November 3, 2012 |
Some interior designers tout paint as the best way to change the look of a room. For Lisa Roberts, "It's lighting. . . . It's more bang for the buck. " With the holidays approaching, a new chandelier could be a fun and affordable way to make over a dining room, said Roberts, a Minneapolis designer who organized a chandelier fashion show at the home and garden show in that city earlier this year. Michelle Jennings Wiebe, president of Studio M Interior Design in Tampa, Fla., agreed, saying a dining room should be about more than the table and chairs.
October 26, 2012
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are the favorite candy of Jeffrey Ziga, co-owner of locally produced, small-batch Little Baby's Ice Cream. And the favorite candy of his mother and her mother as well. So it was only a matter of time until he came up with an ice cream flavor with the local favorite mixed in: Vanilla Molasses with Goldenberg's Peanut Chews. It's a lovely combo in an old-fashioned kind of way, the molasses subtle, not overly sweet, echoing the old-school candy, which becomes crunchy when frozen.
October 19, 2012 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers junior cornerback Logan Ryan said that he bled Eagles green while attending Eastern High in Voorhees, and that is another reason Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple will have a special significance. It's not just because Rutgers (6-0, 3-0 Big East) and Temple (3-2, 2-0) are unbeaten in conference play. It's also because Ryan has seen his share of football at the Linc. "It's going to be a dream come true," Ryan said about playing at the Eagles stadium.
September 28, 2012 |
HAMMONTON, N.J. - Marilu Saldana leaned through the window of her Tacos y Tortas La Carreta truck. " ¡Díganme, muchachos! " she called out, asking three Latino landscape workers for their lunch orders of hand-pressed sopes and quesadillas. " ¡Toda la Vida! " belted Mexican balladeer Emmanuel to the dinner crowd at El Mariachi Loco restaurant just up the street, his vintage pop anthem blaring from the karaoke machine that shakes the pinewood walls and guacamole bowls on weekend nights.
September 23, 2012 |
Bradley Cooper . The Eagles. Ben Franklin House. The Linc. Jeweler's Row. There could not be a more perfect opening-night entry for the Philadelphia Film Festival, which begins Oct. 18 with a gala screening, promises about 100 features and 20 shorts playing on screens all around town, and ends 10 days later, leaving the city sated from a huge cinema feast. And what is that opening night film? Silver Linings Playbook , fresh from its Audience Award for best picture at the Toronto International Film Festival, and set to begin a theatrical run (and a run for the Oscars)
September 20, 2012
Mustard comes in many varieties and flavors, and there can be, as a recent blind tasting proved, an equally wide range of tastes and colors even within a specific type of mustard. Ditto for the wording on the labels, which can read "Düsseldorf," "Düsseldorf style," or say nothing at all, even when the mustard is made in Düsseldorf. You may need to linger in the condiments aisle and read labels to get some idea of what you're buying. Tasters sampled a variety of mustards in the Düsseldorf style.
September 20, 2012 |
With cans of specialty imported sardines in hand, I thought to make something a little different, instead of just eating them my usual way, plain. Pasta came to mind, as it often does. The Sicilians have a classic dish pairing sardines with golden raisins and wild fennel, for a sweet and sour combination that plays beautifully against the rich fish. But the traditional dish calls for fresh sardines. And wild fennel, while apparently abundant on the Italian island, is nearly impossible to find here.
September 20, 2012
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: After writing my fall dining preview for last Sunday's paper, I am seriously excited for what's about to land in the coming months, from glatt kosher in the burbs by the Zahav crew to three promising barbecue projects, more South Philly contenders, and a potential South Street revival thanks to Stephen Starr and his latest New York import: Peter Serpico of Momofuko Ko...