June 20, 2013
Company description: "Off-Season Training Menu . . . featuring under-650-calorie selections and under-140-calorie cocktails and wine featuring Skinnygirl® Cocktails. " Chain: Champps Americana Restaurant. Location: 2100 S. Columbus Blvd. Other locations in King of Prussia, Collegeville and Marlton. Nutrition: Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos: 643 calories, 29 grams fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 1530 mg sodium, 57 grams protein. Mahi Mahi with Penne Pasta Spinach Salad: 505 calories, 23 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 2895 mg sodium, 46 grams protein.
January 27, 2013 |
Stories about Winston Churchill's fondness for food and drink are legendary, but easily misunderstood, according to a new book by Cita Stelzer called Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table . There was the time in 1931, when he was being treated at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City after being hit by a car. He asked his doctor for the following Prohibition-era "prescription": "This is to certify that the post-accident convalescence...
May 6, 2012 |
Traveling to foreign countries is much tougher with kids in tow. But it's possible to get that exotic travel experience without taking the typical beach or all-inclusive resort trip. In Puerto Rico, it feels like you've left the States: Spanish is the primary language, gas is sold in liters, and architecture resembles Mexico much more than Maryland. The island, though, has been a U.S. territory since 1898, and along with highway postings in Spanish, you'll see familiar road construction signs for the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and all the chain stores you get at home.
January 13, 2012
In Concert 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org . Ravi Coltrane Quartet. $20-$40. 1/14. 8 pm. 2126 The Highway, Wilmington; 302-475-3126. www.ardenclub.com . In The Light. $15. 1/14. 8 pm. 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-348-7000. www.boardwalkhall.com . Kid 'n' Play. $41-$77. 1/15. 7 pm. 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing; 215-493-6500. www.crossingvineyards.com . Fridays Unplugged. $10. 1/13. 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City; 609-344-8877.
September 22, 2011
EVERYBODY LOVES the food-trend story about the Next Big Thing. We love those list-y, breathlessly cheerful pronouncements of what's "best of" the city, of what the cool kids are eating and drinking, of what is - as they say - "hot. " And yet . . . how do I put this? Food trend stories about the Next Big Thing almost always suck. Maybe I'm just self-reflecting. Writers absolutely hate doing this sort of piece. If I list 10 trends, I'll be lucky if you agree with, like, two of them.
April 14, 2011
I have been missing my Philly fix for these past two weeks as I've been far afield on a combo platter of adventures that were part-vacation, part work. A few days of Williamsburg taverns gave me a new appreciation for the effort that goes into our own City Tavern, as imperfect as that is. My food highlight in that corner of Virginia was a day visit to the Edwards ham factory in Surrey, where we saw mountains of hams getting salted, cured, and smoked. Even better was lunch at the old Surrey House Restaurant, a tidy little Southern diner where I followed up my mini-ham sammies with one of the most unique pie wonders I've had of late - peanut-raisin pie, a peanutty twist on classic pecan that I'm definitely going to be trying to re-create.
December 30, 2010 |
WHEN IT COMES to delicious drinking and dining, 2010 was a very good year. A slew of notable restaurants opened, including Marc Vetri's Amis, Val Safran and Marcie Turney's stellar Barbuzzo, and Jose Garces' namesake Trading Co. and J.G. Domestic. Former Four Seasons chef Marty Hamann earned raves at the Union League's 1862 by Martin Hamann, the best restaurant in town that most of us can't get into. Stephen Starr opened El Rey in the former Midtown as well as the dark and sexy Ranstead Room, and transformed the Museum Restaurant into stylish Granite Hill in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philly finally got a grown-up cocktail lounge/restaurant with a view with the opening of Daniel Stern's swank R2L. Mike Stollenwerk's Fish remains the best place in town to eat seafood, especially if you're not on a diet.
April 23, 2006 |
London Bridge is the landmark here. But it's still the West, pardner, so I wasn't surprised when a pistol-packing buddy in a four-wheeler offered to drive me into the Mojave Desert to shoot guns and drink beer. Or when the ad for Sam's Shooters Emporium invited drifters like me to "stop by and shoot a live machine gun on our air-conditioned indoor ranges. " Yet largely due to a transplanted bridge from faraway England, this town of 50,000 residents across the Colorado River from California is also a laid-back place with much to do, see and imbibe, in a state where even Walgreen's sells hard liquor.
September 4, 2003 |
IF YOU'RE NOT going to lug your own clear plastic wrapped hoagie to an Eagles home game this season, then you'd better bring an open mind, a lusty appetite and a stuffed wallet. "We've set out to provide a variety of food," said John Nuttall, general manager for SportService in charge of the Lincoln Financial Field operation. "Local flavors. And we definitely did not want 'sticker shock' in the new building. " Two out of three ain't bad. There's a vast spectrum of food, everything from sushi to salads.