January 22, 2015
WHAT, NO watermelon? Excuse the sarcasm, but I'm still looking side-eyed at a laughable attempt by a restaurant inside the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by serving fried chicken. Wait, there's more: The Metropolitan restaurant also dished up collard greens and macaroni and cheese in honor of the slain civil-rights leader. Advertised as the "Martin Luther King Jr. Special," the $24 meal consisted of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, collard greens and homemade pecan pie. Joe Lupo, senior vice president of the Borgata, told me that the restaurant chose menu items that were among King's favorite foods as a way to honor him and that the menu was put together by the restaurant's African-American general manager.
November 4, 2014 |
Fuquan is an affectionate, talkative 8-year-old who takes pleasure in helping others, which may be one of the reasons he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He wants "to help catch the bad guys," he says. Until then, he keeps busy with such pastimes as dancing, listening to music, and playing basketball and video games. He also enjoys watching movies, especially the animated film Cars . His favorite foods: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, and pizza. Fuquan gets along well with adults and other children.
October 13, 2014
I CAN'T HEAR enough about actress Sarah Jessica Parker 's recent visit to Philly to prep for an upcoming TV newsroom drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman . Whenever the subject comes up, I'm all over any little morsel about the "Sex and the City" star - like this one from Ruderman's Facebook page: While being given a tour, Parker asked Ruderman and Laker where the best place...
August 15, 2014 |
Like every great home cook, Josephine Samuel has one legendary signature dish. "My mother showed me how to do fried chicken and how you make it taste real good," said Samuel, a Mantua resident. But, she added wistfully, "You can't eat fried chicken every night. " So, she enrolled in "Local Culinary Traditions," a new, free course offering from Drexel University's Center for Hospitality and Sports Management that invites West Philadelphia residents and any Drexel students to collaborate in documenting beloved family recipes and experimenting with making them healthier.
October 2, 2013 |
IS THERE A RIFT in the Giants' locker room? Eagles fans can only hope. According to a report, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck ordered his teammates to get behind head coach Tom Coughlin, or else. "If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth," Tuck told the New York Daily News. "And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that. " Tuck took offense at wide receiver Victor Cruz' questioning of Coughlin's playcalling during Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Chiefs that dropped the Giants to 0-4. Cruz thought the coach should have gone for a first down on fourth-and-1 at the Giants' 30 late in the third quarter.
August 2, 2013
Company description: "Popeyes takes its handcrafted, juicy, all white-meat chicken tenders marinated in Louisiana spices, then hand-batters them in a unique and crispy waffle-style coating. " Chain: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Location: The Gallery at Market East, 8th and Market streets. Calories: This limited-time special started Monday, and Popeyes told us that they wouldn't have nutritional details till later this week. But this is fried chicken with french fries and a biscuit, so you know what you're getting into.
July 19, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - The tournament doesn't start until Thursday yet the most entertaining shot at the British Open may already have been hit. It belonged to short-game wizard Phil Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open on Sunday and a day later arrived at the 17th green during a practice round to find his ball nestled in light rough halfway up a small knob alongside the putting surface. Lefty grabbed a wedge and with his back to the flag, feathered a shot that arched softly and landed behind him and rolled to within a few feet of the pin. "I haven't hit it in so long, I just looked at it and thought I'd give it a try. I didn't know anybody was filming," Mickelson said.
May 23, 2013 |
VIRGINIA WATER, England - Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods yesterday for saying he would have "fried chicken" at dinner with his rival, a comment that Woods described as hurtful and inappropriate. "I want to send an unreserved apology. I did not want to offend anyone," Garcia said. "My answer was totally stupid and out of place. " Garcia was at a European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night when he was jokingly asked if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open.
May 23, 2013 |
SERGIO GARCIA apologized for saying he would "serve fried chicken" while making a joke about having Tiger Woods over for dinner. The British newspaper The Guardian reports Garcia was asked in jest while on stage at the European Tour's awards dinner last night if he would invite Woods to dinner during the U.S. Open. The Guardian reports Garcia said: "We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken. " In the statement in which he apologized, Garcia said: "I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.
April 11, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 9, 2013: Craig LaBan: Lots of good things to discuss. Like these alfajores from the Argentine-influenced cafe called Gavin's, on Pine Street right next to the Schuylkill River park . . . spending a lot of time in the park lately, 'cause my son is doing Little League. I hadn't planned on these gorgeous alfajores - cookie sandwiches rolled in coconut and stuffed with dulce de leche. One of my favorite treats in town.