August 26, 1990 |
Helen Dickerson is famous for her fried chicken. And for her crabcakes. And then there's the spoonbread and, on Sundays, the kidney stew. Not to mention the breakfast biscuits and the dinner rolls. We're not talking the recognition of friends and neighbors here, though she certainly has that. This is real limelight, complete with appearances on national television, letters of praise from the Bush White House, and enough visitors tramping through her kitchen to prompt the feisty 81-year-old cook to propose charging admission.
November 4, 2015 |
She was an Eagles cheerleader at 18, worked as a receptionist at CBS3 and now Vittoria Woodill has landed a new gig as a features reporter with Eyewitness News. Woodill, who hails from the Great Northeast, started her on-air career with CBS in 2008 and also did some work for CBS Radio in Philadelphia. In 2013, she rejoined the station as a traffic reporter, after a stint with PHL17's "Tango Traffic," where she'd worked since 2010. Now she'll host a number of segments, including "CBS3 Down the Shore" and "Taste with Tori," which takes her on a tour of Philly's best eating spots.
September 22, 2011 |
Chef Michael Solomonov and his partner Steve Cook were playing the part of bakers one recent morning, so were up with the sun, flour dust covering their aprons. The pair, one of the city's top restaurant partnerships, were mixing and weighing ingredients, tasting sugar and spice combinations, and tweaking the doughnut recipe for their latest project, Federal Donuts, set to open next month. The doughnuts are the final hurdle in the trio of takeout offerings for their new shop.
March 25, 2008
FRIED-CHICKEN lovers are in mourning. Not only has the fried-fowl fraternity lost one of its original founders, but now comes word that frat members may no longer have to answer "regular" or "extra crispy" when ordering chicken. Can you say "grilled"? Al Copeland, founder of Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken chain, died this week in Germany. He was 64. He started Popeyes in 1971. His spicy Louisiana-style fast-food chicken recipe was far different from the fowl fare served by the industry giant, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
May 21, 1997 |
Fuzzy Zoeller and Tiger Woods spoke yesterday for the first time since the Masters, when Zoeller made some racially stereotyped comments about Woods' winning the tournament. "Fuzzy and I had a nice lunch and a nice conversation," Woods said at a news conference at the Colonial Country Club, site of this week's PGA tour stop. "I found out some things I needed to know. Now it's done, it's over, and hopefully we'll have a good tournament this week. I think over time, we'll see that it was an incident that was good for golf.
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.
November 1, 2012 |
No one can accuse Michael Solomonov of lacking vision for the future of Federal Donuts, the quirky fried chicken and doughnut concept he and his partners just expanded to a second location in Center City with a debut - with live webcam streaming of the line - that has at times bordered on foodie hysteria. "I just want to get big enough," says the chef, who also co-owns Zahav, "where we can have delivery guys in chicken suits scooting around town on mopeds fueled by recycled fryer oil. How awesome would that be?"
February 24, 2011 |
GIVEN Atlantic City's rich African-American history and culture, the city should be a destination for Southern-style comfort cuisine. Among those surprised to find that that wasn't the case was Carl Redding, who late last year opened Redding's Restaurant on the northwest corner of Pacific and Kentucky avenues. "What I saw was an opportunity to open up my style of restaurant," explained Redding. "There were no other restaurants [in Atlantic City] that do what I do - comfort cuisine, soul food.
September 18, 2005 |
What it is: Sandwich wraps at Fayette Street Grille, 308 Fayette St., Conshohocken. What we like about it: Sandwich wraps are a tasty mouthful at this small, cafe-style eatery in the heart of downtown Conshohocken. Two lunch-crowd favorites are the smoked turkey wrap and the fried chicken wrap. The first features shaved smoked turkey with Swiss, tomato, greens, and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise inside a spinach wrap. The fried chicken wrap is filled with chicken tenders, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing in a tomato tortilla.
September 20, 1989 |
In most downtowns, wonderful coffee shops are tucked away inside office buildings, the way truffles are hidden in forest overgrowth. The best coffee shops aren't at ground level, where any passerby can spot them, but in basements or halfway up buildings where only cognoscenti know to go. Chicago has several of these treasures. One personal favorite is Heaven on Seven. It's on the seventh floor of a professional building, and the customers probably named it Heaven. Part of the menu is typical coffee shop.