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.
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.
April 30, 1997 |
Codfish, chips and mushy peas. Steak-and-kidney pie. Haggis (which is sheep lungs and heart mixed with suet, seasoning and oatmeal - all boiled inside a sheep's stomach). These are some of the things that past winners of golf's Masters tournament have ordered for their Champions dinner. And Fuzzy Zoeller's worried about fried chicken and collard greens? Ever since PGA golfer Zoeller showed his butt by ignorantly assuming that the "black" component in Tiger Woods' self-described "Cablinasian" identity would compel him to order up some soul food for those attending next year's Past Champions Dinner - we've been wondering just what has been served at those dinners.
June 18, 2009 |
In a big city that has most of its basic food groups covered, the search for great fried chicken in Philadelphia is an unexpectedly paltry quest. The mysterious near-absence of it here is one of our greatest gustatory shortcomings. And to date, I've been able to count the worthy candidates to that mythical chicken crown on one hand: Corinne's in Camden (the last of the cast-iron pan-fryers); Deborah's Kitchen (the Girard Avenue soul-food take-out from Marvin Harrison's aunt); Ms. Tootsie's (South Street's sleek soul food lounge)
June 2, 2009 |
Old Colonel Sanders would be rolling in his grave of secret herbs and spices if he knew what was going on with his beloved chicken dynasty. The problem is not necessarily KFC's desire to update its deep-fried image. Good fried chicken is timeless, but the concept of a presumably healthy grilled alternative is long overdue. And the issue goes well beyond the public relations controversy over the company's launch of its "Kentucky Grilled Chicken" last month, when an Oprah-sponsored giveaway had to be temporarily suspended because of unexpected demand, leaving nearly six million hungry coupon holders with a mail-in rain check.
October 23, 2003 |
Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau insists he meant no harm when he suggested the way to stop former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson is to feed him fried chicken and watermelon. Asked how to limit the San Diego running back, Seau told reporters, "You give him watermelon and load him up with fried chicken and tell him to keep eating. " The Dolphins meet the Chargers, Seau's former team, on Monday night. Seau, who is of Samoan descent, later said he and Tomlinson, who is black, are friends and the comment was meant in jest.
April 29, 1997 |
Fuzzy Zoeller, still trying to joke his way out of trouble over racially insensitive remarks, traded quips with a black golfer yesterday about "fried chicken" and "watermelon. " Playing at the Thornblade Classic in Greenville, S.C., a charity pro-am and his first outing since his widely reported comments about Tiger Woods, Zoeller's exchange this time was with Victor McBryde. "Hey, Fuzzy," yelled McBryde, on the tee box two holes ahead of Zoeller, who was teeing off on the second hole.