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.
January 29, 2013 |
IF YOU GAVE Helen Banks a needle and thread, you'd be advised to get out of her way. She could make anything with those simple tools. Clothing, of course, including men's and women's suits, prom dresses to make a girl the belle of the ball, draperies, bedding, wedding dresses - you name it. For a time, she designed and sewed bedding for the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store. Helen Banks, who worked for a number of clothing manufacturers in the city - including Foster Brothers Men's Clothing, from which she retired - a devoted churchwoman and loving family matriarch, died Friday.
January 11, 2013 |
BEING BETTY JEAN Johnson's only child was an enviable place to be. "She never said 'No' to me," said her son, Barry Johnson. "She was a nice, caring lady. If she had it, she'd give it to you. " Betty Jean Reese Johnson, whose love of children made her a popular and giving worker at the day-care center of Simons Community Recreation Center, in West Oak Lane, a dedicated churchwoman and a champion cook in the Southern style, died Saturday. She was 74 and lived in the Andorra section of northwest Philadelphia.
November 13, 2012 |
Steven Cook and other partners in the doughnuts-and-fried-chicken icon Federal Donuts at 2nd Street below Federal, Pennsport, now have a second outlet at 16th and Sansom streets, Center City. Last week they opened a kosher eatery, Citron and Rose, on Montgomery Avenue in Merion Station. Cook, a Wharton grad and ex-investment banker, steps out of the kitchen to talk dough with us: Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Federal Donuts? A: A couple guys opened a coffee shop next to a restaurant we owned.
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?"
October 19, 2012 |
Like all fashions, trends in restaurant cuisine have a life cycle. But how does a must-try dish become the played-out aftertaste of boredom? Whither the sundried tomato, the powdered mayonnaise, the deconstructed shortcake? When David Katz started offering fried chicken at the now-shuttered Mémé, it was half a joke, to see how the down-home special that included a Miller Lite would fly in Rittenhouse, and half an homage to his childhood in Cape May, where fried chicken was a staple food.
August 26, 2012 |
BOSTON - The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn't help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last. The Dodgers officially acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse. Boston also sent infielder Nick Punto and about $11 million in cash to Los Angeles in the nine-player trade that was the biggest in Dodgers history.