August 21, 2002 |
Talk about high maintenance. Once a week, chef Paul Pagliaro of Pagano's in the Mellon Bank Center marinates at least 15 pounds of flank steak for sandwiches he will serve the following day. The next morning, Pagano's owner Matt Pagano calls up the offices of select customers - including lawyers and FBI agents - to let them know the steak sandwich is on the day's menu. When lunch rolls around, many of the meaty sandwiches are spoken for. PAGANO'S STRIP STEAK SANDWICH For steak: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream)
June 9, 2011 |
Outlet: Schmitter We went: 6:10 p.m. (pregame) Wait for service: None. Order: One Schmitter. Cost: $9.50, not including chips or beverage. The legend: For reasons unknown, the Phillie Phoodie had never had a Schmitter, either at the ballpark or its ancestral home, McNally's Tavern in Chestnut Hill. But for years, he had heard raves about this grilled-on-a-Kaiser-roll Frankensandwich made of roast beef, salami, American cheese, fried onions and tomato, topped with a Russian dressing-style sauce.
January 12, 2012
Company line: Grilled chicken breast seasoned with bruschetta, parsley and Italian cheeses on crispy onion and peppers with fried potatoes. Topped with scampi and Bolognese sauces. Chain: Applebee's. Calories: The Bruschetta Chicken had a reasonable (for Applebee's) 850 calories, but 43 grams of fat and 2,760 mgs of salt. The Crunchy Onion Ring Appetizer started off the meal with 1,290 calories, 56 grams of fat, 3,620 mg of salt and an incredible 181 grams of carbohydrates.
December 9, 1990 |
Karate class upstairs? Sonic boom? Earthquake? No, said my gentle-voiced server, pointing to the window. The Thai Garden is just across from where the new Convention Center eventually will rise, and the location will be a real moneymaker when that facility is completed. But for the present, the location can be noisy, particularly when demolition is reducing thick stone walls to heaps of rubble. Philadelphia's Thai restaurants have a reputation for serene beauty, so it was no surprise when this one, just a few weeks old at my first visit, looked elegant enough to be expensive.
November 3, 2011 |
The aroma of fried onions hung in the air Wednesday as the Fraternal Order of Police dedicated a plaque in front of Geno's Steaks in South Philadelphia, memorializing Joey Vento, the controversial cheesesteak magnate and philanthropist who died Aug. 23. FOP chaplain Joseph Cella gave the invocation at the ceremony, similar to those given for officers who die in the line of duty. "It seems quite appropriate in our Catholic, Christian faith, which Joey was raised in, that this, the day we commemorate all souls, we would recognize Joey," Cella said.
December 9, 1987 |
What makes a restaurateur sell off one successful restaurant chain so that he can take some time off to have fun, and then turn around and launch two new restaurants? It's tough to get an answer from Paul Rimmeir, known as Mr. Rib-It before he sold the five-restaurant chain and the secrets of its rib sauce and fried onion "funion loaf" for a cool $5 million in June. It isn't that Rimmeir deliberately evades answering questions. During an interview this week at Cody's Cafe, one of his two new restaurants at Front and Chestnut streets, Rimmeir was describing his culinary inventions.
May 17, 2010 |
The marriage of two of Philadelphia's favorite foodstuffs was celebrated today with a lunchtime giveaway at Love Park. Meet the Cheesesteak Pretzel: a handheld cheesesteak baked inside soft-pretzel dough. More than 700 were handed out, to mostly positive reviews. "This stuff is good," said Jermaine Bernard, 33, finishing his first while in line to get a second. The visitor from Los Angeles hoped to try for a third as well. "Not two thumbs up, but one thumb up," said actuary Derek Eyler, 25, of Abington.
July 31, 2000 |
Sen. John McCain ate lunch at Pat's King of Steaks yesterday. So did his wife, Cindy. She ate hers with a fork. For many Republicans yesterday, the South Philly institution and home of the cheesesteak was literally their first stop after the hotel. Trent LeDoux, 26, a rancher and delegate from Holton, Kan., came to Pat's yesterday at 11:30 a.m. for his first lunch in Philadelphia. "I raise beef back home, so I had to come see how it was done here," he said. He got the original with Cheez Whiz and fried onions.
May 26, 1994 |
"Dolly had such a large bosom . . . Jane Fonda and I would bump into it all the time. It's sort of out of your realm of perspective. You wouldn't imagine another person would be there. " - Lily Tomlin, on working with Dolly Parton on the "9 to 5" set FOR DANZA, A NEW KIND OF ROLL FOR HIS PHILLY FANS WITH CHEESESTEAK IN HAND, HE TALKS ABOUT TEAM, FILM Tony Danza only looks as if he came from 3rd and Shunk. And he was certainly treated like a homeboy by fans yesterday, who mobbed him as he bit into his first Philly steak, dripping with fried onions, and cheese fries at Pat's down at the Italian Market.