May 16, 2015 |
While thoughts of summer dining begin to warm our imaginations, the sound of bandsaws and hammers resonates from the Jersey Shore to the Delaware beaches as restaurateurs hustle to complete new projects in time for the Memorial Day crowds. "Just turned on the gas last week and got hot water yesterday," said Trevor Lord, a former Quahog's waiter who spent a year on the surfboard-inspired woodwork and renovations for the Watering Hull (261 96th St.) in Stone Harbor, a breezy Caribbean seafood restaurant-bar in a second-floor space with roll-up garage door walls atop Harbor Square.
May 16, 2015 |
Life's a beach sometimes. But with some of the cool - and cooling - specialty gadgets we've dug out of the sand, you'll never want to run for cover, even on a blazing hot day. Chill Out! There's so much more to a portable cooler today than just keeping food and beverages at agreeable temperatures. IcyBreeze is a 38-quart cooler that doubles as a portable air conditioner. It uses on-board water and ice as the cooling agents, works up a mighty wind with a fan powered for up to six hours by an internal rechargeable battery pack (or AC or DC.)
May 15, 2015 |
There will be no shortage of laughs this summer in Atlantic City casinos, along with other nonmusical attractions. As always, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the chuckle chase with a diverse slate of funny people, from Jerry Seinfeld and Howie Mandel to George Lopez, part-time Media resident Wanda Sykes, and Margaret Cho. Elsewhere in town, the offerings include Bill Maher at Caesars, Chris Tucker (Trump Taj Mahal), Dom Irrera and WIP overnight host Big Daddy Graham (Tropicana)
May 15, 2015
In the last two years, the number of breweries in New Jersey has more than tripled. Good luck finding their beer down the Shore. That's because quantity, not quality, is still the key to beach-town beer consumption. The raucous, rocking bars of Wildwood, Sea Isle City, and elsewhere along Ocean Drive are all about Stoli Razberi drinks and buckets of fizzy yellow liquid. Yes, you'll spot an occasional local beer mixed in among the taps. But a true craft-beer bar down the Shore is as rare as a seagull without an attitude.
May 15, 2015 |
Eight corporate and civic leaders have joined H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, owner and publisher of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, to serve on a board of directors for the Philadelphia media company. Philadelphia Media Network L.L.C., the corporate parent of the news operations, announced the formation of the board Wednesday. Lenfest said the board would meet quarterly and provide him with guidance on the management of the company. The new members range from a former newspaper publisher to one of the region's leading philanthropists, from the Philadelphia founder of a top venture-capital fund to two leaders of prominent city law firms.
May 14, 2015 |
Tyrique Glasgow stood on the corner of Taney and Tasker Streets, a few squares of South Philadelphia pavement outside the May Flower Chinese restaurant - a 15-foot stretch of concrete and asphalt that was once his world. A world he had been willing to die for. A world he had been willing to kill for. A world he had gone to war for. From that vantage point, Glasgow scanned the surrounding corners of Grays Ferry and counted off six others like the one where he stood: Six corners in a space not quite the size of a football field, ruled by crews of young men who see little for themselves but the lure of easy money and the threat of early death.
May 8, 2015 |
IT'S GOING TO be a whole new financial world for college and high school graduates. Many of them will confront a number of money issues for the first time in their lives. So I'd like to offer some advice that you can use to help your graduate navigate this new fiscal terrain. Let's start with college grads. Here are three of my top tips: * Commiserate with them about the overwhelming amount of information they'll get about planning for retirement. College graduates entering the workforce will be bombarded with financial information.
May 8, 2015 |
On a Thursday evening last May, I walked into Greensgrow Farm in Port Richmond with a mix of excitement and trepidation: I was about to collect my first installment from the community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, a weekly, farmer's-choice assortment of whatever fruits and vegetables are ready to pick. But as I unpacked my bags of produce at home, my confidence waned. Here were heaps of vegetables I had never considered purchasing at the supermarket - and others I'd never even seen there.
April 28, 2015 |
Camden School District officials have released information cards for each of the district's schools that are aimed at helping parents compare schools. The guides were developed using academic and demographic data and include information on teacher attendance rates, special education, and feedback from surveys given to parents last year, said Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard, who presented the cards last week. "For the first time ever, parents will have a single source for all information about public education options in Camden," he said in a statement.
April 24, 2015 |
They call it the Penn Relays Carnival, and a carnival it is. Friends and former rivals reunite once again. The carnival village outside Franklin Field is teeming with activity. The food vendors are busy. Walk around and you may run into someone you haven't seen in ages. But the real activity takes place inside Franklin Field. There will be nearly 36 hours of competition over three days featuring 312 events for runners from grade school age to 98-year-old Champ Goldy, running in Saturday's 100 meters for youngsters 75 and older.