December 5, 1990 |
A new player has stepped up to bat in the hoagie business. Mike Schmidt, former star third baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies, is lending his name to a franchise of family restaurants that features 25 varieties of hoagies and steak sandwiches. Called Mike Schmidt's Philadelphia Hoagies, the business has operations in Doylestown and Richboro, Bucks County. Plans call for at least a half-dozen more in the area by the end of 1991, possibly including a site in Philadelphia. "This isn't what you typically think of in terms of a hoagie operation per se," Schmidt said in a phone interview yesterday, explaining why he decided to join the hoagie and cheesesteak business.
July 27, 2003 |
A roast beef hoagie from Wawa got to within 30 yards of President Bush during his visit to Philadelphia on Thursday. Another hoagie - an Italian job from Reading Terminal Market - sat through a presentation at the new National Constitution Center and cruised by Mayor Street's office. A third made it through airport security and breezed through federal X-ray machines in Camden. The Eagles managers say the city's signature sandwich is a threat to security at their new venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
September 18, 1992 |
Picture a hoagie with chopped garden vegetables, anchovies, capers and black olives. Or one on a homemade roll flecked with rosemary. Or one with beef satay and peanut sauce in the middle. Those are some of the variations that emerged when the Daily News challenged five Philadelphia-area chefs to reinvent the hoagie in conjunction with the Yo! Philadelphia festival. Heresy, you say? Isn't the city's official sandwich beyond improvement, whether it groans with deli meats and cheeses, turkey, roast beef or tuna salad?
September 1, 1995 |
Hoagie day at a Philadelphia prison almost turned into a riot, the head of the city's prison guards union said yesterday. Inmates on three cellblocks at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center refused to eat lunch on Wednesday when they were served the prison's allegedly lame version of Philly's favorite sandwich, according to William Turner, president of Local 159 of AFSCME District Council 33. Far from the familiar, meat-and-cheese-stuffed cholesterol-laden...
March 5, 2003 |
Augie DiCostanza's left hand is overflowing with Genoa salami, which he is about to deposit on a 10-inch roll, already prostrate on the counter in front of him, sliced open from top to bottom and covered in sharp provolone. On the salami will be added layers of capicola and prosciutto, topped by tomatoes, onions, oregano and peppers, hot or sweet. It's called the original Italian hoagie - emphasis on original - and DiCostanza is the third generation in a family that has been making the sandwich the same way in Delaware County for nearly 80 years.
April 25, 2003 |
The historic American experience. Free live concerts. Skyscrapers. Old-looking buildings. Street art. Both rude and polite people . . . These words, taken from a tourist's Internet travel diary about his visit to Philadelphia, left me feeling homesick in Austin, Texas, about 1,600 miles away. The history and culture, the beat of a city as old as the nation. That's my Philadelphia. I have lived in several states - California, Washington and now Texas for about three-and-a-half years - but I'll always be a Philly girl.
May 2, 2004 |
The sign in the window at 1605 Walnut St. appeared Thursday: "COMING SOON. " By the weekend, Rittenhouse Row was roiling. Quiznos Sub, the baked-hoagie maker with sub shops opening all over the world, announced that it was moving to the tony blocks that are the city's premier shopping area, stretching along Walnut from Broad to 20th. Takeout hoagies in the land of Alma de Cuba, Le Bec-Fin, Ralph Lauren and Tiffany's? Talk about a row. "I was the first one to come to Walnut Street," said restaurateur Georges Perrier, who moved to Walnut in 1983.
September 16, 1991 |
Palm Beach it's not. There was no caviar, no original artwork, no air kissing and no sign whatsoever of Prince Charles. Or the Kennedys. Or even Roxanne Pulitzer. But, hey, this is South Jersey. What do you expect? They don't even call this place a club. It's the Hidden Pond Polo Center. The preferred cuisine is hoagies and beer; the furniture, blankets and beach chairs; the attire, shorts and T-shirts. No pretenses here. That's because here, in Winslow Township, amid the cornfields and the vegetable stands and down the street from a Wawa, a local guy named John Rosado has brought polo, the game of kings, to the masses.
September 25, 1991 |
Chef John Hilburt looked down on his creations lined up in a neat row on a table in the main kitchen of the Elwyn Institute. The dishes ran the gamut - spaghetti with a crown of three meatballs; a hunk of frosted chocolate cake; a hoagie with neat layers of meat, cheese and lettuce, and a hearty platter of Salisbury steak and gravy with mashed potatoes, peas and carrots. While the food looked delicious, it was the taste test that proved to be the big surprise. For these foods were made entirely of pureed ingredients.
October 10, 2001 |
Stop the tourism-brochure presses: Philadelphia, we have learned, is the home of the nation's 34th-best restaurant. So says the October issue of Gourmet magazine, which rolls out its list of America's 50 Best Restaurants and assigns each a ranking, like tennis players in a tournament. The only Philadelphia spot to make the list, at No. 34, is ?Pasi?n!, the Center City Nuevo Latino restaurant co-owned by its chef, Guillermo Pernot, and Michael Dombkoski. ?Pasi?n! won raves for its ceviches, conch fritters, mixed grill, and braised baby goat, finishing behind Blackbird in Chicago and ahead of La R?ve in San Antonio.