August 30, 2013
Company description: "Back for its 18th year, Never Ending Pasta Bowl allows guests to create their favorite unlimited combinations from a list of seven pastas and six sauces, plus soup or salad and breadsticks. " Location: Olive Garden, 2314 Route 38, Cherry Hill, N.J. Nutrition information: Since the special is "never ending," unwary diners could easily fall into a caloric black hole. The pastas range from 370 to 460 calories per serving; the sauces, 80 to 330. Add one of the three optional meats (chicken fritta, Italian sausage or meatballs)
February 28, 2013 |
MISSING: 7-foot Italian sausage wearing a chef's hat and a bow tie. Guido, one of the Milwaukee Brewers' base-running sausages, is nowhere to be found after it was last seen hanging out in bars. Someone wearing the Klement's Racing Italian Sausage costume recently posed with patrons at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg. The $3,000 costume was in a backroom at the bar during a Feb. 16 fundraiser. Someone saw the sausage walk out the door that evening and, according to the Journal Sentinel , it hit two more bars that night but hasn't been seen since.
July 5, 2012
As a history teacher in the "off season" at Ocean City High School, Angelo Di Bartolo is well aware of the legacy of Richard's Grill, the once popular '80s beach grill snugged into a wooden shack tucked behind the dunes where North Street hits the sand. There have been a long list of short-lived pretenders in Richard's wake ("half a dozen at least!" Di Bartolo says) but the chef and his chef and partner, Jim Aller, now in their fourth season, have it down with simple breakfasts (and lunches)
September 15, 2011
PHILADELPHIA MIGHT be the best beer-drinking city in America, but we're the wurst-eating city, too. Grilled bratwurst, paprika-spiced bockwurst, smoky knackwurst, mustard-covered weisswurst and jerkylike landjäger - along with liters of German lager, these are the staples of Oktoberfest. Or, as Doug Hager, co-owner of South Street's Brauhaus Schmitz declares, "Throw away your knife and fork . . . Wurst may not be very refined, but it is manly. " The other day I sat down with Hager and his executive chef, Jeremy Nolen, for some "frank" talk.
August 29, 2010 |
In the fine-dining wilderness of the near suburbs that cradle Northeast Philadelphia, it wouldn't take much for a chef of Augusto Jalon's skill to find a band of grateful patrons. One of them, a happy silver-haired gent on his way out of the hexagonal dining room at Tavolo in Huntingdon Valley, paused in the parking lot to assure me as I headed in: "It's always excellent. " The Ecuadorean-born Jalon, 47, clearly has an outgoing personality to stoke such a loyal following, a natural warmth that extends to his solicitous (albeit sometimes stiff)
December 12, 2001 |
'Tis the season when holiday activities take precedence over meal preparation. But there is no need to run around with an empty stomach while shopping, decorating or writing out holiday cards. With the following recipe for a sausage sandwich from Chubby's, which is located on Henry Avenue near Walnut Lane in Roxborough, all holiday-related errands can be accomplished. As Chubby's owner Lon Clark explains, the bulk of the sandwich can easily be prepared ahead of time and heated up for an easy dinner or lunch.
June 4, 2000 |
Hot or sweet, succulent links of savory sausage, drenched in rich tomato sauce and covered with bell peppers would certainly qualify as Italian soul food. Served on a crisp kaiser roll or with your favorite pasta, this hearty meal represents a zesty and sensual feast. The calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium in this classic Italian dish can be quite excessive. It is possible to re-create it, however, in two presentations: Sweet Italian Sausage With Peppers, and Sauteed Polenta With Sweet Italian Sausage.
September 20, 1998 |
The plexiglass windows may be scuffed to a foggy patina, but a bright noon sun cut through the Morning Glory Diner to illuminate the grill, where owner Samantha "Sam" Mickey is a short-order flurry of cookery and chatter. "Talk, talk, talk," she clips to a few of her pals, who gather around the counter in debate over an exotic new beverage. "They say it tastes like a chocolate diet shake . . . not that I've ever tasted one of those. " She ends the thought with a chuckle as the oven door opens, billowing out wafts of the world's cheesiest macaroni, baking away inside as big as a loaf, its crust toasting golden and crisp.
September 13, 1996 |
Anyone who doubts the rising caliber of many of today's chain restaurants need only visit the Italian Bistro in Cherry Hill. Super-handsome place. Excellent dollar value. And a menu so wide-ranging there is something for virtually everyone. Even the little ones have a special menu. While bistro generally implies a small, simple dining spot, this Bistro is huge and imaginatively decorated. If you can visualize an Italian trattoria along the Adriatic and then quadruple its seating capacity, you'll get a feel for how large this place is. It's dramatic in design.
March 22, 1995 |
Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of Italian cheeses, is much beloved. Use it grated over pasta, baked on macaroni and stirred into a steaming bowl of soup until it becomes chewy. It's wonderful served as a snack with a glass of red wine before dinner and ethereal shaved like a halo over crisp salad greens. Jagged pieces of the cheese with wedges of ripe pears and warm toasted walnut halves make a perfect dessert. Authentic Parmesan cheese is made in a legally defined area in over 1,000 small dairies through the northern Italian countryside, including Parma, Reggio, Emilia and Modena.