June 13, 2013 |
Dave Magrogan will expand his empire further. He is taking over what briefly was Square Peg at 10th and Walnut Streets; he is not sure yet of the new concept - only that it will open "later in the year. " He also is preparing to take over Firecreek , the steak house in a 200-year-old refurbished paper mill on the banks of the Brandywine in Downingtown. Its last day is likely early next week around June 17, according to management. Magrogan (Doc Magrogan's, Kildare's, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar)
October 25, 2007 |
Bagels and lox and Long Island duck breast? What a combination. Such is the new Murray's Main Line Deli and bistro M , which opened earlier this month at 575 Lancaster in Berwyn (610-644-1010). Bob and Gayle Teti - who previously had a Murray's in West Chester - have set up a service deli/grocery on one side and a modern/industrial-look dining room on the other, in what was the old Berwyn Ice House. There's a parking garage and curbside service, too. At breakfast and lunch, traditional deli items (sandwiches, smoked fish, omelettes)
February 13, 2005 |
For eight years, Moore Bros. Wine Co. did a brisk business selling a 12-bottle mixed case of French, German and Italian wines for $100. That price is history. A 35 percent decline in the value of the dollar vs. the euro since 2002 made the promotion unsustainable, said Gregory Moore, president of the Pennsauken wine retailer. "You can't lose a little bit on every sale and make it up on volume," Moore said. The price for the mixed case, which comes in a special box with tasting notes and anecdotes about the wine-makers, increased to $125 at the end of January; Moore Bros.
January 31, 2001 |
Three hours into dinner with the entree yet to be served, David Doelp leaned back in his chair, took a sip of Brunello di Montalcino - the eighth vintage poured at the table - and reflected. "How much more enjoyable this is than stuffing your face in 19.4 minutes," he mused, alluding to the grab-and-gulp meals that have become standard fare for many Americans, especially young people. "When I have dinner with my grandchildren, I tell them it's dinnertime and they have to sit down," Doelp continued.
April 26, 2000 |
Rioja region comes into its own The Roman soldiers who colonized the Mediterranean followed, whenever they could, the rivers that led inland from the sea. The river valleys provided fingers of warmer climate as they moved into colder, continental uplands, and the rivers themselves often provided the easiest way to move men and materiel. In what would later be Spain, as they penetrated along the river Ebro, they found a broad valley sheltered from Atlantic winds by mountains to the north.
January 5, 1994 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art's programs on Wednesday nights, now going into its third year, have turned out to be one of the town's most popular attractions, and no wonder. Where else can you go for a film, performances of music and dance, story- telling, poetry-reading, sometimes wine- and beer-tasting, talks by experts on a feature of one of the world's finest art collections, plus the chance to meet someone you know, or maybe someone you don't know, all for the price of admission ($6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students)
May 22, 1988 |
It's a blazing hot day and you've been sightseeing since early morning. The fiery Italian sun beats down almost sadistically and the streets are an oven as you move from the Forum to the Pantheon to the Vatican to the Trevi Fountain. You're hot, you're tired, your feet hurt and you're still a little jet-lagged. Most of all, you're thirsty. You don't want a coffee and even mineral water doesn't quite do the trick; the idea of wine under the merciless sun makes your head ache. You want something refreshing, cool, bubbly and maybe just a little intoxicating.
April 3, 1988 |
"In Italy, everyone makes their own wine. We're brought up with it," explained Luca Sena as he poured a glass of his vintage 1986 homemade wine, a rich golden liquid that he calls Luca's First in honor of his 10-year-old son's winemaking debut. "Here, it's so sad," he said with a sigh. "The kids miss out on it. " Sena Sr., 38, grew up in Naples, where winemaking is a family affair. He credits his grandfather with instilling in him a love of wine. "My grandfather used to make a nice white wine, like a sweet white zinfandel.
October 21, 1987 |
Contemporary Italian cooking comes attired in traditional dress in Elisa Celli's Italian Light Cooking (Prentice-Hall, $19.95), a book as savory and appetizing as the cucina Italiana it describes. Celli, author of the best-selling The Pasta Diet, continues her delicious approach by debunking the myth that Italian cooking is, by necessity, calorie- laden. When executed properly, it is high in fiber and low in fats and cholesterol. The book has a straightforward approach and yet manages to give the reader more insight into its subject in two paragraphs than some books are able to accomplish in two pages.
October 5, 1986 |
America's young and affluent drinkers, with their growing taste for fine chardonnays and bordeauxs, are profoundly altering the domestic wine industry - threatening to do for some of the nation's biggest wineries what foreign imports did for automakers and steel producers. They are abandoning cheap, generic wines in favor of more expensive, premium wines that come not in green gallon jugs but in 750-milliliter bottles with tony labels and double-digit price tags. "I hesitate to call them yuppies . . . but we are seeing an increasing sophistication of the consumer," said Robert Lieber, the chief negotiator for the 12-member Winery Employers Association that last week won pay cuts and other concessions from striking winery workers.