September 30, 2015 |
National Coffee Day is Tuesday, Sept. 29, and national chains as well as local stores in the Philadelphia region are offering free or discounted coffee. Dunkin' Donuts will serve free medium-size hot or iced "dark roast" coffee. One per customer. Krispy Kreme will offer a free original glazed doughnut and a 12-ounce cup of coffee at participating U.S. locations. La Colombe, a local coffee roaster, was coy about its plans, saying only there were "surprises" in the works for Tuesday.
May 22, 2015 |
IF YOU could go back in time and ask a 17-year-old Ferry Takili what the United States was like, he might tell you that it was a country filled with monsters. Not in the boorish, self-serving "typical American" sense - we tend not to need any outside help cultivating that odious reputation, if we're being honest. No. Literally, monsters. When Ferry, now 39, stepped off the plane from his native Jakarta and laid eyes on an American airport for the first time, it was nothing but vile, otherworldly creatures in every direction.
April 15, 2013 |
Overanalyze stormed down the home stretch to pull away and win the $1 million Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs by 41/4 lengths on Saturday. Overanalyze held off Frac Daddy and Carve to earn trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the Kentucky Derby prep since back-to-back Arkansas Derbies in 2000 and '01. Prerace favorite War Academy pulled up on the back stretch but was able to walk off the Oaklawn Park track. The race's other favorite, Oxbow, never threatened. Blue Grass Stakes.
April 14, 2013
The Oaklawn Handicap Oaklawn Park, Race 8 - Post 5:14 $500,000 (Grade II), 4 y.o. & up, 1 1/8 miles 1. Cyber Secret. . . Robby Albarado. . . 5-1 2. Unstoppable U. . . Victor Lebron. . . 15-1 3. Sabercat. . . Ricardo Santana Jr.. . . 30-1 4. Atigun. . . Rafael Bejarano. . . 9-2 5. Alternation. . . Luis Quinonez. . . 9-2 6. Golden Ron. . . Ramon Vasquez. . . 20-1 7. Taptowne. . . Calvin Borel. . . 15-1 8. Win Willy. . . Clifton Berry. . . 15-1 9. Fort Larned.
October 6, 2011
Philly's cafe scene is already steaming hot. Now, the local roasting world has begun to pick up the pace, too, with two bright recent additions worth taking note of: ReAnimator Coffee and Green Street Roasting Co. Based in Fishtown, ReAnimator comes from self-taught roaster Mark Corpus and partner Mark Capriotti, who have been producing excellent micro-batches of single-origin beans, roasted lighter to highlight complexity - like...
September 15, 2011 |
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to compensate the widows of seven Javanese villagers who were summarily executed and a man shot and wounded in a notorious 1947 massacre during Indonesia's bloody battle for independence from colonial rule. The landmark ruling was the first time the Dutch government has been held responsible by a court for the massacre. The Hague Civil Court ruled it was "unreasonable" for the government to argue that the widows were not entitled to compensation because the statute of limitations had expired.
March 17, 2011 |
If most normal humans are made up of nearly 90 percent water, I am at the very least 80 percent coffee. Not only do I drink it from morning to night, loving the hot black spark perking through my body and mind, I've come to savor its myriad roasty flavors, the manual craft of brewing gear, and especially its culture of rituals - which can be oh-so-hard to change. Like most discerning Philadelphians, my ritual for more than a decade has been a cup of La Colombe, the city's "house brew," judging by the number of restaurants and cafes that have a pot of Corsica or shot of Nizza at the ready.
March 21, 2010 |
Critics say American businesses often pay too much attention to the next quarter's results. Even private companies can succumb, favoring short-term profits over long-term, sustainable growth. At Chariot Solutions, which led the small-company pack in the Top Workplaces 2010, management has tried to chart a different course. "We're not your average IT service firm," said Michael Rappaport, chief executive officer of the Fort Washington company. It is a distinction he plainly wears with pride.
June 5, 2007 |
Paul McCartney is doing more than the gardening, and is most sincerely not wasting away. Macca, as you might have heard, is 64. But as the cute Beatle inches closer to retirement age, he's behaving like a thoroughly modern guy. He's just made his solo material available digitally on iTunes for the first time, and rumor has it that an Apple-to-Apple agreement will soon find the Beatles catalog online as well. Sir Paul has also been talking up his new touchingly personal album, Memory Almost Full (MPL Communications . )
March 2, 2007 |
Mum Puppettheatre's Fantoccini series (fantoccini is an Italian term for "puppet" used to describe brief, humorous shows put on between scenes) is known for expanding the definition of what exactly makes a puppet a puppet. So it is only fitting that in "Applehead," the first bit in Mum's new production The Fantoccini Brothers, puppeteer Genevieve Perrier sits center stage, fully visible, with both index fingers planted inside a pair of Granny Smith apples. In the same manner that Duchamp transformed the humble urinal into a work of art, this piece, written in 2001 by Corinna Burns, transforms common table fruit into finger puppets.