April 4, 2013
OF ALL THE topics that diners tend to fuss over, "authenticity" is the fussiest to understand. Just listen to one of the food scene's more talented over-thinkers run a restaurant through his or her analytical atom smasher and you might agree. The quantitative critiques - service, prices, vibe - are all there, but things get weird once culinary credibility undergoes cross-examination. Is it "authentic" to use this sauce? In that soup, is marjoram an "authentic" garnish? Was the pot used to braise tonight's pork wrapped in indigenous leaves, buried beneath loose earth and gently attended by a pitmaster with Taíno ancestry?
December 28, 2012
In the Region J&J, Sanofi in McNeil-focused deal Drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi have a pending deal involving an element of J&J's consumer-products subsidiary McNeil PPC Inc. , according to a posting on the Federal Trade Commission website. But the deal will not include selling the McNeil Consumer Healthcare facility in Fort Washington, according to McNeil spokeswoman Barbara Montresor. McNeil PPC has several units and products, such as Band-Aid, Tylenol, and Listerine.
September 25, 2012 |
It's National Coffee Week and several retailers are giving away free cups. Participating East Coast McDonald's locations - 5,000 in all, says a company rep - will be pouring free small cups each day through Saturday of Premium Roast Coffee. To find a location, go to www.mcdonalds.com , click "locations" and punch in a town or zip code. To see the ad for the offer, scroll below the map, find the store, and click "Restaurant Homepage. " Participating 7-Eleven stores will be dispensing large free 20-ounce cups from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.
March 15, 2012
Batter up Looking to justify another visit to Krispy Kreme? For the month of March, visit any area shop, donate $1 or $5 to the Hamels Foundation - which the Phillies pitcher created to support inner-city schools - and get free glazed doughnuts. Or, delight cubicle mates with a dozen of these adorable baseball treats, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the cause. - Ashley Primis Krispykremephilly.com ; thehamelsfoundation.org .
October 20, 2011 |
* A Fall Family Fair is on tap from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Marathon Farm, 27th and Master streets. There will be live music, pumpkin-carving and other fall activities, food, beer and a silent auction to benefit the farm, which grows organic produce for Marathon Restaurants and for a neighborhood farm stand. Purchase $1 tickets toward food (five tickets), beer (four) and kids activities (two). * Opa (1311 Sansom St., 215-545-0170), the modern Greek restaurant-bar, has a fall menu featuring curried apple-squash bisque, an arugula and squash salad, and a lamb chop with pistachio puree.
September 22, 2011 |
Chef Michael Solomonov and his partner Steve Cook were playing the part of bakers one recent morning, so were up with the sun, flour dust covering their aprons. The pair, one of the city's top restaurant partnerships, were mixing and weighing ingredients, tasting sugar and spice combinations, and tweaking the doughnut recipe for their latest project, Federal Donuts, set to open next month. The doughnuts are the final hurdle in the trio of takeout offerings for their new shop.
August 25, 2011 |
Economist Joel Naroff has again taken honors as the nation's top economic forecaster, as judged by his peers in the National Association of Business Economics . Naroff, of Holland, Bucks County, reads entrails and issues prognostications for David Kotok's Cumberland Advisors ; Metro and Susquehanna Banks; eMoney Advisors ; and Ahold USA (it owns the Carlisle-based Giant supermarket chain), among other clients. Naroff last copped NABE's top Outlook Award in 2007 for calling the housing collapse.
June 3, 2011 |
Mmm, doughnuts, as Homer Simpson says. Mmm, free doughnuts - even better. Today's National Donut Day - who knew? - and a couple of national chains are celebrating with handouts. No purchase is necessary to get a glazed at Krispy Kreme locations, including the two in the Philadelphia area: 41 S. 16th St., across from Liberty Place, and 7855 Oxford Ave. in the city's Fox Chase section. (Collingswood and Bensalem outlets are expected to open later this year.) At any Dunkin Donuts, you'll have to buy an unbottled drink, but you'll get your pick among the many flavors.
November 14, 2010 |
Let the comfort eating begin - anew. After a five-year, sugar-shock absence, Krispy Kreme made an enthusiastically received (though not from dieters and organized labor) return to Philadelphia last week. Hours before the doors to the new doughnut shop in Fox Chase were unlocked Tuesday morning, carb-craving customers were lined up outside - one since 3:30 the previous afternoon. For such devotees of the chain's signature hot Original Glazed and other caloric confections, Krispy Kreme's abrupt departure from the region in December 2005 meant some mighty rough years of withdrawal.