June 19, 2012 |
Colin Farrell had a happy Fathers Day weekend. The actor, still shooting mob drama "Dead Man Down" in town and his young son ran and played in the grass at Independence Mall Saturday evening. The pair spent some time in the Independence Visitors Center where they were largely unnoticed until an employee at the refreshment stand called out, "That's Colin Farell," and his co-worker asked the movie star, "Hey, what's your name?"Keeping it cool, Farrell passed by without breaking stride and said "The name is Colin.
April 26, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " A few years working in New England gave me a taste of some of the best "chowda" I had ever eaten, both at little corner restaurants, seafood shacks on the Cape, and of course, at the famed Legal Sea Foods in Boston. Everyone had their own version, but the best were smooth and rich soups, stocked with clams, potatoes, a little onion, and a healthy splash of cream. Back in the Philadelphia area, I found it hard to find the same soup, as most restaurant renditions were dense and gloppy, thickened with flour and resonating with a strong flavor of bacon.
October 27, 2011 |
After many years (and a few locations) in the making, Il Pittore was scheduled to debut Wednesday at 2025 Sansom St. (215-391-4900; ilpittore.com). This upscale Italian pairs Stephen Starr with his longtime right-hand man, chef Chris Painter, who helped set up such restaurants as Pizzeria Stella and Parc. Designer Richard Stokes worked on the bilevel 80-seater, formerly Noble American Cookery. The main dining room, on the second floor, takes advantage of the skylight.
July 21, 2011 |
DAVE ANGLIN is not the whistle-blowing type. He just wants to work hard at his restaurant job, finish his degree at Temple, then enlist in the U.S. Air Force and become a pilot. But a new sign posted in the employee area at work didn't sit right with him. He's a server at the Philly International Airport location of Legal Sea Foods Inc., the Boston-based restaurant and retail chain (its motto: "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!"). Effective that day, the sign read, servers would be required to tip $8 per shift to a certain class of worker at the restaurant, to accommodate a minimum-wage increase that had just gone into effect in Philly.
July 11, 2011 |
BEST WISHES to former NBC 10 anchor Vince DeMentri , who suffered a severe concussion and a broken nose in a Friday night car accident on I-95. DeMentri was traveling on I-95 South just above the Cottman Avenue exit during heavy rain when, he says, a car cut him off and he swerved into an SUV whose driver had jammed on her brakes. DeMentri was treated and released early Saturday from a local hospital and says he believes that his Audi has been totaled and that nobody else was injured in the accident.
May 20, 2010
"Wine down" with the drink specials indoors and on the patio at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert (10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8221). The new happy hour (5-8 p.m. weekdays) features $6 glasses of red, white and sparkling sangria; and red and white wine. Pitchers of sangria start at $14. There's also a new light bites menu by Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Carroll, a recent finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef. " The Roundtable will hold its 12th annual Taste of the World dinner at the Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator (51st and Spruce streets)
May 20, 2010 |
Elena Wu sold Chez Elena Wu in Voorhees two years ago, and that seemed to cap a 25-year South Jersey restaurant career, as it's now under a different team. But no. She and husband, K.K., could not stay away, and came roaring back two weeks ago with Très Elena Wu , a refined, French-influenced Chinese BYOB in the Bank of America Plaza at Larchmont (3131 Route 38, Mount Laurel; 856-608-8888). Paul Yan, her brother, is back in the kitchen. Shirley Feigenbaum of SGF Interiors, a longtime customer who worked with her previously, decorated the dining rooms in browns and beiges, deftly incorporating a six-seat sushi bar into one side.
January 7, 2010 |
Three years after setting up in the Court at King of Prussia, Legal Sea Foods is preparing to open a second area location this spring, at Philadelphia International Airport. Roger Berkowitz, who heads the Boston-based seafood chain, said Legal would take the space between Terminals B and C previously occupied by a TGI Friday's. The only missing detail is the exact name. At Boston's Logan International Airport and at its newest location in Dedham, Mass., Legal uses a concept called Legal C Bar, selling smaller plates aimed at quick turnover.
July 22, 2007 |
The people who scout sites for Houlihan's "must be geniuses," Roger Berkowitz confides over the phone, practically giddy at having landed yet another abandoned fern-bar shell for his growing seafood chain, Legal Sea Foods. This one is in the Court at King of Prussia, the first Pennsylvania location for the Boston-based chain. And if the beeper-toting crowds waiting for a seat on a sweltering midsummer weeknight are any indication, Legal is already cashing in on the lucrative real estate wisdom handed down from the Chain Elders.
October 9, 1988 |
It was an impulse, a craving, a wild and crazy idea. If we got up very, very early Saturday morning, Larry and I could hop a plane and be in Portland, Maine, by 10 a.m. A weekend of steamers and lobsters, fresh salt breezes and cool, forested lakes was just that close. And so it was that at 5 a.m. on a recent Saturday, the alarm clock went off, and so did we. With a rosy-fingered dawn, our odyssey to Maine had begun. At 6:40 a.m., on schedule, our plane took off from Philadelphia with just enough time for a cup of coffee and a Danish before landing in Boston at 7:30.