December 29, 2014 |
Unspoiled white-sand beaches, turquoise-blue waters, frolicking green sea turtles, and bays, lagoons, and reefs so idyllic you have to pinch yourself just to make sure they're real - the Grenadines are one of the most spectacular sailing destinations in the world. In this archipelago of sun-splashed Caribbean islands that stretch from Grenada to St. Vincent, there's so much to explore that it would take a lifetime to truly appreciate it all. With only two weeks and a chartered sailboat, my photographer and I did our best to get a taste of this fabled paradise.
July 22, 2014 |
MANCHESTER, Mass. - The Freedoms (7-4) won four of five matches en route to a 23-21 victory over the Boston Lobsters (1-10) last night. Philadelphia's Frank Dancevic defeated John Isner ( No. 12 in the ATP world rankings), 5-4. In men's doubles, Dancevic teamed with Marcelo Melo to defeat Isner and Rik de Voest, 5-4. In women's doubles, the Freedom's Liezel Huber and Taylor Townsend downed Sharon Fichman and Megan Moulton-Levy, 5-4. And in mixed doubles, Huber and Melo defeated def. Sharon Fichman and Isner, 5-4.
May 22, 2014 |
Golden Gate Capital , the San Francisco firm that has agreed to pay $2.1 billion for Darden Group's ailing Red Lobster restaurant chain, relies for most of its financing for the deal on property mogul Nicholas Schorsch , who has built a national real estate finance business since moving his base from Jenkintown to New York during the last recession. Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties Inc. agreed last week to pay $1.5 billion for more than 500 Red Lobster restaurants, which it plans to lease back to Golden Gate to try to fix. Golden Gate, which also owns Payless ShoeSource, Eddie Bauer , and California Pizza Kitchens , is borrowing from Deutsche Bank and other lenders to raise the remaining $600 million for an attempted turnaround of Red Lobster's business and brand, which has suffered as shrimp prices have soared and newer eating places have grabbed customers.
November 4, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Infusions faced off with fusion and lobster bisque battled broccoli rabe on Broad Street on Saturday as hundreds of cooking hopefuls turned out to audition for Season 5 of MasterChef , the culinary reality television show. Tupperware in tow at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, they were all taking their stab at becoming the next Luca Manfe - that is, the restaurant manager from Astoria, Queens, who won last season's competition, scoring $250,000 and a cookbook deal. "We are looking for passion," said casting director Erika Landin.
October 11, 2013
Southern Fried Maine Lobster Company description: "Hand-breaded Maine lobster with a fresh ear of corn, andouille cheddar grits, toasted garlic bread and Old Bay spiked cream sauce. " Chain: Joe's Crab Shack. Calories: Not available, as this is a limited-time offer that continues through Nov. 18. Location: 2000 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford Township, N.J. Order time: About 20 minutes. Price: $23.99. Review: Among Joe's special "Coastal Comfort Food" menu additions, the Southern-Fried Maine Lobster piqued Chain Gang interest.
October 1, 2013
Jason Greenslate has become America's most prominent public figure who favors a do-rag and surfing slang since Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, the hitchhiking Internet hero turned New Jersey murder suspect. Greenslate's transgressions are less criminal than culinary: Fox News' cameras captured him buying supermarket sushi and lobster (albeit "on special," he noted) with his food-stamp card. Greenslate, a San Diego-area surfer and aspiring rock star with no dependents or identifiable means of support, told Fox that the government's willingness to subsidize his meals is "radical," in the colloquial sense.
September 13, 2013
Company description: "Maine lobster meat and a blend of four gourmet cheeses melted between grilled sourdough. " Chain: Red Lobster Location: 425 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia Nutrition information: 1,040 calories with 59 grams of fat and 1,570 milligrams sodium Order time: 10 minutes Price: $8.99 with fries Review: This longtime Maine lobster-roll addict got overexcited by Red Lobster's website photo of its new Lobster Lovers'...
August 2, 2013
* London Grill (2301 Fairmount Ave., 215-978-4545, londongrill.com ) is a main stop for summer lobster as the Fairmount eatery offers a rotating menu of lobster specials in August, including Creamy Lobster Bisque ($8), Lobster Crudo ($16), a Lobster Caesar Salad ($14) and a half-pound New England Lobster Roll with fries ($20). Get your lobster in one steaming, 1.5-pound piece for $25. * You love Sunday brunch, and now your dog can, too, as Square 1682 (121 S. 17th St., 215-563-5008, square1682.com )
June 14, 2013
Lunchable lobster rolls The lobster roll is not indigenous to Philadelphia, whose signature aquatic specialty has long run to shelled critters of a different breed - the oyster and the snapping turtle. Local cooks tried to replicate the New England classic, often with comic result. In one instance, lobster salad appeared wrapped in a hoagie roll with its crust sawed off. Then in 2010, the Oyster House nailed it - succulent, poached lobster (tail meat and all) overflowing a toasty, buttered, top-split hot-dog roll.
June 6, 2013
Company description: "It's a Taste of Maine for TWO! Two half lobster rolls, two half crab rolls, two half shrimp rolls with two sodas, two bags of chips and two pickles. " Chain: Luke's Lobster. Location: 130 S. 17th St., Center City. Calories: As a small chain, Luke's is not yet required to provide nutritional information. Lobsters, however, are relatively low in calories and high in protein, but also high in cholesterol. Order time: A few minutes.