December 18, 2012
'TIS THE SEASON for another Italian tradition, the Feast of Seven Fishes, usually served Christmas Eve and sometimes involving up to 13 - but never 40! - courses. Did we say this was an Italian tradition? Some say Italian-Americans came up with the idea to show folks back in the Old Country how good life was here. However it started, the custom's pretty entrenched around these parts now. Here's how several local restaurants are observing: * Northern Italian restaurant Le Castagne (1920 Chestnut St., 215-751-9913, lecastagne.com )
September 17, 2012
A Philadelphia team managed to "fly" nearly 40 feet atop a giant "lobster" Saturday to win first place in the Red Bull Flugtag, a competition of wacky, homemade flying machines launched from a 30-foot platform on the Camden waterfront. The team, known as New Kids on the Dock, defeated about 30 others with its humongous crustacean. Under the rules of flugtag - "flying day" in German - teams are scored for staying aloft, presentation, and a 30-second song and dance they must perform before "taking flight.
August 11, 2012 |
PORTLAND, Maine - Tensions between lobstermen in Maine and Canada are boiling over in a dispute caused not by too few lobsters but by too many. A potentially record-breaking haul in Maine and Canada this year has caused a market glut and a crash in wholesale prices. Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen in the last few days have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada that turn out lobster products for U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.
July 26, 2012 |
MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS' singles victory led the Freedoms to an 18-17 win over the Boston Lobsters in World Team Tennis action at the Villanova Pavilion on Wednesday night. Philippoussis, making his first league appearance of the season, beat Jan-Michael Gambill, 5-3, in the final match of the evening as the Freedoms improved to 5-7. In men's doubles, Philippoussis teamed with Jordan Kerr to lead the Freedoms to a 5-2 win over Gambill and Eric Butorac. The Freedoms also won mixed doubles as Philippoussis paired with Kristyna Pliskova in a 5-2 win over Butorac and Irina Falconi.
June 28, 2012 |
Chilled Lobster & Shrimp Spring Rolls Company Description: "With cool salsa verde, aromatic lemongrass and sweet-hot red chili. Chain: Seasons 52. Calories: 270. That's right, 270. The shrimp and lobster do bring along 82 mgs. of cholesterol and 1,458 mgs. of salt, but this is otherwise a low-fat, low-sugar dish with 38 grams of carbs. Location: The Cherry Hill Mall. Price: $10.95 Review: If you've never been to a Seasons 52 (there's also one in King of Prussia)
May 17, 2012 |
Revel, Revel, Revel . . . . That's all the noise one hears these days coming from the Jersey Shore - especially when it concerns new prospects for dining. Granted, the gleaming $2.4 billion tower of Atlantic City's latest casino resort is hard to miss. And with more than a dozen restaurant concepts involving some very big names, its spring debut has no doubt been the biggest food news to hit this casino town since the Borgata began A.C.'s high-end remake. Jose Garces should have Philadelphians' attention right off the bat with three restaurants: an outsize version of Amada with ocean views and flamenco; a jumbo Village Whiskey clone for gourmet burgers and booze; plus Nuevo Mex concept with a Distrito Cantina serving margaritas and a replica Guapo's Taco truck.
October 13, 2011 |
WISCASSET, Maine - "Do we have to eat a lobster roll now ?! We're eating dinner in an hour," said my wife, Elizabeth, ever the practical one. "And, by the way, aren't we on a vacation?" Indeed, we'd come to the coast of Maine for a late-summer family getaway - not the all-lobster-all-the-time eating marathon this trip was quickly shaping up to be. And yet, by some minor miracle, there was only a 20-minute line at Red's Eats , the legendary lobster-roll shack that routinely clogs Route 1 traffic at the base of the bridge leading into this postcard-perfect coastal village.
July 9, 2011
Nine minutes was all it took for Boston's James Blake to dispatch the Freedoms' Brendan Evans in World TeamTennis men's singles play last night. As a result, the Freedoms (0-4) still seek their first win of the season, falling to the Lobsters, 22-16, at the Fencroft Country Club in Middleton, Mass. Philadelphia native Julia Cohen defeated Coco Vanderweghe in women's singles, 5-3. In women's doubles, Cohen paired with Beatrice Capra to defeat Vanderweghe and Mashona Washington, 5-4. The Freedoms will look for their first win of the season tonight when they visit the Saint Louis Aces.
June 19, 2011 |
Dining with a water view in Las Vegas generally means nachos and a mojito at a hotel swimming pool. But at Marche Bacchus, a bistro-style restaurant in the northwest part of the city, it's the real deal. Marche Bacchus is in Desert Shores, a master-planned community about 10 miles from the Vegas Strip that is set around four elongated man-made lakes. The restaurant's dining terrace looks out over one of them. Owners Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt have been sprucing up the terrace and tweaking the menu since they bought the restaurant four years ago. "We live right there near the restaurant, and we were customers," Rhonda Wyatt says.