September 25, 2015 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, Sept. 22. Reader: Since the weather is starting to get colder in the morning, where is your go-to place for a great cup of joe? Craig LaBan: So many right now. I tend to hover between Menagerie (Old City), Rival Bros. (Fitler Square), and Talula's Daily (Washington Square), with visits to Bodhi (10th Street), Toast (12th Street), Square One (13th Street); and sometimes the new Passero's (800 block of Chestnut Street)
July 17, 2015 |
At Camden's most unusual new restaurant, there's more than hearty fare on the menu. Five raised beds of veggies are flourishing on the roof; a cozy "garden terrace" offers an outdoor space for catered events; and some employees are ex-cons who have turned their lives around. Welcome to the CK Cafe, where sales of sandwiches, salads, and platters named for Pyne Poynt, Parkside, Fairview, and other sections of the city help feed the needy folks who live there. "We're trying to celebrate where we're at," says Karen Talarico, executive director of Cathedral Kitchen, the cafe's nonprofit parent.
June 8, 2015 |
When you travel to a foreign country, you see amazing sights and beautiful scenery. Sometimes, however, the most amazing and beautiful thing you experience is the people. Most of us in our lifetimes have done something incredibly stupid - something you look back on and think, "How could I possibly have done that?" My friend and I are seasoned travelers. On our trip to Spain, the 12th European country we've visited, we had no reason to believe everything would not be as wonderful as before.
May 30, 2015 |
GALLOWAY, N.J. - The ShopRite LPGA Classic, which begins Friday, is being held for the 27th time. Juli Inkster won the first one and the third one, in 1986 and 1988, when it was known as the Atlantic City Classic, and is here preparing once again less than a month shy of her 55th birthday. She has other responsibilities these days, both as the 2015 captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, and as a television commentator for Fox, which will televise the U.S. Open and other USGA national championships this year.
May 24, 2015 |
The unofficial start of summer - Memorial Day - is this weekend, and because many of us have been hibernating all winter, it's time to start a lifestyle change to lose weight and feel your absolute best. To initiate behavior change for quick weight loss, I always encourage my clients to use the three P's: Plan, Purchase, and Prep. Plan : Choose the day most convenient for you and make it your "plan" day. That will be your day to write out what you will eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week.
November 20, 2014 |
Former Mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will host a meet-and-greet for Democratic mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo on Wednesday, a day already bursting with events for two other unannounced candidates. Trujillo will get a chance to make his pitch to some of Philadelphia's biggest political donors at noon at the Pyramid Club in Center City. That will be the same time that former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham will formally announce her candidacy, and a few hours before State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is to announce his. The invitation-only lunch is described as "a 'get-to-know-you' gathering," not a fund-raiser.
September 5, 2014
BANANA DOG BITES These sweet, sushi-style snacks pack a protein punch. Use whole-wheat tortillas for extra fiber. 2 tortillas (any variety will work) 1/4 cup peanut butter, or almond or sunflower butter 2 bananas, peeled Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the tortilla to coat it evenly. (Note: If your tortillas are stiff, you can put them in the microwave between 2 pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15 to 20 seconds to soften.)
September 5, 2014 |
EVERY NIGHT before bed, Sue Patterson packs her 10-year-old daughter, Emmy, a lunch that resembles a work of art. Picture a heart-shaped roast-beef sandwich nestled into a Hello Kitty container, with colorful cups of dried fruit, olives, organic cheese and yogurt-covered pretzels. Or a pink Japanese-style bento box with a California sushi roll, shelled edamame, red grapes and kiwis cut into cute fan shapes. Patterson's a big believer in eating healthy, organic food, so spending 15 to 20 minutes preparing her daughter's lunch is "totally worth it so she can have a good, high-quality lunch every day. " But a lunch doesn't have to be Pinterest-worthy to be healthy and fun. It just takes a little planning and a stock of convenient, kid-approved foods.
September 5, 2014
HOW DO you get headstrong teenagers to eat healthier, plant-based lunches? Slowly. "Getting kids to eat food they're not used to requires a lot of feet on the ground," said Amie Hamlin, who should know: Her New York Coalition for Healthy School Food has for years mobilized changes in school districts from Ithaca to New York City. She also was behind one public school's move to all-vegetarian lunches. With students now returning to school, to the ideological battleground that is the school cafeteria, different "veg" efforts in different cities are coming to fruition.
August 10, 2014 |
Cherry Hill appears to have arrived on the culinary front as South Jersey's latest foodie town. The township will host its first Restaurant Week - modeled after Philadelphia's but on a smaller scale - Sunday through next Saturday. "It's great for Cherry Hill to do something on its own," said Aldo Lamberti, owner of Caffe Aldo Lamberti at 2011 Route 70 W., one of the participants. "Of course, not just Cherry Hill people are coming to town. " Twenty-one other restaurants are taking part - located along Routes 70 and 38, and at Cherry Hill Mall and the Market Place at Garden State Park.