May 30, 2013 |
Eagles tight end Brent Celek views his day job this way: "Football players have the easiest job in the world. " He and several silent partners, including teammate Todd Herremans, have opened Prime Stache , an American bistro, at 110 Chestnut St. in Old City. The site, with the same owners but under different management, previously was a bar called 879. Celek, 28, led a redecoration that included a marble-topped bar and reclaimed wood over a concrete floor. He rustled up a chef, Hee "Chino" Chang, who ran the kitchen at Redstone Grill in Marlton when Celek was a rookie and used to come in on Friday nights for feasts.
May 23, 2013 |
The cover art on the brochure for Shady Maple Smorgasbord - Lancaster County's largest - features a stainless-steel buffet trough reminiscent of an Army mess hall's and an aerial photograph that gives a taste of the dimensions of its Walmart-sized parking lot. An inside page depicts customers at the ready, poised to dig in. They are promised, right here in East Earl Township (between Morgantown, roughly, and New Holland), "200 feet of deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking.
May 23, 2013 |
Tom's Lunch, which stood across from the Budd Co. factory in Nicetown, had a family history touching two families. It was named Pete's, after Tom Bezanis' father, when it opened in the 1920s in a tin shed on Hunting Park Avenue near Fox Street. But Tom told a Philadelphia Daily News reporter in 2003 that one day, Edward G. Budd, an executive of the family-owned firm and a regular customer, told Pete that he had bought the property and that Pete's would have to move nearby. The reporter wrote, "Budd built him a new place and said he'd never have to worry about the rent.
April 5, 2013
Rush to return part of their pay WASHINGTON - A day after President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said they would return 5 percent of their pay to the Treasury, several other senior administration officials said they, too, would give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of government spending cuts. Secretary of State John Kerry, the richest cabinet member; Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said they would voluntarily reduce their pay and donate it to nonprofit agencies.
March 6, 2013 |
PENN STATE football coach Bill O'Brien will participate in a coaches caravan tour starting April 30, when there will be an evening reception in Philadelphia. O'Brien and other PSU coaches will make stops in 12 locations over 2 weeks. "We had a great turnout of Penn State alumni and fans during the coaches caravan last year and I enjoyed meeting so many people who have great pride and passion for Penn State," O'Brien said in a statement. "It's important for me to get around Pennsylvania and other areas where we have a lot of alumni and give them a chance to get to know me and to hear from them.
January 18, 2013 |
If you want to get ahead in corporate America, you have to answer this question correctly: Do you eat lunch, or do you crush lunch? What do I mean by crush , you ask? I'm not referring to physical flattening, as of a cardboard box. I'm talking about complete domination - the way an NBA franchise might crush a girls' junior varsity squad. Crushing lunch is one of the most important skills in the corporate workplace. If you can high-five, fist-pump, and lunch-crush, you are going to do big things in this world.
December 6, 2012 |
Chef Eric Ripert is stepping away from his affiliation with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and its 10 Arts restaurant after nearly five years. He said a project in New York affiliated with his famed Le Bernardin required too much of his time. Ripert did say he will maintain his apartment next door at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. Sous chef Nathan Volz, who manages 10 Arts' day-to-day operation, will continue to run the kitchen while Miguel Hernandez, the hotel's assistant food-and-beverage director, oversees the dining room.
November 30, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House. For about 90 minutes. After an odd arrival in which a man rushed his SUV and ended up getting arrested by the Secret Service. It wasn't the start of a term as Romney had envisioned. But it was, at least, all on good terms with the man who defeated him, President Obama. Over a private lunch Thursday, Obama and Romney had white turkey chili, Southwestern grilled chicken salad, and - from the reports of it - the kind of conversation that never happens during a campaign.
November 29, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney will have lunch Thursday at the White House with President Obama in the private dining room, a show of bipartisanship three weeks after the conclusion of a tough, sometimes nasty, election season. The meeting, their first since the final presidential debate Oct. 22 in Florida, comes amid the increasingly antagonistic negotiations between the White House and Congress to avert the looming fiscal cliff. Media will not be allowed at the private lunch, press secretary Jay Carney said in a brief statement Wednesday morning.
November 3, 2012 |
Four-year-old Frank Iguodala's palate is a sensitive thing. When savory bread pudding with butternut squash arrives on his lunch plate instead of his favorite, chicken nuggets, the hesitation is one of a discerning critic. Teacher Melissa McMenamin encourages the Friends School Haverford student to taste. One small bite follows another. Then a pause . . . . "It's a little bit great," Frank said. Chalk up another one for Chef Allie Hauptman, the tattooed, bandana-wearing former prep cook at a gourmet hot dog restaurant who is helping to lead the Delaware County school in a new culinary direction.