December 8, 2011
Menu: All vegetarian, mostly Middle Eastern, totally filling. Two locations: 34th Street between Walnut and Spruce, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Spruce between 35th and 36th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Look for: A dark-green awning and a line about 10 deep. How long: Family-owned and -operated since 1984. Web: magiccarpetfoods.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Magic-Carpet-Foods/130251873665043 . The old-fashioned way: 215-334-0948. Order: Magic meatballs.
March 12, 1988 |
"In some ways, you could say that looking at rugs was the TV of the old days," says Felice Fischer. "You could spend hours looking at the trees and flowers and figures and trying to figure out the stories the craftsmen were trying tell us. " Fischer is standing before "The Cosby Show" of Oriental carpets, the 16th Century Persian "Tree Carpet" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a 17-by-12- foot cotton masterpiece with enough colors to tax the...
October 13, 1994 |
With the National Hockey League season short-circuited by labor trouble, the only professional ice skating going on in this town is happening courtesy of Walt Disney's World on Ice. The boys and girls from Disney are back with "Aladdin," the same production that set Spectrum attendance records for a family show when it played there last year. Close to 300,000 people came out over the Christmas holidays to see the popular film come to life. This engagement, which extends through Sunday, is for fewer performances than the Christmas visit.
February 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: At this time of year I have seen letters in your column from couples describing how they met. I hope you will print ours. During a study break one evening in April 1937, I walked to Bruckner Boulevard Park in the Bronx to sit on a bench. A cyclist whizzed through the center walkway, then stopped and slowly backed up to where I was sitting. "Hello," he said. I responded. "Who are you?" he asked. "I'm Queen Elizabeth the First," I told him without batting an eye. "Well," he replied, "I'm Sir Walter Raleigh - unfortunately, I don't have a coat to place at your feet.
May 24, 1993 |
It was supposed to be just a walk in the park for Pat Williams. No pressure, no great expectations, just a visit to the big city for a stroll in Central Park, a bite at the famous Carnegie Deli, and a little television exposure for his Orlando Magic and their lone pingpong ball. "I read all the Dallas Green articles, had a nice roast chicken," he said yesterday. "Just had a wonderful day. " With one shot in 66, the Magic - excuse the expression - low-balled the whole lottery this season.
November 24, 2006 |
As the youngest of three, illusionist Brad Ross always yearned for attention. When his parents hired a magician for his fifth birthday party, it opened his eyes to a world of magical possibilities - and stirred his desire to be a magician. Ross honed his skills performing at parties and local events, which led to his own show at Six Flags. This weekend he is one of the magicians headlining Disney Live! Presents Mickey's Magic Show at the Academy of Music. Ross says the performance is a spectacular celebration of the "magic that lives inside of us. " The crowd is invited on a magical journey as Cinderella's rags are transformed into a beautiful ball gown, Princess Jasmine floats through the air without the help of a magic carpet, and the dancing brooms from Fantasia sashay across the stage.
May 2, 1995 |
Ed Turner calls it "the grungy look. " He likes it that way. It's good for business. "People take a look at my dirty windows, dusty shelves, all the clutter, and think, hey, this old guy might have something good inside. They come in, look around, wind up buying something," reasons Turner. "If I cleaned the windows, kept the place spic-and-span, people wouldn't come in. It's all psychological, studied chaos. Something I picked up through the years. " Turner's picked up thousands of tricks through the years.
May 16, 2010 |
In a game of Can You Top This?, the professional sports world would be hard-pressed these days to come up with a more improbable story than the Flyers. But the Montreal Canadiens should be considered a worthy contender, and they happen to be the Flyers' opponent for the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final, which begins Sunday at the Wachovia Center. Pardon the Canadiens if they are only mildly impressed by the Flyers' feats. These descendants of NHL royalty have pulled a few rabbits out of their duffel bags themselves, and they could lay claim that their magic tricks have trumped the Flyers' in improbability.
May 8, 1993 |
After a successful West Coast trip that confirmed that their fast start wasn't a fluke, the first-place Phillies last night returned to Veterans Stadium to see if their early-season magic was still working. Phillies 4, Cardinals 3. The magic carpet ride continues. Despite committing three errors, despite going 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and despite falling into an early two-run hole, the Phillies outlasted the Cardinals before 33,739 spectators. Dave Hollins delivered three hits, including a two-run homer that gave the Phils the lead for good in the fifth, and winner Tommy Greene pitched 7 1/3 innings to pace Philadelphia.
June 9, 2006 |
Tom Steigerwald's the kind of guy who gets upset if the sky isn't blue enough. No wonder he's a gardener. "It creates a little oasis for me," he says, "a counterpoint to everything else in modern life. " But Steigerwald's oasis, which wraps around a converted 19th-century firehouse in Elkins Park, would intimidate less-adventurous souls. It's almost all shade, a condition many gardeners fear makes it hard to grow anything colorful or fun. Not so. So not so! Since moving from Philadelphia 13 years ago, Steigerwald, an artist who specializes in huge floral paintings, and his wife, Patrice, an engineer at Lockheed Martin, have transformed their long-neglected yard into a charming, slightly wild cottage garden.