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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
"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...
NEWS
October 13, 1994 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
May 24, 1993 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2006 | By Brooke Honeyford FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
May 2, 1995 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 16, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 8, 1993 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
LIVING
June 9, 2006 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 9, 2015 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
Before new-wave food trucks were hawking mac-and-cheese 10 different ways, burgers with pork belly, and cupcakes with Earl Grey buttercream, there was Magic Carpet Foods, one of Philly's original food trucks. Serving vegetarian eats with global influences and memorable monikers, Magic Carpet Foods quickly attracted a following when it opened on the University of Pennsylvania campus in 1984. Several trucks and Magic Meatballs later, Deborah Carson and her husband, Dean Varvoutis, have seen undergrads go on to finish doctorates, marry, and have children who enroll and come back.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Jacqueline Bigar, For The Inquirer
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (*****) The flames of budding romance could warm you up the next few days. Break away from routine and you could meet a new crowd. In a new setting with new people, someone comes along that makes your heart pound. Get to know this potential sweetie better. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (****) Head home Friday night. Invite others over this weekend, for a fun time. No one can host a party like you do, and your friends are only too happy to appear. Sometimes you are happiest at home, feeling content with your pals.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2012
Gowns in sparkling nudes and vibrant shades were the major red-carpet trends Saturday evening at the 155th Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball. Off-the-shoulder gowns seemed just as popular as strapless ones. And A-line silhouettes were preferred to ball gowns. In fact, Philadelphia's doyennes stepped up the glamour quotient to such heights that some of the dresses were dead ringers for gowns worn by celebrities on red carpets past. For example, first lady Lisa Nutter was particularly radiant sailing up the Academy of Music steps in a deep purple Nicole Miller gown.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
SPORTS
May 16, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2009 | By Bill Lyon, FOR THE INQUIRER
Every time you heard that distinctive baritone, deepened by a million smokes and marinated like fine bourbon aging in oak casks, you felt something soothing and reassuring. God's in His heaven, Harry the K's in the booth, and all's right with the world. He was, for generations of Phillies fans, The Voice. If Harry said it, it must be so. That voice was stilled today. Harry Kalas, one of the true troubadors of baseball, died. He collapsed in a press box in Washington not long before the Phillies were to play the Nationals, and that site and circumstance seemed altogether fitting - if he could pick his exit, you know it would have been in a booth, readying for another game.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2006 | By Brooke Honeyford FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
LIVING
June 9, 2006 | By Virginia A. Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
LIVING
January 14, 2005 | By Eils Lotozo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George Jevremovic didn't set out to become the savior of the Oriental rug trade. He wanted to be a writer until he followed his college girlfriend to her native Turkey in 1979, caught what he calls "the rug bug," and began scouring the country for Oriental rugs to sell to dealers and collectors. At first, Jevremovic (pronounced Yev-REM-o-vitch), who traveled back and forth between Turkey and the United States, traded strictly in antiques. That's because new hand-woven rugs were sorry specimens.
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