April 26, 2012 |
50 littleneck clams, picked over, discard any with broken shells 2 cups water Bottled clam juice (optional) 1 ounce meaty salt pork, rind removed and cut into ?-inch dice 1 tablespoon butter (optional) 1 clove garlic 1 medium yellow onion, diced small 1 stalk of celery, diced small 1 sprig fresh thyme 1 dried bay leaf 4 or 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into ?-inch dice Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup cup heavy cream 1. Scrub clams and rinse well.
April 26, 2012 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " A few years working in New England gave me a taste of some of the best "chowda" I had ever eaten, both at little corner restaurants, seafood shacks on the Cape, and of course, at the famed Legal Sea Foods in Boston. Everyone had their own version, but the best were smooth and rich soups, stocked with clams, potatoes, a little onion, and a healthy splash of cream. Back in the Philadelphia area, I found it hard to find the same soup, as most restaurant renditions were dense and gloppy, thickened with flour and resonating with a strong flavor of bacon.
July 26, 1991 |
BAD CHOWDER RECALLED Borden Inc. yesterday recalled canned clam chowder distributed in 14 states and Washington, D.C., because chowder in some of the cans was not processed completely. Borden said the batch of Snow's New England Clam Chowder may not be sterile and could cause illness. Borden said it was recalling 15-ounce cans of Snow's New England Clam Chowder that are stamped on top with a "FEB 94" or "MAR 94" date and a second identification code ending in "C. " The cans were distributed in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C. NEW STUDY AFOOT The Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center is seeking volunteers for a study to determine the effectiveness of a new anti-fungal cream for athlete's foot.
May 20, 2010
"Wine down" with the drink specials indoors and on the patio at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert (10 Avenue of the Arts, 215-523-8221). The new happy hour (5-8 p.m. weekdays) features $6 glasses of red, white and sparkling sangria; and red and white wine. Pitchers of sangria start at $14. There's also a new light bites menu by Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Carroll, a recent finalist on Bravo's "Top Chef. " The Roundtable will hold its 12th annual Taste of the World dinner at the Church of the Holy Apostles and Mediator (51st and Spruce streets)
June 7, 1991 |
If you haven't been any farther west on Market Street lately than the Shops at Liberty Place, take a stroll one of these glorious summer days. Pop into the beautiful Mellon Bank Center lobby at 18th and Market, so lavishly garbed with green marble that you'll think you're underwater. Or admire the wee landscaped park on the southeast corner of 19th and Market, where colorful flowers bloom amid shiny skyscrapers and ongoing construction. If seeing the brown-baggers in that small park puts you in the mood for lunch, the Market Street Cafe at 2000 Market St. can oblige.
March 9, 1988 |
If you're looking for exceptional value in seafood, check out The Chowder Pot in Pennsauken, N.J. This spacious restaurant, decorated to the nth degree in a nautical theme, distinguishes itself with an all-you-can-eat salad bar that will make the seafood lover swoon. The standouts: medium (60 to 70 a pound) shrimp, steamed and chilled and served with an excellent cocktail sauce and lemon slices. Also included on the salad bar are the restaurant's namesake soups, two wonderful clam chowders.
March 20, 1992 |
Crabbies, located in the Delaire Plaza on State Road in the east Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia, opened for business about eight months ago. Since then, I had heard basically good things about it. But even though I only live about a five-minute ride away, I'd never been over to try it out. Until, that is, an editor walked over to my desk the other week, plopped a menu in front of me and said, "It's all yours. " That's how I found out, on a recent weeknight, that my friends were not wrong.
September 3, 1999 |
Keeping up with traffic on New Jersey's Route 130 while talking on a cell phone takes concentration. I thought I was handling the chore safely, but one of my passengers was becoming anxious. Before she became yet another distraction, I turned onto serene Cove Street, heading into Merchantville, leaving speeding drivers to vent their rage on others. "What kind of car are you driving?" the voice on the other end of the phone asked. I told him and proceeded forward. "When you get to Centre Street, bear right.
May 26, 1991 |
A neighborhood restaurant may not be the first place you would look to find good food, but the Erin Pub in Norwood is a delightful exception to the general rule. Indeed, this informal Irish bar-restaurant not only has good home cooking, but also moderate prices and friendly service. It's no wonder the place is enormously popular. Operated by an Irish couple, Mary and Marty Bryce, the windowless, bi-level dining room has a publike atmosphere, thanks to dark wainscoting and timbered, rough-plastered walls with colorful heraldic shields.
July 16, 1993 |
Before it closed a few years ago, the Olde Philadelphia Tavern & Restaurant at Front and Bainbridge Streets was known for its sweet-and-spicy crabs. It also had a reputation as a congenial neighborhood-type tappie where you could watch sports events on television and toss down suds along with the shellfish. The restaurant reopened early last month, and the new owners have picked up the old beat without missing a step. Of course the spot has been updated - in menu and decor - but the aim seems pretty much the same: reasonably priced food seriously prepared and served in a clean and attractive setting.