September 21, 2016 |
Driven by demand, a younger clientele, and a challenged retail landscape, restaurants are powering many of the region's real estate deals. One in four retail real estate transactions these days is for a spot to eat and drink. From trendy, chef-driven venues in Center City to outposts of national brands at suburban shopping centers and malls, restaurants have become go-to tenants, filling new spaces and former anchor stores and providing landlords with rents that are often higher and more reliable.
May 31, 2013
Glow: Living Lights Your backyard fireflies ain't got nothin' on the glow-in-the-dark worms, hairy desert scorpions and otherworldly-looking, middle-ocean creatures that scientists call "bioluminescent. " Here through September, this exhibit is, perhaps predictably, mostly dark. Better to enjoy the light-emitting rare specimens, both living and formerly living, such as a striking stauroteuthis syrtensis , a glowing sucker octopus. Interactive stations let visitors light up dinoflagellates, a/k/a single-cell organisms, dress up like sea creatures, and get up close and personal with a massive angelfish.
September 9, 2016
Makes 3 cups 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame 1 cup frozen peas Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup bottled Asian sesame-soy dressing 1. Rinse and drain quinoa. Place in a medium saucepan with 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the edamame, cover again, and cook 5 minutes longer. Add the peas and remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. 2. Stir in the salt, pepper, and dressing.
April 16, 2012 |
Ann Brunner was at home with her best friend when a sudden, wrenching pain took her breath away. Her chest felt like it was being crushed by a sumo wrestler, the squeeze migrating to her shoulders and back. She fell into a chair and her friend told her that her face was ashen. "I felt like the plug on my life had been pulled," Brunner recalls. Later, in the emergency room at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, an abnormal electrocardiogram and elevated blood enzymes confirmed what Brunner, a nurse for 34 years, already suspected.
August 27, 2016
FESTIVALS International Winefest This two-day celebration of the grape features tastings of wines from more than 65 vintners from around the world, with the backdrop of the Atlantic City skyline. On Friday, there will be a special appearance by TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford (go figure) who will offer samples of her GIFFT Wines, crafted from the Scheid family's estate vineyards in Monterey, Calif. - Michael Harrington 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Nugget, 600 Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City.
April 18, 2010 |
From a quick glance at the flour-dusted baby face that sidled up to our table at Zavino to check on our meal, I'd never have guessed that chef-owner Steven Gonzalez was even remotely near 30 years old. But take a closer look at the angry welts that stripe his forearms - they're hard to miss as he wields a pizza cutter and dusts pinches of cheese atop finished pies in front of the furnace glow of his hot brick oven ? and it's clear Gonzalez is a tested veteran of Philly's rapidly rising pizza wars.
April 13, 1994 |
ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS - ALL THE BABY THAT FITS, TOO Rush hour got a little more crowded on a subway platform yesterday morning when Abigail Vidal, 17, unexpectedly went into labor and gave birth to a daughter - midwifed by transit workers and the New York Times. "She was going to have the baby, and she wasn't going to wait for a more convenient time or place," said Charles Seaton, a New York City Transit spokesman. After Vidal went into labor, a transit worker summoned a supervisor.
February 15, 1991 |
Cheap Eats usually bypasses anything that requires more than a 10-dollar bill. But when Serrano began offering a four-course Spanish regional dinner for $12.95 on Monday nights, that sounded like a suitably frugal feast. Actually, Serrano is a bargain-hunter's find on any night. This cozy restaurant on 2nd Street near Market has an international menu that includes no-beans Texas-style chili, Mexican fajitas, Middle Eastern baba ghanoush, Hungarian chicken, a French picnic plate and seafood with Oriental accents.
November 17, 2004 |
They were the new kids on the underworld block. More important, federal and local authorities said, they were the wave of the future. Based in Northeast Philadelphia - some, in fact, had attended George Washington High School - they called themselves "KGB," a not-so-subtle reference to a time and a place that their parents, at least, remembered. "The KGB was a crime wave in Northeast Philadelphia," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Foulkes, one of two prosecutors who spearheaded the case against the organization two years ago. Tracked by the FBI's Eurasian Organized Crime Squad, KGB was described as a Russian-emigre criminal enterprise that dealt in drugs, extortion and robbery.
June 19, 1995 |
The Chicago Blackhawks have called a news conference for noon today, perhaps to allow coach Darryl Sutter a chance to say goodbye. Sutter, who led the Blackhawks to the Western Conference finals in his third season with the team, has been mulling whether to continue in the high- pressure job or devote more time to his family. Blackhawks owner William Wirtz said last night the team offered Sutter a contract extension before the playoffs, but would not discuss Sutter's plans.