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July 26, 2011 | By Dan Gross
WE'RE NOT sure if Ed Rendell describes all his friends as "stunning," but he did use the term yesterday about Peruvian-born beauty Lucia Zapatero, with whom he was spotted brunching Saturday at Parc on Rittenhouse Square. Zapatero, 33, is director of marketing for Knowledge@Wharton , an online business-analysis journal of Penn's Wharton School of Business, and we're told she and Rendell, 67, have recently begun seeing each other. Reached by phone yesterday, Rendell insisted that the pair were only "good friends.
NEWS
July 25, 2008 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writers
Talk about a deluge. In an instant - the time it took Donovan Preddy, 30, and his micro-goateed pal to gulp down their old-fashioneds at the back of the zinc bar at Parc - the scene at Philadelphia's newest and most buzzed-about restaurant was transformed from a cafe on the square to a cafe on the banks of the Seine. With five inches of water coursing southward down 18th Street - drenched greeters huddled beneath the front awning, sidewalk diners fleeing inside, guarding their half-finished plates of duck confit - it was, perhaps, time to reflect.
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October 30, 2008 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
On a Tuesday evening, it can be subdued in the understated bistros and cafes that lay claim to the corners south of South Street where the western edge of Queen Village gives way to Bella Vista. But on one Tuesday last week, not all of them were in character. At tiny Salt and Pepper, at Sixth and Fitzwater, for one, the doors were wide open and health experts from as far away as Oslo were sipping a lovely BYO zinfandel and taking hacks at cheeses set out on the counter. One of the cafe's regulars, Henry Glick, had reserved the entire (20-plus-seat)
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October 13, 2011
Bistrot La Minette 623 S. 6th St 215-925-8000 www.bistrotlaminette.com Parc 227 S. 18th St. 215-545-2262 Vintage 129 S. 13th St. 215-922-3095 www.vintage-philadelphia.com Zinc 246 S. 11th St. 215-351-9901 www.zincbarphilly.com  
FOOD
July 1, 2016 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
NEWS
March 30, 2011 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
Tidying of the East Passyunk area - where cleanup was suspended nearly two years ago after the fall of former state Sen. Vince Fumo - began again Monday under a new civic group. Fumo's Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, lavishly funded then plundered by Fumo, spent most of the funds remaining after Fumo went to jail on legal fees to defend its board of directors, said Sam Sherman Jr., director of Citizens Alliance's successor, the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. What's left is rental income from 14 properties, all storefronts and apartments that Citizens Alliance owned debt-free, leaving PARC a budget of about $450,000.
FOOD
January 29, 2016
Guess from these photos where restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Agedashi tofu. 2. Quiche Lorraine. 3. Pickle Boat. For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Fat Salmon (719 Walnut St.) 2. Parc (227 S. 18th St.) 3. Martha Bar (2113 E. York St.)
FOOD
July 24, 2008 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
Three days into its world premiere on Rittenhouse Square last week, Parc, the French bistro, was still four deep at the zinc bar, awash in first-wave beautiful people, at work on its sea legs. "Table 406?" the waiter inquired of owner Stephen Starr, approaching his curbside table with bowls of what looked to be trout amandine. "No," Starr said. He'd been chatting with a guest, studiously ignoring a cutting board - already served - heaped with country pate, salami, prosciutto and mustard: " This is Table 407. Table 406 is behind me. " Behind him, stretching half a block north on 18th Street, and almost as far around the corner on Locust, the cafe tables under crenelated awnings lent a distinctively - persuasively - Parisian mood to the place.
NEWS
October 10, 1995 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Area Religious Coterie thinks it's high time to add another g-word to the usual October list of ghost, ghoul and goblin, and that g-word is gospel. Composed of radio announcers, record promoters and retailers, the three- year-old organization declared this month Gospel Music Month in the city and came up with a slate of activities in celebration. "We know that June is Black Music Month, but gospel music is not recognized as much as the secular side - such as jazz and R&B - during that time," said PARC first vice president Linda Timmons, who spins gospel on WHAT-AM every Sunday from 6 a.m. to noon.
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July 1, 2016 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
FOOD
May 20, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat:   Craig LaBan: I've been loving the unexpected trend of meals built entirely from skewered meats, as you can tell from my enthusiastic review last weekend of Saté Kampar, the fun and evocative Malaysian spot on East Passyunk that's grilling its skewered meats (try the goat) over imported coconut shell charcoal. Add in Double Knot and Sansom Kabob House, and this year's definitely been a United Nations of tasty international skewers.
FOOD
January 29, 2016
Guess from these photos where restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Agedashi tofu. 2. Quiche Lorraine. 3. Pickle Boat. For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Fat Salmon (719 Walnut St.) 2. Parc (227 S. 18th St.) 3. Martha Bar (2113 E. York St.)
FOOD
September 25, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, Sept. 22. Reader: Since the weather is starting to get colder in the morning, where is your go-to place for a great cup of joe? Craig LaBan: So many right now. I tend to hover between Menagerie (Old City), Rival Bros. (Fitler Square), and Talula's Daily (Washington Square), with visits to Bodhi (10th Street), Toast (12th Street), Square One (13th Street); and sometimes the new Passero's (800 block of Chestnut Street)
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | BY RYAN BRIGGS, The Next Mayor rbriggs@philly.com
THIS IS the second in a series that The Next Mayor project is embarking on throughout the summer that looks at some of the problems facing Philadelphia's next mayor. We'll identify problems, examine why they exist, and find best practices implemented elsewhere. At the end of each piece, we'll offer a fix. The problem Talmadge Belo Jr. remembers North Philadelphia's golden days - a time when people washed the front steps of their tidy rowhouses, pitched in to sweep litter off the street and painted sidewalk curbs bright white.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Rick Nichols, For The Inquirer
On a given day on Main Street in Manayunk, you may spot the occasional passerby duck into a narrow entry and place an order through a window that seems sized for a speakeasy. One might be after ciabatta rolls sturdy enough to stand up to pulled pork. Another might be smitten by a brioche redolent of orange blossom. Or a still-warm croissant. But what they mostly want - covet - is a $3 baguette. Before they're gone. This is Breakin' Bread Bakery, baker Jim McAleese's latest venture.
NEWS
September 30, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
CHEF Brian Oliveira and restaurant-business partner Christian Mora hope to make history by giving their employees a living wage, health care, sick leave and vacations at their soon-to-open Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie in Fishtown. Living wage/no tips would have meant no hassles for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy, who was virally tackled on social media recently after leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 tab at a Northern Liberties burger joint. And living wage/no tips would have meant no staffer lawsuits against Chickie's & Pete's that cost the restaurant chain a reported $8.5 million in settlements.
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March 6, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
ONE OF Philadelphia's top restaurateurs is serving up aid for the financially distressed public schools. Stephen Starr and Superintendent William Hite yesterday announced a monthlong initiative at all 22 of Starr's Philly restaurants, hoping to raise $100,000. "It should not be in a major city that our children [who] go to public school do not have the tools to actually have a chance," Starr said during a news conference at Parc, his Parisian-style brasserie on Rittenhouse Square.
FOOD
February 14, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michel Cluizel's award-winning, tres French, premium chocolates originate in places like Santo Domingo and Madagascar, at fair-trade, organic cacao plantations shaded by towering banana plants. The beans are shipped to a workshop in Normandy, where Cluizel first started out 55 years ago. Workers there transform them into fine chocolate, and craft it into bars, truffles, pellets called minigrammes, and ornate decorations. But, to reach the U.S. market, the chocolate makes a less-romantic and rather unlikely pit stop: an anonymous corporate park on Route 73 in West Berlin.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2011 | By Dan Gross
EAGLES DEFENSIVE TACKLE Trevor Laws will get an on-camera cooking lesson from "Iron Chef" Jose Garces in a couple of weeks at Amada (217 Chestnut). Laws loves the Garces spot and loves to cook. The cooking lesson will be taped by the Eagles Television Network and aired on the Linc's big screen during home games.   OUT AND ABOUT *  Robert De Niro went for escargot and a salad while dining outside at Parc on Rittenhouse Square Monday. The actor is in town shooting "The Silver Linings Playbook," co-starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence . Sunday night actress Carla Gugino , in town to promote "The Mighty Macs," ate at Parc.
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