April 20, 2016 |
What if buying life-giving literature were just as easy as buying a bag of Herr's Original Crisp 'N Tasty potato chips or Goldenberg's Peanut Chews? There's a vending machine for that. Nic Esposito is the founder of Fishtown craft book publisher the Head & the Hand Press. Among his many duties, he is mixing his passions for literature and food - with a vending machine that dispenses tasty, nourishing books of locally themed fiction and poetry. Esposito sees an abiding connection between writing and growing food.
October 16, 2013 |
Carl A. Goldenberg, 85, of Center City, who continued his family's legacy of making Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, died Monday, Oct. 14, of prostate cancer at his home. Mr. Goldenberg was the first member of the third generation in his family to operate Goldenberg Candy Co. The business was started in 1890 by his grandfather David, a Romanian immigrant, as a small candy store on Frankford Avenue. "That was Dad's calling - to go into the family business," said his son, David, the last Goldenberg to be president of Goldenberg Candy Co. "It was very important to him because his name was on the package.
September 12, 2013 |
It was a night for new identities on Monday as Boot & Saddle, the long-shuttered former dive bar on South Broad Street, reopened in its new incarnation as a live music venue. The iconic boot-and-saddle neon sign has been dark for 17 years, but it continues to promise that "Country & Western" music will be heard inside. That will be the case, as bluegrass band the Highwater Preachers top an all-local bill on Wednesday night. But the room, capacity 175, will mainly be an indie-rock venue.
April 28, 2013 |
Eugene B. Goldenberg, 78, of Northeast Philadelphia, a former wholesale seafood dealer who later worked as a police officer for the Defense Department, died Wednesday, April 24, of complications of dementia at Sierra Oaks of Bensalem. Mr. Goldenberg was known throughout the city as "the Candy Man" because he always passed out candy - especially Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, a Philadelphia favorite made in the Northeast. Despite his name, he had no relation to the company. In the 1960s, Mr. Goldenberg founded Delaware Sea Food Co., a wholesale seafood dealership at the Food Distribution Center on Lawrence Street in South Philadelphia.
May 24, 2012
Food: Handmade ice cream in unconventional flavors. Earl Grey Srichacha sounds like a bad idea. We assure you, it is not. There are usually six flavors, three Philadelphia-style (with 16 percent butterfat cream from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg) and three nondairy. Who's behind it? Founded one year ago by Pete Angevine, Martin Brown and Jeffrey Ziga. What's in that name? Ziga says: "It sprang out of the ether. It's emotional. I'm a little baby, you're a little baby.
December 26, 2011 |
Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are back. Not that they ever really left, but some candy lovers certainly thought the chocolate and peanut candy brand had disappeared, judging by postings on various blogs about the sweet stuff. Now the company that bought Goldenberg Candy Co. in 2003 is going all out to raise its profile in the land of cheesesteaks, Tastykakes, and other guilty pleasures. Just Born Inc., which had dreams of taking Peanut Chews national, has decided to retrench and remind customers in its core Mid-Atlantic market of the treat that has been made in Philadelphia since 1917.
November 21, 2010 |
Was I the last to hear that Bill Clinton had gone vegan? From the Golden Arches to golden beets in a single bound. Who says we are forever deaf to the pleas of our better angels? Of course, the former fast-foodie-in-chief isn't out there all alone. Steve Wynn, the casino mogul, and Mort Zuckerman, the magazine mogul; actor Alec Baldwin, and, so it says in a piece on "The Rise of the Power Vegans" in this month's Bloomberg Businessweek, is, yup, Mike Tyson. ( Yo , you got a problem with that?
July 29, 2010 |
ESPN Deportes Radio, the national Spanish-language sports radio network, has secured a local affiliate, effective 6 a.m. Monday. It's WWDB-AM (860), whose stock in trade has been money-talk shows. 'DB owner Beasley Broadcast also added ESPN Deportes on stations in Atlanta and Boston in a package deal that shut out ESPN's English-language partner in Philadelphia, Greater Media, which broadcasts sports talk at 950 AM and 97.5 FM. Natalie Conner , who heads Beasley's Philly operations, says she will use the network feed but plans live and local programming, as well as tie-ins to the Latino community and local sports teams.
July 22, 2010
Adsum (700 S. 5th St., 267-888-7002), neighborhood bistro is up and serving "progressive cuisine" by Chef Matt Levin (late of Lacroix). Adsum (pronounced "ahd-SOOM"; it's Latin for "I am here") is his first effort as a chef-owner. Co-owner is Kar Vivekananthan, an entrepreneur and communications-systems designer. Farm to Fork Week continues through Saturday, as 33 restaurants in the SJ HOT Chefs group offer four-course dinners for $35 and $25, featuring ingredients from New Jersey farms.
July 9, 2010
The confectioner that makes Peeps and Hot Tamales candies has reached a three-year agreement with the union representing workers at its operations in Bethlehem. Privately owned Just Born Inc. and Local 6 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers' and Grain Millers' union would not disclose terms of the contract, which covers 337 employees. But Barry Fields, president of the local, said there were increases in wages and pension benefits. Just Born, which is based in Bethlehem and takes its name from founder Sam Born, bought Goldenberg Candy Co. of Philadelphia in 2003.