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.
July 6, 2009
We're renaming this "Talkin' Sense" this week since Gonzodud is on vacation (although how we will tell he's on vacation is anyone's guess). I was appalled on Saturday when Fox kept cutting away or small-screening the Phils-Mets game to give extra-special coverage to the at-bats of Manny Ramirez, noted dope cheater just returned from suspension. I was in the press box and the Fox feed was on the monitors. You couldn't see the replays of the Phils' game because Pajama Man was all over the thing.
September 29, 2006 |
All aboard - if you dare - the double-decker Haunted Express, an hour-long adventure tour that weaves its way through the city streets to show you more than 15 of Philadelphia's most frightening locales. Along the way, a ghoulish host will share folklore about the ghosts said to haunt historical landmarks such as the dancing Benjamin Franklin statue at Library Hall. The tour also takes you to see where parts of Bram Stoker's Dracula were written and where Edgar Allan Poe wrote The Raven.
September 18, 2006 |
They roll off the line, up to two million pieces per day, 45 million calories per shift. Peanut Chews - sweet, stiff sticks of molasses and peanuts wrapped in a chocolate-flavored coating - have been in production in Philadelphia since 1917. A strictly regional confection for most of the time since it was developed as a World War I ration bar by candy-maker Harry Goldenberg, Peanut Chews became available to sweet teeth in all 50 states earlier this year. Just Born Inc., the Bethlehem, Pa., maker of Marshmallow Peeps and Mike and Ike candies, bought out the Goldenberg family in 2003 to get a bite at the $4.4 billion U.S. chocolate-candy market, and is now looking to expand in foreign markets.