October 7, 2015 |
Molly Buckley loves movies, so for the last four years, the Devon girl has hosted a backyard movie-night birthday party with popcorn machine, homemade cardboard "cars" to sit in, and yummy treats. After Molly turns 9 Sunday, she and her St. Katharine of Siena School friends and family will again enjoy a film - this year, Cinderella (the live-action version) - under the stars. It's been a no-brainer for mom Erin: She has a roomy backyard and can throw a big bash at a reasonable price.
July 26, 2015 |
What it is: Caramel corn - and a variety of derivatives such as the summer-fair-favorite kettle corn and commercially packaged products such as Cracker Jack and Crunch 'n Munch - has been around for a long time. But on the Ocean City and Wildwood Boardwalks, the king of sweet caramel perfection wrapped around a salty popcorn heart is the kind that comes in big plastic tubs from Johnson's Popcorn. Since the first stand opened on the Ocean City Boardwalk 75 years ago, the company has passed through the hands of four owners and has been producing the confection on-site at its locations.
January 4, 2012
By Gareth Cook You've probably tried exercise. Maybe you've given Atkins a shot or done time on Weight Watchers. But even if you've tried a thousand ways to drop pounds, I doubt you've tried this one: the Other Hand Diet. The approach is simple. If you are right-handed, use only your left hand to eat; your right hand must stay down at your side. (If you are left-handed, of course, then eat only with your right.) I can't promise that you'll become leaner and healthier on the Other Hand Diet.
December 1, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I want you to know how much I agree with your answer to "Paying for My Popcorn in Oregon," who complained about her niece sneaking food into the theater. I used to teach a parenting class to parents who had kids in trouble with the law. I started out by asking, "How many of you teach your children to lie, cheat or steal?" Of course nobody admitted they did. I then had about 20 items I'd list, the movie food issue being one, driving over the speed limit, and so on. At least one of the 20 applied to everybody.
September 8, 2011
If you asked someone who's never set foot in a Red Lobster or stuck his nose in his grocer's freezer what "popcorn shrimp" is, you'd be on the same wavelength as chef John Taus of the Corner in Center City. Rather than simply deep-frying bits of shrimp and calling it an appetizer, Taus uses larger "21/25" shrimp and popped popcorn. The result: Less greasy than you'd think, though you may develop an urge to go to a movie theater. - Michael Klein Popcorn shrimp ($11)
April 5, 2011
THE MOVIE THEATER industry made a scene - to put it mildly - when it looked as if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration might make theaters list the calorie counts in the tubs of popcorn they sell at exorbitant prices. As part of the Affordable Care Act, establishments with more than 20 locations - restaurants, convenience stores, groceries, even vending machines - will have to tell consumers the calorie counts of what they are buying. The sticker shock may persuade Americans to buy healthier foods, and restaurants to offer better choices.
November 11, 2010 |
It's Thursday morning at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and thanks to the efforts of Korean War vet Walter Debes, the buttery aroma of freshly popped popcorn has replaced the sterile hospital smell. Debes, a Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Newport News in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean, sells popcorn at the hospital on Thursdays to raise money for veterans' causes. Between that and other volunteer work, he's put in 10,601 hours over the past 42 years volunteering to help his fellow vets.
July 13, 2010 |
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, the lobby of the United Artists Main Street 6 in Manayunk is crowded with young professionals, giggling teens, and parents with kids in tow. They don't come for a double feature or a sneak preview. They come to worship God. After grabbing a cup of orange juice, a bagel and a Bible, visitors make their way into the dim theater. As the service begins, hands are raised to the ceiling, the racially diverse crowd sways back and forth, and voices fill the room, singing to the accompaniment of a live band, following lyrics flashed on the giant screen.
April 26, 2009 |
G.I. Joe! Harry Potter! Night at the Museum! Star Trek! Wolverine! If the recession-fueled box-office boom continues, the summer of '09 will go down as one of Hollywood's biggest ever. The studios have positioned their brands and set their tent poles accordingly. And while there's the usual mix of sequels, remakes, comic-book and best-seller adaptations, horror, rom-coms, and stoopid teen farce, there are a number of comedies and dramas that appear grounded in the real world, too. Add a few serious indies (new Jarmusch, Soderbergh, Dardenne Brothers)
February 20, 2009 |
So the door slammed shut on The Dark Knight. James Franco wasn't nominated for Milk - or for his stoner dealer dude in Pineapple Express. Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" - how did that not get a best-song slot? (Hey, there are still two slots open - it's not too late!) And Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long) and Michelle Williams (Wendy and Lucy) - they wuz robbed. Get over it. The 81st Academy Awards ceremony is two days away - Sunday, 8 p.m., 6ABC - and while there are slights, omissions, and head-scratchers, there is still much to celebrate.