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September 7, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / MICHELLE FRENTROP
Fourteen restaurants from the area set up their grills Monday at Philadelphia Park in Bensalem for the first international rib cookoff, sponsored by Power 99 FM radio and Out on the Town Entertainment News magazine. There was a competition for best pork ribs and best beef ribs. A panel of judges sampled the entries before declaring winners.
FOOD
June 17, 1987 | By MERLE ELLIS, Special to the Daily News
It is very often possible when purchasing meat to make considerable savings, and eat better in the bargain, if you try to make every cut that you buy "come to the table twice. " Let me give you an example. "Tis barbecue season right? And one of the favorite cuts for the barbecue grill is pork ribs. There are a number of different types from which to choose - back ribs, "baby back ribs," "country style ribs," even "boneless pork ribs" (that somehow seems a contradiction in terms to me - but anyway)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2009 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
South Street, even on the tamer blocks west of Sixth, won't ever be confused with the actual South. But for some reason - or possibly just blind coincidence - it has given rise to an uncommon number of barbecue joints, among them the estimable Bea Bea's Lawnside BBQ, now occupied by a lesser rib crib, and Phoebe's, also a shadow of its former self. Now the 800-pound gorilla of barbecue joints has moved in, near the corner of Ninth and South, the bright lights of the hulking Whole Foods Market a tobacco-spit away.
FOOD
October 15, 1989 | By Karen Gillingham, Special to The Inquirer
What a good, quick cook needs is friends who are good cooks. Good cooks who are friendly enough, in fact, to share the recipes they know how to fix quickly. Lucky for this quick cook, one good friend is not only a good cook, but one of the best. Here's proof: his recipe, which follows, called Todd's Garlic- Crusted Baby Back Rack. Todd Clark invented the crust of fennel-enhanced herbes de Provence and pureed garlic to blanket a pork loin roast big enough to serve seven other friends.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | By SAM GUGINO, Daily News Staff Writer
"We got people who come here regularly from Allentown and Trenton just for Mama Rosa's pig feet," says Walter "Doc" Ritter, also known as Papa Rosa. Ritter refers to his queen of soul food in the third person, perhaps in recognition of the institution she has become. I first came upon the inestimable cuisine of Mama Rosa in 1986 at a converted gas station on N. Broad Street. There I ate the most seamless fried chicken imaginable, first-rate ribs and, of course, those legendary pig feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012
Outlet: PBR Bar & Grill at Xfinity Live! We went: Pregame, 5:45 p.m. Wait: None. Order: Slow-smoked ribs. Cost: $14. Phindings: Looking for a change of scene, the Pharaoh of Phoodelphia decided to taste-test Xfinity Live!, the mega-food court that now occupies the site of the beloved Spectrum. For the first of several cross-Pattison-Avenue excursions to be undertaken this season, PP settled on the PBR Bar & Grill, which stands for Professional Bull Riders, not the downscale beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
NEWS
October 20, 1993 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
A recent lunch at the Philadelphia Industrial Corrections Center suggested new vistas in modern penology - prison cuisine as punishment. That's the conclusion based on a sampling of that day's fare - barbecued spare ribs, greens, ravioli in meat sauce, the ever-present white bread and lemonade. Shabby food is one of the reasons the city is privatizing its food service and building a massive food factory. The goal is better quality and reduced cost. Sensitive to the growing non-pork eating population in the prison system, the prison's culinary wizards offered inmates a choice between the ribs and the ravioli.
NEWS
September 17, 1986 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
The good news is that the tastiest meat is frequently the cheapest. Anyone who has tackled a rack of ribs can attest to that. The bad news is that the flavor comes at a different price: tenderness. Ribs, like all tough cuts, must be tenderized to make them palatable. Contrary to popular opinion, ribs cannot be grilled, at least not in the strictest sense. Grilling is a quick, dry method of cooking that creates a crisped, brown surface in a matter of minutes, but it does little to soften tough fibers or cook through anything thicker than a sheet of vellum without scorching the surface.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | By SAM GUGINO, Daily News Restaurant Critic
The charm setting of Chestnut Hill was turned up a notch recently with the opening of the cute-as-a-button Rosebud's Cafe, where patrons can eat and drink al fresco as the Route 23 trolley rumbles by on Germantown Avenue. Rosebud's story is a lesson in how Chestnut Hill fights to keep its commercial strip from becoming malled. This vigilance - which regards neon signs as disdainfully as new money - makes the area a delightful place to visit and a great, if expensive, place to live.
FOOD
May 24, 2000 | by Peggy Landers, Daily News Food Editor
Memorial Day Weekend is the official opening of grill season. That black box on wheels may have been sitting on the deck all winter, alone and all but forgotten, but now it beckons. And oh how it promises. . .to free you from the kitchen, to bring you outdoors, to ease you into casual entertaining, to make eating at home fun again. You say you're no grill wizard? Relax. You don't have to be as long as you know a few of what Ron Washington calls "tricks of the trade. " Washington has owned Ron's Ribs, 1627 South St., for 18 years and bottles and sells his own secret barbecue sauce ("Everyone's a barbecue expert when they put Ron's Ribs sauce on," he jokes)
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012
Outlet: PBR Bar & Grill at Xfinity Live! We went: Pregame, 5:45 p.m. Wait: None. Order: Slow-smoked ribs. Cost: $14. Phindings: Looking for a change of scene, the Pharaoh of Phoodelphia decided to taste-test Xfinity Live!, the mega-food court that now occupies the site of the beloved Spectrum. For the first of several cross-Pattison-Avenue excursions to be undertaken this season, PP settled on the PBR Bar & Grill, which stands for Professional Bull Riders, not the downscale beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
FOOD
July 28, 2011 | By Jim Shahin, Washington Post
For years, Lou Cantolupo would coax magic from his backyard smoker for the barbecues he and his wife held for relatives and friends. Fortunate to be among the chosen gaggle, I'd park in front of his house and follow my nose across the lawn, hypnotized by the wafting scent of slow-smoked pork shoulder, brisket, sausage, and ribs. Of the glistening meats he'd pile onto platters, none so enraptured me as the racks of mahogany-hued spareribs. Before biting into one, I would regard it for a second or two, lost in reverie: This royal bone, this meat of majesty, this Pork Rib. And then I would tear into its juicy, smoky, tender flesh like a crazed dog. The best ribs are tender but not submissive.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2009 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
South Street, even on the tamer blocks west of Sixth, won't ever be confused with the actual South. But for some reason - or possibly just blind coincidence - it has given rise to an uncommon number of barbecue joints, among them the estimable Bea Bea's Lawnside BBQ, now occupied by a lesser rib crib, and Phoebe's, also a shadow of its former self. Now the 800-pound gorilla of barbecue joints has moved in, near the corner of Ninth and South, the bright lights of the hulking Whole Foods Market a tobacco-spit away.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2008 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
When you call to reserve a table for the churrasco meat-athon at Chima in Center City, a phone rings in Brazil. It's an odd and unexpected transcontinental detour to Chima's corporate call center for that local number to travel. But it's comforting, I suppose, to know that this growing chain of upscale restaurants is so authentic, a reservationist somewhere in Minas Gerais is noting our arrival. But authenticity, it turns out, is the least of my issues with Chima, which mimics a traditional Brazilian steak-house formula - down to the cheesepuffs, vast salad bar, and tableside skewer-craft of its gaucho servers - popularized by other all-you-can-eat Brazilian steak-house chains like Fogo de Chão.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2004 | By Robert West and Eileen O'Donnell FOR THE INQUIRER
Now that you've recovered from last weekend's nail-biter against Green Bay, it's time to start planning your NFC Championship Game party. The Eagles will take on Carolina Sunday at the Linc at 6:45 p.m. Couldn't get a ticket for the game? Yeah, we couldn't either. One of the most important components to any party is the food. And while Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme might make you too nervous to eat, there's bound to be someone at your shindig who's not worried that the Birds have to play without Brian Westbrook and Carlos Emmons.
FOOD
August 6, 2000 | By Maria Gallagher, FOR THE INQUIRER
When smoke rises in Jim Coleman and Candace Hagan's backyard in Moorestown, it's a signal that Jim has fired up his wide-bodied New Braunfels Smoker Co. grill and is fixing to turn ordinary beef brisket, baby back ribs, and chicken wings into something celestial. "Some people boil ribs. I hate that. I don't know why they even bother," said Coleman, the executive chef of the Rittenhouse Hotel, as he prepares to host his annual summer cookout for 100 guests, a mix of neighbors and fellow food professionals.
FOOD
May 24, 2000 | by Peggy Landers, Daily News Food Editor
Memorial Day Weekend is the official opening of grill season. That black box on wheels may have been sitting on the deck all winter, alone and all but forgotten, but now it beckons. And oh how it promises. . .to free you from the kitchen, to bring you outdoors, to ease you into casual entertaining, to make eating at home fun again. You say you're no grill wizard? Relax. You don't have to be as long as you know a few of what Ron Washington calls "tricks of the trade. " Washington has owned Ron's Ribs, 1627 South St., for 18 years and bottles and sells his own secret barbecue sauce ("Everyone's a barbecue expert when they put Ron's Ribs sauce on," he jokes)
NEWS
October 20, 1993 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
A recent lunch at the Philadelphia Industrial Corrections Center suggested new vistas in modern penology - prison cuisine as punishment. That's the conclusion based on a sampling of that day's fare - barbecued spare ribs, greens, ravioli in meat sauce, the ever-present white bread and lemonade. Shabby food is one of the reasons the city is privatizing its food service and building a massive food factory. The goal is better quality and reduced cost. Sensitive to the growing non-pork eating population in the prison system, the prison's culinary wizards offered inmates a choice between the ribs and the ravioli.
FOOD
August 7, 1991 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
Good barbecued ribs aren't easy, and great ones require a commitment akin to fanaticism. Cook them too quickly and you'll have a set of sticks strung together with rubber bands of cartilage and a web of charred meat. Allow the coals to flame uncontrolled and the rack's glorious glazed surface will hide ribbons of raw flesh. Turn your back, or forget to baste, and your dinner will be so much jerky-on-the-bone. Contrary to popular opinion, ribs cannot be grilled in the strict sense.
FOOD
October 15, 1989 | By Karen Gillingham, Special to The Inquirer
What a good, quick cook needs is friends who are good cooks. Good cooks who are friendly enough, in fact, to share the recipes they know how to fix quickly. Lucky for this quick cook, one good friend is not only a good cook, but one of the best. Here's proof: his recipe, which follows, called Todd's Garlic- Crusted Baby Back Rack. Todd Clark invented the crust of fennel-enhanced herbes de Provence and pureed garlic to blanket a pork loin roast big enough to serve seven other friends.
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