October 4, 1999 |
If Rip Van Winkle awakened in the Pub restaurant after sleeping 20 - or even 40 - years, it's doubtful he'd realize how much time had gone by. . .until he discovered the price for a ten-ounce filet mignon is no longer $2.75. The Pub, located at the Airport Circle in Pennsauken, N.J., has become a legend by doing business in the same place, in pretty much the same way, since it first opened in 1953. For a while this past spring, it looked like '99 would be the year the Pub stopped doing business, period.
August 26, 2007 |
Skenfrith, a tiny Welsh village of 500 residents, is surrounded by green hills, thousands of grazing sheep, and small farms. The picturesque ruins of a 13th-century Norman castle stand in the center of the village, and the free-flowing Monnow River, a natural habitat for trout, winds its way through idyllic pastures. From spring to fall, purple crocus, goldenrod, red clover and other wildflowers carpet the valley floor, creating a stunning quilt of colors. I viewed this scene from the dining-room windows at the Bell at Skenfrith, an upscale but rustically decorated pub, restaurant and inn that was recently named the Michelin 2007 Pub of the Year.
April 18, 2015 |
Seven years ago, Christopher Bowen cleared the garden tools out of his shed - but not to make way for the lawn mower or better shelving. The 48-year-old from Bethlehem sank $10,000 and a year of labor to create a fully functioning microbrewery and pub in his 22-by-14-foot backyard box. From the center double doorway (brewery on left; sofa, bar and stools on right), the 310-square-foot space unfolds: four taps, hot and cold running water, heating, air-conditioning, four refrigerators, two sinks, cable TV, WiFi, and a classic audiophile-quality sound system.
February 16, 2012 |
Into an office walks a woman, off the street, and asks a professor to make her a cultured lady. If that sounds a lot like Pgymalion , or its musical cousin My Fair Lady , by George, you've got it. In the case of Educating Rita , in a lovely, crisp production that opened Tuesday night at Hedgerow Theatre, the story's a little tweaked. Rita is a hairdresser in Liverpool who's sung enough pub songs to begin singing to herself "Is That All There Is?" She's determined to find out. So she heads off to the University of Liverpool to try open class - a British program with a tutor who can prepare you for exams to get into the university full time, if that's your goal.
November 21, 2012 |
Police are investigating a shooting that left a man seriously wounded outside J.F. Campbell's Irish Pub in Pennsauken, Camden County, Monday night. The victim, said to be in his mid-30s, was struck four times in the torso and taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, officials said. His condition has not been released, but officials confirmed he was alive this morning. The gunfire erupted about 10:20 p.m. outside the pub on Marlton Avenue at Highland Avenue. No word yet on a possible motive.
September 6, 2002 |
Get thee to Publife, an endearing evening of in-your-face performance that, as one audience member put it, blurs the line between reality and theater. At times, in fact, this fellow watched more of the old taped soccer games on the telly behind him than the show. But that was all part of it. Luca Silvestrini, with his Italo-French accent, played the emcee who hopped behind the classic old bar at Northern Liberties' Ruba Hall and tried to run the show against Tasha Gilmore, who, with her Manchester accent, played the inveterate shopping lady and soccer hag. Both engaged warmly and directly with the audience.
January 18, 2013
OSCAR-NOMINATED "Silver Linings Playbook" star Jacki Weaver says she loved her time in Philadelphia, and why not - it sounds an awful lot like club-hopping. "I went to a lot of pubs," said Weaver, speaking on the day she won a best-supporting-actress nod for the movie, which today goes into wider release to capitalize on its awards-season success (eight Oscar nods, a Golden Globe win for Jennifer Lawrence). The goal for the pub-crawling Aussie (nominated a few years ago for that country's "Animal Kingdom")
August 20, 1998 |
A meeting scheduled for tomorrow between union management and the owner of the Pub may forestall the closure of the landmark restaurant, known as a place where politicians go to rub elbows and the waitresses know your name. Citing a breakdown in the relationship with the union that represents his 95 to 100 employees, Pub owner Gary Perez threatened this week to shut the heavy wooden doors of the restaurant that has been in his family for 47 years. "We have a problem with the union," he said after reports surfaced that the Pub would close Aug. 30. Perez said he posted signs to employees on Monday in order to give them at least two weeks' lead time to look for other jobs.
March 27, 1999 |
The owner of the Pub restaurant closed the South Jersey landmark last night and said it would not reopen unless the union representing about 85 employees worked out a deal with a businessman hoping to buy the steak house. Owner Gary Perez said that if would-be purchaser Marc Gelman and Local 54 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Union did not reach an agreement, he would try to sell the property to a developer. "Right now, the union and the purchaser are negotiating to try to come to a contract," said Perez, whose father-in-law, the late George Wolfman, opened the Pub at the Airport Circle in 1953.
August 21, 2015 |
IT'S A HOMECOMING for a young lady with a sparkling smile from the Sunshine State, who's the freshest new face at NBC10. Philadelphia-born Lauren Mayk will join the station as a general assignment reporter starting Monday. Her most recent gigs include reporting for television at NBC's Tampa affiliate, WFLA, and writing for print - giving her a combined 15 years of journalism experience. For the last five years, she's worked as a political, consumer and general assignment reporter as well as Sunday morning anchor and public-affairs-show host.