July 8, 2016 |
WHAT WOULD YOU say about a guy on a plane who comes to the aid of a family whose member is experiencing a heart attack and comforts them, stays with them when they get off the plane, gets their luggage and goes with them to the hospital? The guy who did all this is Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. Many on Twitter and social media went wild when photos of Tebow leaked out of him praying with the stricken family aboard the plane. How dare Tebow pray with the family.
July 4, 2016
Busch's seafood restaurant died a dozen near-deaths before the end actually came. So when it was finally sold in 2014 and the Townsend's Inlet icon slipped beneath the waves of history - after 132 years and five generations of family ownership - no one was surprised. It was a 425-seat whale to maintain, decidedly frumpy in look, and seriously out of fashion on the plates. Even so, I still miss it. From the rich she-crab soup to the deviled clams, perfectly broiled lobster, and juicy blueberry cobbler, Busch's produced the timeless flavors of a Shore seafood house with consistency and character that's hard to match.
July 1, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I completely understand that people have very different expectations about who will pay at a celebratory "let's go out to XX restaurant" night. What I struggle with is how to know who will pay. I received an Evite from the birthday girl to join her at a restaurant with a hipster bar, and because I love her and want to celebrate, I RSVP'd yes. Because I am short of money, I planned to buy the b'day girl a drink, stay for an hour, give her a little gift, and head out. My plan was quashed, though.
July 1, 2016 |
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
June 18, 2016 |
Managers at two South Philly restaurants are gnashing their teeth after receiving health department inspections they consider unfair. Caffe Valentino , the BYOB in Pennsport, was shut down twice this week after failing inspections that turned up numerous insects. The first inspection, on Monday, noted live roaches on the walls and floors and numerous fruit flies in the kitchen. At the second inspection, on Wednesday, the roaches were reportedly dead, but still stuck to a wall, and fruit flies circled under a kitchen sink.
June 16, 2016 |
Eating out in South Jersey? If you're dining in Gloucester County, you can now check the latest health inspection reports for restaurants from Deptford to Franklin, from Swedesboro to Williamstown. The reports, which are updated daily, can be found online on Philly.com through the Inquirer's Clean Plates project, a searchable database that also contains inspection evaluations for restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County. More area counties are to be added as their databases become accessible.
May 24, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - When a renovation began months ago at Dock's Oyster House - a landmark restaurant that has been in business here since 1897 - and contractors found oyster shells in the original foundation of the old structure, the fourth-generation owners took it as a sign that their endeavor to triple the size of the place was the right thing to do. Even in the face of the fiscal crisis occurring here - where business closures and downsizing are...
May 22, 2016 |
Tick off Theatre Horizon's production of Becky Mode's Fully Committed as one more reason to remain on this end of the New Jersey Turnpike. Sure, you could see Modern Family 's Jesse Tyler Ferguson doing it on Broadway, but why? Philadelphia's own Michael Doherty - a University of the Arts grad who's become one of the city's most reliable young talents - plays all 36 of the show's characters just fine right here in Norristown. The solo comedy, which premiered in 2000, takes place in the backroom bowels of an au courant Manhattan restaurant specializing in molecular gastronomy.
May 21, 2016 |
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)