CollectionsRestaurant
IN THE NEWS

Restaurant

NEWS
October 14, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cristina Martinez arrives at work at 4 a.m., ties a white apron high across her chest, and starts preparing a lamb cooked in vapor for 10 hours. An hour later, she and her husband, Ben Miller, open their South Philadelphia restaurant, Barbacoa, serving premium tacos - and hefty sides of activism - in their bid to mobilize restaurateurs on behalf of the many undocumented immigrants who work in America's kitchens. Hosting organizational meetings and screening documentaries, the couple hope to spark a culinary crusade in a city famous for its restaurant scene - and pressure the deadlocked Congress to overhaul the immigration laws.
NEWS
October 12, 2015 | By Matthew Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
A restaurant that is going out of business usually doesn't get to savor a months-long victory lap. But for D'Ignazio's Towne House in Media, slated to close for good at the end of the year, the long goodbye seems to fit just about right. After all, just about everything about the Towne House - the Baltimore Pike landmark that dates to the Truman administration - is rare. For decades it has hosted politicians, from council members and judges to legislators and a future president.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The president and parent company for 17 Houlihan's restaurants throughout New Jersey and New York have been sued for skimming tips, failing to pay overtime, allowing bartenders to work off the clock, and for overcharging employees for meals eaten in the restaurant, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. Attorneys representing the A.C.E. Restaurant Group in New York, and its president Arnold Runestad, said the lawsuit is the result of false allegations made by a few disgruntled employees.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The owners of Brickwall Tavern, a trendy bar and comfort food restaurant in Asbury Park, will open a second location inside a historic firehouse in Burlington City on Thursday. The tavern, which will have 24 beers on tap, will also offer fare such as Cajun-seared shrimp and grits, blackened catfish, and mac & cheese cooked in an cast-iron skillet. Smith, a company based in Asbury Park that buys up old buildings with exposed walls in struggling towns and turns them into restaurants, began purchasing properties in Burlington City two years ago. Brickwall Tavern is the first the company will launch in Burlington, while Porta Pizza, another popular gourmet restaurant in the Shore town, is expected to be next.
NEWS
October 5, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond and Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writers
NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. - After the tide hit its highest Saturday afternoon, bay water lapped at the house Anthony Bencivengo has lived in for 17 years. He is accustomed to flooding on Old North Wildwood Boulevard, but the 3 or 4 inches of water that filled his first floor were unusually steep. "As long as the house is still standing, it's OK," Bencivengo, 36, said. From his front porch, he could spot the remnants of a neighbor's house, where some pieces floated and came to rest after the house collapsed into the bay. "Every one of us," he said, "worries about it every year.
FOOD
October 2, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat Of Sept. 29, 2015: C.L.: There has been story after story about the disappointing dining crowds and miscalculations that contributed to what restaurateurs say was their worst September weekend in memory. (There were some bagel cafe and burger shop exceptions, as Michael Klein noted.) Some misplaced derision has been leveled at "greedy" owners who dared to complain, as if it were their moral obligation to forfeit a weekend's revenue.
NEWS
October 2, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly setting a fire that caused more than $1 million in damage to a restaurant under construction in Center City, authorities said. Stephen Pettiway was arrested without incident in the area of 17th and Blavis Streets in Nicetown by the ATF Citywide Arson Task Force, ATF spokesman Steve Bartholomew said. Pettiway was scheduled to appear in federal court early Thursday afternoon to face a charge of arson, Bartholomew said. The investigation, with help from the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, was continuing, he said.
FOOD
October 2, 2015 | Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coconut hydration fix If you're hooked on coconut water but don't want to lug bottles of it around with you, check out the dried organic coconut water powder from Aloha. Mix it with ice water, or use it as a sugar substitute. Aloha Coconut, $14.90 for a 6-ounce package at  Aloha.com  (for 14 servings.)   Heck of a hunk of halva As a sous chef at Greek-Cypriot restaurant Kanella, Dominic Santora fell in love with Middle Eastern desserts. "I love the textures and the use of nuts and cinnamon," he said.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hotels are almost full. Restaurants have been told they will get emergency deliveries. Pilgrims will not sleep on dirty sheets or be denied the fare of one of the country's hottest dining cities. The papal panic that gripped Philadelphia's commercial class just a few weeks ago, in light of severe security restrictions, has receded. With just two days to go before Pope Francis begins the weekend's celebrations, the mood is all smiles, if also some nerves. "The hotels are happy," Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, said Wednesday.
NEWS
September 23, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
GEORGE BEATO, an Army veteran of World War II, was delivering pies in Fairmount for a baking company after the war when he made an observation that would change his life: The blue-collar neighborhood had practically no sandwich shops. George decided he would remedy that deficiency. He borrowed $500 from a butcher with whom he had become friendly, and in 1954 opened Beato's Pizza, on Parrish Street. George Beato, who died Sept. 16 at age 91, almost immediately won the hearts of fellow business people and the hard-working folks in blue-collar Fairmount with his ebullient personality, his wit and his generosity.
« Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|