September 10, 2013 |
Angelo Lutz is gambling again. This time, the ex-mob associate hopes to avoid prison. The former cook for mob boss Joey Merlino has found culinary stardom in South Jersey's BYOB capital, Collingswood, since his release in 2008 from prison, where he served seven years for racketeering, gambling, and extortion. Now, Lutz is wagering he has the recipe for even bigger restaurant success. He is moving his 11-table Kitchen Consigliere Cafe from cramped side-street quarters on Powell Lane to a venue three times the size a couple of blocks away at Collings and Haddon Avenues, in the heart of the business district.
September 4, 2013 |
LEEDS POINT, N.J. - It was raining on the last official day of the unofficial summer season, but that didn't stop Bob Barron of nearby Absecon from tying up his 20-foot Grady-White on the docks at the Oyster Creek Inn for an early dinner. "I wouldn't miss it," said Barron, 57, who admitted he was unsure whether it was the food, the rustic ambience, or simply the adventure of getting to this place, situated at the edge of the salt marsh, that gave him such determination to get himself and two of his friends there by boat on Labor Day. "We could have driven here by car, I guess . . . but that's not our Labor Day tradition," said Barron.
August 24, 2013 |
It takes a network, it seems, to open an up-to-date restaurant in places like Wayne and Wilmington these days. Scott Morrison , a veteran Main Line restaurateur whose more successful partnerships include Nectar in Berwyn, and software entrepreneur Vince Schiavone , who lives near Wayne but commutes every week between his two companies, ListenLogic , in Conshohocken, and Akuda Inc. , in San Jose, Calif., have taken on "community partners"...
August 22, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I am a twice-divorced woman who has never been good at choosing the men in my life. Two years ago, I met a man who is 12 years my senior. He is sweet, thoughtful and caring, and would do just about anything for me. What started as companionship has turned into a full-blown love affair. The problem is that he is married. His wife has a chronic disease and other medical problems. The way he cares for her is what attracted me to him in the first place. He spends what time he can with me, but mostly he is there for his wife.
August 9, 2013 |
More than 200 Chinese takeout restaurants in the city's poorest neighborhoods - most with kitchens behind bulletproof glass - are participating in a program to reduce the salt in their cooking, according the City Department of Public Health. In an effort to lower high blood pressure, and, in turn, the number of heart attacks and strokes, the health department is partnering with Temple University's Center for Asian Health, the Asian Community Health Coalition, and the Greater Philadelphia Chinese Restaurant Association to encourage some of the city's 400 Chinese takeout restaurants to use less salt.
July 22, 2013 |
The jury is still out on whether consumers pay attention to calorie counts posted on fast-food menus, but some early evidence suggests that the restaurants do - or at least want patrons to think that they do. With nutrition labels on chain menus set to go nationwide by the end of the year, the effectiveness of an approach that aims to reduce obesity simply by increasing awareness is of keen interest to scientists. The results of a new pilot study, among the first to examine how fast-food chains have responded nationally, are intriguing but mixed.
July 21, 2013 |
A two-alarm fire in Bensalem on Friday morning destroyed a restaurant on Street Road, authorities said, but no injuries or casualties were reported. According to Fred Harran, Bensalem director of public safety, the fire, which began about 6:40 a.m. at Nifty Fifty's, blazed for roughly 90 minutes before firefighters got it under control. The restaurant is a standalone building, Harran said, and everyone inside was quickly evacuated without problems. It was unclear whether those evacuated included customers, Harran said.
July 19, 2013
EATS BEAT * Old City's Serrano (20 S. 2nd St., 215- 928-0770, tinangel.com) normally closes for vacation in July. The restaurant has been open Thursday through Saturday this year, featuring casual, discounted street food, specially priced drinks and entertainment. Kenn Kweder performs Saturday, 7-10 p.m. * From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Devil's Den (1148 S. 11th St., 215-339-0855, devilsdenphilly.com) celebrates the Tour de France with an Ommegang Beer Brunch with special drafts and food, and the finale playing on the telly.
July 19, 2013
Company description: "With so many premier dining destinations in one location, Cherry Hill Mall is an ideal venue to host a restaurant week," said Lisa Wolstromer, mall marketing director. It's the mall's first. Location: 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill. Complimentary valet parking for all restaurants along Bistro Row. The deal: Eight chains and one independent at the iconic mall have special menus and prices through Saturday. Reservations encouraged. Nutrition: We know Seasons 52 prides itself on menu items that are no more than 475 calories.