October 1, 2015 |
AS THE GOSPEL tells it, the Lord once saw to it that five loaves and two fish were enough to feed 5,000 people. If only the merchants at Reading Terminal Market were so blessed. Purveyors of roast beef and pork, grilled cheese and Chinese food all reported slow or even abysmal sales during the recent papal weekend when a Daily News reporter came calling yesterday. After being told for months to prepare for a massive crowd of visitors here to see Pope Francis and attend the World Meeting of Families, owners of food stands were left with plenty of extra supply.
May 15, 2015 |
Triangle reopens A deep cleaning is the obvious change at the Triangle Tavern (1338 S. 10th St., 215-800-1992), which has held the corner of 10th and Reed Streets since Prohibition ended. It reopened this week under Stephen Simons and David Frank, who own Royal Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Cantina Dos Segundos. The menu from chef Mark McKinney includes long-ago staples: roast beef, mussels in red or white sauce, and meatballs. There's also a sizable vegetarian and even vegan selection, including vegan roast beef and wings.
April 10, 2014 |
THIS WEEK, Philly will be invaded by fans from schools competing in the Frozen Four NCAA ice hockey championships that will be held tomorrow and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. We'd like nothing better than to give them a real Philly experience. Send then home saying "yo" and "wudder. " There are, of course, the obvious places to visit: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Rocky statue. But hey, a guy's gotta eat. We figure the fans from Boston College, North Dakota, Minnesota and Union College already know about Pat's and Geno's cheesesteak emporiums.
March 20, 2014 |
T ONY DANZA is back at Northeast High School tomorrow for the third year in a row to host the annual talent show to raise funds for the school. Danza famously taught at the high school for a year for a 2010 A&E reality show. So, what keeps the actor coming back years after the TV cameras left town? "I feel a tremendous debt of gratitude to the school, to spend a year in this school and try to make a difference and be a teacher, which was one of the greatest experiences of my life," Danza told me. "I have an affinity for Philadelphia that goes back to the Philadelphia Bulldogs, the roller hockey team.
November 1, 2013
What to eat: Get your deli on at the "best meat on the street" truck. Hot corned beef, pastrami and brisket, grilled chicken, roast beef, turkey, tuna, Reubens, salads, matzo ball soup, knishes, kosher dogs, latkes. We could go on, but we're getting hungry. Suffice it to say, the menu is huge, as long as you're not on a low-carb diet. Details: In a city full of food trucks serving tacos and desserts - and, trust us, we have nothing against tacos and desserts, particularly in that order - Reuben on Rye is a nice change of pace.
April 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than other meats. The report by the Center for Science in Public Interest says chicken nuggets, ham and sausage pose the lowest risk of foodborne illness. The group used government data on 1,700 outbreaks over 12 years to analyze salmonella, E. coli, and other pathogens that were definitively linked to a certain meat. CSPI categorized turkey and steak as "high risk" and deli meat, pork, roast beef and beef or pork barbecue as "medium risk.
February 22, 2013
DINER SCENES are a staple in American movies, and the Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence sequence from "Silver Linings Playbook" has the hallmarks of a classic. Where would you rank "SLP's" "It can still be a date if you order Raisin Bran" with these 10 other diner scenes? What are your own favorite diner scenes? "Diner" - "Say the words 'I want a piece of the roast beef sandwich,' and I'll give you the sandwich. " "Five Easy Pieces" - "You want me to hold the chicken, huh?"
February 14, 2013
Two might not be able to eat as cheaply as one in a restaurant, but they'll eat as well, if not better, judging from these dishes local restaurants serve for deuces only. (Prices for two unless otherwise indicated.) The Dandelion offers roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for two on Sundays, $56. thedandelionpub.com. Chifa lets you share the Chinese 5-Spice Pork, served with house hoisin, sriracha, pickles, wasabi slaw, togarashi mayo, lettuce and lime. Grab a flour tortilla and wrap it up for $31. chifarestaurant.com.
January 16, 2013 |
SOME PEOPLE just seem to have a glow about them that draws you into an orbit of spiritual love. Willie Alma Harris had that glow. "She had a beautiful spirit," said her daughter Carrie Harris. "Once you saw her, you fell in love with her. She showed love and gave love. "You only had to see her once or twice. I would go into a supermarket, and if she wasn't with me, the clerks would want to know where she was. Everyone loved her. " Willie Alma Harris, who worked for a time in the garment industry but spent much of her career as a companion for the elderly, died Thursday of complications from a stroke.
March 27, 2012 |
THE NCAA Final Four consists of three teams seeded No. 2 or higher, and one seeded fourth. That said, you would think that among the more than five million brackets entered in CBSSports.com's tournament pool, a significant percentage would have a perfect Final Four. Think again. Apparently, a lot people go with the No. 1 seeds. According to the website, only 17,979 brackets - out of 5,136,592 - penciled in Ohio State (No. 2, East), Kansas (No. 2, Midwest), Kentucky (No. 1, South)