August 10, 2016 |
It's not pirate radio. But then again, it's not too far from a parrot and an eye patch. Ideas for programming include shows on geek culture, salsa music, and legalizing marijuana, along with poetry slams, local bands, and news from the neighborhoods. Some shows might be broadcast in Khmer or Bhutanese. Philadelphia's new radio station, low-power, public-access WPPM - as in "People Powered Media" - is inventing itself in a hurry. It's set to go live with all original programs next month, charged with serving the underserved and providing unique and educational points of view and information.
May 5, 2016
Makes 16 servings 1 medium red onion, finely diced. 3 bell peppers, finely diced. (Use red, yellow, or orange pepper and bring color to your food) 3 tomatoes, finely diced, 1 bunch scallions or spring onions, finely sliced 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of 3 seeded lemons (but keep some of the pulp) Salt and pepper to taste 1. In a container with a lid, mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and shake it until becomes smooth and creamy. 2. In a bowl, mix veggies and oil-lemon mixture.
February 13, 2015 |
What's new Señor Salsa (1301 Old York Rd., Abington, 215-887-9600), a Mexican grill, has taken over the former Inn Flight/Timber building across from Abington Memorial Hospital. Owners Victor and Vicky Perez, partners in Las Margaritas in Northeast Philadelphia and Southampton (he's from Guadalajara), have a small bar, several colorful but low-lighted dining rooms, and a something-for-everyone menu. It's open daily for lunch and dinner. The Ambler-area location of the 24/7 Andy's Diner (900 N. Bethlehem Pike, Spring House)
April 11, 2014 |
THERE are moments in "Cuban Fury," lots of them, when you wish it had been about an old Plymouth making taxi runs in Havana. Or the owner of the Dallas Mavericks bitching about the NFL. Alas, it's a purported comedy about chubby milquetoast Bruce (Nick Frost), who tries to woo his pretty new boss Julia (Rashida Jones) by reviving a long-dormant interest in salsa dancing. Bruce is a former youth salsa champion who was bullied out of his love of dancing, and now tries to reconnect with his old instructor (Ian McShane)
September 28, 2012 |
HAMMONTON, N.J. - Marilu Saldana leaned through the window of her Tacos y Tortas La Carreta truck. " ¡Díganme, muchachos! " she called out, asking three Latino landscape workers for their lunch orders of hand-pressed sopes and quesadillas. " ¡Toda la Vida! " belted Mexican balladeer Emmanuel to the dinner crowd at El Mariachi Loco restaurant just up the street, his vintage pop anthem blaring from the karaoke machine that shakes the pinewood walls and guacamole bowls on weekend nights.
August 30, 2012 |
TRY THE SALSA on chicken or tofu, or on its own with baked tortilla chips for a snack. Make this recipe a meal with brown rice, whole grain bread or tortillas. Mix up some fresh fruit with low-fat yogurt for dessert. FISH FILLETS WITH AVOCADO SALSA 2 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into small cubes 2 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped tomato 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 1 fresh lime or 2 tablespoons vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound haddock or other mild fish fillet, such as tilapia Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
July 19, 2012 |
½ onion, coarsely chopped (about ? cup) 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 serrano or jalapeño chile, stemmed and seeded ½ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 2 teaspoons yellow prepared mustard ½ cup cilantro leaves and tender stems 4 Hass avocados, pitted and peeled 1 teaspoon salt 1. Place the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. (I use a hand blender.) You may need to fiddle with the ingredients, pushing them around with a spatula.
June 14, 2012
The chain: California Pizza Kitchen Location: 4040 City Ave. Order time: Leisurely. Price: $13. Company Description: "Slow-roasted pulled pork, red onions, cilantro pesto, Mozzarella and Queso Quesadilla cheese with SPICY habanero salsa. " Calories: 1,170, with 6 grams of fiber, 65 grams of protein, 18 grams of saturated fat, 2,210 mgs. of salt and 118 grams of carbs. Review: CPK has a variety of odd, interesting pizza choices, but the Gang decided to pig out on this new pulled-pork entry.
May 24, 2012 |
It's tucked away on the easy-to-miss one-way drive of West Cypress Street in Kennett Square, but La Peña Mexicana has a paint job that's impossible to miss, its shedlike buildings striped like a bumblebee draped in a Mexican flag. Now that I've been inside this modest, five-year-old taquería (with roots in the northern coastal state of Guerrero), its food shouldn't be missed, either, as it's one of the best authentic Mexican kitchens in our region. Adventure diners should go for a super-crisp chimichanga stuffed with tongue or cabeza.
May 10, 2012 |
What to eat: Gourmet grilled cheese, or "brown-bagged meltyness," as owner Alan Krawitz likes to call it. Don't miss: Building your own sammie for $5 to $6 with such saliva-stirring add-ons as buffalo sauce, salsa, blue-cheese dressing, avocado, bacon and fried onions. On the menu: Goodies like the Mary D ("Grandma's meatballs meet grilled cheese"); the Presto Pesto (chicken topped with pesto, provolone, spinach and tomato); El Duke (sirloin chip steak topped with jalapeño jack cheese, salsa, refried beans and avocado)