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May 28, 1992 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The shopping list includes: 200 dozen eggs 500 pounds of chicken and ham 175 pounds of cream cheese 300 pounds of vegetables 50-60 gallon containers of mayonnaise 1,400 loaves of bread Fortunately Cyndee Sammons does not have to carry all of it home. But she does have to make the food - about 35,000 tea sandwiches for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. She started at 6:30 Friday morning in the kitchen of St. Luke's Church in Devon and will work until midnight every night of the show.
FOOD
September 10, 2009
You can obviously take Shank's out of the Italian Market - though the cramped new Center City edition of this luncheonette will never have the old neighborhood feeling of the Carpenter Street original. But as long as the founding Perri family's women are still cooking, you can't take the Italian Market soul out of Shank's menu. Bringing along the heart of this kitchen was the plan when new owner Marcello Ciurlino moved the popular lunch spot north this summer, and it's payed off with sandwiches that exude a genuine South Philly savor.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2003 | By LAUREN MCCUTCHEON For the Daily News
A couple hundred years ago, a Brit named Earl - actually, his name was John and he was an earl - had a gambling problem. He loved gambling so much he refused to stop playing cards to eat lunch. So, a clever cook came up with a complete meal that John could consume quickly, and without getting his hands - or his cards - dirty. The cook slapped some cold meat between two slices of bread and served it to his boss. Nobody remembers the name of John's cook. But we all know John as the Earl of Sandwich.
FOOD
January 4, 1989 | By Jean Anderson and Elaine Hanna, Special to The Inquirer
When winter winds howl and you need to get lunch on the table fast, why not a hot microwaved sandwich? It will be ready in minutes, and you need only add a soup or salad, a glass of milk and fruit for dessert to round out the meal. You should know, however, that not all sandwiches are candidates for the microwave. Open-faced meat or poultry sandwiches, cheese melts, stuffed rolls and heroes all microwave superbly. But grilled sandwiches fare better on the stovetop, and filled croissants do better in a regular oven because microwaving makes them soggy.
NEWS
June 20, 1991 | By Kevin McKinney, Special to The Inquirer
It was poetry reading night at the recently opened Cafe Flix on North Church Street in West Chester. A man with long brown hair squeezed his way through the crowd up to the old wooden bar, where countless draft beers and shots of whiskey used to be served. He ordered a six-pack to go. "We don't serve alcohol," Dave Shur, owner of the cafe, informed the patron from behind the bar. The man seemed momentarily stunned. He stared into the glass-front refrigerator that for years had been stocked with assorted beers.
NEWS
February 8, 1995 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Natalie Braunstein Folkman, 92, who at age 86 moved out of her large home in Reading into a small high-rise apartment in Philadelphia and got around Center City on a small, collapsible bicycle, died Saturday at her residence. Mrs. Folkman was born and raised in Coatesville. Her parents sent her to Philadelphia every Sunday to attend Sunday school at Congregation Keneseth Israel on North Broad Street. In her later years, when she lived in the city, she used to go on walks and give out sandwiches to homeless people.
FOOD
December 16, 1987 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
Tea sandwiches are as many and varied as the baked goods that crowd the table for Afternoon Tea. At a minimum, there are fingers of bread lacquered with sweet butter and a pot of jelly or honey nearby. But there might also be cucumber sandwiches made of thin disks of bread primed with a glaze of butter and shingles of cucumber laid on top. Potted shrimp or ham might be spread on toast, or slices of tomato and grated cheese on a length of french bread. There is likely a pile of buns filled with sausage, cheese or deviled meats, and tiny squares of white bread spread with herb butter and smoked fish.
FOOD
December 5, 1993 | By Rena Coyle, FOR THE INQUIRER
Lunch no longer has to be a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There are many other enjoyable yet easy lunches that your children can make for themselves. Crunchy Tuna Melts are a favorite sandwich among youngsters as well as adults. The sandwiches are served hot, but will keep their crispy crunch from the sprouts tucked underneath the well-seasoned tuna salad. These sandwiches can be made in advance and then warmed when your children are ready for lunch. Corn Dogs are common carnival food.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | By Wendy Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Students who can't stomach the thought of another school cafeteria lunch are fighting back. Even elementary school students are standing up to steamed cauliflower and meat loaf. In Springfield School District, Enfield Elementary School students successfully fought what they termed "The Great Sandwich Revolution" under fifth grade teacher Diane Carson. When District Food Services Director Diane Terrenzio took salads off the menu in a cost-cutting move, students complained there were not enough alternatives to the main platter.
NEWS
July 15, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a list to make Philly sandwich lovers drool. Or is it a half-dozen lists rolled up into one chewer-friendly guide? WIP midday cohost Glen Macnow has finished his Hot Specialty Sandwich Safari - his sixth annual great-food hunt - and declared the top six that will face a panel of slobbering celebrity judges next Thursday. The public is invited to attend the event - and try free samples, starting about 11 a.m. - at the Fieldhouse, 11th and Filbert Streets, next to Reading Terminal Market.
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NEWS
March 4, 2016
"2016 BEST VEGAN CHEESESTEAK IN PHILLY" CONTEST RULES Vote once a day for your favorite vegan cheesesteak at philly.com/vegancontest or via your Twitter account, using #vegancheesesteak. Voting period ends at noon on March 18. Vote tallies will be updated once a day around noon at philly.com/veganblog. One Philly-area voter will be chosen at random to receive dinner for two at Miss Rachel's Pantry in South Philly. Highest vote-getting venue wins "People's Choice Sandwich.
FOOD
February 12, 2016
Cheese or ice cream? Why not both? Can't decide between a cheese course and dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner? Here's a compromise. Weckerly's Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm collaborated on limited-edition ice-cream sandwiches that are sweet, savory, and even a little funky. We liked the Fat Cat's Creamsicle: ice cream made with semi-soft Fat Cat cheese spread and blood orange balsamic marmalade, between two olive-oil shortbread cookies. - Samantha Melamed Fat Cat's Creamsicle ice cream sandwich, $4.99 each, available till Feb. 14 at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220.
FOOD
February 12, 2016 | By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer
Josh Kim's Brewerytown sandwich shop, SpOt Burgers, has been open less than a month, but it already has its signature: The Jawn, a blessed union of sliced rib-eye, Sloppy Joe meat, Cheez Whiz, and onions, with a Pittsburgh-style crush of french fries serving as a starchy crown. It's big. It's beefy. It's messy in the most complimentary sense of the word. And it's just the latest addition to a sub-canon of Philadelphia grillcraft defined by its own slightly twisted brand of culinary ingenuity: the "appointment sandwich," between-bread creations so dense, rich, and calorically triumphant that taking one on is akin to clearing one's schedule.
FOOD
January 22, 2016 | Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Jan. 19, 2016: Reader: Unless you're saving it for review (!), how does the Shake Shack chicken sandwich compare to Chick-fil-A or Federal Donuts? Craig LaBan: No formal review planned. But after first experiences with both sandwiches, I'd have to give my nod to Shake Shack. FedNuts had more interesting flavors going on. But the meat inside was overcooked and a tad stringy. The Shake Shack sandwich was spot-on . . . so crisp on the outside, and really, really juicy inside and very well built from top to bottom.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | Vance Lehmkuhl, Staff Writer
January always opens with good intentions, often plant-based ones, yet within weeks, old habits creep back in. But 2016 could be a tipping point - the year when vegan eating becomes too easy, and too tasty, to pass up. Options certainly abound in Philly. Here are 15 of them: 1. Gangster in University City Resolutions have life-changing potential. Just ask Vincent "Vinny" DePaul. After the collapse of his big-bucks L.A. T-shirt business, which had him hanging with celebs, rappers, moguls, criminals and "a lot of negative energy," he was handed a fresh-pressed organic juice that opened his eyes.
NEWS
January 7, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Chris Hepp, STAFF WRITERS
Jim Kenney's first full day as mayor took him from a schoolhouse abuzz with Philadelphia's future to a hall that exhibits its storied past. He also went to his office, grabbed a Diet Coke and a sandwich from Subway, and started setting a tone as brisk and sunny as the bitter-cold morning. "Let's do it," Kenney said, holding a Bible to help swear in his new police commissioner, Richard Ross, at Ross' alma mater, Central High School. Kenney, with director of communications Lauren Hitt in tow, arrived early for the 10:30 a.m. event so he could meet privately with Ross and then with the school's president, Timothy J. McKenna.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | Drew Lazor, Daily News Staff Writer
DAMON Menapace, of Kensington Quarters, offers two recipes for "quick and simple sandwiches that I am often snacking on at the restaurant and at home. " OPEN-FACE HEAD CHEESE SANDWICH 1 slice sourdough bread Mayonnaise Coleslaw (recipe below) 3 slices head cheese Grill or toast bread, spread with mayo. Add headcheese and top with coleslaw (recipe below). Serves one. COLESLAW 1 cup thin sliced green cabbage 1/4 cup shredded carrot 1 tablespoon minced onion 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt Mix all ingredients together.
NEWS
February 27, 2015
LAST YEAR, the Daily News inaugurated our contest to find the best vegan cheesesteak in Philly. We were curious to see how many places offered a meatless, cheeseless version of the iconic Philadelphia sandwich. The public nominated 23 venues, and, in the final tasting event, Blackbird Pizzeria took the honors. Yet, even as the greasy foil wrappers were being wadded up for disposal, cries of "wait till next year!" were heard among the runners-up. Now Blackbird aims to defend its title as we seek the 2015 Best Vegan Cheesesteak in Philly . Voting opens today and ends at noon on March 18. One voter chosen at random will win dinner for two at Flora Restaurant, in Jenkintown.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
CENTER CITY resident Courtney Lapresi took home the crown Monday night on "MasterChef," the Gordon Ramsay-hosted Fox competition show pitting amateur cooks against one another. Lapresi, who majored in dance performance at the University of the Arts, said that her artistic background allowed her to take on the challenges presented to her on "MasterChef. " "Fifteen to 20 years of dance performance prepares you for high-intensity competition," she said. "I'm used to feeling nervous and jittery.
NEWS
August 22, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q. I am a vegan. I'm finding this is an issue for some women I date. Take this one girl: She brought a big, greasy cheesesteak to my apartment after I invited her to come watch a movie with me. It stank my whole place up. She sat there and ate the whole thing. It didn't stop us from getting busy, but later after she left, I wondered how to take it. Should I have said something? Mia: She knew you were vegan and brought a big, stinky meat sandwich over to eat in your presence. Dude, that was her way of giving you her middle finger.
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