September 13, 2013
Company description: "Maine lobster meat and a blend of four gourmet cheeses melted between grilled sourdough. " Chain: Red Lobster Location: 425 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia Nutrition information: 1,040 calories with 59 grams of fat and 1,570 milligrams sodium Order time: 10 minutes Price: $8.99 with fries Review: This longtime Maine lobster-roll addict got overexcited by Red Lobster's website photo of its new Lobster Lovers'...
November 13, 1998 |
Cent'anni - the Italian toast to life that translates as "100 years" - seems to have about as many pronunciations as there are glasses of wine in a liter. So when people talk about the South Philadelphia restaurant with the same name, you never know how it is going to sound. North of Snyder Avenue, it seems to be john-don. South of Snyder Avenue it comes out something like chen-dahn. In Italy, it's more like chent-AH-nee. "Even I didn't pronounce it correctly when I first saw the name," admits owner-chef Paul Buck.
November 10, 2011
Company line: Three of your favorite shellfish items all on one dish: a premium, jumbo lump crab cake, tender broiled lobster tail, and grilled jumbo shrimp brushed with garlic scampi butter. With two sides. Chain: Ruby Tuesday. Calories: 581 (with standard sides); 37 grams of fat, 54 grams of protein and 1,019 mgs salt. Where: 1625 Chestnut St. Price: $17.99, plus $1 to sub a side salad. Review: The Gang doesn't think of Ruby Tuesday for underwater fare, but RT is having a Seafood Festival, and we love festivals.
June 29, 1990 |
The gentleman at the next able wanted his vegetables steamed. No butter, no margarine, no oil, with or without garlic. The pleasant waitress made two trips to the kitchen to negotiate. Fifteen minutes later, she delivered a loaf-shaped mound of unadorned steamed spinach to the table that would have satisfied Popeye. Did the man know he was dealing with a butterholic in the kitchen at Cafe 2825? Did he have any idea that we would get all the butter he rejected, soaking the broccoli, flooding the scampi, drenching the veal francaise?
April 5, 1992 |
The Forked River House has been serving food since 1820, a record few places can match. Judging by the excellence of a recent meal, this Shore restaurant will likely be around another 172 years. The restaurant's rustic decor belies its location in the fast-growing suburban area of Ocean County; indeed, this is something of a neighborhood treasure, a place where local folks go for good home-cooked food. The cavernous dining room's country setting is created by rough-hewn planked walls, paneled wainscoting, exposed ceiling beams and a large brick fireplace.
October 16, 1987 |
If you've been searching for an attractive and comfortable place where you can let your hair down and get serious about seafood, then Crab & Company is the spot to drop anchor. This two-month-old restaurant, with a moderately priced and simple menu, is on Passyunk Avenue about a stone-crab's throw from South Street. It has a quiet, soft charm that makes it suitable for ties and jackets, as well as rolled-up sleeves. The attractive bar has a well-rounded selection of wines and spirits.
February 8, 1987 |
When it comes to the Hartsville Inn, the best place to start is with dessert. Fanciful creations of startling ingenuity, desserts are by far the most accomplished part of an otherwise mundane cuisine. Although the three-story clapboard building dates to 1827, it became a restaurant only three years ago when Joe Oliver took over a rundown bar and started an ambitious restoration. His mission is not yet fulfilled, but Hartsville is on the way. Set 100 yards off Old York Road in Warminster Township, the inn's white walls, black shutters and latticed facade fairly gleam in night spotlights.
August 27, 2000 |
With so many Italian restaurants out there, it's comforting to have a place like Portobello's Ristorante Italiano, where you can get dependably good, but not overly fancy, food. Opened in January in the Lower Makefield Shopping Center just west of the Yardley-Newtown exit of I-95, Portobello's fills that role as nicely as its predecessor restaurant, Luigi's. With familiar, nicely prepared dishes, an attractive dining room, and super-friendly service, Portobello's has a lot to offer.
September 6, 1992 |
Judging from all the Pennsylvania license plates in Ristorante Amalfi's parking lot, this splendid Delaware restaurant is no secret. A cozy, intimate setting and accomplished northern Italian cuisine make Amalfi well worth the six-mile jaunt from the Pennsylvania border to the Greenville Center on Route 52. The cramped dining room is paneled floor to ceiling in walnut-stained knotty pine with matching crown molding. Victorian-style sconces with etched- glass globes glow softly; beautiful green-flowered wallpaper on an accent wall matches the fabric in bowed cafe curtains and ruffled valances.
March 28, 1986 |
Years back, when the Fish Market opened its doors, a lot of folks really got hooked on it. But then there were others who - though they had no qualms about the food - thought the menu prices a bit steep. Today's Fish Market, however, is a different breed. New owners took the helm about one year ago and have installed some competitive prices that make this restaurant worth checking out. It is also quite a handsome place, with five comfortable dining rooms that have their own personalities.