July 19, 2012 |
Cole (for Nicole) Mahon points out that her tattooed, formidably muscled arms have nothing to do with gym time; they're from long hours she puts in each week rolling out some of the tenderest pierogi dough in town. A pierogi menu wasn't part of the plan six years ago when she and her brother James took over the Green Rock Tavern, a corner bar with a bad reputation on Lehigh Avenue: "I grew up on ravioli," she says. But in deference to the Fishtown-Port Richmond neighborhood's Polish sensibility, she honed her pierogi moves at the table of a friend's mother.
July 12, 2012
6 to 8 ounces cooked steak, sliced ¼ inch thick (rib-eye, hanger or skirt) 2 or 3 small potatoes boiled (or cooked in microwave) and sliced ¼ inch thick ¼ cup cucumber, peeled and seeded if necessary, or cooked green beans ½ red bell pepper, seeded and cut into narrow strips Generous handful of watercress, baby spinach, or mixed salad greens 1. To assemble combine all ingredients in a large bowl or arrange all...
July 12, 2012
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1½ tablespoons peeled and grated fresh ginger 1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon brown sugar ½ cup pure olive oil 1. Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl or put ingredients in a covered jar and shake until the sugar dissolves. From Solo Suppers by Joyce Goldstein (2003) Note: Trader Joe's Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette may be used as a substitute. Per three-tablespoon serving: 247 calories, trace protein, 1 gram carbohydrates, 1 gram sugar, 27 grams fat, no cholesterol, 46 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber.
June 6, 2012 |
SOUTH STREET mainstay Jim's Steaks gets the sandwiches right, but it can't quite seem to keep the cops from storming through the door with drug warrants. Tuesday night, for the second time since August, police served a narcotics warrant at Jim's, busted an employee for his alleged involvement and confiscated drugs, police sources said. At the steak shop, on South Street near 4th, and at a house on Dickinson Street near 20th, where a second warrant connected to the bust was served, police confiscated marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pills and cash.
April 26, 2012 |
Much as I love a big, beefy steak on the grill, sometimes I need something lighter. My new favorite is cauliflower — sliced into two thick "steaks. " In this recipe, I've topped them with poached eggs and truffle oil, creating a delicious sauce. Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Poached Eggs and Truffle Oil Makes 2 servings 1 large head cauliflower Olive oil Salt, ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 eggs Truffle oil (or truffle-flavored olive oil)
April 24, 2012
WHAT EXACTLY is Steak-umm? In his ruling, Judge Lawrence Stengel describes it as made "from chopped and formed emulsified meat product that is comprised of beef trimmings left over after an animal is slaughtered and all of the primary cuts, such as tenderloin, filet, and rib eye, are removed. . . . The emulsified meat is pressed into a loaf and sliced, frozen and packaged. "
April 24, 2012 |
HIS OWN lawyer was worried that Michael Lane - a saucy, outspoken South Philly man - would curse on the stand. It's not as if Lane didn't have cause. To begin with, Lane, owner of the local restaurant chain Steak' Em Up, never thought the lawsuit against him would make it to federal court. In fact, he thought it was a gag when he received a cease-and-desist letter from the owners of Steak-umm, a brand of thinly sliced frozen steak based outside Reading. The letter threatened Lane with a trademark-infringement suit if he didn't change the name of his chain within 24 hours.
April 23, 2012 |
Steak-umm, a national brand of thinly-sliced frozen steak, has lost its trademark infringement fight against local restaurant chain Steak 'Em Up in a David and Goliath battle of the steak world that's played out over the last three years in federal court. In 2009, Steak-umm filed the suit against Michael Lane, owner of Steak 'Em Up, which has locations in South Philly, Old City, Collingdale and Ridley Park. Steak-umm claimed that the name of Lane's store was trying to capitalize off Steak-umm's national brand and that it would confuse consumers.
March 29, 2012
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed 1 (4-inch-long) serrano or 2 Thai chiles, stemmed, half of the seeds removed, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon smoked paprika Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, each about 1 inch thick 2 tablespoons olive oil 1. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, capers, chilies, sugar, paprika, and 2 teaspoons salt.
March 15, 2012 |
Try this Guinness-marinated steak sandwich for St. Paddy's Day, a refreshing change from stew or corned beef and cabbage. Guinness Marinated Flank Steak Sandwiches With Grilled Onions and Boursin Cheese Makes 4 servings 2-pound flank steak or London broil, at least 1-inch thick 14.9-ounce can Guinness beer 2 large red onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 small container Boursin...