October 1, 2011
Three men were arrested in connection with an attempted robbery Tuesday of a corner store in Overbrook in which a clerk was shot in the head, police said Friday. Eric Flood, 25, of the 2200 block of North Salford Street in Overbrook, and Devron Lewis, 24, and Devin Miller, 22, both of Darby Borough, were charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. Miller was charged with attempted murder. Flood and Lewis were charged with attempted criminal homicide. About 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, at the 65th Street Deli Food Market, at 65th Street and Lebanon Avenue, the three men allegedly attempted to rob the store, police said.
June 18, 2009 |
Savor the flavors of Korea with this grilled chicken coated with a garlicky soy-sauce glaze that's inspired by a Seoul street-food treat. I use juicy, meaty chicken thighs for this quick meal. Look for the skinless, boneless kind. Serve with sesame noodles with broccoli and carrots. Korean Grilled Chicken Makes 2 servings 1. Place chicken thighs in a plastic bag. Add soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, mustard, ginger, and pepper. 2. Seal the bag and gently shake to combine ingredients.
December 20, 2007
After so many disappointing takeoffs on Philly's beloved soft pretzels - chocolate, sweet, stuffed, etc. - we're happy to report that someone finally got it right. James Barrett's blend of sourdough and whole wheat with fennel seed and anise flavors gives Metropolitan's savory soft pretzels the take-me-home, serve-to-guests quality our favorite street food never quite achieved. Scoop of the year A 7-inch handle lets you dip easily into those slim coffee bags. No more plastic scoops buried in beans.
February 14, 2013 |
Ryo Igarashi does not want to repeat 2012. The chef had closed Maru Global, the Japanese street-food restaurant in Center City that he ran with his wife, Nicole. He had moved the operation to a friend's restaurant in Society Hill when he bent down one day to pick up a pen and smacked his head on the corner of a prep table. "I saw stars but kept working," he said. Still hurting two weeks later, he said, he went to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with a fractured skull and underwent brain surgery.
July 9, 2011 |
A new breed of food truck is giving the ubiquitous cheesesteak a run for its money as the city's preferred curbside delight. The inaugural Philadelphia Vendy awards, a culinary showdown among eight of the city's elite mobile food vendors held Saturday in Northern Liberties, sought to identify and reward the leaders of that breed. And nary a steak was in sight. "It's been a long hard day, but it's been a beautiful day," Thomas Bacon, also known as Gigi, of Gigi and Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food, the crowned victor of the event, said as he clutched a gleaming trophy cup. "The Vendy Cup is a trophy that I can drink cool beer out of - after standing over a deep fryer, frying chicken, cooking cabbage and greens, and serving the customers.
January 26, 2012 |
Sandy Taylor's friends rave about her sticky buns. "They tell me they're so good you should sell these," says Taylor, 60, a retired lab technician who lives in West Philadelphia. She spent 10 years perfecting the recipe, using her mother's instructions for the dough. "You should sell these," Taylor hears again and again. And she would, too, if she could find a way to do it legally.
May 5, 2011
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: Welcome to this very special Philly Food Chat! Special because I've finally gotten on Twitter (@ CraigLaBan ) wa-hoo! Now you get to see a steady stream of my deep, mercifully brief thoughts on food and drink all the time. Check out my second Tweet of the day, a picture of one of my favorite new breakfast indulgences at the long-awaited, finally opened Spread Bagelry. A note on Popeye, and why he's my Twitter pal: He was my first food idol ever, and the reason I have a deep appreciation for Stouffer's Spinach Souffle (and all things spinach)
October 28, 2010 |
Everyone I know who visits southern India comes back with a taste for the region's street food called dosa. It's a paper-thin crepe filled with a spicy potato filling. Barring a trip into Manhattan, Philadelphia dosa lovers were left to their dosa memories. No longer so. Nirav Mehta and partner Baldev Singh (who owns two northern Indian restaurants outside the city) took the concept and created Philadelphia Chutney Company. The first location just opened off Rittenhouse Square, and more of these healthy, inexpensive fast-food operations are planned for some university locations.
July 2, 2013
FOR EIGHT YEARS, besties Abby Kessler and Katie Lubieski successfully grew their fashion brand, first with a line of T-shirts and later a popular boutique on the 200 block of Market Street. On Thursday, the co-owners of Old City's Smak Parlour will take their clothing business to the streets, literally, when they open what's believed to be Philly's first fashion truck. Taking a cue from local food-truck entrepreneurs who sell everything from homemade cupcakes to gourmet coffee, Kessler and Lubieski, both 34, will open a retail store inside an 18-foot-long converted box truck that is pimped out with French doors, hardwood flooring, track lighting, air conditioning and even a dressing room.
January 3, 2014
SO, a Trinidadian auto specialist and a Guyanese-Muslim business strategist walk into a combination restaurant, grocery and carpet-installation center in Delco . . . That sounds like the setup to the most convoluted crack in comedic history, but it's not a joke - it's the seed that sprouted Bad Habit, a distinctive Caribbean restaurant in diverse Upper Darby. Exploring the cuisine of the islands through American-influenced street food and a halal-friendly approach, owners Sheldon Crosbie and Zahid Khan are addressing a void many don't even realize demands filling.