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September 15, 2011 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
To confirm just how twisted the restaurant scene has become: There's Twisted Tail, a Southern bourbon roadhouse/charcoal grill now across from Head House Square - not to be confused with Twisted Kitchen , a funky-lit diner serving all-American road food at 808 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar, Montgomery County (215-822-7415). How all-American is Twisted Kitchen? It's behind a gun shop. Chef-owner Ernie Pio, who has catered in the region for two decades, offers roast pork and beef sandwiches; soups and chili; seven macaroni and cheese options; and sandwiches ranging from the sublime to the outrageous.
NEWS
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.
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June 18, 2009 | By Linda Gassenheimer, McClatchy Newspapers
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.
NEWS
April 27, 2008 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
Four months ago, after a false start on another corner, Zbigniew Chojnacki set up shop - which is to say a gleaming food cart he calls La Dominique - not far from the flaring nostrils of the dragon that demarcates Drexel's urban campus. It is not virgin territory, particularly. Within a few blocks of 33d and Market here, lunch trucks and sidewalk trailers serve vegan burgers and shakes, and falafel, and, at Pete's Lil' Lunch Box, what is regarded as an entirely decent BLT. But Chojnacki is the first with crepes on this stretch, and while he is hardly what you'd call efficient, or quick, or capable of stepping up his production - even when pressed - he has already added a grace note of charm, even of delight, to this prosaic and decidedly un-Ivy block.
NEWS
July 9, 2011 | By Gregory Thomas, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 10, 2011 | By Gregory Thomas, Inquirer Staff Writer
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 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 & Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food, the victor of the event, said as he clutched a gleaming trophy.
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February 21, 2013 | Craig LaBan
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: First, a big congrats goes out to all the local chefs and restaurateurs who were nominated as national semifinalists for James Beard Foundation Awards: Vernick Food and Drink (best new restaurant); Marc Vetri (outstanding chef); Vetri (oustanding service); Fountain Restaurant (outstanding service); Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. (outstanding bar program); Andre Chin and Amanda Eap, Artisan Boulanger Patissier (outstanding pastry chef)
NEWS
May 13, 1988 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
Just when some restaurant and business owners in the lower Chestnut Street area thought they were safe from another of James Tayoun's thrice-annual street food festivals, Mayor Goode upset the applecart. Goode's approval of a two-day fair that would close Chestnut Street between Front and 2nd over the Memorial Day weekend inspired the merchants to go into Common Pleas Court yesterday in an effort to stop it. The plaintiffs, members of the Old City Business Association, have asked for a preliminary injunction against the fair.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
This was fun? Roped-off sidewalks. Barricaded side streets. Police by the dozens at critical intersections backed up by an invasion-level force of squad cars, police buses, vans and horses. Meanwhile, most of the revelers didn't look too happy Tuesday night as they were herded away from potential South Street trouble spots by stern cops yelling "Gotta move!" Shuffling along quietly in their wool knit caps and giant jeans, the kids looked as passive as Taliban captives being delivered to Guantanamo Bay. But don't take these as complaints.
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