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.
June 14, 2013
What to eat: Tacos! Two for $6. Carne Asada (skirt steak), Pollo Asado (chicken) and Al Pastor (roast pork with pineapple). Try the rice and beans ($4), made with fire-roasted tomatoes. Drinks, including Mexican Cola and Jarritos, are $1.50. Don't miss: The homemade sauces are what set this cart apart. They are The Green, The Red and The Ugly, in order of ascending hotness. Green is tomatillo-based, with some poblanos and jalapeños. Red kicks it up a notch with Chile de árbol and pequins.
December 15, 2011
I WAS ASKED TO come up with a list of gifts for the foodies in your life. People like me. I know, I know, we're insufferable snobs who are impossible to buy for. But we're your friends and relatives and you love us, so you have to buy something. I am not, unfortunately, much of a gadget person. If I get one more gimmicky corkscrew - like, say, the Bill Clinton corkscrew I received in which the screw extends from his crotch - I'm going to scream. My old, basic double-hinged waiter's corkscrew works just fine, thank you. And no, I don't want fancy 12-ounce "martini" glasses - simple, classic 4.5-ounce cocktail glasses from the local bar supply store work just fine, thank you. For me, the best gifts are often just the food or drink itself.
November 7, 2013 |
Hello there First in Los Angeles, then in Fishtown, online dating went so comically bad for Abby that she turned her experiences into a blog: Hehadpotential.com. But it was dating a man who OKCupid ranked a 99 percent match that made Abby wonder if it was time to log off the dating sites. "I thought it should work, on paper, but we didn't click," she said. It was after that ended, in early November 2011, that a message popped up on OKCupid: "It looks like we live in the same neighborhood," Chris wrote.
April 25, 2014 |
Ten years ago this month, Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney popped open the door of Lolita , a Mexican BYOB on 13th Street between Chestnut and Sansom. The BYOB launched their restaurant empire, all within several blocks - Barbuzzo, Jamonera, and Little Nonna's. They also own the grocery store Grocery; a gift shop, Verde; and a furnishings store, Open House. The neighborhood grew up, too, and Lolita needed a liquor license. Safran and Turney decided to renovate, as well. They closed in August.
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.
May 13, 1988 |
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.
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.