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NEWS
March 23, 1995
There is a fanciful, down-the-rabbit-hole quality to Republican welfare "reform" legislation being debated in the House of Representatives. In the wonderland inhabited by Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America crowd, the outrageous idea that "less is more" has become an article of faith. But not to worry. Instead of scrambling to close the funding gaps likely to be created by welfare "reform," social-service agencies and public schools can find a model for Life Under the Contract close to home - in Upper Darby, Delaware County.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
ONE OF THE JOYS, if not the reason, for going to the movies is popcorn, but a new movie may have you thinking twice about munching while watching. "A Place at the Table," which opens nationally Friday (see story and review on Pages 29 and 30) is a powerful look at a problem that should not exist in this country: hunger. The documentary is notable, and not just for the human stories it tells of working and unemployed families who struggle to get enough food to feed their families.
SPORTS
May 12, 2012 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Before every game, Gloucester Catholic softball coach Tom Sullivan has the same brief conversation with Cait Eltzholtz. "I look her in the eyes," Sullivan said, "and I tell her, 'I need you to get on base.' " How the scrappy leadoff hitter does so is generally not Sullivan's concern. And why should it be? Eltzholtz has won two state championships. She has as much softball in her blood as any South Jersey athlete. And she has done nothing but earn the trust of her coaches and teammates in a career that includes more than 100 hits.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2014 | By Lini S. Kadaba, For The Inquirer
Dinner at the Rosen Schwartz household is no rushed, throw-a-slice-of-a-pizza-on-a-paper-plate affair. OK, it is on occasion - the hazard of 21st-century married-with-kids life. But often enough, and certainly on this school night, the family of four sit down to a properly set table for dinner - emphasis on properly set. "On a regular basis, I insist on this scaled-down formality, that there are essential items that belong in a table setting that go on our table," Lynn Rosen, 52, says from her Elkins Park house.
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Becky Sher, McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE
As families gather for large and loud celebrations at year's end, children often are relegated to a space of their own during meals, whether they like it or not. "I love the idea of everyone around the table for Thanksgiving, sharing stories and enjoying each other's company. But sometimes, that isn't realistic," says Lydia Menzies, a former teacher who now plans parties and writes a children's party blog called "The Party Wagon" (party-wagon.com). "I think the best approach is to do what works best for your family and the flow of the host or hostess' home.
FOOD
November 20, 2008
For Thanksgiving dinner, or any night hot dishes are served, these autumnal steel trivets brighten the table setting with a splash of graphic color. Also, a nice token for your Thanksgiving hostess. Recycled multitaskers Made from recycled plastic bags, these cute baskets have already fulfilled their debt to the planet. They unsnap for flat storage, or, for yet another use, serve as a placemat. Pumpkin at its best The Chestnut Hill soup-and-sandwich stalwart Jonathan Best has opened a second location in the Reading Market, taking over the space of a former vitamin stand.
LIVING
February 11, 1998 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Forget about it. With few exceptions, that's the answer if you're interested in booking a table for two at a romantic restaurant on Valentine's Day. The calendar and a big convention in town have conspired against procrastinators. For the first time since 1987, Valentine's Day is on a Saturday night, traditionally the busiest night anyway. Also in town this weekend is the American Association for the Advancement of Science Convention. Dinner for 6,570 people will be part of the equation.
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Stacy Downs, McClatchy Newspapers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - So much is happening with the coffee table that Cosmo Kramer needs to update his coffee-table book on coffee tables. During the 1990s Seinfeld era, the coffee table was mainly a place to place food and remote controls - and maybe rest your feet when Mom wasn't looking. The ubiquitous wooden piece of furniture was a far cry from the 1950s cocktail table, limbo-low with a sculptural wooden or chrome base and an elegant round glass top. Home furnishings design forecaster Michelle Lamb is seeing a return to artistry in coffee tables, and more function than ever.
NEWS
January 30, 2003 | By Sylvia Auerbach
We were surprised - forks in mid-air - when she stopped at our table. "Would you mind if I visited for a few minutes?" "Of course not. " The four of us were feeling mellow. We were at Victor's Caf? in South Philadelphia, celebrating the 62d wedding anniversary of Liz and Iz, and 50-plus years of friendship. Dorothy was maybe five feet tall, silver hair stylishly cut, the wrinkles of age denied by a young, broad smile, an orange turtleneck sweater, a surprisingly strong voice, and a stance to match.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2011
DEAR ABBY: From time to time, my husband and I are asked by some friends to dine out with them. However, the wife does some things that make us very uncomfortable. She prides herself on being friendly and outgoing. When we're in a restaurant, she'll go from table to table and engage in conversations with people she doesn't know. She'll ask where they're from, what they've ordered, etc. Once, she eavesdropped while the people at the next table discussed what they were ordering and gave them her opinion on what they should "really" order.
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FOOD
June 26, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Summer Openings The summer restaurant scene will bring but one blockbuster opening: Cheesecake Factory's first Center City location, which opened Tuesday at 15th and Walnut Streets. Also, Cheesecake's internationally focused Grand Lux Cafe opens this week at the King of Prussia mall, across the mall property from another Cheesecake Factory. Together, the two new restaurants employ more than 500 people. On Thursday, the Main Line gets a b.good (Wynnewood Shopping Center, Wynnewood)
FOOD
June 19, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Bryn & Dane's expands Not too long ago, a guy named Bryn was sharing a room with a guy named Dane. Bryn worked late into the night on his idea for a healthy fast-food restaurant. Dane just wanted a good night's sleep. They're brothers; Bryn is now 30 and Dane is 14. Four years ago, Bryn Davis opened a small smoothie shop that morphed into a well-trafficked cafe in Horsham, a catering arm, and a stand inside the Ambler YMCA. Menu is based on wraps, salads, and smoothies.
FOOD
June 12, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Explaining that "when one door closes, another door opens," Susanna Foo says Sunday will be the finale of her namesake restaurant in Radnor, which opened in 2006. Foo and her son Gabriel have decided to focus completely on SuGa , the upmarket Chinese restaurant they are building at 1720 Sansom St., which was Genji. It is expected to open in September. Brewpub for Jenkintown Downtown Jenkintown gets its own brewpub June 19 with the opening of Guild Hall Brewing Co. (208 York Rd., 267-287-8698)
FOOD
June 5, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Street food via Vietnam Bucks County-raised chef Chad Kubanoff, having immersed himself in Vietnamese food and culture for six years, has come home to open a restaurant in Northern Liberties specializing in Viet street food. Same Same - a riff on a Vietnamese expression ("it's the same, but not the same," Kubanoff explains) - is at 614 N. Second St., occupying the BYOB that previously accommodated Copper and Koo Zee Doo. Kubanoff kept the open-kitchen configuration, decorating with street signs and objects brought back from Vietnam.
FOOD
June 5, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're a price-conscious shopper, you've probably had one of those farmers' market moments: You select a perfectly ripe heirloom tomato from an irresistible display, hand it to the cashier - and experience a sudden shortness of breath at the price, maybe $7 for a hefty, two-pound fruit. Perhaps it's those midsummer Goliaths - the $5 peach, the $7 tomato - that fuel a perception that farmers' market shopping is just too expensive. But is it really more than you'd pay at the supermarket?
FOOD
May 29, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Forest & Main changes Ambler brewpub Forest & Main is rolling out a few changes, including a new tasting room in the fall. Johnny Della Polla, who formerly ran Kennett in Queen Village and helped set up tasting rooms for Yards and Conshohocken Brewing, is helping owners Gerard Olson and Daniel Endicott. Chef Kelly Fischer, who starts next week, is streamlining the dinner menu to be more pub-friendly. What's new Lee Quach, who has owned several Vietnamese restaurants in South Philadelphia, is the Lee behind Lee's Cafe & Bistro , a stand-alone family-run shop at 522 Washington Ave. (267-273-0922)
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Kenney, the what-you-see-is-what-you-get candidate, said you are going to get even more if he is elected mayor of Philadelphia in November. The former city councilman who engineered reduced penalties for minor marijuana possession pledged that police would stop issuing citations altogether for that offense: "It is a waste of time. It is a waste of money. " The critic of Mayor Nutter's distant relationship with City Council said that as mayor, he would invite Council President Darrell L. Clarke to seat his own financial experts at the table when the yearly budget is built.
FOOD
May 22, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Il Cantuccio , which has held the corner of Third Street and Fairmount Avenue in Northern Liberties since 1999, is out of business. The BYOB was the second restaurant owned by the cantankerous but lovable chef Giuseppe Rosselli of La Locanda del Ghiottone. Rosselli died suddenly in 2000 of a heart attack, and his widow ran it until February 2014, when she sold it. Yet another White Dog University City-bred White Dog Cafe , which branched out to Wayne in 2010, now has a third location, in Haverford Square (379 Lancaster Ave., 610-896-4556)
FOOD
May 15, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Triangle reopens A deep cleaning is the obvious change at the Triangle Tavern (1338 S. 10th St., 215-800-1992), which has held the corner of 10th and Reed Streets since Prohibition ended. It reopened this week under Stephen Simons and David Frank, who own Royal Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Cantina Dos Segundos. The menu from chef Mark McKinney includes long-ago staples: roast beef, mussels in red or white sauce, and meatballs. There's also a sizable vegetarian and even vegan selection, including vegan roast beef and wings.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The bus ride home on April 15 wasn't merely quiet. "It was silent," Kingsway junior pitcher Devon Grippe said. The Dragons made some noise on Wednesday. Behind Grippe's powerful pitching and some timely hitting, Kingsway turned the tables on arch-rival Clearview with a 5-0 victory in a Tri-County Conference Royal Division clash of two of South Jersey's top softball teams. "We were very motivated to make up for the last game," Grippe said. "That fueled our fire. " Grippe, a junior right-hander, allowed four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
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