October 9, 2008
The cheesesteak is getting a veggie makeover in many Philly shops. Here's a partial list. At some places you can veganize your sandwich with soy cheese. Ask to be sure. 637 N. 3rd St. $9 (with fries) Reading Terminal Market $6.50 507 S. 6th St. $6 ("G.G. Special") 1408 South St. $7.95 (Vegan Chicken Cheese-steak) 219 S. 17th St. $7.97 (with soup, beverage) 735 S. 10th St. $6 2000 Walnut St. $6.50 1501 E. Passyunk Ave. $8 (with fries)
June 16, 2006 |
Lyn Hecker and Dan Wolff have never met, but their gardening philosophies are remarkably similar: No muss, no fuss. It's all about family. And nothing compares to the feeling you get giving away fresh, homegrown produce all summer long. For vegetable gardeners, this is as good as it gets. Our plants are finally in the ground. Day by day, we watch them grow, heading out back first thing in the morning, after work, before bed, to drink in that indescribable fragrance, touch the leaves, pull the weeds.
August 22, 2014
VEGAN road-tripping can be fun, or it can be a pain. Usually it winds up a mixture. On this summer's family road trip south I took notes, for once, on what worked and what didn't. We drove from Philly through North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, on down to Key West. Stopping at a number of interesting spots, I learned lessons I hope other vegan travelers can apply elsewhere. The first and foremost lesson: You cannot possibly plan ahead too much. Look at where you're going - and where you might go, with a slight detour, using your phone and Web connection while still at home.
January 8, 2016 |
January always opens with good intentions, often plant-based ones, yet within weeks, old habits creep back in. But 2016 could be a tipping point - the year when vegan eating becomes too easy, and too tasty, to pass up. Options certainly abound in Philly. Here are 15 of them: 1. Gangster in University City Resolutions have life-changing potential. Just ask Vincent "Vinny" DePaul. After the collapse of his big-bucks L.A. T-shirt business, which had him hanging with celebs, rappers, moguls, criminals and "a lot of negative energy," he was handed a fresh-pressed organic juice that opened his eyes.
October 9, 2008 |
IN 2007 AND AGAIN in 2008, Citizens Bank Park was named North America's Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark. And after more than a decade of drought, in 2007 and again in 2008, the Phillies made the playoffs. Coincidence? Not if you ask Scott Geiger, the Phillies fan who's been helping the ballpark expand its menu. "It's no coincidence," he said with a straight face, "that the Phillies have made the playoffs two years in a row, the same two years they've had the No. 1 most vegan-friendly ballpark.
August 11, 2011
"THE QUESTION" has been around for a while. Back in the mid-'80s, I must have been vegetarian for a good 72 hours before I first heard it. You know the one: "Where do you get your protein?" I guess the logical equation for meat-eaters is that, since meat is rich in protein, a diet without it must be deficient in this essential nutrient, unless there's some secret, quasi-magical source veggie folks have for procuring it. Well, folks, yes, there is indeed a secret, quasi-magical source of veggie protein, and I'm going to break the code of silence and share it with you. Ready?
December 8, 2011
There are better falafel balls in Philly - perhaps even two blocks away at Mama's Vegetarian. But Crisp, a new Center City branch of the New York chain, still manages something notable. It gives the falafel a chance at going mainstream by putting those crisp little Israeli chickpea fritters into international poses - with Greek yogurt; with guacamole and corn salsa; with African peanut sauce; with goat cheese and arugula. The most intriguing bet may be Crisp's falafel "burger," a patty-shaped disc that has a familiar feel between the buns, but with an extra crunch that I'm starting to crave.
April 22, 1998 |
What comes out of Howard Stern's mouth may be trashy, yet what goes into it can be downright healthy. His daily breakfast regimen - a plain potato. The nuked spud, chock-a-block with vitamins, minerals and fiber, provides enough of a carbo-kick to keep the turbo-charged shock jock fueled and fired for his morning radio show, heard locally on WYSP-FM. Stern's something of an exception. Although other morning TV and radio personalities might be pulling in the ratings, most get poor marks from nutritionist Lauren Swann, a registered dietitian and owner of Concept Nutrition, a Bensalem-based nutrition consulting business.
June 2, 2010 |
Yo, ump, not so fast Houston pitcher Roy Oswalt is off the hook after getting the hook from umpire Bill Hohn. Thing is Hohn is on it. Hohn tossed the Astros ace after a confrontation in the third inning of Monday's 14-3 loss to the Nationals for arguing. Now a MLB official is saying the ump will be addressed "in a very stern way. " Bob Watson, the vice president in charge of discipline, rules and on-field operations for MLB, told Houston television station KRIV that Oswalt will not be penalized further after Monday's incident but Hohn will get a phone call from Mike Port, baseball's vice president in charge of umpires.
May 19, 2011
_ There's still time to Dine In, Help Out, the campaign running through May that invites you to donate money you would have spent on a restaurant to the St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, which aids kids in North Philadelphia, among the poorest and hungriest neighborhoods in the country. Sign up at DineInHelpOut.org, then invite some friends over for a feast. Among those championing the cause is restaurateur and "Iron Chef" Jose Garces, who's provided recipes and more on the website to help you plan your evening.