September 3, 2016 |
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - Gov. Wolf chose three Pennsylvania wines and a six-pack of beer, and paid in cash. Not far behind him in line was House Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny), who picked up a bottle of white. The two are usually on opposite sides of the political debate, but on Thursday, they had a meeting of the minds on making booze more accessible to consumers, hoisting flutes of champagne to toast the first bottle of wine sold at a Wegmans store in Pennsylvania. "Here in Pennsylvania, that is a really, really big deal," Wolf told the politicians, businesspeople, shoppers, and gawkers gathered at the supermarket in a Harrisburg suburb.
November 9, 2015 |
In a project that shows how shopping centers are evolving, a 111,000-square-foot Wegmans market is set to open at 7 a.m. Sunday as the centerpiece of a $100 million development in Glen Mills, Delaware County. The project, to be built in two phases on the 38-acre site on Route 202, will house six other buildings besides Wegmans, and will be called Brandywine Mills. Peter Miller, president of Carlino Commercial Development of West Conshohocken, which is financing the project, said centers are focusing more on services than clothes.
December 22, 2014 |
I'M HOSTING Christmas dinner for 16, and I'm kind of sweating it. I never sweat hosting the Thanksgiving meal, since the menu, by state law and family decree, must never change: Roasted turkey, a hay bale of stuffing, 87 different potato sides and enough desserts to stock a Wegmans pastry case, if Wegmans sold only chocolate pastry. Same old, same old, and everyone's happy. Christmas is different in that, menuwise, anything goes - so anything is possible, including failure.
July 14, 2014 |
Last week I wrote about a villain. Today I'm writing about a hero. And an incredibly good-looking one, which figures into the story, as you will see. We begin Sunday morning, when I meet my bestie Franca for a bike ride. We've been friends through 30 years, and between us we have four divorces, a nice even number. We love to do things together and are very much alike, except Franca is an incredible athlete and runs five miles every day. That would be the end of the similarity.
December 1, 2013 |
Coming soon to a Starbucks in New Jersey: Five guys huddled around a corner table with laptops open, playing poker online? That was a scenario discussed at an Internet gambling conference last month in Philadelphia. "You're going to have an informal clustering of people," Joe Brennan, former chairman of iMEGA, an online-gaming association, predicted at the World Regulatory Briefing. "That's natural social functioning," he said. Does that mean poker players and slots addicts will flood free public WiFi hot spots like Wegmans and Starbucks, now that online gambling is legal in New Jersey?
November 3, 2013 |
A onetime Boscov's department store at Montgomery Mall opens Sunday as a brand-new Wegmans supermarket, a 126,000-square-foot freestanding grocery built from the demolished ruins of the old anchor in Montgomery County. Hordes of shoppers are expected to stroll through the supersize store in North Wales once doors open at 7 a.m., thanks partly to the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's slow pace of opening new locations: Only about three come on line each year, with far fewer in the Philadelphia area.
October 7, 2013 |
I have a hard enough time compromising on "where/what to eat" with my two boys and husband when we are standing in the middle of the fifth-largest city in the United States, brimming with options. We may have our four differing opinions on what we want to eat, but we all agree good, tasty, healthy food trumps anything else. So it's no surprise that road trips pose a higher degree of difficulty in that process. On a recent nine-hour drive to Toronto, all of our time was spent on state turnpikes and thruways littered with the same fast-food chains that quite literally repulsed us at every turn.
July 12, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, July 9: Craig LaBan: I got a chance to do some great cooking projects in the last two weeks, including some grilled whole Jersey black sea bass - expertly cleaned at the fish counter of Wegmans in Cherry Hill, then roasted on my grill. I love that it was a Jersey black bass - and Wegmans does a better job than almost any supermarket featuring local fish. They had a whole ice bank to choose from a weekend ago - bass, snapper, flounder, bluefish, even tuna.
April 18, 2013
Saturday, April 20 Behind-the-scenes tour of the pastry and main kitchens in the Rittenhouse Hotel, includes culinary demonstration and a three-course lunch. $85. 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square. For reservations, call Albertson Cooking School at 610-649-9290. Plan Now April 25: Cooking for people impacted by cancer , featuring salad dressings. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, 4100 Chamounix Dr., 215-879-7733, www.cancersupport-phila.org . Must RSVP by April 23. April 26: Book signing with Bobby Flay , who is promoting his latest cookbook, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction . $24.50 for the book.