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.
March 19, 2013 |
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. said it is taking applications for full-time jobs at its store scheduled to open in November on the grounds of Montgomeryville Mall. Of a total 600 jobs at the new store, 200 will be full-time, Wegmans said. The company will make 500 local hires in all, it said. Applicants for full-time positions may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers , or call 877-934-6267, for more information. Part-time jobs will be filled at a later time, the store said.
March 14, 2013 |
For consumers, free is usually good. When the freebie might help you avoid a heart attack, that's usually better. Retail grocery store competition is fierce, and Wegmans is trying to get an edge by giving away - yes, free - a generic version of what was the world's best-selling drug, the cholesterol medicine Lipitor. Based in Rochester, N.Y., Wegmans has several stores in the Philadelphia area. Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations, would not say how many new customers the program had generated, but the company decided to extend the offer at least through the end of 2013 after first planning to end it in April.
November 1, 2012
Wegmans Food Markets Inc., is recalling Wegmans Pumpkin Roll products sold at its stores between Sept. 1 and Oct. 30. because the baked goods may contain pieces of clear packaging plastic, the retailer said Wednesday. The Rochester, N.Y.-based grocery chain said the errant packaging, on products sold in its bakery section, could be sharp or present a choking hazard. The pumpkin rolls were sold in all 81 Wegmans stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.