February 5, 1988 |
Despite what you may hear, the amazing thing about "She's Having a Baby" is not that John Hughes has finally made a movie about grownups. First of all, he's already done that, in "Mr. Mom" and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles. " Second of all, the film's main characters, newlyweds Jake Briggs (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy Bainbridge (Elizabeth McGovern), though nominally adult, are teen- agers in their hearts. The chief suspense in the movie is whether they will eventually grow up. (They do.)
August 14, 2011 |
LINESVILLE, Pa. - Up close, a carp is pretty ugly. Fifty carp are really ugly. Hundreds of wall-to-wall carp with mouths agape are an unforgettable and very creepy sight. At Pymatuning Reservoir on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, feeding the carp stale bread is a strangely compelling sight that draws hundreds of tourists daily. It's a feeding frenzy, a fishy mosh pit that never really ends. The fish create a grotesque, roiling scrum as they thrash ravenously after bread thrown into the water at the Pymatuning spillway, south of Linesville in northwest Pennsylvania's Pymatuning State Park.
October 30, 2002 |
Welcome home your little ghosts and goblins with this tasty Halloween sandwich. The folks at London Grill on Fairmount Avenue altered their recipe for their famous fish and chips - skipping the beer in the batter and adding festively ghoulish touches - to create a kid-friendly fish-witch, served on toasted white bread with a side of bloody tartar sauce. After all, you can't expect trick-or-treaters to live on candy alone. THE HALLOWEEN FISH-WITCH SANDWICH For the batter: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup club soda 1/2 cup water Mix flour and salt in bowl.
January 8, 2003 |
What happens when three Irish-American pals from Mayfair - including chef Kevin O'Kane, who did time at the swanky Happy Rooster and the posh Fountain - open up a sandwich shop on Main Street in Manayunk called Mixx on Main (4307 Main St.)? Some serious sandwiches, that's what. One of the most seriously flavorful is the Ham Bone, a hot club named after O'Kane's old boss, chef Martin Hamman of the Four Seasons. THE HAM BONE 2 tablespoons butter 3 slices white bread 5 slices American cheese 3 ounces thinly sliced turkey 3 ounces thinly sliced ham Black pepper Kosher salt 6 strips crispy bacon 1/2 avocado, deseeded and julienned In large saute pan, melt one tablespoon butter, add white bread, and top with cheese.
September 4, 2002 |
Not everyone is lucky enough to be going back to school this week. Watching the little ones with their SpongeBob backpacks and No. 2 pencils get on yellow buses, we adults pine for the simple pleasures of the new school year. One of my fondest back-to-school memories: opening my Ziggy lunch box to find a sandwich, an apple, juice, a cookie - and a note from Mom written on a napkin. Once in a while, my mother would pack an extra-special treat: a half sandwich from our neighborhood deli.
July 19, 2012 |
What's cooking? A classic sandwich selection — from turkey and cheese on white bread to a hearty Philly cheesesteak. A line can be found at Gus's for breakfast, too. They're family: Gus Katseftis and his wife, Joan, along with various family members, fed employees of the Daily News, Inquirer and philly.com for 21 years from Gus' spot next to the company's former headquarters at Broad and Callowhill streets. Convenient, yes, but what kept people coming back was the menu. Satisfied customers: "It's old-school," said Craig LaBan, Inquirer food critic and frequent Gus' customer.
July 20, 2008 |
Given the counterintuitive, '70s-style "renewal" of the Ionic-columned rotunda in the Ritz-Carlton south of City Hall, it shouldn't be surprising that the BLT offered on the lunch menu is restyled as well - sleekly tailored, a sliver of seven-hour-braised pork belly undergirding it, and justifying, one could argue, a portion at least of its rather dear $15 price. But it is a little startling: The classic BLT is a homeboy, and when it travels, it is most often found at the Formica lunch counter, or local diner, its bacon, ideally still sizzling, sticking out like a happy cowlick.
April 22, 2012 |
For a few hours Sunday, they agreed to miss the Flyers playoff game and held off on those "Honey-do" lists of household chores. Instead, the South Jersey Men's Club made nearly 400 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for a group of eaters they'll never meet - men and women with outstanding bench warrants for alleged nonviolent offenses. The sandwiches were just one slice of the rewards for hundreds of wanted people expected to turn themselves in over the next few days at an Atlantic City church as part of New Jersey's Fugitive Safe Surrender program.
April 23, 2012 |
For a few hours Sunday, they agreed to miss some of the Flyers playoff game and held off on those "Honey-do" lists of household chores. Instead, the South Jersey Men's Club made nearly 400 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches for a group of eaters they'll never meet - men and women wanted on outstanding bench warrants for nonviolent offenses. The sandwiches were just one slice of the rewards for hundreds of fugitives expected to turn themselves in over the next few days at an Atlantic City church as part of New Jersey's Fugitive Safe Surrender program.
July 31, 2001 |
Fearing that a Canadian food giant might get too big a slice of the Philadelphia bread market, the U.S. Justice Department ordered the company yesterday to give up its right to sell Sunbeam products in the area. The department said the Toronto company, George Weston Ltd., could buy Bestfoods Baking Co. only if it disposed of Bestfoods' licenses to market Sunbeam locally. The $1.77 billion acquisition from Unilever NV was completed later yesterday. Bestfoods holds the licenses to produce and sell Sunbeam products in Philadelphia, South Jersey and parts of upstate New York.