Thursday, September 3, 2015

Attorney general objects to hospital's idea to sell wine

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:10 AM
Nearly 1,400 bottles of wine may go down the drain after all. The Attorney's General Office objects to an idea by Chester County Hospital to sell a collection of wines that had been seized from a couple's collection. A court hearing Thursday in Chester County Court will hear arguments about the fate... Read more

Philadium Tavern reopens

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 1:06 AM
Five months after it was shut down over back taxes, the Philadium Tavern at 1631 Packer Ave. near the sports complex in South Philadelphia is coming back. Reopening is set for the evening of Thursday, Sept. 3. It will be pretty much the same, say staffers, who put the downtime to good use, cleaning... Read more

Chef Alex Capasso is said to be working on a plea deal

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 1:38 PM
An attorney for chef Alex Capasso, arrested on federal child-porn charges in late July, is working out a plea deal, according to documents in federal court. Capasso, 41, remains held in a Washington, D.C., prison pending a preliminary hearing on Sept. 24, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office... Read more

High-end steakhouse to open at SugarHouse

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 11:00 AM
Expect a slew of frog imagery and puns in the next few months in connection with the first steakhouse to open in Philadelphia in a few years. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, a brand of the Chicago-based Gibsons Restaurant Group, will open a branch inside SugarHouse Casino on Delaware Avenue... Read more

Food trucks and beer, together at a cancer walk

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:59 AM
Two big firsts will be marked Sept. 13 at the City of Hope’s Women’s Cancer Walk. One is a food truck and beer-pairing competition - six trucks whose dishes will be paired with beer. Can't remember ever seeing one of those. The other is an early chance to taste the wares of The Daily... Read more

OpenTable: Philly has 5 top 'foodie' restaurants

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:49 PM
OpenTable, the reservation site, is out with its 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America list, and Philadelphia has five of them. It should be noted that four are BYOBs, a surprising fact given the current emphasis on cocktail culture. Bibou: Pierre and Charlotte Calmels' recently renovated South... Read more

Reserve, a 'dining concierge,' launches in Philly

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:51 AM
For online reservations, especially when you're trying to land a restaurant table a few days out, it's hard to beat OpenTable. But when you're looking for a table at the last minute, and the restaurant is fairly popular, there's a new option in Philadelphia, starting Sept. 1: Reserve. Already in... Read more

This dinner party will be magical

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:28 AM
You've heard of the magic of dining. Chef Alex Garfinkel - whose Balboa Supper Club restaurant pop-ups are a real treat - will collaborate on an intimate dinner for 10 people at his Kensington studio on Oct. 23 with his friend Adam Elbaum, who has been a magician specializing in sleight of hand for... Read more

Sous vide comes to the senior center

Monday, August 31, 2015, 2:05 PM
The kitchen at Daylesford Crossing, a new senior-living center in Paoli, was packed with working chefs and cooks on Friday, but it was free of the clatter of pots and pans. Or cooking aromas, for that matter. Perking in the background was just the sound of bubbling from what looked like oversized... Read more

Kanella South is getting closer

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 10:50 PM
One of the more eagerly awaited late-summer openings is Kanella South (757 S. Front St.), which represents more than just a mile and a half move for Konstantinos Pitsillides' much-honored Greek-Cypriot restaurant from a busy corner in Washington Square West to the calm of Queen Village. Pitsillides... Read more
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