Chef Fuses Ancient And Modern Cultures Through Food

By Lauren Monsen Like any chef worth his salt, Todd Gray believes that a good meal is a little slice of heaven. And that’s what he aims to provide at a restaurant called Manna, at Washington’s new Museum of the Bible. The
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Baltic Embassies Delight Washington With Song and Dance

By Mary Jane Maxwell The Baltic states have long turned to song and dance to celebrate and protect their heritage. The tradition was on display recently, when the embassies of Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania opened their doors to visitors during (more...)

Why Americans Go Crazy Over the Super Bowl

By ShareAmerica More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons vie for the coveted Super Bowl football championship on February 5. American football is the most (more...)

Russian Pirozhki, Served West Coast Style

What happens when you combine a traditional Russian food with an American classic? Igor Avramenko, an émigré who lives in Los Angeles, may have discovered the answer in 2015 when he began selling pirozhki (rolls filled with a variety of fillings) from a shiny 1964 Airstream Bambi trailer. “Airstream has always represented (more...)

American ‘Sriracha’ Tests Thai Tastebuds

VOA With sales exceeding $80 million annually, Huy Fong Food’s Sriracha brand has made a coastal Thai city a household name in America and propelled an Asian chili sauce to a condiment nearly as ubiquitous as ketchup. Sriracha sauce now flavors numerous other American-made products from popcorn to beer. It

Do You Have Enough Food?

"Nearly one in four U.S. households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010", according to a new report released in August by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The analysis separately examines food hardship rates – (more...)

Bar Owners Could Extend Happy Hours

New state rules allow bar owners to extend their happy hours. Some businessman thing, that it could bring more people out. And while some people like the idea of extending after-work happy hour times for people who get out of work late, they hope " by splitting the happy hour and (more...)

Oktoberfest Starts In September

Oktoberfest Starts In September

McGillin’s Olde Ale House will be serving its Oktoberfest beers and German foods from Thursday, September 2nd through Saturday, October 2nd. Featured beers include Stoudt’s Fest, Flying Fish’s Oktoberphish, Victory’s Festbier, Ramstein’s Oktoberfest, Warsteirner’s Oktoberfest and more international and local Oktoberfest beers. The delicious (more...)

Octomom Speaks Out As Child Services Cringe

In 2009, the world was first introduced to the being that is Octomom. Nadya Suleman had six children with an unknown father and then received in vitro fertilization to give birth to octuplets. The octuplets are the longest surviving octuplets in American history. The tragedy in it all is that Nadya, (more...)

Global Food Prices Spike, Remain Volatile

Global Food Prices Spike, Remain Volatile

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Global food prices are 36 percent higher than they were a year ago and remain volatile, the World Bank reports. Food price levels are close to their peak in 2008, the bank reports in the latest edition of its Food Price Watch. High and volatile food prices are “the (more...)

The Eiffel Tower & PIFA

145 performances, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, readings from the Kimmel Center to Chestnut Hill to Cheyney University and back to Broad Street are available now In Philadelphia. There is a spirit of “Paris 1910-20” with its wild profusion of artistic energies. The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts - PIFA - is (more...)

The $2.7 Million Project For Terminal Market

The $2.7 Million Project For Terminal Market

In 1993 the historical Reading Terminal Market on Avenue D in Philadelphia got heat and air-conditioning for the first time. Now there is the second time, when the terminal's management is preparing to renovate its eastern edge. The 119-year-old terminal has to adapt to modern times. And if the Historical Commission gives (more...)

Let’s Beat Weight Gain After Holidays!

Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Here are simple ways to beat weight gain” Drink water. Drinking helps you feel full. Some experts suggest sipping water (or iced tea) just before you sit down to a meal. Count to 10. Studies suggest that the average craving lasts only about 10 minutes. So (more...)

The Dandelion, New British-style Pub in Philadelphia

The Dandelion, new British-inspired pub, opened at 124 S. 18th St. in Center City on December 31st. It offers “the best in contemporary British cuisine, [drawing] inspiration from the U.K.’s great gastropubs, where modern, internationally influenced flavors and lighter, seasonal updates on traditional fare create a unique dining (more...)

Krispy Kreme opening in Northeast Philadelphia

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