- When: Saturday, March 16
- Time: 12 Noon
- Where: Frank Johnson Park, 122 Bridge Ave, Berwyn
- Sponsored by: Easttown Twp Parks & Recreation Board
- Questions: Contact Mary Shultz at email@example.com
Bring your baskets and your cameras for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Egg Hunt, Games, Prizes and the Easter Bunny will arrive on a Berwyn Fire Company Fire Truck.
Children of all ages are invited to attend.
Favoloso is fabulous in Italian.
I am half Italian and from a family of amazing cooks so I am more than a bit of a snob when it comes to Italian food. Even pizza.
I have longed for a place that had true high-end trattoria Italian specialties. I am sick of places that lob slabs of lasagna or overly doughy and otherwise tasteless salty pizza on a plate enough to feed and army and say “that’s Italian.” You know how people used to rave about Totaro’s in Conshohocken, PA? Or if you were ever in NYC in the late 80s or early 90s, Trattoria Foffe on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, NY? This place puts the memory of those places to shame, and they have a decent wine list of some interesting Italian wines.
So on Friday evening, my sweet man took me to a place I have literally driven by for years, but had never gone into. We went to Fiorello’s Cafe on Gay Street in West Chester.
The food was fabulous. And fresh. And authentic. None of that half-baked garbage places like Fellini Cafe in Ardmore pass off as Italian trattoria food. The real deal served in a clean restaurant with knowledgable and pleasant wait staff.
We had a lovely waitress and another woman, probably more of a bus person who waited on us. They were cheerful and so nice. One of them brought me a rose at the end of dinner because they were celebrating International Woman’s Day which has been around since the early 20th century but largely ignored here in the United States.
The salads were fresh and crisp and served with an actual and real balsamic vinagarette. Not that overly sweet and gloppy emulsified goop that a lot of places serve, but a fresh dressing made with good olive oil and an an obviously good grade of balsamic.
For dinner I ordered the pasta with a sauce of tomatoes and white wine and calamari. The sauce was light a flavorful and neither weighed down nor overpowered the dish. And the calamari was perfect. Too many places it is served not only when it is not particularly fresh, but it is cooked to death and rubbery. Not Fiorello’s calamari. It was sautéed to perfection. And they even had no problem with adding a dash of capers for me.
My sweet man had another seafood pasta with bay scallops and shrimp. I can’t eat scallops but he said it was delicious.
For dessert I was torn between Nonna’s cake and cannoli. I ended up with the cannoli. One perfect cannoli all homemade. And it had the real cannoli cream that is slightly fluid and not all bound up with extra sugar and gelatin that some places serve. And it was lighter than most cannoli.
They also had real espresso. Not Nespresso which many restaurants now pass off as true espresso – don’t get me wrong I have and enjoy a Nespresso machine but that is for everyday coffee. I love coffee and this espresso was the perfect blend of rich and dark.
I intend to make Fiorello’s more of a habit. And oh yes in true Eurpopean Cafe style they had a delightful man singing Italian and other love songs while we all ate. He was so sweet and the joy of sharing his music with us showed on his face.
The one drawback with Fiorello’s is it is a bit noisy. And it feels even closer than the tables in Cucina di Pesce in New York City in the East Village.
They could rectify the noise if they chose by maybe changing out the ceiling for some sound absorbing tiles, or exploring something similar for some of the walls. They could also do that by taking a few tables out of the restaurant.
They pack them in due to consistant popularity and good food, so I know that is the thought process behind the arrangement and placement of tables, but I think they might benefit by cleaning up their interior space with a simpler look and fewer tables. But by cleaning up I mean interior design – making the walls look less busy because this place is so clean it is amazing.
Anyway, the food is so truly good that it is worth going again and again.
So if you haven’t been there, or haven’t been there in a while, go. We walked in without a reservation, so I do not know their reservation policy but would ask. I have also heard they are delightful for lunch.
730 E. Gay St.
West Chester, PA 19380
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Redhound Grille used to be one of our favorite places to have dinner. From when it first opened on Paoli Pike until a few months ago it was always fairly flawless.
Not anymore. It’s like a hound that has lost its scent.
So I’m thinking they need to decide what they want to be when they grow up. Do they want to just be a local taproom, or do they want to be a restaurant? Or a hybrid combination of both?
It’s a little hard to tell.
They advertise they do catering, but with a kitchen as currently uneven as theirs is, file under save your money.
Tonight they were rocking another odd fossil crowd with a band called Zoot Suit. It was the second time we had the misfortune to be there when they were playing. They are as inconsistent a cover band as the food currently coming out of Redhound’s kitchen. Zoot Suit has a following, which has now surprised me twice. But if you don’t like the band, you can always go see one of the band founders impersonate Ben Franklin - a freakish sort of sacrilege. But hey, cover band and cover historical figure impersonator…I guess it all makes a weird sort of sense.
Anyway, I liked it better when there were fewer theme nights (bingo, quizzo, karaoke) and they were just the Redhound: good food, good drink.
I don’t know why or where Redhound fell off the awesome train, but I wish they would get it back. They just keep missing the mark. And they truly have terrific staff and a great atmosphere. That is what has kept us going back to give the kitchen another try. But we’re not going again for a while. It’s like throwing good money after bad.
A missing 16-year-old Montgomery County boy returned home Sunday "safe and sound," his mother, Liz Atchison, said.
"He was found," Atchison said Sunday afternoon. "Someone recognized him from the Facebook post from the Patch news article."
Mike Dinnien had last been seen Thursday at a Wendy's restaurant in Horsham. But a Patch reader who saw a post about Dinnien's disappearance, Atchison said, "held him at their home" until she picked him up around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
"He is home safe," Atchison was happy to report.
Atchison thanked Patch for its work in finding her son.
"The article was a key part of reaching the right people, in order to have people see his face," she said. "They recognized him because of [Patch's] post."
Mike's mother said he was safe and sound, with no injuries reported.
"He is fine," she said.
The original report remains below:
Elizabeth Atchison is searching for her 16-year-old son, Michael Dinnien, who is believed to have been most recently seen at a Wendy's Restaurant on the 600 block of Easton Road in Horsham.
According to a Perkiomen Valley Patch Facebook post, Dinnien is 5-foot-11 with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a thin build. He was last seen on Thursday wearing a black and white checkered flannel, black or blue hoodie, black pants, and a black small backpack.
"I just want him to come home," Atchison said. "And I want him to know that I love him so much."
Anyone who sees Dinnien is asked to contact the Hatboro Police at 215-675-4400 or Atchison at 215-429-8704.
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A Macungie couple caused mayhem in Philadelphia and Camden as they stole two police cars and led a dangerous chase through city streets, authorities say.
Two bomb-disposal units were among the multiple emergency response teams working at a Public Storage Thursday evening after a large amount of explosives was found inside a storage locker.
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said 89-year-old Marie Zienkewicz died being a good neighbor.
Julio Acevedo surrendered in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill on Route 412 just off I-78 in South Bethlehem, near Hellertown.
No charges have been filed against the 18-year-old driver. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office says an investigation into the crash is underway.
Philadelphia Phillies fans are getting hopeful this spring that the team might be able to turn it around after an off-year.
They're hopeful that Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Roy Halliday will rebound from injuries and that Cliff Lee will return to form.
They're hopeful that Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz will have eben bigger seasons than 2012. And that some key additions in the bullpen like Mike Adams and Chad Durbin will provide some balance.
But who is going to play the outfield?
That is possibly the biggest question mark facing the Phillies this spring training.
No longer does the team have Shane Victorino or Hunter Pence in the fold.
In fact, the Phils have questions at all three positions.
Centerfield does have a player. That's Ben Revere, who was acquired by the Minnesota Twins. Revere comes with a big-time glove that might fill the hole where Victorino performed his Gold Glove antics.
But where Victorino could hit better than average and provide some power, Revere hasn't really hit a lick in the Major Leagues yet. So he'll have to prove himself.
The player, though, who may be the major X Factor is Dominic Brown.
This long-time prospect who has bounced up and down from Triple AAA and has suffered some lingering injuries appears this spring to show some signs of life that he is the five-tool promising player everyone believed he was.
Of any player in camp, Brown has had the best spring.
He's hit the ball well and has hit some monster homers that may even make Ryan Howard blush.
So, at this point, you can probably pencil Brown in for a spot, either in right field or left field.
The reason he may not stick in right field is because the team signed Delmon Young during the off-season.
The former Tampa Bay Ray was once touted as an up-and-comer with tons of talent. But then some injuries and off-field issues derailed his progress. Young right now is trying to rebound from a foot injury that will have him on the Disabled List to start the season.
Darrin Ruf, who put up tremendous power numbers in Double A and Triple A last year is being given every chance to win the left field spot.
But Ruf has been inconsistent so far, hasn't it for power and his defense is lacking at times. So he could be going to Lehigh Valley to start the year with the Iron Pigs.
So that means that Lance Nix and John Mayberry Jr. might platoon in left field, maybe until Young gets healthy and takes right, moving Brown to left.
There are so many questions that it will be interesting to see how this all develops heading to opening day against the Kansas City Royals on April 5.
Lower Merion police responded to 68 incidents in the Penn Wynne and Wynnewood neighborhoods the week ending Sunday, Feb. 24, according to LMPD statistics.
A list of those incidents is attached to this article, sorted by type. Incident descriptions do not necessarily indicate arrests or convictions.
- 1 burglary
- 14 alarm activations
- 2 animal incidents, one with a deer and another with a dog
- 2 thefts
- 1 911 hang-up
Did you see a police incident from this timeframe that isn't included on the attached list? Tell us about it in the comments section below.
The Lower Merion Police Department reported the following incidents to news media at a Monday briefing. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
Liquor law violation: A 21-year-old and 20-year-old from Newtown Square were cited for public intoxication on March 1 around 12:30 a.m. at 23 East in Ardmore. The women were being thrown out of the club for being too intoxicated, police said. Police on the scene told the women to go home, but they proceeded to go back to the front of the building and enter the club, according to the report. The 21-year-old is charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The 20-year-old is charged with using a fake ID, disorderly conduct, and providing false information to a police officer.
Criminal mischief: A woman reported that her car was keyed on Feb. 18 while it was parked on Station Avenue in Ardmore around 8 p.m. A foot-long scratch carved in the shape of an “x” was found on her car.
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