| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Laila’s Kitchen in downtown Hagerstown changed hands last month, but the new owners said they plan to continue preparing Afghan cuisine — while adding a little soul to the menu.
Perry White and his fiancee, Brenda Franklin, said they...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Not so long ago, Sweed Jones was living the American dream — a weekly paycheck, a happy marriage and a house in a middle-class neighborhood.
Now, the job is gone and so is his wife.
And home isn’t a white Cape Cod with blue shutters. It&...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 5:23 PM
As promised last week, this Sunday's column continues the restaurant-watch theme.
Let's start with a piece of Allentown history that has shifted to south Bethlehem.
Downtown Allentown's long-standing Chinese restaurant House of Chen occasionally...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The Caring Place, a downtown Allentown nonprofit that helps at-risk kids in the Lehigh Valley, has been innovative in finding ways to pay its bills as public dollars have shrunk.
The organization has become a landlord, renting floors if its building at...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:49 AM
This list is not all-inclusive.
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223
Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Funeral services were held Wednesday for legendary Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods in Mount Vernon, New York.
Family, friends, religious and community leaders, and politicians, including former New York City Mayor David Dinkins and former New York...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Sylvia's is so much more than just a great soul food restaurant.
It has been the meeting place for Black America for decades with Sylvia Woods as its reigning queen.
"People came from all over the world to taste Sylvia Woods' fabulous soul...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 1:57 PM
1) Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues
We all need a soul food fix now and again. If today’s your day, head to Hartford’s Black-eyed Sally’s, where blackened catfish, cornbread, collard greens, gumbo, cheese grits and fried chicken reign...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav dishes on fried chicken, his new soul food restaurant in Las Vegas, Public Enemy’s next album and more....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 3:02 PM
As if Las Vegas needed any more flavor. A new soul food eatery is opening in the City of Sin, helmed by rapper and reality-TV personality Flavor Flav.
With a ribbon-cutting scheduled for March 15, the House of Flavor Restaurant will join the unceasing...