Cathy Fiebach, Wynnewood Owner, Main Point Books, Bryn Mawr What’s so great about the Main Line: I like its convenience to Philadelphia and New York City. I’m amazed by the quality of the schools and their students, from pre-K through graduate school. Why Main Liners make the best neighbors: They have a lot of pride in their community. You know they always have the best interests of the Main Line at heart. (READ ARTICLE)
Foodapalooza , the culinary event of the season
Published: Monday, April 08, 2013
By Cheryl Allison
Foodapalooza , the culinary event of the season, took place Friday, April 5, as chefs from restaurants from Ardmore to Bryn Mawr showed off their skills for a capacity crowd at Haverford Estates retirement community in Haverford. The annual event, celebrating five years in 2013, is the major fundraiser for First Friday Main Line.
A panel of judges including Lower Merion Township Commissioner Cheryl Gelber, Haverford Township Commissioner Jeff Heilmann, Karen Toole-Ebbert of Lower Merion Community Network, Jamie and Jodi Lokoff of Milkboy Recording and Coffee, and Main Line Media News reporter Cheryl Allison had the pleasant task of tasting and rating specialty dishes from 10 Main Line restaurants.
Contest entries were scored for presentation, taste and originality. In close voting – several restaurants tied for fourth place – the winners are:
First place: Chef Mark Gellert of Haverford Estates for his pecan-encrusted salmon over pear slaw with whipped spiced yams.
Second place: Chef Owen McCaffrey of A La Maison for his striped bass over creamy polenta.
Third place: Chef Justin Helmer of Gullifty’s for his short ribs over parmesan potatoes.
Other entries, in alphabetical order, were:
Barbacoa: pulled pork sliders
Cricket Catering: grilled chicken with scalloped potato
Daly-Angkor: curried chicken. (The new Thai-Cambodian restaurant is set to open in about two weeks at 845A W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.
Firinji: lamb with stewed vegtables
Jack MCShea’s: Irish Tommy, Black & White sausage with Guiness sauce
John Henry’s Pub: lamb chop
Mediterranean Grill: chicken kabob with ottimo salad.
Also serving delicious food were A Taste of Olive, Di Bruno Brothers, NDulge Cupcake Boutique and Whole Foods Market.
Guests were also able to sample Ardmore-brewed beers from Tired Hands Brewery and a selection of wines from Majestic Wine & Spirits.
The next First Friday Main Line event is scheduled for May 3 at venues in Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Check back with www.firstfridaymainline.com for details
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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels’ education charity and signed-memorabilia gift store will open to the public on Monday.
The Hamels Foundation held their grand opening Friday night for supporters inside their new digs at 880 W. Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
Cole and his wife, Heidi, who started their foundation in 2008 in Center City, are on a mission to help inner-city schools and establish a school in South Africa’s Malawi. The store features an array of signed memorabilia, gifts, and Phillies’ gear all donated by Cole. Items include a $100 signed copy of the Sports Illustrated published after the Phillies’ victory in the 2008 World Series and game-used Hamels’ cleats for $700, according to MainLine Media News. There are more affordable items like designed t-shirts and jewelry.
“Hopefully, this shows that we are here to stay,” Heidi Hamels told MainLine Media News. “Cole and I are honored to be part of Philadelphia and the local community.”
The office and retail shop will open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.