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November 13, 2003
"I was having a little pain in my feet that day, so I was already aggravated." - Aida Turturro, telling Associated Press Radio that rheumatoid arthritis helped her character Janice push Ralphie down the stairs on The Sopranos.
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By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | July 9, 2007
In a scene from the 1983 film A Christmas Story, little Ralphie Parker watches as his father opens a box marked "Fragile" to reveal a lamp in the shape of a go-go dancer's leg. "Fragilay," says Mr. Parker. "It must be Italian." On TV The 2007 World Series of Pop Culture airs on VH1 at 9 tonight.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Staff Writer Scarlett Cove Cafe Scarlett Cove Cafe, President and Pratt streets, (410) 783-8760. RTC Our meal wasn't as wonderful as it should have been for the money. None of it was bad, just indifferent. Order carefully, though, and you should have a pretty good dinner; I recommend shrimp in garlic sauce, the huge veal chop and the chocolate mousse roll for dessert. $$$ -- expensive. (Last reviewed 5/92.) MARY MAUSHARDStaff Writer Ralphie's Diner Staff Writer | May 23, 1992
No Way Jose CafeNo Way Jose Cafe, 1041-43 Marshall St., (410) 752-2837. If you like inventive food, there's plenty to love, from the guacamole salad in radicchio leaves to the mesquite grilled tuna on a tomato and leek concasse. This is already the hot spot to be, so plan to wait patiently and have another margarita. $$ -- moderate. (Last visited 5/92.) Ralphie's Diner, 9690 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-3990. Ralphie's can be many things to many people. It calls itself a diner. But there's enough dark wood paneling to build a fern bar. It makes excellent milk shakes.
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November 13, 2003
"I was having a little pain in my feet that day, so I was already aggravated." - Aida Turturro, telling Associated Press Radio that rheumatoid arthritis helped her character Janice push Ralphie down the stairs on The Sopranos.
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By Brad Schleicher and Brad Schleicher,Sun reporter | July 9, 2007
In a scene from the 1983 film A Christmas Story, little Ralphie Parker watches as his father opens a box marked "Fragile" to reveal a lamp in the shape of a go-go dancer's leg. "Fragilay," says Mr. Parker. "It must be Italian." On TV The 2007 World Series of Pop Culture airs on VH1 at 9 tonight.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | November 14, 2002
Boy, one thing you can say about The Sopranos: When they get ticked off, they really get ticked off. Thus we arrive at the stunning development that Ralphie Cifaretto, everyone's favorite psycho wiseguy, is no longer with us. That is to say, he's deceased. He sleeps with the fishes. Well, parts of him do, anyway. The other parts of him are buried in a frozen field somewhere in New York state. Specifically, the, um, head part. And the hands parts. We'll get to that in a moment. Anyway, in typical Sopranos fashion, Ralphie's death in this week's episode did not exactly come about from natural causes.
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By Kathryn Higham and Kathryn Higham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 30, 1997
Most diners serve milkshakes. Only a few, like Ralphie's Diner, also serve Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay.But then Ralphie's is not a true diner. It doesn't have wisecracking veteran waitresses or specials that include everything from a cup of soup to a piece of pie. It does have a nursery upstairs for crying babies, a $2 extra-plate charge and friendly, competent service.Face the facts: Ralphie's is a restaurant masquerading as a diner, all dressed up with stainless steel and cool neon clocks.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 28, 2002
When it comes to Christmas plays, there's rarely much variety. Most of the time, Dickens' A Christmas Carol gets hauled out like the traditional recycled fruitcake. So for those of us who can stomach only so much fruitcake, it was welcome news when Paragon Theatre announced a stage version of Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story. Adapted by Philip Grecian, the play hews closely to the 1983 movie, which was, in turn, adapted from Shepherd's In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, a fictionalized memoir of growing up in 1930s small-town Indiana.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | September 23, 1994
Run from "It Runs in The Family."Derived from the folksy, avuncular works of Jean Shepherd, it's a movie in search of a story, characters and a reason to exist. In this quest, it goes 0 for 3. It's like watching Jell-O harden, then melt, only not quite so much fun.Shepherd, declared a "humorist" essentially by Playboy magazine, which alone among American publications would print his meandering, pretentious and banal recollections of life in an idealized early '50s small Indiana city, actually narrates this film in a plummy radio voice that overstates everything and soon comes to feel as if a very strong man is applying extreme thumb pressure to the base of your brain.
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By Elizabeth Large | April 4, 1996
New in Little ItalyI tend to think of Little Italy as a little piece of Baltimore that never changes, but obviously that's not so. Within the past six months or so, three new restaurants have opened: Antney's Bar and Grill, Il Porto and La Scala (where Raphael's used to be).The splashiest opening yet is scheduled for mid-May: Di Vivo's Pastries and Cafe at 801 Eastern Ave. It sounds modest, but Di Vivo's will be a full-scale Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new building should be a traffic stopper, with a glassed-in rotunda in front and a huge tree growing inside.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 28, 2002
When it comes to Christmas plays, there's rarely much variety. Most of the time, Dickens' A Christmas Carol gets hauled out like the traditional recycled fruitcake. So for those of us who can stomach only so much fruitcake, it was welcome news when Paragon Theatre announced a stage version of Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story. Adapted by Philip Grecian, the play hews closely to the 1983 movie, which was, in turn, adapted from Shepherd's In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, a fictionalized memoir of growing up in 1930s small-town Indiana.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | November 14, 2002
Boy, one thing you can say about The Sopranos: When they get ticked off, they really get ticked off. Thus we arrive at the stunning development that Ralphie Cifaretto, everyone's favorite psycho wiseguy, is no longer with us. That is to say, he's deceased. He sleeps with the fishes. Well, parts of him do, anyway. The other parts of him are buried in a frozen field somewhere in New York state. Specifically, the, um, head part. And the hands parts. We'll get to that in a moment. Anyway, in typical Sopranos fashion, Ralphie's death in this week's episode did not exactly come about from natural causes.
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By Richard Huff and Richard Huff,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | November 13, 2002
Ralph Cifaretto was a creep, but some fans of The Sopranos are sorry he's gone. The character, played by Joe Pantoliano, was killed by Tony Soprano in Sunday's episode, marking the first major violence on the show this season. It was also the first major onscreen character departure since Jackie Jr. (Jason Cerbone) was killed at the end of the last season. Now fans are wondering what's next. Within minutes of the show's ending Sunday, fans began to flood HBO's Web site, as well as other online fan locations, with their thoughts.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | December 19, 1999
You've already seen "It's a Wonderful Life" for the umpteen billionth time. Now what?No disrespect to Frank Capra's classic of small-town values and undying loyalty, but could you really blame the average moviegoer for wishing that, just once, when George Bailey jumps in the river to save Clarence, neither of them surfaces?Ask 10 people for their favorite Christmas movie, and nine of them will probably say "It's a Wonderful Life," if only because it's the only one they can think of (the 10th will say "Gone With the Wind," because that's the only movie of any kind he can think of)
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By Kathryn Higham and Kathryn Higham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 30, 1997
Most diners serve milkshakes. Only a few, like Ralphie's Diner, also serve Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay.But then Ralphie's is not a true diner. It doesn't have wisecracking veteran waitresses or specials that include everything from a cup of soup to a piece of pie. It does have a nursery upstairs for crying babies, a $2 extra-plate charge and friendly, competent service.Face the facts: Ralphie's is a restaurant masquerading as a diner, all dressed up with stainless steel and cool neon clocks.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elizabeth Large | April 4, 1996
New in Little ItalyI tend to think of Little Italy as a little piece of Baltimore that never changes, but obviously that's not so. Within the past six months or so, three new restaurants have opened: Antney's Bar and Grill, Il Porto and La Scala (where Raphael's used to be).The splashiest opening yet is scheduled for mid-May: Di Vivo's Pastries and Cafe at 801 Eastern Ave. It sounds modest, but Di Vivo's will be a full-scale Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new building should be a traffic stopper, with a glassed-in rotunda in front and a huge tree growing inside.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | December 19, 1999
You've already seen "It's a Wonderful Life" for the umpteen billionth time. Now what?No disrespect to Frank Capra's classic of small-town values and undying loyalty, but could you really blame the average moviegoer for wishing that, just once, when George Bailey jumps in the river to save Clarence, neither of them surfaces?Ask 10 people for their favorite Christmas movie, and nine of them will probably say "It's a Wonderful Life," if only because it's the only one they can think of (the 10th will say "Gone With the Wind," because that's the only movie of any kind he can think of)
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By Mary Maushard | April 30, 1992
Ralphie's can be many things to many people.It calls itself a diner. But there's enough dark wood paneling to build a fern bar.It makes excellent milk shakes. But the martinis are just as good.You can begin with gravy-covered french fries or scampi. Then move on to meatloaf or linguine primavera.So, what's the word on Ralphie's, a nouveau diner behind a lot of glass on the first floor of a Timonium office complex? The word is: Different.And pretty good, at least from the range of foods my family and I sampled one recent Thursday night.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | September 23, 1994
Run from "It Runs in The Family."Derived from the folksy, avuncular works of Jean Shepherd, it's a movie in search of a story, characters and a reason to exist. In this quest, it goes 0 for 3. It's like watching Jell-O harden, then melt, only not quite so much fun.Shepherd, declared a "humorist" essentially by Playboy magazine, which alone among American publications would print his meandering, pretentious and banal recollections of life in an idealized early '50s small Indiana city, actually narrates this film in a plummy radio voice that overstates everything and soon comes to feel as if a very strong man is applying extreme thumb pressure to the base of your brain.
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By ELIZABETH LARGE and ELIZABETH LARGE,Staff Writer Scarlett Cove Cafe Scarlett Cove Cafe, President and Pratt streets, (410) 783-8760. RTC Our meal wasn't as wonderful as it should have been for the money. None of it was bad, just indifferent. Order carefully, though, and you should have a pretty good dinner; I recommend shrimp in garlic sauce, the huge veal chop and the chocolate mousse roll for dessert. $$$ -- expensive. (Last reviewed 5/92.) MARY MAUSHARDStaff Writer Ralphie's Diner Staff Writer | May 23, 1992
No Way Jose CafeNo Way Jose Cafe, 1041-43 Marshall St., (410) 752-2837. If you like inventive food, there's plenty to love, from the guacamole salad in radicchio leaves to the mesquite grilled tuna on a tomato and leek concasse. This is already the hot spot to be, so plan to wait patiently and have another margarita. $$ -- moderate. (Last visited 5/92.) Ralphie's Diner, 9690 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-3990. Ralphie's can be many things to many people. It calls itself a diner. But there's enough dark wood paneling to build a fern bar. It makes excellent milk shakes.
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