Friday, July 25, 2014
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Out and about: Slash, Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, Bernard Hopkins...

Slash stopped for dinner at Alma de Cuba, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon played poker at Harrah's, Bernard Hopkins checked out Rachelle Ferrell at the Keswick, Ravens get their grub on at Chickie's...

Out and about: Slash, Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, Bernard Hopkins...

Slash and a pal stopped for dinner at Alma de Cuba.
Slash and a pal stopped for dinner at Alma de Cuba.

Rock legend Slash and a pal stopped for dinner at Alma de Cuba (1623 Walnut) Thursday night, a day before the Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist brought his solo band to Atlantic City's House of Blues. Slash, without his signature top hat, and party went for Alma's original lime caipirinhas and white sangria.

* Before the Phillies left for Houston, Cliff Lee brought fellow pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to Harrah's in Chester to play poker. Lee's a regular at Harrah's poker room, usually playing late at night.

* Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher, subject of the film "The Blind Side," and about a dozen teammates went for drinks and a big meal at Chickie's & Pete's (15th & Packer) early Saturday evening, before returning to the Westin Hotel for a team meeting and curfew for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

* Boxing great Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins showed his softer side, swaying to the sounds of Rachelle Ferrell at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday night.

* NBC News foreign correspondent Michelle Kosinski, a Cinnaminson, N.J., native, caught up with Boston businessman Richard L. Friedman over dinner at Vetri (1312 Spruce) a couple of nights back. Kosinski was in the area visiting friends and family. Friedman serves on President Obama's Export Council and chaired the National Capital Planning Commission under President Clinton.

Read more from our column in Monday's Daily News.

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