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Archive: November, 2010

B101 goes Christmas

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 2:56 PM
It's pretty much officially Christmas time in the city, as WBEB (B101) went to Christmas programming at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 with "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams. The format will remain through Christmas Day. The station's light rock has migrated to HD channel... Read more

Shakeup at the Big Talker

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 12:18 PM
WPHT (1210) is ripping up its lineup, effective in the new year. The bullet points: - Morning man Michael Smerconish moves to afternoon drive. - There's a new hire from the Midwest to do mornings. - Dom Giordano gets the late-morning shift. - Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are gone... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sticks & Stones sets opening

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 1:36 PM
Said it here before, but... South Philly's two longest-delayed projects may finally see the light of day. - Nick Miglino says Sticks & Stones, his pub at 1909 E. Passyunk Ave., will give away food and beverages on one of the busiest drinking nights of the year -- Thanksgiving eve (11/24)... Read more

New job for Kerri-Lee Halkett

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 12:15 PM
Fox29 alumna Kerri-Lee Halkett has landed on her feet. She's been signed as a reporter/anchor at WVIT in West Hartford, Conn., aka NBC Connecticut, as the station's news director, Mike St. Peter, told me this morning. Start date is Dec. 13, he said, adding that Halkett will be fill-in anchoring at... Read more

Restaurant notes: Aimee Olexy partnering with Stephen Starr

Friday, November 12, 2010, 1:26 PM
Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr are opening a restaurant together, both have confirmed. Olexy, of Kennett Square's Talula's Table, had a tryout of sorts over the summer as they created a pop-up restaurant at Starr's former Washington Square restaurant (210 W. Washington Square). Olexy plans to open... Read more

Ohno? Oh, yes

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:34 PM
Olympic speed-skating hero Apolo Anton Ohno has rescheduled his Philly area appearances, at which he'll sign his book, Zero Regrets. He's due at 4 p.m. Friday (Nov. 12) at Chester County Books & Music in West Chester. He's due at 8 p.m.* Friday at the Barnes & Noble store in Cherry Hill. *... Read more

Restaurant notes: La Colombe expands; cheap burgers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 11:53 AM
- Philly coffee baron La Colombe is opening a cafe in the Residences at the Ritz (15th Street at South Penn Square) in about 11 weeks, to supplement the flagship store on 19th Street north of Rittenhouse Square and two in New York City. The founders, Todd Carmichael and Jean Philippe Iberti, are... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sniffin' around White Dog; Reading Terminal beer change-up

Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 3:41 PM
- Friday, Nov. 12 saw the debut of the Wayne branch of White Dog Cafe (200 W. Lancaster Ave., across from Anthropologie). This spot has been nearly two years in the making. Menu from chef Zach Grainda (previously at Daddy O hews to the locavore American fare making the rounds today. (See dinner... Read more

Restaurant notes: HeadHouse and Khyber Pass are back

Monday, November 8, 2010, 4:58 PM
- HeadHouse, the craft-beer bar in Society Hill (122 Lombard St.) that opened in June and closed a month later, has a grand reopening up for this weekend (Nov. 12-13-14). Madame Saito, who owns the business, has drafted chef Daniel D'Angelo, a chef-instructor at the Art Institute. The menu now... Read more

Philly's official Christmas tree stands outside Spectrum

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 8:11 AM
While a thousand scavengers picked the Spectrum clean of its remaining contents on Saturday, one arena fixture is spoken for: The nearly two-stories-tall blue spruce on the west side of the arena, near the subway station. The Spectrum has donated this 40-plus-year-old tree to the city, which will... Read more
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