The Insider Archive: December, 2008

Rash of restaurant closings (and one opening)

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Something odd is happening... Restaurant closings... In December, traditionally the busiest month of the year... Last weekend saw the departure... Read more

Phillies-Dodgers bet is paid off

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Back in early October, just before the Dodgers and Phillies got down to the National League Championship Series, L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge... Read more

Aerosmith to tour, Joe Perry says

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Havertown's Denny Somach interviewed a bunch of performers (Joe Perry, Slash, Jeff Beck, Richie Sambora, Billy Gibbons) for a radio special... Read more

Would you hire Larry Mendte?

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"We, the undersigned, want to see Larry Mendte return to network news in Philadelphia," begins a petition on YouChoose.net, a site... Read more

"I am so not a Jessica Simpson"

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Kendra Wilkinson -- the Playboy Playmate/fiancee of the Eagles' Hank Baskett -- is back-pedaling furiously from her outrageous comments Monday... Read more

Bon Jovi-Soul concert is postponed

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Back on Feb. 29, before the Philadelphia Soul's 2008 Arena Football League season premiere, Soul co-owner Jon Bon Jovi called into the Preston... Read more

Tuesday restaurant update

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Emerald Fish: The seafood BYOB that's been in Barclay Farms shopping center for about 10 years (four years under Mark and Ann Rowand) will... Read more

Dawn Stensland speaks

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Fox29's Dawn Stensland sat for an interview with Vicki Glembocki for January's Philadelphia Magazine. Under the headline "Dawn's Dark... Read more