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Archive: February, 2009

Voorhees postal worker delivers an eating win

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 9:19 AM
If your mail in Haddonfield has a slight perfume of seafood today... Dave "US Male" Goldstein of Voorhees, 41, a regular at Wing Bowl and letter carrier, won the 2009 Showboat Mudbug Eating Championship. Mudbugs? They're more popularly known as crawfish, and yesterday's contest at the House... Read more

Philly is 15th on list of best cities for filmmakers

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 3:53 PM
MovieMaker is out with its list of the 25 best places to live if you're an independent filmmaker. Philly came in at #15, down from #5 on the 2008 list. Chicago and Atlanta occupy the 2009 top spots; they were not even on the '08 list. New York rose a notch, edging in atop Shreveport, La., and Albuquerque... Read more

Bent Elbo changing hands

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 2:49 PM
The Bent Elbo Tavern, a fixture for decades at the corner of Skippack and Bethlehem Pikes in Fort Washington (it was the old Fortside Inn), is closed and under agreement of sale. Settlement is planned for Tuesday, says prospective owner John Dolaway, who with his brother Paul own MaGerks Pub &... Read more

Ex-Pearl chef bound for NYC

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10:17 AM
Ari Weiswasser, who endured the drama that was Pearl, is relocating to NYC to become exec sous chef at Corton in TriBeCa. He'll be #2 in the kitchen at the restaurant owned by Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt. Before helping to open Pearl -- which is now a Japanese gastropub called Akaya, with... Read more

Randy Kotz let go from WMMR

Monday, February 23, 2009, 9:23 AM
Randy Kotz has been let go from WMMR, where he'd been the fifth jock (overnights, weekends) since 2000. He worked at WMMR from 1978-'81, and from 1981 to '89 was at WYSP. He later had a tour at Star 104.5. Kotz, whose last shift was Wednesday overnight, called the parting amicable but was not specific... Read more

Kevin Walsh's "gift"

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 12:05 PM
Former CN8 reporter/anchor Kevin Walsh, now freelancing for Comcast SportsNet, is shopping for a publisher for his book "The Marrow in Me," which he describes as a faith-based memoir about his relationship to an unrelated 16-year-old leukemia patient, to whom he was the only match for a blood-marrow... Read more

Second Elton John/Billy Joel show sells out

Saturday, February 21, 2009, 11:47 AM
Took but 15 minutes this morning for 45,000 tickets to vanish for the Aug. 1 "Face 2 Face" show at Citizens Bank Park. Last Saturday, the 45,000 seats for the July 30 date went in 20 minutes. This will be the second and final date at the ballpark. The tour starts March 2 in Jacksonville... Read more

86, Mio Sogno

Friday, February 20, 2009, 1:31 PM
Mio Signo, at 15th and Oregon for six years, will close after dinner Saturday. It's expected to resurface in a Southwest Philly gentleman's club. Try the strip steak. Read more

Mother-daughter team on NBC reality show

Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:34 AM
Samantha Johnson and chef Angie Brown, who opened Soul restaurant on Germantown Avenue last fall, will be contestants on NBC's "Chopping Block." The eight-episode reality show, in which eight two-person teams compete for a $250,000 grant to open their own restaurant, premieres in prime time... Read more

Chef's Market is closing

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 4:40 PM
Chef's Market, the gourmet shop/off-premises caterer at 231 South St. since 1985, is closing Sunday. "It got very difficult, to be quite honest," said Peter Georgiou, whose father, George, is an owner. "The streetscape project hurt us for six, seven months and immediately after that... Read more
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