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Archive: February, 2011

G-N Kang on the radio in New York

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 3:54 PM
G-N Kang, last heard on the radio (Wired 96.5's Chio in the Morning show) in July, can be heard Wednesday and Thursday this week as the femme sidekick for the Scott & Todd morning show on New York City's WPLJ-FM (95.5). She started Tuesday on what appears to be a tryout, though Kang insists that... Read more

Restaurant notes: Coleman in Blue Bell gives way to The Farmer's Daughter

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 12:51 PM
Normandy Farm, the conference center and hotel in Blue Bell, is grand-opening The Farmer's Daughter on Friday (2/25). Four months in the making, it represents an expansion/reconfiguration of the former Coleman Restaurant that adds a 90-seat bar built around a fireplace, set up in a candlelit, farm-chic... Read more

Restaurant notes: Le Bec-Fin hires a French GM; LaTerrasse is dark

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 10:24 AM
Georges Perrier has gone back and forth over the years with the background of his top managers -- choosing Yanks or Francs. He's gone back to France for his new general manager, Sylvain Briens. He replaces David Smith, now the director of catering and events concentrating on off-site catering and private... Read more

Want a building on the Avenue of the Arts?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 6:00 AM
A vacant building across Broad Street from the Kimmel Center, owned by music moguls Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, is now up for lease. It’s across the alley from the duo’s fire-damaged Philadelphia International Records building at 311 S. Broad St. and years ago was known as the Regency... Read more

Restaurant notes: A Fuddruckers changeover; sample Japanese at Khyber Pass

Monday, February 21, 2011, 12:30 PM
Two South Jersey outlets of Fuddruckers -- in Voorhees and Turnersville -- are no longer franchise locations. They've been spun off as independents under the name Prime Burger Co. Key difference: The kitchen tops the burgers (it's not DIY). Former franchisee Ralph Flannery also is converting his Fudds... Read more

Cameron Diaz hits the town

Monday, February 21, 2011, 11:35 AM
Let's get the obvious reference to In Her Shoes out of the way quickly here: In 2004, Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette visited Rittenhouse Square to shoot the film based on Philly author Jennifer Weiner's bestseller about two sisters. Now then. Billie Diaz shopped Saturday at Head Start Shoes off... Read more

Restaurant notes: Cook it up in Rittenhouse

Monday, February 21, 2011, 6:00 AM
Audrey Taichman (Audrey Claire, Twenty Manning Grill) is taking over the corner spot up the block at 20th and Rittenhouse Square that previously housed Salt and Snackbar. But she's planning something far more exciting and potentially far more substantial than another restaurant. Cook will be a collaborative... Read more

Restaurant notes: Fathom, putting the fish in Fishtown

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9:42 AM
Monday (2/21) is the opening of Fathom Seafood House (200 E. Girard Ave., 267-761-9343), a casual, seafood-centric bar at Girard and Shackamaxon in Fishtown, pretty much diagonally across from Johnny Brenda's. Chef-owner Mike Stollenwerk (of Center City's Fish and Bella Vista's Little Fish) has set... Read more

Food note: A cheese pairing

Friday, February 18, 2011, 4:23 PM
Two Philly companies are collaborating on a food project: Art in the Age, which markets Root liqueur, is working with Di Bruno Bros. on a limited-edition Root-washed Winnimere cheese made by Vermont's Jasper Hill Farm. Di Bruno's is brushing the semi-soft, cow’s milk cheese with Root during... Read more

Restaurant notes: Jolly's new tune

Friday, February 18, 2011, 3:05 PM
Anyone know a piano mover? Jolly Weldon is taking over the restaurant space at the Academy House (1420 Locust St.) with Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar -- the concept he started last year at 2006 Chestnut St. He says he needs more room and hopes to open there by March 31. Weldon adds that it's 99 percent... Read more
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