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The Insider Archive: June, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Talkin' chocolate with Max Brenner, the Bald Man
Thu, Jun 25, 2009, 11:36 AM
Max Brenner -- the public face behind the international Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man restaurant chain -- visited his forthcoming...
Irv Homer dies
Wed, Jun 24, 2009, 11:11 PM
Irv Homer, the longtime talk-show host whose gruffness belied a soft spot for sick children, died tonight after he was stricken during an appearance...
Impending beer action: Brauhaus Schmitz and The Blockley
Wed, Jun 24, 2009, 12:56 PM
Two lively joints are on the way this weekend. Brauhaus Schmitz, an old-fashioned bierhall, is due to open to the public Monday (6/29) at...
Revival of Restaurant M
Wed, Jun 24, 2009, 12:13 PM
Restaurant M at the Morris House Hotel at 231 S. Eighth St. near Washington Square, which went through two chef-owners (Edmund Rek and David...
The Commonwealth to open in Midtown Village
Wed, Jun 24, 2009, 7:48 AM
The Commonwealth is the name of a long-in-the-works project by Premiere Marketing Group’s Justin Fine and Michael Steinberg and real...
NBC10's Kristen Welker makes cut in 'Transformers'
Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 10:55 PM
NBC10's Kristen Welker made the cut in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which screened tonight and opens wide Wednesday. Her scene, as...
WIP to be heard on FM
Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 5:34 PM
From time to time, followers of radio gossip have spread rumors that WYSP will become a sports station. Well, it's happening -- in a way. CBS...
Pat's Steaks gets a nod from Playboy
Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 3:09 PM
Playboy.com, assessing the best sandwiches in America, gives props to Pat's, the South Philly originator of the cheesesteak. "Aside from...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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