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Archive: November, 2010

Drama at Parx Casino

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 8:10 AM
Bensalem's Parx Casino hired Kevin Dillon, Johnny "Drama" Chase of HBO's Entourage, to cut the ribbon on its poker room and to play a few hands Friday night. Nice work if you can get it. Read more

Restaurant notes: Fare back on; new Whelihan's; Hummus on Main Line

Friday, November 5, 2010, 12:26 PM
- A long-dormant project in Fairmount is back on track. Fare, a sustainable-food themer that was known as Meze when work started in May 2009, should be open in early 2011. "We were working through conceptual things," says partner David Orphanides, a zoning lawyer and partner who has retained... Read more

Restaurant notes: Middle East rivalry

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 1:37 PM
Looks like a Middle Eastern BYO rivalry is shaping up. The spot at the southeast corner of 13th and Pine Streets that was Leila Cafe will become King Tut, serving what Egyptian-born building owner Thamer Seoudi calls "ancient cuisine built on nature." He also asserts that he is a direct... Read more

Action News' Erin O'Hearn is expecting

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 9:28 AM
To the readers and Action News viewers obsessed with such matters: Reporter Erin O'Hearn is pregnant with her second child, a source close to her confirms. Her due date has not been divulged. She married builder Sal Paone Jr. on Sept. 6, 2008, and their daughter, Sienna, was born July 25, 2009. Read more

Kevin Dillon to show at Parx

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 3:05 PM
Entourage star Kevin Dillon has been hired to show up late Friday (Nov. 5) at Parx Casino in Bensalem for the scheduled launch of poker games. It's called for 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Read more

Restaurant notes: Fathom gets closer; Khyber comes back

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:55 PM
- Props for cleverness go to Mike Stollenwerk of fish, who is about two weeks from opening Fathom Seafood House at Girard Avenue and Shackamaxon Street in Fishtown. The name initially was Fathom Seafood Bar, but "House" makes the initials so much closer to "f-i-s-h." -... Read more

Want to be a TV traffic reporter?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 2:00 PM
You've watched TV traffic reports and thought, "I can do that. If only..." "If only" what? You could pronounce "Schuylkill"? That time has come. A new service called Tango Traffic has partnered with MyPHL17, and it promises to deliver 24/7 info for Philly. It will be... Read more

Restaurant notes: Krispy Kreme and Mugshots set dates

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 11:51 AM
Wednesday (Nov. 3) is the expected opening of the third location of Mugshots Coffeehouse, in the Brewerytown section in a former hat shop at 2831 W. Girard Ave. During demo, owners Angela Vendetti and Jill Fink found a late-1880s vaulted plaster ceiling, which they've painted bold. There's also a ... Read more

Charo is out of show

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 11:08 AM
Citing family illness, Charo has bowed out of the production of Girl Talk: The Musical, which is playing Philly's Kimmel Center Nov. 16-21. The new production is intended as somewhat of a sequel to Girls Night:The Musical. Playbill reported last week that the entertainer was postponing her appearance... Read more
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