The Insider Archive: February, 2009

Second Elton John/Billy Joel show sells out

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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... Read more

86, Mio Sogno

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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... Read more

Mother-daughter team on NBC reality show

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Samantha Johnson and chef Angie Brown, who opened Soul restaurant on Germantown Avenue last fall, will be contestants on NBC's "Chopping... Read more

Chef's Market is closing

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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... Read more

What's up with Union Trust's menus?

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The week-old Union Trust steak house has issued a new dinner menu, and a side-by-side comparison shows a dip in prices. (Instead of stratospheric... Read more

Restaurant notes

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Little Italy is the name of a pizzeria/specialty sandwichery under construction in the storefront on Ninth Street just above South that was... Read more

Avocado ice cream cones!?!

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Robert Legget, executive chef of Cuba Libre’s Old City Philadelphia location, swept to a win last night at John DeBella’s second... Read more

Bonaduce loses his L.A. radio gig

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L.A.'s KLSX (97.1 Free FM) will cease to exist after tomorrow, and the entire lineup of talkers (including WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce) will... Read more