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Archive: February, 2010

Penn detective wins 50 grand on 'Millionaire'

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:35 PM
Ted Farrell, a police detective supervisor at the University of Pennsylvania (and a retired 24-year veteran of the Philly PD), finished two days on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with $50,000 in winnings. Farrell, 58, started in the hot seat today by looking at the $50,000 question with no lifelines... Read more

Temple student in 'Idol' top 24

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:12 PM
American Idol firmed up its Season 9 top-24 list last night, and Temple sophomore Tyler Grady of Nazareth is among them. Grady, a grad of Nazareth Area High School and a '70s-style rocker (he gives props to Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey), won his trip to Hollywood at the Boston audition. Read more

James Beard semifinalists announced

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 11:25 AM
The James Beard Foundation is out with its list of semifinalists. Before you get all worked up, keep in mind that this is the list from which Beard members will vote. The actual "nominees" will be announced, amid more fanfare, on March 22. And amid even more fanfare, the restaurant awards... Read more

Delicatessen to open Sunday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:39 PM
Michael Spector has lined up an opening this Sunday for his deli restaurant known as Delicatessen, replacing Kibitz in the City at 703 Chestnut St. Spector calls it a Modern Jewish deli, and his menu is studded with old favorites as well as some newfangled twists. (The pressed pastrami sandwich on... Read more

Valet parking on East Passyunk

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:31 PM
Not too many valet parking zones in South Philly. Starting Thursday, four restaurants along the 1600 block of East Passyunk Avenue -- Mamma Maria, Fond, Paradiso, and Izumi -- are getting into the act, prompted by the snow-clogged streets. Eight bucks a car. Read more

Melange Cafe closes in Cherry Hill

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:26 PM
After 15 years, Joe Brown has closed his Mélange Café in Cherry Hill to concentrate on Mélange @ Haddonfield, his newer Louisiana and Southern-inspired restaurant at 18 Tanner St. “Haddonfield is a larger, newer location with more parking and outdoor seating,” Brown... Read more

Larry Magid is out at Live Nation

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 12:30 PM
Legendary concert promoter Larry Magid left Live Nation Philadelphia yesterday, addressing the troops at the promoter's Bala Cynwyd offices that he was out -- but not discussing the circumstances Live Nation declined to talk about the departure. A report on said Geoff Gordon remains... Read more

Steakhouses (almost) giving away food

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:59 AM
You can go dizzy trying to keep up with the specials offered at the steakhouses. Eight steakhouses are jointly promoting "Steak Month" and will offer $50, three-course prix-fixe menus Sundays through Thursdays, from March 1 through 31. - Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse... Read more

10 Arts' Jen Carroll to chair Taste of the Nation

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 12:19 PM
Chef Jennifer Carroll, who got national attention as a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef, will be the honorary chair of this year's Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation culinary fund-raiser at the Loews Hotel on June 21. The event draws a ballroom-load of local chefs. Advance admission is $85 and it's... Read more

New Hope to throw a restaurant week

Monday, February 15, 2010, 4:18 PM
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce has assembled 17 restos for the first New Hope Restaurant Week, running Sunday, March 21 through Friday, March 26, with $29.95 three-course, prix-fixes. Participating restaurants: Café Europa, Golden Pheasant Inn, Havana, Italian Cucina, Karla’s... Read more
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