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The Insider Archive: April, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Doing the Burger Brawl
Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 7:15 PM
Rob and Maggie Wasserman, who own Rouge and 500 Degrees, were kicking around ideas for a fund-raiser to help son Jonah's school, Meredith Elementary...
Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 7:11 PM
Mike Stollenwerk of Fish, Little Fish, and Fathom wants to stir the pot a bit. He's unhappy that he can't call his signature crab-topped fries...
Restaurant notes: Updates
Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 4:08 PM
Luca Sena and John Poulos are preparing for a May opening of Revolution House at Second and Market Streets, across from the Continental. It's...
Restaurant notes: El Cafeito to close
Wed, Apr 13, 2011, 6:00 AM
Kensington is losing one of its bright, young stars. Lisa Padilla told me that this is the last week of El Cafeito, her Puerto Rican cafe...
Restaurant notes: New in Mullica Hill; buy a Bucks County inn?
Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 4:12 PM
Culinary Institute of America grad Anthony Marino is behind Marino’s of Mullica Hill, targeted for an early May opening in Mullica Hill...
Restaurant notes: What's that truck doing on Whole Foods' roof?
Tue, Apr 12, 2011, 6:00 AM
"Honest Tom" McCusker and Jose "Guapos Tacos" Garces have taken tacos on the road with their trucks. The Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting Mall...
Restaurant notes: What's up with Bitar's?; high-tech/low-cal fare
Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 2:27 PM
Bitar's, which has been dispensing Lebanese fare from 10th and Federal Streets since 1974, is weighing a move but nothing is imminent, says...
Restaurant notes: Deep-fried Thanksgiving dinner!
Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 10:30 AM
You take roasted turkey, coat it with mashed potatoes and stuffing, batter it, fry it, and serve it with cranberry sauce and gravy. This Thanksgiving-dinner...
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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