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Archive: June, 2010

The steak circuit: Sixers alums, Danny DeVito, Robert Redford

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 12:51 AM
Busy Wednesday night at the Center City steakhouses: That was Robert Redford among a party of four at Barclay Prime on Rittenhouse Square. He'll be speaking to the Chamber of Commerce about entrepreneurship on Thursday. Danny DeVito and a small crew hit Butcher & Singer at 15th and Walnut Streets... Read more

Restaurant notes: New in Chinatown, Table 31's plaza plans

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 1:59 PM
This one is a ways away, but why not be the first on your blog, er, block, to know: Hop Sing, an upscale Chinese resto-lounge, at 1029 Race St., where Indonesia used to be. Owners are keeping a lid on details for now. If you're an old coot like me, the name will ring a bell. If not, there's Wikipedia... Read more

Movie deal for FBI art-theft book 'Priceless'

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 12:57 PM
Congrats to Glen Mills' Bob Wittman, the former FBI agent whose tales of rescuing some of the world's most prominent artworks appear in the new book Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures. Variety reports that Graham King -- whose IMDB list brims with projects such... Read more

Pas de deux: Pa. Ballet dancers are engaged

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 3:14 PM
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Utley and Howard join 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 9:58 AM
Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton cut up yesterday in a conference room at Harrah's Chester casino as they shot scenes for the sixth season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Phillies players Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Day (Charlie) was impersonating Frank (Danny DeVito) at a Pennsylvania SPCA... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sandwich edition

Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 9:38 AM
Gotta love Rob Wasserman's sense of humor. For today's reopening of 500º (1504 Sansom St.), he has named the burger of the week the "The Spontaneous Combustion," the cause of the fire that closed the place for two weeks. Crafted by Matt Levin, the burger has homemade hot sauce, pepper... Read more

Phillies to serve a second-place hot dog

Monday, June 21, 2010, 5:02 PM
For half the winter, Aramark and the Phillies developed a signature hot dog to be served this season at Citizens Bank Park. (See story.) Three possibilities were put up to a public vote, and the South Philly Dog – a roast pork-like sandwich topped with broccoli rabe, spicy roast peppers and... Read more

Tiffin going into 777 S. Broad St.

Monday, June 21, 2010, 10:22 AM
Munish Narula, the owner of Tiffin, is partnering with Dranoff Properties on an upscale Indian restaurant that will be opening this winter at Dranoff's new project at 777 S. Broad. All seats will have a view of the open kitchen and the restaurant will wrap around the corner of Broad and Catharine... Read more

"Airbender" stars coming here

Monday, June 21, 2010, 9:51 AM
Just announced: Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz, two young stars of the M. Night Shyamalan flick The Last Airbender, will appear at Saturday's "Taste of Philadelphia" festival at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. They will appear at 12:30 p.m. and sign autographed posters at 1 p.m. (You... Read more

'Always Sunny' IN Philadelphia

Sunday, June 20, 2010, 8:20 PM
The cast and crew of the FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have made their annual trip east to shoot scenes, mainly exteriors to give the show a hometown flavor. As I previously reported, they will be working here Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 only. They will appear the evening of... Read more
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