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Archive: June, 2012

Teresa Giudice signing new cookbook

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11:06 AM
Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey will be in town over the next several days to sign her third cookbook, Fabulicious: Fast & Fit, at the following locations: University of Pennsylvania Bookstore - Wednesday, June 13th at 6 p.m. Chester County Books & Music, West Chester... Read more

Don't take this free breakfast for granite

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:45 AM
Andy Kamaratos will mark the first anniversary of his Andy’s Diner location in Trevose by offering free breakfast entrees on Thursday, June 14 between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. (It's at 2224 Lincoln Highway, the former Steak & Ale on the Roosevelt Boulevard.) Kamaratos has been in the diner business... Read more

Back by popular demand: Tiffin Etc.

Friday, June 8, 2012, 10:11 AM
Back in May, Munish Narula closed the Indian pizza/street food shop Tiffin Etc. next to the flagship location of his Indian empire, Tiffin, at 712 W. Girard Ave. Narula had planned to open an Indo-Chinese restaurant in the space. Now he's now says he may have miscalculated on the shutdown. He is... Read more

This drink has a certain ring to it

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4:17 PM
The bar Hop Sing Laundromat (1029 Race St.), now in semisoft-opening mode, is refining its drink menu. Being offered tonight is something called Bells of Brotherly Love, whose description reads: "Here is one to an individual who has ruled Philadelphia with an iron pen/keyboard for over 14 years. Not... Read more

Le Bec-Fin opening Tuesday

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 10:00 AM
Le Bec-Fin (1523 Walnut St., 215-567-1000) returns Tuesday, three months after founder Georges Perrier ceded it to his former general manager, Nicolas Fanucci. Fanucci, who stunned the dining world by resigning his post as general manager of the vaunted French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., to buy... Read more

Is DiNic's roast pork the best sandwich in America or what?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:40 AM
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America -in which the Man vs. Food guy tackles 30 sandwiches nationwide - premieres tonight (6/6) on the Travel Channel with a visit to Reading Terminal Market to scope out the roast pork sandwich from DiNic’s. The 9 p.m. episode is a Northeast U.S. competition... Read more

Inside Shake Shack

Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:01 PM
Shake Shack is gearing up for its opening, 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. See background and menus here. I'm told that beer and wine will be available from Day 1. See my story on Danny Meyer's creation here. Read more

The Industry in Pennsport caters to restaurant workers

Monday, June 4, 2012, 10:44 AM
Wednesday, June 6 is the launch of The Industry (Reed Street and Moyamensing Avenue, 215-271-9500), a classic-looking neighborhood restau-bar named for the hospitality business.. Dave Garry and Heather Gleason of Center City’s Good Dog Bar and partner Tom Darby are the bosses. Chef Pat Szoke... Read more

A diet menu at a steakhouse

Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:54 PM
One downside of being in the restaurant business is being around food all the time. In the year that he's owned Ralic's Steakhouse (26 S. Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield), David Ralic gained 40 pounds, maxing out at 420 pounds. Several weeks ago, he had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, which means his stomach... Read more
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