The Insider Archive: August, 2009

Zama moving closer

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Former Pod chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka says neighborhood approval has come through for Zama, his Japanese restaurant that will... Read more

Downscale lunch for Reese

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Reese Witherspoon isn't all about those fancy dinners on Rittenhouse Square. She and kids joined the Saturday lunch rush at the Ruby's Diner... Read more

Walk all over Shane Victorino, why don't you?

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The Phillies believe in recycling. Rather than toss the old clubhouse carpet from last season, the team has chopped it into 18-by-24-inch... Read more

Philly chefs to do a NOLA shrimp boil

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Corbin Evans, who did a longtime chef turn around here before moving to New Orleans from 1999 to 2008, is behind a benefit for the Brandhurst... Read more

Pizza, pizza: Zavino

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Here's the latest on Zavino, a tiny pizza-wine bar under construction in the former check-cashing agency on the northwest corner of 13th and... Read more

Starr's pizzeria has a name

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Stephen Starr has selected the name of his pizzeria coming to the old Cosi at Second and Lombard Streets in Society Hill. It'll be called... Read more

Wrap Shack raising the bar

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That splash of blaze orange on the front of the Wrap Shack on the Square (120 S. 18th St.) means just one thing: A liquor license is on the... Read more

A different kind of cigar dinner

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Daddy Mims Creole in Phoenixville will pair up with Twisted Leaf Cigars next door for a five-course Creole meal on Sept. 10. The pairings... Read more