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The Insider Archive: August, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Closings, hither and yon
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 4:00 PM
Things are great in restaurant land, right? We seem to be in the middle of a restaurant boomlet. But if you ask the owners of longtime restaurants...
Uh-oh ... no more custard
Tue, Aug 16, 2011, 3:00 PM
Last fall, our friend Rick Nichols waxed eloquent about Jake's, a brand new Wisconsin-style frozen-custard shop in Paoli that also sold bratwurst...
A Thai bonanza
Tue, Aug 16, 2011, 2:44 PM
Tom Jamavan, formerly part of the triumvirate at Trio in Fairmount, is behind a Thai BYO now being hammered out at 306 S. 16th St., in the...
Jose Garces battles a chicken!
Tue, Aug 16, 2011, 11:28 AM
Chef Jose Garces probably has seven dozen ways to cook chicken. On Aug. 23 (9 a.m. to noon), the Iron Chef gets to compete against one: Chica...
Talula's Garden makes a top-10 list
Tue, Aug 16, 2011, 10:49 AM
Talula's Garden, the new Aimee Olexy-Stephen Starr collab on Washington Square, comes in at No. 6 on Bon Appetit's list of the best new U.S...
Stephen Starr has had enough of Philly
Mon, Aug 15, 2011, 11:54 AM
Looks like 21 is Stephen Starr’s lucky number. Right now, Starr owns 19 restaurants in Philadelphia, if you include the seasonal Square...
Philly caterer does 'Chopped'
Mon, Aug 15, 2011, 10:32 AM
Christopher Thames of Roxborough's Distinctive Fare Catering turns up Tuesday, Aug. 16 on the Food Network show Chopped (10 p.m.). Ep is...
Starr strikes again in Rittenhouse
Sun, Aug 14, 2011, 12:34 PM
Another Stephen Starr restaurant is on the way: an upscale, modern-Italian dinner spot called Il Pittore, and it will occupy 2025 Sansom St...
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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