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Archive: September, 2008

Want a surprise from Janet Jackson?

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 12:56 PM
Remember the olden days when you actually had to sit through the concert to hear what was performed? Janet Jackson, who we know is capable of surprises, has already released the set list for her Oct. 2 show at the Wachovia Center, where LL Cool J will be on the bill. - Pleasure Principle ... Read more

What's Union Trust going to look like?

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 10:54 AM
Union Trust is one of three downtown steakhouses under construction in onetime bank buildings for fall openings. Designed by DAS Architects, UT will take advantage of the high ceilings in the former Jack Kellmer jewelers at 717 Chestnut St. UT, like Del Frisco's Double Eagle (15th and Chestnut Streets)... Read more

From A's to ZZ Top: The Spectrum acts

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 5:05 PM
With the Spectrum counting down its final year, nostalgists are coming out of the woodwork. Here's a list compiled by Comcast-Spectacor's Ike Richman of what is believed to be all music shows staged at the Spectrum since 1967. (My own Spectrum concert first was David Bowie on March 15, 1976. Most... Read more

Starr getting back into seafood

Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 12:42 PM
Stephen Starr shut down Striped Bass, but that doesn't mean he's out of the seafood business. He says he will convert the old Blue Angel/Angelina at 706 Chestnut St. into an oyster house called Littleneck next year. (When he says "next year" in mid-September, he really means "next summer... Read more

BREAKING: Django is closed

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 5:10 PM
Django, once the darling BYO in Queen Village, shut down over the weekend. Owner Ross Essner says the slow summer, slumping economy and rising competition conspired against him. He promised to make good on oblications for private parties and functions. Django was not on the list of restaurants participating... Read more

Rick's Steaks won't go quietly

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 3:38 PM
NBC's "Today" show will broadcast next week from the battleground states, and Pennsylvania -- specifically Philadelphia -- is up for Monday (9/22). The rest of the week will be Tampa (Tuesday), Williamsburg (Wednesday) and Detroit (Thursday), leading into next Friday's McCain-Obama debate... Read more

Old City project

Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 12:51 PM
Hi-ho, hi-ho. It's off to work -- rather, to the Old City Civic Association -- goes Luca Sena, of Ristorante Panorama and the Penn's View Inn at Front and Market Streets. Sena wants to work with the owner of the Snow White, the longtime diner at Second and Market Streets across from the Continental... Read more

Elvis sighting

Monday, September 15, 2008, 5:54 PM
Not Presley. Elvis Duran. Elvis Duran, whose syndicated morning show is carried on WIOQ (102.1), was in town Friday for meetings with Q102 staff and clients. As he and Q102’s Diego Ramos finished dinner at Bookbinder’s in Old City, Ramos told Duran that he was headed to the Fraternal... Read more

Carb alert

Monday, September 15, 2008, 2:18 PM
Brown Betty Petite, a small retail cupcake-only outlet of the Northern Liberties bakery, sets Friday (9/19) as its opening at 269 S. 20th St., in a former linen shop near Rittenhouse Square. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m. (or till the cupcakes sell out) Tuesdays through Saturdays. Read more

And the Emmys go to ...

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 2:38 AM
Larry Mendte was nowhere yet everywhere at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards on Saturday night. CBS3 station manager Michael Colleran seemed to acknowledge as much, referring to the Mendte-fueled scandals that rocked his station this year as "the elephant in the room" as he accepted the Emmy... Read more
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