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Archive: September, 2010

Kerri-Lee Halkett on leave

Monday, September 20, 2010, 5:40 PM
If you haven't seen Kerri-Lee Halkett on Fox29 recently, it's because she is on personal leave and is due back in mid-October, according to a station rep. No one is discussing the matter, and she's been unavailable to chat. Her last day on the air was Sept. 8. It's also not clear how (or if) newcomer... Read more

How to make Derek Jeter see green (and red)

Monday, September 20, 2010, 4:38 PM
The 30-second ESPN SportsCenter commercials are among the cleverest spots on TV, and one that premiered today is no exception. It shows Yankees star Derek Jeter at a sink in the ESPN locker room, holding his razor (naturally, made by his sponsor Gillette), which is covered in green fur. Jeter accuses... Read more

Smoking allowed

Monday, September 20, 2010, 4:21 PM
Buddakan executive chef Mark Hellyar is quite the kitchen scientist. He recently started dunking his homemade green-tea cookies in liquid nitrogen. After giving a little bath, he scoops them out and feeds them to patrons. When they hit the warmth of the mouth, steam erupts from every orifice. Guests... Read more

Bigger burger, lower price at 500ยบ

Monday, September 20, 2010, 12:59 PM
500º, the burger shop at 1504 Sansom St., supersized itself this morning. In a bid for more business, the shop has increased its 5½-ounce patties to 7 ounces, and dropped most other prices by 50 cents. That means that the most popular menu item -- the "classic" cheeseburger... Read more

Kelly McGillis ties the knot in Collingswood

Monday, September 20, 2010, 10:05 AM
Actress Kelly McGillis, who came out last year, tied the knot with her partner, Melanie Leis, a sales executive, last week in a civil union ceremony in Collingswood, as reported in the New York Times. The Top Gun and Witness star, married twice before, told The Inquirer's Carrie Rickey over the summer... Read more

Cupcakes for a cause

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 7:57 PM
CancerCare for Kids is partnering with 700 cupcake bakeries, which will send a cut of their proceeds from Sept. 20-26, 2010. CancerCare for Kids helps children and adolescents who are coping with a cancer diagnosis - either their own or that of a close family member or friend. See the local participants... Read more

Even Eagles commercials go retro

Friday, September 17, 2010, 3:20 PM
ESPN is in the midst of an ad campaign called "It's Not Crazy, It’s Sports." This commercial, premiering Monday night, follows a fan over the years. But, I'm told, it's all fantasy and PhotoShop. They're all actors. Cute spot, though. Click here to watch the video. Read more

Starr-Painter restaurant to Wash West

Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:29 PM
There's all kinds of intrigue surrounding the move of Il Pittore -- the Italian concept that Stephen Starr and longtime chef Chris Painter are cooking up. Last week's news was that Starr had bailed on the initial location, the spot at Third and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village that formerly housed... Read more

Green Eggs Cafe's new branch sets its opening

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:05 PM
South Philly's Green Eggs Cafe has set Sept. 25 as the launch date of its second location, at 719 N. Second St. in Northern Liberties. The storefront was last a branch of the South Philly pizzeria/bakery Cacia's. This Green Eggs will be similar to Dickinson Street in menu, casual approach, and comfy... Read more

SugarHouse fallout: 24-hour diner in NoLibs

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:59 AM
Opportunity has come knocking in Northern Liberties with the impending opening of the SugarHouse Casino. Darling's Diner at the Piazza at Schmidt's is a few weeks from securing a liquor license and is planning to go to 24/7 operation soon. Signs have been erected near the casino to point people to... Read more
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