The Insider Archive: January, 2011

Restaurant notes: Sikora to chef at AKA Rittenhouse Square

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That casual yet sophisticated bistro going into the AKA Rittenhouse Square on 18th Street this spring now has a chef. He's Bryan Sikora, formerly... Read more

A rump Wing Bowl?

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Some of the top competitive eaters in the world, including WIP Wing Bowl alumni Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas, will gather on Tuesday, Feb... Read more

Restaurant notes: New in Chestnut Hill

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Dining in Chestnut Hill ebbs and flows. To recap some recent developments: Solaris Grille, Cuba, and Bocelli folded up their tents all within... Read more

Nobody better mug John DeBella

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WMGK morning host John DeBella promises to walk around Independence Hall from 6 to 7 p.m. today (1/19) with cash hanging out of his pockets... Read more

Restaurant notes: Freshii is up, diner is down

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Wednesday (1/19) is the opening day of Philly's first Freshii, a quick-serve chain with a health-focused bent. It's on the ground floor of... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sale in Old City

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There's been a changing of the guard at the side-by-side Old City restau-lounges Dolce and Paradigm (239-241 Chestnut St.). For now, they're... Read more

Restaurant notes: A year of eating -- mission accomplished

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In a wild bit of gustatory derring-do, Lauren Lynch set out early last year to eat all of Philly Mag's "239 Dishes You Must Try Now" by Dec... Read more

Restaurant notes: Tops in Chinese

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If restaurateur Michael Wei feels a bit taller, it's because Chinese Restaurant News, a trade publication, has named his Bryn Mawr restaurant... Read more