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Archive: October, 2010

Ludacris to push cognac here

Saturday, October 9, 2010, 12:00 PM
What's with rapper-actors and their cognac? Chris "Ludacris" Bridges' brand is Conjure, and he's due at the State Store at 119 W. City Ave. in Bala Cynwyd from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 for a tasting and bottle-signing, as the Liquor Control Board announced. Bottles ($32.99) must be prepurchased... Read more

Bucci back on CBS3

Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:38 PM
Steve Bucci has returned to CBS3’s sports department, three years after he was downsized following a decade at the station. It’s freelance work, tied mainly to the Phillies. Since his layoff, he has appeared on Fox29 and Comcast SportNet. Read more

Let the Qdoba-Chipotle war roll on

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 8:04 PM
Chipotle is coming to 1512 Walnut St., the former Susanna Foo at Walnut and Sydenham Streets, and a company rep has announced that the first burrritos will come off the line on Oct. 20. Chipotle has changed its corporate M.O., as it is not giving away free burritos on its opening day. It's doing... Read more

Starr and Vetri to be neighbors

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 12:00 PM
In a rare display of power-dining synergy, restaurateurs Marc Vetri and Stephen Starr will set up side-by-side restaurants in the former Wilkie Buick/Subaru showroom at 600 N. Broad St., two blocks north of Spring Garden Street. Also part of the project is caterer Joe Volpe, whose empire includes... Read more

Navy jet fly-over for Phillies game

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4:51 PM
Ohh-h, say can you see -- two F/A-18C Hornets? Rep. Bob Brady has cinched a fly-over by two Navy jets before Friday's Phillies-Reds playoff game at Citizens Bank Park. The jets from the Wildcats of VFA-131 based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., will do the honors, Brady's office... Read more

Phillies and CBS extend their radio deal

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 4:40 PM
CBS and the Phillies have locked in their radio deal again. You may recall that last October, the two parties added a one-year extension to a five-year contract. Last year's timing was propitious for both sides: The Phillies were battling in the postseason and CBS rival Greater Media had just signed... Read more

Restaurant notes: Phillies revive a hot dog; Capital Grille in KoP on the way

Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 12:39 PM
- For the postseason, the Phillies have revived the Olde Philadelphia Hot Dog -- one of the signature hot dogs introduced early this season and quickly retired. It's topped with Amish pepper hash, a dill pickle slice, and yellow mustard and served on an Amoroso poppyseed roll. It'll be priced at... Read more

Biba opening Friday

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 2:49 PM
Biba, the next generation of wine bar from the team behind Center City's two Tria locations, is firm on its 4 p.m. Friday opening in the Left Bank apartments at 3131 Walnut St. (215-222-2422). Biba will differ from Tria by offering more wines (26 by the glass), fewer beers (10), and an even more casual... Read more

Restaurant notes: Bobby Flay to sign, rolls for charity

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 2:27 PM
- Bobby Flay is touring to push his new cookbook, Bobby Flay’s Throwdown! More Than 100 Recipes From Food Network’s Ultimate Cooking Challenge. He'll hit two Williams-Sonoma stores on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to sign autographs: King of Prussia at 1 p.m. and the Bellevue (Broad and Walnut... Read more

Hold on a Speck there...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 6:48 AM
We've been in the countdown phase for Speck, the restaurant-solo debut of chef Shola Olunloyo, at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties. An acquaintance who had cinched a res at Speck's "StudioKitchen" bar for this Friday got an emailed apology Monday morning: "Unfortunately... Read more
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