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The Insider Archive: December, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Philly Live!? No, Xfinity Live!
Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 10:15 AM
Comcast and its NBC brand will be amply represented at the new Xfinity Live! sports/entertainment complex on the former site of the Spectrum...
Finishing touches: The Pickled Heron
Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 11:37 PM
When built from scratch, many restaurants take a year or more to open. "Or more" will cover the long flight of The Pickled Heron in Fishtown...
Take me to In Riva
Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 10:30 AM
The spot in East Falls that's been home to Verge and Franco's Trattoria is being revived this week as In Riva, a Southern Italian (wood-fired...
Marathon 'elected' to close?
Sun, Dec 11, 2011, 10:07 AM
There are at least two sides to every story, and the seemingly abrupt closing of the Marathon Grill at 1339 Chestnut St. on Dec. 7 is no different...
Ella's American Bistro, at the starting line
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 6:51 PM
Not satisfied with simply selling BMWs, Cortright Wetherill Jr. of Devon Hill BMW has gotten himself into the restaurant business. Due to...
Lacroix's Ortega wins cookie contest
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 5:50 PM
Hundreds of people stood in line between noon and 1 p.m. on Friday (12/9/11) in the rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place to get free cookies...
Al Paris going back to basics in Chestnut Hill
Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 10:41 AM
Al Paris has cooked all over this town - and at such wildly different restaurants: City Grille on City Avenue, Rococo on Chestnut Street, Oberon...
Thu, Dec 8, 2011, 4:27 PM
Chick-fil-A will award a year’s supply of meals to the first 100 adults in line on the morning of Dec. 15 at its new location, 621 Woodbury...
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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