The Insider Archive: December, 2011

Philly Live!? No, Xfinity Live!

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Comcast and its NBC brand will be amply represented at the new Xfinity Live! sports/entertainment complex on the former site of the Spectrum... Read more

Finishing touches: The Pickled Heron

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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... Read more

Take me to In Riva

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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... Read more

Marathon 'elected' to close?

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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... Read more

Ella's American Bistro, at the starting line

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Not satisfied with simply selling BMWs, Cortright Wetherill Jr. of Devon Hill BMW has gotten himself into the restaurant business. Due to... Read more

Lacroix's Ortega wins cookie contest

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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... Read more

Al Paris going back to basics in Chestnut Hill

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Al Paris has cooked all over this town - and at such wildly different restaurants: City Grille on City Avenue, Rococo on Chestnut Street, Oberon... Read more

Free Chick-fil-A

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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... Read more