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Archive: April, 2009

Three musicians celebrate "The Soloist"

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 11:41 AM
Mary Lattimore, Brooke Sietinsons and Margaret Ayre of the Valerie Project will perform in the Comcast Center lobby from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 4/17 to plug the movie The Soloist. (So they're not soloists, but you get the drift. It's music.) Local visual artist Rah Crawford will be there, creating... Read more

Penguin Cleaners to change name

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 3:58 PM
Woe betide anything carrying the "Penguins" name. Comcast Spectacor has prevailed upon the operators of Collingswood dry-cleaning establishment Penguin Cleaners to eliminate the word for the remainder of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which start Sunday. At noon Thursday, Flyers alumnus... Read more

Remembering Les Keiter

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 11:54 AM
Word in from Hawaii is that Les Keiter, who called Big Five games here as well as some classic boxing matches, died just two weeks before his 90th birthday. Larry Kane, who worked with Keiter from 1966 to 1970 at Channel 6, called him a "real pro." Keiter relocated to Hawaii in 1970. "The... Read more

Jose Garces' Village Whiskey is up for June

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 11:10 AM
June is the planned roll-out for Jose Garces' Village Whiskey (118 S. 20th St.), a snug bar (only 30 seats) at the northwest corner of 20th and Sansom, next to Tinto. Village Whiskey's concept will be whiskies/cocktails plus bar food priced under $20. Yes, after all those Latin concepts (Amada, Tinto... Read more

Some rainy-day reading: A former Flyer wins court round against his ex

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 3:31 PM
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has determined that Rod Brind'Amour's $9,147-per-month payment for the support of his three kids, Briley, Skyler and Reece, is sufficient. Brind'Amour, who played for the Flyers from 1991 to 2000, is now with the Carolina Hurricanes. When Brind'Amour and his wife... Read more

Passage to ... pancakes

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 2:35 PM
Passage to India, which held the corner of Walnut and Juniper Streets since the summer of 1994, has closed. Next up for the space: an IHOP. IHOP's last Walnut Street incarnation closed in 2000 at 1720 Walnut St., now Cosi. (That spot was Pub Tiki years and years ago.) Read more

Zahav and Izakaya named to Travel + Leisure list

Monday, April 13, 2009, 1:10 PM
Zahav, the Israeli restaurant next to Society Hill Towers, and Izakaya, the Japanese lounge in the Borgata, made Travel + Leisure magazine's roundup of 50 best new restaurants in the United States. Zahav's tout reads: "Can hummus be haute? Yes, in this laid-back Jerusalem-stone room, where chef... Read more

Downsizing those portions

Monday, April 13, 2009, 11:00 AM
As restaurateurs hunger for business, they’re not only offering those $35 fixed-price dinners. Some are trimming portions, translating to downsized prices. Three examples received over the weekend: - Kiong Banh, chef at Twenty Manning near Rittenhouse Square, now offers half- and full-portion... Read more

Ex-KYW reporter killed in wildfire

Monday, April 13, 2009, 8:14 AM
Retired news reporter Matt Quinn, who worked at KYW (Channel 3) from 1972 to 1977 and cohosted the show Meetinghouse with Jessica Savitch, was killed, along with his wife, last week in a Texas wildfire. After he left KYW, he moved on to ABC Network and to WFAA in Dallas. He was 80. Read more

DJ AM's nightclub in A.C. at least has a name

Friday, April 10, 2009, 10:05 PM
Details are now dribbling out about the nightclub fronted by DJ AM at Caesars in Atlantic City that I mentioned on March 1. Its name will be Dusk and it will occupy the space that was last Planet Hollywood. Employment ads are running on Craigslist. Radnor's Red Stripe Plane Group, executives of which... Read more
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