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Archive: June, 2009

Octo's menus

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 1:01 PM
Octo Waterfront Grille threw the doors open over the weekend for a soft opening at 221 N. Columbus Blvd., on the pier that was Rock Lobster for many years. Grand opening is Thursday. Most dinner entree prices are under $25. Here are PDFs of the lunch and dinner menus, served daily. See this post... Read more

Philadelphians on the tube

Monday, June 15, 2009, 4:01 PM
Look for chef-restaurateur Jose Garces (Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Chifa) at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday on NBC’s Today show. The 2009 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic will discuss his first cookbook, Latin Evolution, and prepare halibut fish tacos from the book. Garces' next restaurant... Read more

Turducken burger, anyone?

Monday, June 15, 2009, 1:40 PM
Smokin' Betty's, which has been in the works for a year and a half, flung open the doors on the corner of 11th and Sansom Streets Sunday night. Sue Schlisman owns Devil's Alley across town and Sam's Grills in Wynnewood and Jenkintown. Like Devil's Alley, this is a bilevel pub. Modern-industrial decor... Read more

Meridith's to move

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 12:11 PM
Meridith's, the cute bistro tucked off Lancaster Avenue in Berwyn, will solve its parking problems pronto. It's taking over the space a half-mile east that until recently was bistro M. Bob Teti of the Murray's Deli family opened bistro M, a BYOB, in September 2007. It was connected to a service deli... Read more

'El Wingador' vs. Jose Canseco

Saturday, June 13, 2009, 7:43 PM
Bill Simmons, the all-time WIP Wing Bowl champ known as El Wingador, confirms that he'll head into the boxing ring July 24 against former major leaguer Jose Canseco. Canseco announced the date Saturday on his Facebook page. The venue has not been announced. Promoter is Damon Feldman, who's been behind... Read more

SallyAnn Mosey coming back to Philly?

Friday, June 12, 2009, 5:56 PM
Action News alumna SallyAnn Mosey — released over the winter from her weekend job at New York’s WNBC — visited both CBS3 and Fox29 on Thursday. She and Fox29 news director Kingsley Smith lunched at Buddakan. Neither station seems to be looking for weather help. At least, not now*... Read more

The lighter side of DTV switch

Friday, June 12, 2009, 5:44 PM
As you can imagine, TV stations are fielding all sorts of calls today from people mystified by the sudden disappearance of their picture. But CBS3 news operations supervisor Chris Brady managed a light moment on the DTV switch. He personally walked one woman through her converter box hookup and got... Read more

John Blunt to retire

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 1:11 PM
NBC10 weekend anchor John Blunt will wrap his 25-year career at Channel 10 officially on Wednesday. Like his longtime colleague and fellow Olney High grad Mike Strug, he's getting a buyout as the station pares staff. Read more

Peter, Paul - but no Mary

Thursday, June 11, 2009, 12:12 PM
Mary Travers is in the hospital with a respiratory infection, so she won't be leaving on a jet plane for Sunday's concert at the Kimmel Center. Peter Yarrow and Noel (Paul) Stookey will perform as a duo. Those who wish to receive a refund can contact Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1999 or patronservices@ticketphiladelphia... Read more

"Always Sunny" shooting here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 6:01 PM
The FX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is in town for its annual visit to shoot exteriors. Today found Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson in Overbrook and the Italian Market. Thursday’s shooting under director Fred Savage will start early... Read more
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