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The Insider Archive: June, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
On the road: A limo ride with Phillies bullpen
Sat, Jun 20, 2009, 7:41 AM
In the second episode of "The Pen" -- the MLB Network reality series about life in the Phillies bullpen* -- pitchers Chan Ho Park...
Strongbox taking a breather
Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 6:28 PM
The Rittenhouse Square lounge Strongbox, which opened at 2029 Walnut St. in March, is closed for regular business till Labor Day, says owner...
Neil Patrick Harris movie seeks nude people
Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 5:57 PM
The Best and the Brightest, the Philly-shot comedy that has Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville playing parents from Delaware trying...
Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 5:36 PM
California Tortilla -- a franchise operation out of sunny Rockville, Md. -- will mark the opening of its first store in Philadelphia on Tuesday...
Perrier extending his pay-as-you-wish promotion
Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 1:53 PM
Georges Perrier has extended his novel promotion at Le Bec-Fin that allows patrons to pay what they wish for a four-course tasting dinner. July's...
Food writer to open a restaurant
Tue, Jun 16, 2009, 1:55 PM
April Lisante, who spent 10-plus years as a reporter, food writer and editor at the Daily News, is going into the restaurant biz with her husband...
Tue, Jun 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...
Philadelphians on the tube
Mon, Jun 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...
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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