The Insider Archive: June, 2009

On the road: A limo ride with Phillies bullpen

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In the second episode of "The Pen" -- the MLB Network reality series about life in the Phillies bullpen* -- pitchers Chan Ho Park... Read more

Strongbox taking a breather

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The Rittenhouse Square lounge Strongbox, which opened at 2029 Walnut St. in March, is closed for regular business till Labor Day, says owner... Read more

Neil Patrick Harris movie seeks nude people

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The Best and the Brightest, the Philly-shot comedy that has Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville playing parents from Delaware trying... Read more

Free burritos!

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California Tortilla -- a franchise operation out of sunny Rockville, Md. -- will mark the opening of its first store in Philadelphia on Tuesday... Read more

Perrier extending his pay-as-you-wish promotion

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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... Read more

Food writer to open a restaurant

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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... Read more

Octo's menus

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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... Read more

Philadelphians on the tube

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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... Read more