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Archive: June, 2010

Restaurant notes: 500° to return Tuesday; Jet Wine Bar on the way

Friday, June 18, 2010, 10:16 AM
- 500°, the burger joint at 1504 Sansom St. shuttered by fire on June 4, will return Tuesday (delayed a day), says owner Rob Wasserman, who also owns Rouge on Rittenhouse Square. - Jet Wine Bar, an international snack-and-wine operation I first mentioned here way back last summer, is... Read more

First look: Olive on 3rd

Friday, June 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
Sunday will mark the soft opening of Olive on 3rd, Christine Fischer's cozy BYOB in the former Ava at Third and Gaskill Streets -- between South Street and Lombard Streets (518 S. Third St., 267-519-9498). First day -- Father's Day! -- will feature a prix-fixe menu and comp dessert as Fischer eases... Read more

The cryin' Hawaiian: The Shane Victorinos are expecting

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 8:08 PM
Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino has something else to look forward to in October, besides the prospect of playing in another postseason. Victorino's wife, Melissa, is due with their second child, a Phillies source confirmed. Daughter Kali'a Makenna is 3. Melissa has a teenage son, Keenan. The... Read more

(Bleary) Eyewitness News: CBS3 starting a 4:30 a.m. newscast

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 10:23 AM
Sometime this summer, CBS3 will join Fox29's Good Day as the town's early birds by sliding the start of Eyewitness News to 4:30 a.m. Aside from the actual launch date, the big question is: Who will work the dawn shift with Ukee Washington and Bob Kelly? The weather slot will be open when Doug Kammerer... Read more

Restaurant notes

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:07 PM
- Aimee Olexy of Talula's Table will do a three-night gig (June 29, 30 and July 1) with Starr Restaurants as the first of at least six "pop-up" Starr restaurants. Starr announced today by e-mail/Facebook/Twitter that the meals will be held at Washington Square restaurant, which is being... Read more

Lynn Doyle expands 'It's Your Call'

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 10:25 AM
What does Lynn Doyle have in common with Florence Henderson? She has a talk show on Retirement Living TV. Doyle has expanded her issue-oriented It's Your Call from the Comcast Network to RLTV, effective June 14. It's the same IYC on both channels but now tailored to an older audience -- an extension... Read more

Wachovia Center going away

Monday, June 14, 2010, 11:31 AM
Thank the banking business in America for yet another change in the name of the sports arena in South Philly on the former site of JFK Stadium. By the fall, signs bearing the "Wells Fargo" name will hang in place of the Wachovia Center names, as I reported Sunday. Public notice was released... Read more

Daniel Stern is workin' on the railroad

Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:04 PM
Daniel Stern (MidAtlantic, R2L) will spend Friday and Saturday night cooking in the galley of the Patrón Tequila Epicurean Express, a train that will be parked at 30th Street Station. It's a fund-raiser for St. Bernard Project, which 2008 CNN Hero Liz McCartney founded to help the people of... Read more

¡Ole! for Wayne

Friday, June 11, 2010, 11:30 AM
Downtown Wayne is getting two restaurant projects with Latin elements. One, on the books for months and wending its way through approvals, will be a casually upscale Spanish-Mexican hybrid called Matador. Address: 110 N. Wayne Ave., in the space that has seen such joints as The Freehouse and Mims... Read more

Bob Brady: A Hawk on Capitol Hill

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 4:43 PM
From Rep. Bob Brady's office comes word that he put on a red, white, and black Chicago Blackhawks jersey on the Capitol steps to settle a wager with Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.) over the Stanley Cup Finals. In addition to suffering the indignation, Brady delivered a bag of cheesesteaks that he picked... Read more
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