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Archive: July, 2010

WMMR, Pierre Robert, WOGL up for top prizes

Monday, July 19, 2010, 6:25 PM
The National Association of Broadcasters is out with its finalists for its Marconi Awards. Pierre Robert of WMMR (93.3) is among five nominees for major-market personality. WMMR is one of five nominees for rock station of the year. WOGL (98.1) is among the five nominees for top oldies station. Among... Read more

Wanna buy a diner?

Monday, July 19, 2010, 10:03 AM
The Inquirer's aptly named Bonnie Cook today tells the story of the sale of the Phoenixville diner Vale-Rio and how it's being offered for sale on eBay. Here's the listing, whose price is listed at $225,000. The classic 1948 diner closed in February 2008 and was moved from its longtime spot at Nutt... Read more

Philly beats Chicago to win world championship

Monday, July 19, 2010, 9:26 AM
Stanley Cup, Shmanley Cup. Philly hosted the annual world championship of the improv-comedy show ComedySportz, which brought 20 teams around the glove to World Cafe Live in University City. The final, Saturday night, pitted the squad from Chicago against the home team. The Philadelphia roster of... Read more

When is the Apple store opening?

Friday, July 16, 2010, 4:35 PM
Much, much speculation has been flying over the opening of Philly's first Apple store, at 1607 Walnut St., near Rittenhouse Square. Apple refused to provide info when I called earlier this week. But on good authority, I feel confident to say that the opening will be Friday, July 30*, late afternoon... Read more

Cafe Spice is down

Friday, July 16, 2010, 12:18 PM
After 10 years on the Old City strip between Market and Chestnut Streets, Cafe Spice has called it a career, as confirmed by the manager of its food court offshoot at Liberty Place. (The stand remains open.) At its opening, Cafe Spice was arguably downtown Philly's poshest Indian restaurant. It was... Read more

G-N Kang is out at Wired 96.5

Friday, July 16, 2010, 11:05 AM
G-N Kang, sidekick on Wired 96.5's Chio in the Morning show, had her last shift on Thursday, as first reported by HughE Dillon. She says her contract was due to expire in October, which would have been her fourth anniversary at Wired and her eighth in radio. "I'm handling this pretty well,"... Read more

Opening tonight: Paloma

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:29 PM
Chef Adan Saavedra is known as a perfectionist, and he just now sprung his dinner menu for Paloma. Which makes sense because Paloma's opening is tonight (July 15) at 763 S. Eighth St. in South Philly. Saavedra, whose kitchen background includes Taquet, La Truffe, Ciboulette, Michel's and the Four... Read more

Eat like a Philadelphian

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 12:23 PM
I'm not normally in favor of excessive eating, though it can be fun to watch. Jake's Sandwich Board at 12th and Sansom Streets just introduced "The Jake's 5-Pound Philly Challenge," which consists of a two-foot sandwich (steak, pork, brisket, or all three), four soft pretzels, a box of... Read more

Jose Garces' wurst case scenario

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:55 AM
Chicago boy Jose Garces is bringing to town a piece of his hometown lore for his beer-and-brat house planned for the old Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets. It will be Frohmans Wursthaus.* Eighties' movie buffs will recognize the "Frohman" (or Froman) name from the Windy City-set... Read more

Today's random celeb sighting: Ernest Borgnine

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:17 AM
Spotted among the crowd at last night's final auditions of the Sixers Dancers at Chickie's & Pete's in South Philly was Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine, 93, who yukked it up with his wife, Tova, who sells her beauty stuff frequently on QVC. The couple, who have a house in West Chester, were on a... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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