The Insider Archive: August, 2010

Hot Potato Cafe: Dropped

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Even Gordon Ramsay couldn't save Hot Potato Cafe in Fishtown. The disconnected phone number, a sign on the door, and plaintive comments on... Read more

NBC10 dips into the wayback machine

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NBC10’s 10! show (11 a.m. weekdays) has arranged fill-ins with host Bill Henley: - Love Boat alumna Jill Whelan: Aug. 26-27. ... Read more

Meatballs from Marabella

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Tired of burger shops? How about meatballs. Marabella Meatball Company, a mostly quick-serve operation, is planned for 1211 Walnut St., next... Read more

Justin Guarini on Broadway

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Doylestown's Justin Guarini is Broadway-bound. Guarini, 31, the Central Bucks East grad who was runner-up to Kelly Clarkson on the first season... Read more

Restaurant notes: Snackbar living up to its name; wanna be on "Next Food Network Star"?

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- Snackbar, the cute spot at 20th and Rittenhouse, keeps wavering between "restaurant" and "bar." Now, you'll see paper... Read more

Kristen Welker not coming back to NBC10

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No shock here: NBC has just announced that NBC10 anchor/reporter Kristen Welker is joining NBC News as a network correspondent based in Burbank... Read more

Restaurant notes: Whelihans expanding; what's up at Doc's

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- PJ Whelihans is going into the former Primavera Pizza Kitchen in Downingtown, aiming at a late fall opening. This will be the 13th restaurant... Read more

Roc at Rouge

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Actor Charles S. Dutton is in town to do a gangster movie, as he told people at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square Tuesday evening. He and several... Read more