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Archive: August, 2010

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:27 AM
- PJ Whelihans is going into the former Primavera Pizza Kitchen in Downingtown, aiming at a late fall opening. This will be the 13th restaurant under the PJW Restaurant Group and the ninth under the PJ Whelihans label. - From all the attention that's being paid to the renovations at Doc... Read more

Roc at Rouge

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:13 AM
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 associates enjoyed a window seat at the boite. Read more

An Emmy nomination surprise

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 8:00 PM
The nominations for Mid-Atlantic Emmys were doled out Tuesday night. To no surprise, CBS3/CW Philly -- which gets the most noms every year -- led the pack with 47. Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network was second with 27. The big surprise this year was Fox29. Last year, the station had 30 nominations... Read more

A Garces chef opening his own restaurant

Friday, August 13, 2010, 4:25 PM
Chef Tim Spinner is Jose Garces' longest-serving chef, working by his side since 2003, when Garces started running the kitchen at El Vez for the Starr Restaurant Organization. Spinner followed Garces out the door when Garces left to go solo and opened Amada. As Garces began opening other restaurants... Read more

Monk's to reopen Saturday

Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:28 PM
Tom Peters reports that Monk's (264 S. 16th St.) will reopen Saturday at 5 p.m., four days after an out-of-control SEPTA bus careened into the front of the popular pub. Repairs are not totally finished. Since the front of the building is still being repaired, customers will enter through the alley... Read more

Restaurant notes: Steakhouse and pub coming to Cherry Hill

Friday, August 13, 2010, 12:02 PM
- See that construction going on at the former home of Buca di Beppo on Route 38 east of Cherry Hill Mall? There's no sign, but according to Cherry Hill Township records, the new occupant this fall will be a LongHorn Steakhouse, the first in the New Jersey suburbs (though there are a few in Philly... Read more

Doug Kammerer's farewell

Friday, August 13, 2010, 11:17 AM
Meteorologist Doug Kammerer's last day on the air at CBS3 will be Aug. 17 as he prepares for a big new job as chief met at the NBC station in Washington, D.C. He'll start there Aug. 23, which happens to be the first day on the air for CBS3 morning-anchor hire Erika von Tiehl, who has just moved to... Read more

More Doogie

Friday, August 13, 2010, 10:48 AM
Fishtown comic Eric "Doogie" Horner is back on his way to L.A. to appear on a wild-card edition of NBC's America's Got Talent (9 p.m. Tuesday). Horner, a graphic designer at Quirk Books, was booted Aug. 4. His manic act is a crowd-pleaser, all right: "My wife accused me of being misogynistic... Read more

Bradley Cooper movie gets a release date

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 5:22 PM
Rydal-reared Bradley Cooper's Philly-shot film The Dark Fields will reach the big screen March 18, according to its distributor, quoted today in Variety. Cooper, who was here over the spring shooting the thriller with Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, and Anna Friel, plays a down-and-out writer who... Read more

What's this about 'Top Chef' Kevin Sbraga?

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 3:22 PM
Kevin Sbraga, Willingboro-bred chef'testant on the current Top Chef series on Bravo, is bowing out of the kitchen at the veddy country-formal Rat's in Hamilton Township, N.J., where he's been executive chef for Stephen Starr since July 2009. Can we read something into this? Nope, says Sbraga rep... Read more
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