The Insider Archive: September, 2008

BREAKING: Django is closed

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Django, once the darling BYO in Queen Village, shut down over the weekend. Owner Ross Essner says the slow summer, slumping economy and rising... Read more

Rick's Steaks won't go quietly

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NBC's "Today" show will broadcast next week from the battleground states, and Pennsylvania -- specifically Philadelphia -- is up... Read more

Old City project

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Hi-ho, hi-ho. It's off to work -- rather, to the Old City Civic Association -- goes Luca Sena, of Ristorante Panorama and the Penn's View Inn... Read more

Elvis sighting

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Not Presley. Elvis Duran. Elvis Duran, whose syndicated morning show is carried on WIOQ (102.1), was in town Friday for meetings with Q102... Read more

Carb alert

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Brown Betty Petite, a small retail cupcake-only outlet of the Northern Liberties bakery, sets Friday (9/19) as its opening at 269 S. 20th St... Read more

And the Emmys go to ...

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Larry Mendte was nowhere yet everywhere at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards on Saturday night. CBS3 station manager Michael Colleran seemed to... Read more

One for the Psychic Friends Network to answer

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Why did Dionne Warwick shuttle to and from Tuesday’s Rhythm & Blues Foundation gala in a cab: The singer’s contract dictates... Read more

Fox29 names new anchor

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Thomas Drayton, who last anchored at Fox's station in Sacramento, lands next week at Fox29, where he'll anchor its news at 5 p.m. (with Kerri-Lee... Read more