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Archive: February, 2010

Wedding bells for A.J. Feeley and Heather Mitts

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 4:25 PM
Former Eagles QB A.J. Feeley, 32, and soccer star Heather Mitts, 31, are headed to the altar on Saturday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A source says the resort town is inundated with attendees -- football players and, as he describes them, "hot soccer chicks. And plenty of tequila." The couple... Read more

Make a Valentine's reservation yet?

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 11:10 AM
From a business perspective, Valentine's Day is to an upscale restaurant as Super Bowl is to a sports bar. But on the morning of Feb. 11, three days before, you would never know it, based on their reservation books. As of 10 a.m., 58 percent of the 400 Philly-area restaurants that book seats through... Read more

Captain Janks: I'm back

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 5:47 PM
I know that publicity only emboldens Tom Cipriano, the Howard Stern prankster known as Captain Janks, but ... He struck again. Posing as "Gene Lasker of New Jersey Emergency Management," the Lansdale goofball was put on CNN live this afternoon with anchor Ali Velshi to discuss the snow-related... Read more

A bite of Delicatessen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 4:58 PM
Matzo balls are due to start rolling again late next week at 703 Chestnut St., which was Kibitz in the City until it closed in November. Newcomer is simply called Delicatessen, and the guy behind the counter is Elkins Park native Michael Spector, 32, who describes the concept as Modern Jewish Deli... Read more

PETA vs. Ringling Bros. again

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 3:28 PM
I-95 drivers near the Walt Whitman Bridge are being treated to a billboard that appears to show a baby elephant in restraints being poked by guys with hooks. The ad is the work of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is targeting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The elephants... Read more

Cheesesteaks by the inch

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 2:57 PM
Jake’s Philadelphia Cheesesteaks in the Shops at Liberty Place is closed today because of the snow. When owner Gary Dorfman reopens tomorrow (Thu), he will match the snowfall, inch for inch, with the size of his cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks. Ordinarily, he charges $8, tax included... Read more

Captain Janks cuts a deal

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 3:03 PM
Tom Cipriano -- who as Howard Stern sidekick "Captain Janks" built a career out of prank-calling TV programs -- has cut a deal with Montgomery County court to settle charges that he stiffed numerous bar owners out of appearance fees. Cipriano pleaded guilty to a charge of deceptive business... Read more

Only 62 days till the home opener

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 1:23 PM
Citizens Bank Park, Feb. 9, 2010 Read more

Will Smith gets to the courthouse first

Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 6:44 AM
Remember the movie The Human Contract? Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, are among the few who do. She wrote it and directed it. So does Philly developer David Grasso. He put up $5 million in 2007 to fund the drama, starring Jason Clarke and Paz Vega. Grasso and the Smiths had been communicating... Read more

Garces Trading Company to open next week

Monday, February 8, 2010, 2:16 PM
Next Tuesday (2/16) will mark the opening day of Garces Trading Company, Jose Garces' gourmet market/cafe created in an association with the Liquor Control Board, at the Western Union Building (1111 Locust St., 215-574-1099). GTC, which is set up like a market, will sell house-made and imported foods... Read more
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