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The Insider Archive: January, 2010
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Eagles take over Union Trust
Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 1:18 PM
Union Trust, the steakhouse at 717 Chestnut St., is closed for lunch today because the Eagles have booked it for their annual postseason luncheon...
The 'other' Restaurant Weeks
Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 12:35 PM
The Center City District gathers 100-plus restaurants twice a year for Center City District Restaurant Week, this year running through Friday...
Mario Batali hits the town
Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 12:31 PM
Mario Batali was in town with his wife and kids over the weekend, as my tipsters have been Babbo-ling. Not surprisingly, his restaurant destinations...
Poof... there goes Holy Smoke
Tue, Jan 19, 2010, 10:26 AM
Though the website says otherwise, Keith Taylor tells me that he is out of Holy Smoke, 473 Leverington Ave. in Roxborough. Last spring, the...
Chef shakeup: Devil's Den lands R2L's Urena
Mon, Jan 18, 2010, 5:31 PM
Updated post: On the eve of the opening of Daniel Stern's R2L in Two Liberty Place comes word that Alex Ureña is out as chef de cuisine...
Starr to donate a cut of day's sales to Haiti relief
Mon, Jan 18, 2010, 4:17 PM
Starr Restaurants will donate 10 percent of gross sales from all meals purchased on Monday, January 25 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF)...
Beer fans: Zot to get new life
Mon, Jan 18, 2010, 3:49 PM
To those who mourned the loss of Zot in Society Hill, there's hope and hops. Bruce Nichols of Museum Catering, a founder of Philly Beer Week...
Gayle restaurant space is rented
Mon, Jan 18, 2010, 1:27 PM
Argentina-born chef Lucas Manteca, who has a wide culinary resume from Costa Rica to the Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May and...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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