The Insider Archive: November, 2009

Garces gets inspired on "Next Iron Chef"

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If The Next Iron Chef experience has taught Jose Garces one thing, it's a new appreciation of Japanese cuisine. Garces and fellow contestants... Read more

Attend Garces' victory (?) party

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Last night, Philly chef Jose Garces survived a Japanese challenge on The Next Iron Chef, which puts him and NY's Jehangir Mehta into a one-on-one... Read more

Um. What's Michael Schulson doing?

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Based on a tour this afternoon, construction of Michael Schulson's pan-Asian restaurant, Sampan, is progressing nicely at 122 S. 13th St.... Read more

Dining odds and ends

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Today-- Friday the 13th -- is the appropriate opening day for Lucky 7 Tavern, Jud Bertholf's redo of Aspen in Fairmount. Further, he's scheduled... Read more

Philly: Rock and roll and ripoffs

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For 99.5 percent of the rock bands on tour, life on the road is not easy: Economic realities dictate it. Unless you're an arena-filler, one-night-stand... Read more

Burgers below Bellevue

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Burgers, burgers everywhere, and Jeff Jolles and his son Michael, who own Bain’s Deli, are getting into the game with Burger Maestro... Read more

Zama time!

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Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka is several weeks from opening Zama, his first Japanese restaurant, just north of Rittenhouse Square, where... Read more

Yama moving to Blue Bell

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Sushikazu -- which won all kinds of praise among Blue Bell's sushi cognescenti -- closed recently. But a popular Horsham sushi-ist is moving... Read more