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The Insider Archive: November, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Garces gets inspired on "Next Iron Chef"
Mon, Nov 16, 2009, 5:16 PM
If The Next Iron Chef experience has taught Jose Garces one thing, it's a new appreciation of Japanese cuisine. Garces and fellow contestants...
Attend Garces' victory (?) party
Mon, Nov 16, 2009, 9:28 AM
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...
Um. What's Michael Schulson doing?
Fri, Nov 13, 2009, 3:22 PM
Based on a tour this afternoon, construction of Michael Schulson's pan-Asian restaurant, Sampan, is progressing nicely at 122 S. 13th St....
Dining odds and ends
Fri, Nov 13, 2009, 11:26 AM
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...
Philly: Rock and roll and ripoffs
Fri, Nov 13, 2009, 10:00 AM
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...
Burgers below Bellevue
Thu, Nov 12, 2009, 7:36 PM
Burgers, burgers everywhere, and Jeff Jolles and his son Michael, who own Bain’s Deli, are getting into the game with Burger Maestro...
Thu, Nov 12, 2009, 7:35 PM
Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka is several weeks from opening Zama, his first Japanese restaurant, just north of Rittenhouse Square, where...
Yama moving to Blue Bell
Thu, Nov 12, 2009, 12:34 PM
Sushikazu -- which won all kinds of praise among Blue Bell's sushi cognescenti -- closed recently. But a popular Horsham sushi-ist is moving...
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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