Sunday, August 30, 2015

Archive: May, 2010

De Niro and Cooper chow down

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 9:18 AM
Today is Robert De Niro's last day of work in Philadelphia on the thriller The Dark Fields, and he'll be holed up on a soundstage. Yesterday brought him and co-star Bradley Cooper to the old AAA headquarters at 21st and Market Streets, where they shot exteriors and drove female fans a-twitter all afternoon... Read more

New Tria spot has a name

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 3:56 PM
Here's more on the wine bar coming to 3131 Walnut St. from the Tria team, which I told you about a few months ago. Biba, up for August, will be “Tria’s spunky little cousin,” says owner Jon Myerow, featuring similar artisanal fermented tastes, but with simpler, streamlined menu.... Read more

Restaurant notes

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 12:32 PM
Legal Sea Foods' branch at Philadelphia International Airport's B-C connector opens Saturday (5/15). The Travel Channel will be in town Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to shoot a cheesesteak-themed episode of Food Wars. Cameras will be at Pat's on Friday and Tony Luke's on Saturday to gather color and... Read more

Shakeup at La Minette

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 4:03 PM
John Gonzalez, who ran the front of the house at Bistrot La Minette since he and chef Peter Woolsey opened the stylish cafe on Sixth Street near Bainbridge in late '08, has bowed out. It was for the fiscal health of the restaurant, said Gonzalez, a partner, who is confident that the restaurant will... Read more

McNabb's house is on the market

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 1:15 PM
The D.C.-bound Donovan McNabbs have put their Moorestown house on the market. The former Eagle is asking $2.5 million for the 4-BR, 4-BA Colonial with 4,730 square feet of living space on 10.83 acres. Listing is here, complete with photos. The family's main residence is in Arizona. Wishing him... Read more

Connie Colla packing her bags

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 1:07 PM
CN8/NBC10 alumna Connie Colla and her family are relocating to Arizona, as she told friends in an e-mail. She and husband David Bentley, a former photog for NBC10, sold their Penn Valley home and plan to do real estate deals and TV/production work. The Montana native landed in Philly at WCAU in 1995... Read more

Sweet deal for Franklin Fountain

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 11:10 AM
Shane Candies, which has been housed in a circa-1857 building at 110 Market St. in Old City since 1911, has been sold. Buyers are brothers Eric and Ryan Berley, who own the retro classic ice cream shop Franklin Franklin a few doors away at 116 Market. The Berleys will move their ice-cream-making... Read more

Del Frisco's day under the lights

Monday, May 10, 2010, 10:03 PM
Del Frisco's steak house at 15th and Chestnut Streets had its day of cinematic magic Monday, joining Union Trust, Happy Rooster, Marathon Grill, Paradigm, Dolce, and Butcher & Singer as restaurant locations used in the thriller The Dark Fields starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Monday's... Read more

Gonzo and Colleen Wolfe off the market

Monday, May 10, 2010, 3:05 PM
Wedding bells are on the way for John Gonzalez, 33, the Inquirer sports columnist/97.5 midday sports-talk co-host, and Colleen Wolfe, 25, host of the PHL Phillies postgame show. Gonzo tells me that they've known each other for a while and that he proposed in Cape May. She grew up in Horsham, went... Read more

Now open: Muntin

Monday, May 10, 2010, 2:23 PM
Just goes to show you that when one pan-Asian restaurant closes (e.g. Chew Man Chu), there's another on the way. Doors opened Monday on Muntin, on the ground floor of Center City One (1326 Spruce St., 215-546-0180). Owners Jian Liu and Frankie Lin have ties to Aikou in Flemington, N.J. Pretty much... Read more
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

Michael Klein
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter