The Insider Archive: August, 2010

Philly Beer Week's hammer ... kidnapped?

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The Hammer of Glory, the sledgehammer used to crack the first cask at the annual Philly Beer Week, is missing and may have been stolen. That's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Westin trades up; Main Line doings

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The Westin in Liberty Place is rebranding its restaurant (thanks to Philly shop Red Tettemer) and the new name will be Winthorpe & Valentine... Read more

Outdoor dining: Anything but exhausted in Philly

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The Center City District is out with its annual report on sidewalk dining, and it counted 248 outdoor spots. The number of seats expanded... Read more

Main Line's Evviva coming back as a restaurant

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One of the newest Main Line restaurant is actually 27 years old. The Wakim family, which has a few spots on the Main Line, is reviving Evviva... Read more

Buddakan's longtime chef resurfaces

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Two months ago, Scott Swiderski left the executive-chef's position at Buddakan after a 12-year run, citing a needed change of pace. He is... Read more

Monk's could be back within a week

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Monk's, the popular Belgian bar on 16th Street near Spruce, could be back in business inside a week, "two weeks at the most," said... Read more

Restaurant notes: Closings in A.C., Center City

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Sonsie, which opened in 2006 at the Pier at Caesars in Atlantic City, shut down over the weekend, and the pier's management office says it's... Read more

Tops in BBQ: Winners of the Phillies challenge

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The smoke has cleared after Saturday's annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge outside of Citizens Bank Park, which raised $57... Read more