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The Insider Archive: August, 2010
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Philly Beer Week's hammer ... kidnapped?
Thu, Aug 12, 2010, 11:14 AM
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...
Restaurant notes: Westin trades up; Main Line doings
Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 12:20 PM
The Westin in Liberty Place is rebranding its restaurant (thanks to Philly shop Red Tettemer) and the new name will be Winthorpe & Valentine...
Outdoor dining: Anything but exhausted in Philly
Wed, Aug 11, 2010, 9:31 AM
The Center City District is out with its annual report on sidewalk dining, and it counted 248 outdoor spots. The number of seats expanded...
Main Line's Evviva coming back as a restaurant
Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 4:07 PM
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...
Buddakan's longtime chef resurfaces
Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 3:49 PM
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...
Monk's could be back within a week
Tue, Aug 10, 2010, 9:18 AM
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...
Restaurant notes: Closings in A.C., Center City
Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 3:29 PM
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...
Tops in BBQ: Winners of the Phillies challenge
Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 2:33 PM
The smoke has cleared after Saturday's annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge outside of Citizens Bank Park, which raised $57...
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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