The Insider Archive: January, 2009

Manayunk MangoMoon's menu

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Here's a look at the new Manayunk bistro's Thai-influenced menu. Not an Evil Jungle Princess in sight. The high-style restaurant is directly... Read more

Radio syndication deal for Smerconish

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It's the O'Reilly factor, all right. With Bill O'Reilly out of the radio picture, talk stations are looking for product. Enter Michael Smerconish... Read more

2009 restaurant forecast

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Lots of restaurants are on the way, despite the miserable economy. Keep in mind that many were conceived in flusher times. Whether the brisk... Read more

Chris Booker lands a job

Radio host Chris Booker, let go suddenly by Q102 last May, signed a deal today to do afternoons on New York's WXRK ("K-Rock"). He... Read more

Pico de Gallo, times two

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Michael Ortega, who has had the Tex-Mex cantina Pico de Gallo on the northwest corner of 15th and South Street for six years, told me over... Read more

Kildare's Head House Square changes hands

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The Kildare's Irish Pub at Head House Square (Second Street just north of South) is giving way to the Get Happy Pub. On Monday, Kildare's... Read more

10 p.m. newscast hinted for CW Philly

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Three 10 o'clock news shows in town? CBS3 is cooking up plans for a 10 p.m. newscast on its sister station, CW Philly 57, to go up against... Read more

Chef chat: Terence Feury to helm Fork

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There's not much turnover in the kitchen at Fork, one of the early comers to the Old City restaurant scene (1997) and one of the area's most... Read more