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Archive: October, 2008

Danny Bonaduce on short list for WYSP

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 9:47 PM
Danny Bonaduce as the new morning host on WYSP? Come on, get happy. It could happen, as talks at the highest levels of WYSP parent company CBS are in the works to import the Delaware County-born child star-turned-media personality, now doing a one-hour talk show for CBS’s KLSX in L.A. Also... Read more

Jody Mac returns Friday

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 5:50 PM
At least 20 pounds lighter, WPEN (ESPN 950) radio talker Jody McDonald is due back on the air Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. He had quadruple bypass on Aug. 22. McDonald, 47, told me that one major symptom was his blood pressure, which clocked in at 227/183. And that was before the Phillies made the playoffs... Read more

Kevin Sbraga's excellent adventure

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 5:45 PM
Willingboro's Kevin Sbraga, culinary director of the Garces Restaurant Group (Amada, Tinto and Distrito here), brought home the prize for best meat presentation at the U.S. semifinals for the Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, held last weekend at Epcot in Florida. He worked with Amada cook Aimee Patel... Read more

Israeli beer at Zahav

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 4:29 PM
Goldstar, a dark lager brewed in Netanya, Israel, since the 1950s, is now available at Zahav in Society Hill -- and it's billed as the first restaurant in the area to carry it. It's priced at $5 a bottle but is discounted to $3 during 5-to-7 p.m. weekday happy hours at the bar. Read more

Alison two opening her bar

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 2:52 PM
Alison Barshak decided only moments ago to open the bar area of her Fort Washington restaurant, Alison two, starting Thursday, Oct. 2. Hours will be 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and till 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays... Read more

Butcher & Singer: A first peek

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 1:12 PM
Stephen Starr has been keeping cameras out of Butcher & Singer, his swank meatery replacing Striped Bass at 15th and Walnut. Here's a leaked photo of the doorway. Starr says he's shooting for a Oct. 27 opening. In other steakhouse news: Union Trust has delayed its projected public opening at... Read more
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