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The Insider Archive: March, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Restaurant notes: Two Eagles getting into sports-bar biz
Sun, Mar 6, 2011, 8:37 AM
Two Eagles are putting the sports in sports bar. Todd Herremans and Brent Celek are investors in 879, now operating at 110 Chestnut St. in...
Restaurant notes: TV tune-ins
Sun, Mar 6, 2011, 8:20 AM
Lots of Philly places are coming up on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. - Meat & Potatoes, Rahm Fama's tribute to meat on Food...
Restaurant notes: A spin through Hop Sing Laundromat
Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 11:30 AM
Hop Sing, the cook for the Cartwright family on the classic TV series Bonanza, made it a habit of threatening to quit and open a Laundromat...
Restaurant notes: Arbol Cafe is 86ed
Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 11:10 AM
Arbol Cafe's 3½ years of bringing Paraguayan specialties to Northern Liberties has drawn to a close. Co-owner Beth and Oscar Acuna...
Terry Gross: Movie star
Fri, Mar 4, 2011, 6:47 AM
Fresh Air host Terry Gross has a cameo role in The Beaver, a dramedy directed by and costarring Jodie Foster. Mel Gibson, in what could be...
Restaurant notes: A new Great American Pub
Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 1:36 PM
Today (3/3) is Day One for Great American Pub's third location, at 516 King St. in Paoli, sibling of GAPs in Conshohocken and Wayne. It replaces...
Restaurant notes: Franklin Mortgage branching out
Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 1:13 PM
The meaning of that orange liquor notice outside Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., the classic speakeasy in the subterranean space at...
Restaurant notes: Old City restaurant shut by fire
Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 12:03 PM
La Locanda del Ghiottone, the granddaddy of Old City's BYOBs at Third and Cherry Streets, is down after a middle-of-the-night fire that the...
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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