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Archive: April, 2010

First peek: El Rey

Friday, April 2, 2010, 2:45 PM
El Rey -- Stephen Starr's Mexican diner on the site of an old Greek diner at 2013 Chestnut St. -- is still on target for its April 25* opening. It's a work in progress. Designer Shawn Hausman maintained much of the "bones" of the former Midtown IV Diner. He's stripped out the middle row... Read more

Cartoonist up for award

Friday, April 2, 2010, 11:05 AM
Valley Forge's Dave Blazek, who draws "Biz" in The Inquirer's Sunday Business section as well as "Loose Parts" in the Philadelphia Daily News (and other papers), is a nominee for a National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award. "Loose Parts" is up for best newspaper panel... Read more

Steak Month holdovers

Friday, April 2, 2010, 10:49 AM
Union Trust and the Prime Rib have extended "Steak Month," the $50 three-course special that ran all March. They'll continue, indefinitely, on Sunday nights. Read more

Don Bell leaving CBS3

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:05 PM
CBS3 has announced the departure of weekend sports anchor Don Bell as he's joining ESPN in Bristol, Conn., as an anchor. His last day will be April 7. Bell joined Eyewitness Sports in 2005 from KPLR in St. Louis, where he was a sports anchor/reporter. He was also previously an anchor at WWSB in... Read more

Bobby's Burger Palace to open Tuesday

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:34 AM
Philly's first outlet of Bobby's Burger Palace, the shop founded by Bobby Flay, has set its opening for lunchtime Tuesday (4/6) at the Radian, 3925 Walnut St. It's near the Capogiro and beneath the grand City Tap Room now under construction. Here's the BBP menu. Previous coverage here and here. Read more

Is there a restaurant in town NOT hosting 'The Dark Fields'?

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:26 AM
Still more restaurants have been booked to host scenes of The Dark Fields, the Bradley Cooper-Robert De Niro thriller that is to arrive here soon after a week's shooting in New York. The Happy Rooster, the elegant tap at 16th and Sansom, is reserved for April 19 and 20, and Butcher & Singer... Read more

NBC10's Weaver: From here to maternity

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 10:17 AM
NBC10 reports that reporter/anchor Stacey Weaver will be heading to Turks and Caicos in mid-April for her wedding to Larry Stauffer, owner of a Lehigh Valley recruiting firm. And they're expecting. She has a son, Ben, according to her station bio. Here's a piece that Weaver did on her high school... Read more
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