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Archive: August, 2009

BBQ contest winners

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 5:58 PM
The smoke has cleared and here's the list of winners from Saturday's Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge outside Citizens Bank Park, a benefit for Maddox's Youth Golf & Academics Program: Chicken Competition Pit Master Division 1st place: Jason Pascal & Butt Ugly BBQ (Titusville... Read more

Talula's expansion plan is scaled back

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 3:27 PM
Aimee Olexy and Bryan Sikora of Talula's Table in Kennett Square have run into balky bankers, so their ambitious plan for a large restaurant across the street has been scaled back. Olexy and Sikora -- who got on the map through the Queen Village bistro Django, which they later sold -- had signed a... Read more

Bertolini's closes

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 2:42 PM
Bertolini's -- which opened in 1995 in the expansion of the Plaza at King of Prussia -- is toast, effective today. Calls are being forwarded to Morton's Restaurant Group's corporate office. Morton's has one Bertolini's left, in West Las Vegas, as well as a former Bertolini's now called Trevi at the... Read more

Barkann on the DL

Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 9:02 AM
Michael Barkann of Comcast SportsNet will be out much of this week after surgery to insert two screws in his left heel, which he banged up while frolicking with his son in the surf off LBI. "The heel bone just came off at the end of my Achilles tendon," Barkann reports. In tech terms: Displaced... Read more

Shane Victorino goes to his happy place

Monday, August 10, 2009, 4:49 PM
To think that 20 hours before, Phillies star Shane Victorino was a man possessed as he dashed in from center to give umpire Ed Rapuano a piece of his mind. On Monday, the Fryin' Hawaiian had cooled down. He made nice at Sesame Place in Langhorne with Grover, Cookie Monster, Shane, Elmo, Abby Cadabby... Read more

See David Cassidy for free

Monday, August 10, 2009, 4:01 PM
David Cassidy, touting his new show on ABC Family called Ruby & the Rockits (he plays a former teen idol), will concertize at 7 p.m. Friday (8/14) at TD Bank Amphitheatre, 2400 Byberry Rd., Bensalem. Ross Brittain of WOGL will host. With CBS's involvement, you'd think that Cassidy's... Read more

A $15 fixed-price menu

Monday, August 10, 2009, 6:00 AM
Slainte Irish Pub & Grill at 30th and Market (catercorner from 30th Street Station) is offering a $15 fixed-price menu from Saturdays through Wednesdays from 4 to 10 p.m. The special will end on Oct. 11, Slainte's second anniversary. Kathleen Doyle also owns the New Deck Tavern. She took over... Read more

Cole Hamels' new crib?

Sunday, August 9, 2009, 5:44 PM
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and wife Heidi Strobel make a big deal over their high-rise apartment in Two Liberty Place, but they've put a deposit on a newly constructed four-bedroom, two-story Colonial in Newtown Square listed at $2.2 million. Strobel, due at the end of the summer with their first... Read more

Zavala to join Xochitl

Sunday, August 9, 2009, 2:56 PM
Jennifer Zavala, whose last day at El Camino Real was Friday, will land at Xochitl in Society Hill. Don't read tea leaves on this career move, though it's tempting. Owner Steven Cook, who owns Xochitl and Zahav, is prepping a barbecue joint at Ninth and South Streets called Percy Street. Cook told... Read more

RIP, Tangerine

Saturday, August 8, 2009, 8:21 PM
Stephen Starr says reality has intruded on his Moroccan fantasy. Saturday night was the finale for Tangerine at 232 Market St. after nearly 10 years. The restaurateur said the economy had battered business but, more importantly, "the concept has run its course." He said he would retool... Read more
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