The Insider Archive: August, 2009

Gayle closing

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Sept. 4 is the finale for Gayle, Daniel Stern's ambitious BYO, after nearly four years on Third Street in Queen Village. (Not a good summer... Read more

Chef's surprise: Ripert to fete "Top Chef" Carroll

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Good to know Eric Ripert has his chefs' backs. The celebrated chef, who installed Northeast Philly's Jennifer Carroll as chef de cuisine at... Read more

Blush closes

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Now who didn't see this one coming? One week after opening Verdad -- the Euro tapas-oriented restaurant on Bryn Mawr's main drag -- chef Nick... Read more

Meritage redux

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Thursday night (8/13) marks a new chapter in the life of Meritage, which has seen a few reconceptualizations in its five years at 20th and... Read more

Mezza Luna's move

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Mezza Luna's move a block away, into the corner of Eighth and Christian Streets, is almost complete. Owner Pietro "Pete" D'abbraccio... Read more

The wrap on Kong

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Lots of last-minute hammering going on in Northern Liberties. Kong -- the Hong Kong-style street-food bistro from Michael O'Halloran and wife... Read more

More on Kerri-Lee Halkett's intruder

Thursday morning on Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia, anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett will deliver an advisory on self-defense, inspired by an... Read more

A peek at Parker's Prime

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Buoyed by the recent success of Azie on Main (which replaced the upper half of Maia in Villanova), Win Signature Restaurants is aiming for... Read more