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Archive: November, 2009

Percy Street opening Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 10:49 AM
Nov. 17 is the firm opening of Percy Street Barbecue at Ninth and South Streets (the former Crescent City). It's the latest project from Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov of Xochitl and Zahav, with chef Erin O'Shea. (She previously was chef at Marigold, which Cook/Solo sold earlier this summer to chef... Read more

"Twilight" stars coming to Cherry Hill Mall

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 4:39 PM
Actors Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmor, who've sunk their teeth into roles in the movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," will do a Q&A next Tuesday (11/10) at Cherry Hill Mall. They'll be in the main court from about 7:30 to 8 p.m. after a private, in-store meet-and-greet at the Hot... Read more

Charlamagne ousted from The Beat

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 3:49 PM
After six months hosting mornings on The Beat (WPHI, 100.3), Charlamagne was shown the door Monday. And since his termination came two days after he interviewed rapper Beanie Sigel -- who had just released a Jay-Z diss track called "Average Cats" -- hip-hop message boards lit up with rumors... Read more

DJ AM's Beverly Hills house goes on the market

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 1:06 PM
The Beverly Hills house of the late Philly-born DJ AM has gone on the market. Adam Goldstein, a partner in Dusk nightclub at Caesars in Atlantic City, was found dead in his New York apartment in August at age 36. The drug-related death was ruled an accident. The description of the L.A. house, which... Read more

Hawthornes looking for a Nov. 18 opening

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 12:21 PM
Chris Fetfatzes and his girlfriend, Heather Annechiarico, are targeting Nov. 18 for the opening of Hawthornes, their ambitious, beer-centric cafe/bottle shop/prepared-foods-to-go joint at 11th and Fitzwater in South Philly. The couple will offer 16 varieties of counter-pressured beer growlers to go... Read more

Dining deals

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 12:00 PM
A random assortment of restaurant deals: At 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton, chef Jennifer Carroll and pastry chef Monica Glass are doing a $35 three-course prix-fixe bistro menu focused on seasonal stuff; it's offered Tuesdays through Thursdays through Dec. 30. Paul, the BYO at 1120 Pine St. in Wash... Read more

Costume fun

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 5:15 AM
A couple of random Halloween sightings: Audrina Patridge of MTV's The Hills at a Halloween party at Dusk at Caesars in Atlantic City. Her costume theme: "I Dream of Audrina." (Photo courtesy of Nick Valinote.) And that's U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in clerical attire at Saturday's wedding of socialites... Read more

Yankee sightings (and a former Phil)

Monday, November 2, 2009, 7:35 PM
As the Yankees prepare to head out of town, a few straggler World Series sightings... Catcher Jorge Posada lunched at El Vez today on shrimp ceviche and a side of plantains. During the meal, a Yankee fan spotted him and had the catcher's tab sent to him. (Love it. Dude has a four-year, $52.4 million... Read more

Life is working out for A-Rod

Monday, November 2, 2009, 2:19 PM
During the Yankees' three mornings in Philadelphia for the World Series, third baseman Alex Rodriguez has spent time working out at the Sporting Club at the Bellevue. His hotel has its own gym -- and Kate Hudson is bunking with him -- but the "new" A-Rod needed more. Tiffany Bucciarelli... Read more

Rest of Maia space is rented

Monday, November 2, 2009, 11:32 AM
Win Signature Restaurants, which took over the upstairs space at Maia in Villanova in July with Azie on Main (a pan-Asian concept), will take the downstairs, too. Papers were just signed. Concept will be American-style comfort food/bar aimed at a younger crowd: wings, pizzas, burgers, ribs. Opening... Read more
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