The Insider Archive: January, 2009

Phillie Phanatic wuz robbed!

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Keep reminding yourself that the Phillies and not the Mets are sporting World Series rings. But Mr. Met nudged out the Phillie Phanatic for... Read more

Slate's opening is delayed

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Slate, the gastropub that I wrote about in yesterday's Table Talk, will open Wednesday -- not tonight (1/30). Owner Laurentiu Muras says he... Read more

Gerard Butler, through the lens

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A news organization's main mission should be to serve the needs of its readers. And if the readers' needs include photos of Scottish-born... Read more

Another "Last Airbender" casting call

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The Last Airbender, the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, has quite a list of requirements as it searches for extras: CRAFTSMEN, ARTISTS, DANCERS... Read more

Almost dueling restaurant openings

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After months and months of designs and hammering and concrete pouring and general overall futzing, two significant Philly restaurants are preparing... Read more

Exposed: The guy who snuck into the Phillies' clubhouse

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Mike "Lionel" Rodia's great talent is getting into places where he shouldn't be -- such as in the Phillies' clubhouse after they... Read more

And you thought rowhouse people were tough

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I always thought we rowhouse dwellers had an element of toughness: Philadelphia RowHome magazine, which targets South Philly, has postponed... Read more

Mims ordered out of Mims

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John Mims has been run out of town, you might say. The chef-restaurateur, who earlier this month put the "Mims Food + Drink" name... Read more