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The Insider Archive: January, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Phillie Phanatic wuz robbed!
Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 5:56 PM
Keep reminding yourself that the Phillies and not the Mets are sporting World Series rings. But Mr. Met nudged out the Phillie Phanatic for...
Slate's opening is delayed
Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 10:42 AM
Slate, the gastropub that I wrote about in yesterday's Table Talk, will open Wednesday -- not tonight (1/30). Owner Laurentiu Muras says he...
Gerard Butler, through the lens
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 1:21 PM
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...
Another "Last Airbender" casting call
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 3:44 PM
The Last Airbender, the new M. Night Shyamalan movie, has quite a list of requirements as it searches for extras: CRAFTSMEN, ARTISTS, DANCERS...
Almost dueling restaurant openings
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 2:35 PM
After months and months of designs and hammering and concrete pouring and general overall futzing, two significant Philly restaurants are preparing...
Exposed: The guy who snuck into the Phillies' clubhouse
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 2:06 PM
Mike "Lionel" Rodia's great talent is getting into places where he shouldn't be -- such as in the Phillies' clubhouse after they...
And you thought rowhouse people were tough
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 10:10 AM
I always thought we rowhouse dwellers had an element of toughness: Philadelphia RowHome magazine, which targets South Philly, has postponed...
Mims ordered out of Mims
Tue, Jan 27, 2009, 3:18 PM
John Mims has been run out of town, you might say. The chef-restaurateur, who earlier this month put the "Mims Food + Drink" name...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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