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Archive: January, 2010

Buzz does radio

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 9:28 AM
Buzz Bissinger, writing a monthly column for The Inquirer between assignments for Vanity Fair, will start a two-hour talk show at 10 p.m. Sunday on WPHT (1210-AM and live-streamed). Better keep a hand on the volume control. "I have a tendency to go off," says Bissinger, with uncharacteristic... Read more

Sting ... with Tony Danza?

Friday, January 29, 2010, 2:24 PM
This may be an all-time first: Tony Danza in the same sentence as Sting and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sting will concertize tomorrow night at the Academy Ball with both the Philadelphia Orchestra and his own quartet of musicians conducted by David Hartley. Danza, who's been teaching this school... Read more

There's no Tria coming to University City, but...

Friday, January 29, 2010, 2:09 PM
Jon Myerow, who's been scouting more locations for his wine-cheese-beer concept Tria, is about to pull the trigger -- but his third location will not be a Tria. The space, in the former Cafe Intermezzo hard by World Cafe Live at 3131 Walnut St., is too small to execute Tria's concept, he said. It... Read more

In Hair-isburg, LaBan gets a dining surprise

Friday, January 29, 2010, 10:07 AM
Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan yesterday broke away from his usual duties to run out to Harrisburg to see, firsthand, what all the fuss was about with the Capitol Cafe. The dining room was closed for two weeks in December over health violations, and even flunked an inspection Monday while... Read more

Sixers Dancers show up in Maxim

Friday, January 29, 2010, 9:53 AM
Maxim is continuing its riveting series on NBA dance teams. Latest online are the Sixers Dancers, who pose and answer questions such as: What’s the worst cheerleading injury you’ve ever had? From Kerri, a rookie on the squad: "The first injury that comes to mind I actually caused... Read more

What's next for Michael Vick?

Friday, January 29, 2010, 9:32 AM
The question hanging in the air in Eagleville is: Where will Michael Vick play football next season? And pundits have been weighing on this, including Jason La Canfora of NFL.com. Vick himself told the Associated Press that if the Eagles choose not to exercise the $5 million on his contract, his... Read more

A promotion in L.A. for Alycia Lane?

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 10:03 AM
FTVlive.com, the TV-gossip site that broke the whole Leno-O'Brien mess, says its sources say that Alycia Lane is about to be moved to the morning anchor job at KNBC. The current anchor, Jennifer Bjorklund, supposedly is on her way out. The CBS3 alumna joined the Los Angeles station in August to report... Read more

Major honor for Philly chef

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 8:38 AM
Jim LoCascio might be leaving Barclay Prime shortly, but he's going out a winner. He won a National Beef Backer Award this morning from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association at its convention in San Antonio, Texas, for independent restaurant innovator of the year. This is the first such award... Read more

Wanna be on Food Network?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 2:07 PM
The Food Network will be at the Loews Hotel on Feb. 5 to scout two-person teams of aspiring restaurateurs. The show, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, just got its green light. See flyer for particulars. Read more

Hawthornes starting dinner

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 11:16 AM
Hawthornes, the beer cafe at 11th and Fitzwater Streets in South Philly, starts dinner next week (2/3), running Wednesdays through Saturdays, from 5 to 9 p.m. Modest-priced menu will include 14 small-plates, spanning the globe: Indian, sushi, American, etc. Sunday, Feb. 14, Hawthornes will be open... Read more
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