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The Insider Archive: January, 2010
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Wanna be on Food Network?
Wed, Jan 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...
Hawthornes starting dinner
Wed, Jan 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...
Italy comes to the Piazza
Wed, Jan 27, 2010, 7:00 AM
The ink is barely dry on this one: Vino, an American-run Italian bar, didn't work out in the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties. Developer...
Elaine Soncini back on the radio
Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 5:43 PM
Elaine Soncini, who enjoyed a 20-year career on the old WPEN before she retired to Florida in 2000, is coming back. She'll be piped in to...
Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 5:32 PM
Ooka, which owns several Japanese restaurants in the burbs, is about to come into a really big fish -- a bluefin tuna weighing about 410 pounds...
Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 3:51 PM
Fellini Cafe in Paoli is closed, and records in bankruptcy court show it filed for Chapter 7 protection. Basically, it means that if the court...
Carluccio's opens in South Philly
Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 3:23 PM
Carluccio's opened last Saturday night in the former Shank's & Evelyn's space at 932 S. 10th St. (215-574-5000), a couple of months behind...
Snooki to appear at Wing Bowl
Tue, Jan 26, 2010, 10:51 AM
This just in from WIP: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV's "Jersey Shore" will attend the Wing Bowl on Feb. 5 at the Wachovia...
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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