The Insider Archive: November, 2009

Al Alberts has died

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Al Alberts, 87, who put countless singing kids on the air on his show Al Alberts Showcase, died this morning in Florida. He and his wife,... Read more

Gridiron Chef: Garces vs. Vetri

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You've heard of classic Thanksgiving Day clashes such as Northeast vs Central. Kids stuff. How about two chefs, allowing their staffs to... Read more

Erica Grow leaving Action News

Erica Grow and 6ABC are parting company at the end of her contract, which expires at the end of the year, station sources tell me. The weekend... Read more

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Utley's bat, Lee's cap headed to Cooperstown

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As you'd expect, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., is displaying stuff from the Yankees' World Series win, such as Hideki... Read more

Soft-openings in University City

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Two University City newcomers are soft-opening. Tom Drinker's West, the pizzeria-pub in the old O'Hara's at 39th and Chestnut Streets, opened... Read more

Daddy Mims expands

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Earlier this year, John Mims set up side-by-side operations at 150 Bridge St. in downtown Phoenixville: Daddy Mims, a New Orleans-style BYOB... Read more

Vegetarian news: Blue Sage's founder branching out

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Another vegetarian option: Mike Jackson, chef/founder of Blue Sage, the well-regarded vegetarian restaurant in Bucks County, has taken the... Read more