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The Insider Archive: December, 2008
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Craig LaBan Reviews
The face of a winner
Sat, Dec 27, 2008, 7:21 PM
Todd Carmichael, who reached the South Pole last week, is on his way home. On his blog, his brother-in-law Brian Hart relates that Carmichael...
Shakeup at White Dog Cafe?
Sat, Dec 27, 2008, 2:20 PM
Marty Grims, owner of a slew of operations (including the Moshulu and Du Jour Markets), may be joining forces with Judy Wicks at White Dog...
The art of the steal
Wed, Dec 24, 2008, 3:58 PM
Padre Pio is the unofficial patron of stress relief and New Year's blues. Ironic solace to holiday visitors to St. Raymond's Cemetery in the...
South Pole record-holder passes baton
Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 7:06 PM
Gladwyne businessman-slash-explorer Todd Carmichael has a fan: Hannah McKeand, the British woman whose South Pole land speed record he broke...
Pearl to be reconfigured
Mon, Dec 22, 2008, 5:35 PM
Pearl, the yearling restau-lounge at 1904 Chestnut St., will be reconfigured Jan. 5. The second-floor lounge will continue to operate as Pearl...
Did Todd Carmichael set a record to the South Pole?
Mon, Dec 22, 2008, 11:05 AM
You're complaining about a little walk from the bus to the office in today's zero-degree wind chill. Check out this trek that I wrote about...
Mon, Dec 22, 2008, 9:56 AM
In last week's quiz, I asked readers to match restaurant corporate names to their trade names -- an exercise in nerdiness if there ever was...
Punk Rock Flea Market postponed
Fri, Dec 19, 2008, 11:11 PM
Saturday's Punk Rock Flea Market is on hold after the city ordered the shutdown of the Starlight Ballroom yesterday. A source with the Department...
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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