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The Insider Archive: December, 2008
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Craig LaBan Reviews
DBA: A restaurant junkie's quiz
Mon, Dec 15, 2008, 2:11 PM
Restaurants usually have catchy names, but the businesses behind them seldom do. Sometimes, these LLCs and LPs take the initials of the partners...
Fat city: Nutter to sign menu-labeling bill
Mon, Dec 15, 2008, 12:07 PM
It's Bill # 080167-A, and it will instruct chain restaurants in the city to display certain nutritional information in plain sight. Curious...
Starr bails on the Letto
Mon, Dec 15, 2008, 9:17 AM
State records show that Stephen Starr has pulled out of his planned project at the Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets in Wash West....
El Camino Real opening delayed
Fri, Dec 12, 2008, 6:10 PM
Owen Kamihira says he needs two more days for El Camino Real, which in Thursday's “Table Talk” was reported as opening on Tuesday...
The Triangle is closed
Fri, Dec 12, 2008, 3:08 PM
The Triangle, which was sold out of the Patrone/Praietta family in 2001, closed voluntarily recently. State records say its liquor license...
Bistro 7's O'Halloran angling to open in Northern Liberties
Fri, Dec 12, 2008, 12:10 PM
Michael O'Halloran, chef-owner of Old City's Bistro 7, has made no secret that he wants to open a restaurant with a bar. When his plans in...
The future: Slate, Broad Axe, Wolfgang Puck, noodles on South Street
Thu, Dec 11, 2008, 12:20 PM
A few food projects: Slate: Veteran bartender Laurentiu Muras hopes to open his gastropub in the former Cafe Habana space at 102 S. 21st St...
Ben 95.7 splits up morning team
Wed, Dec 10, 2008, 10:28 PM
How do you staff your radio station all day with live DJs -- and not spend an extra dime? Do what Ben 95.7 did. The pop-rock station broke up...
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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