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The Insider Archive: December, 2008
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Arrested just for tending bar?
Mon, Dec 8, 2008, 9:52 AM
Check out my story in today's Inquirer about the state's crackdown on bars with expired licenses. John Costello took some swell photos. Quite...
Stuck with a useless restaurant gift certificate?
Thu, Dec 4, 2008, 10:12 AM
Every holiday season, well-meaning folks buy restaurant gift certificates for friends --who promptly stuff them in a drawer to await a special...
End of the road at NBC10 for John Ogden
Wed, Dec 3, 2008, 10:23 PM
NBC10 traffic reporter John Ogden's final day calling gaper delays and such will be Dec. 19. Ogden, 27, who got five and a half years out...
Abbraccio to downsize, Vietnam Cafe to expand
Wed, Dec 3, 2008, 1:24 PM
The West Philly building housing Abbraccio has been sold to Benny Lai, owner of the Vietnam Cafe and Fu Wah grocery store next door (and Vietnam...
Pub & Kitchen opening for lunch
Tue, Dec 2, 2008, 12:25 PM
Pub & Kitchen, the yearling at 20th and Lombard Streets, will be open for lunch this month on Fridays and Saturdays. Seems to be a bid...
Governors gather, but where was Schwarzenegger?
Tue, Dec 2, 2008, 10:54 AM
Thirty-two governors met for dinner Monday at City Tavern on the eve of the National Governors Association conclave, but California's Arnold...
Ed Rendell has a surprise for Barack Obama
Mon, Dec 1, 2008, 5:04 PM
The National Governors Association is in town, and Pennsylvania's Ed Rendell got Old City's City Tavern to do something different for tonight's...
Rae cuts hours in anticipation of move
Mon, Dec 1, 2008, 2:14 PM
Rae, the restaurant in the Cira Centre that was dark Thanksgiving weekend, has reopened but only for weekday lunch, happy hour and private...
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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