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The Insider Archive: December, 2009
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The worst cook in Philadelphia?
Thu, Dec 31, 2009, 4:26 PM
Bella Vista's Jenny Cross subjects herself to national scrutiny starting 10 p.m. Sunday as a contestant on the Food Network series Worst Cooks...
Gino's Hamburgers to make a comeback
Wed, Dec 30, 2009, 8:32 AM
Gino's Hamburgers, a fast-food company that had a huge presence from New Jersey to northern Virginia ("Everybody Goes to Gino's")...
First look: Marc Vetri's Amìs
Tue, Dec 29, 2009, 3:50 PM
Marc Vetri is rocking-and-rolling at 13th and Waverly Streets as workers put the final touches on his Roman trattoria, Amìs. Vetri...
Q adds burger line
Tue, Dec 29, 2009, 3:45 PM
Q BBQ & Tequila, which Kevin Meeker installed on the site of his longtime Philadelphia Fish & Co. earlier this year, is getting a slight...
Daily News' Dave Davies joining WHYY
Mon, Dec 28, 2009, 12:08 PM
WHYY just announced that Philadelphia Daily News senior writer Dave Davies will come back to the public station as a senior reporter, effective...
Falafel with a green side
Mon, Dec 28, 2009, 10:39 AM
The Subway chain compares its nutrition facts against those of the fast-food giants. Enter the Falafel Factory, a takeout due to open in mid-January...
Philly real estate agent in Playboy
Sun, Dec 27, 2009, 11:49 PM
Williamstown-bred Rutgers-Camden grad Megan Heaton turns up in both business and birthday suits in the "Employee of the Month" feature...
"Boss Jock" George Michael dies
Thu, Dec 24, 2009, 11:24 AM
The Washington Post today reports the death of George Michael, who was a popular WFIL "Boss Jock" during its heyday (1966-74) and...
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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