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The Insider Archive: December, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Do you like Green Eggs?
Fri, Dec 18, 2009, 12:02 PM
The long-in-the-works Green Eggs Cafe will be opening at 1306 Dickinson St. on Jan. 2 -- on the corner of Clarion Street, across from Victor...
Autographed "Top Chef" menu up for bid on eBay
Fri, Dec 18, 2009, 11:35 AM
An autographed menu by 10 Arts chef and Top Chef finalist Jennifer Carroll is up on eBay, with proceeds destined to Philabundance. Dallyn...
West Avenue Grille expanding into Dresher
Fri, Dec 18, 2009, 11:27 AM
West Avenue Grille, the nine-year-old Jenkintown bistro, plans to take over the space in Dreshertown last occupied by Carambola. Owner Bob...
KYW alumnus Don Lancer says he has cancer
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 4:45 PM
Best wishes go out to Don Lancer, whose big, golden voice on KYW Newsradio started the day for many of us over the years before he retired...
Franco is so over East Falls
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 4:13 PM
Franco Faggi is out of Franco's Trattoria, which he opened in June 2007 off Kelly Drive in East Falls in the spot that was Verge. Representatives...
UArts sophomore wins "So You Think You Can Dance"
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 4:01 PM
He can dance, but can he graduate? Russell Ferguson, 20, a University of the Arts sophomore (who took a leave of absence), won Season 6 of...
Luxury hotel delayed
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 3:10 PM
Want to bunk or eat at the new Le Meridien hotel at 1421 Arch St., across from the Municipal Services Building and around the corner from the...
Mac and Dee from "Always Sunny" getting into bar business for real
Thu, Dec 17, 2009, 12:38 PM
They own a Philly bar on TV, why not for real? Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, the husband-and-wife team who play Mac and Sweet Dee on It’s...
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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