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The Insider Archive: December, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
A Fairmount dining boom
Mon, Dec 19, 2011, 6:55 PM
With the attention placed on East Passyunk, Rittenhouse Square and Midtown Village, you might forget the dining scene in Fairmount was every...
What's up at Alla Spina?
Mon, Dec 19, 2011, 5:46 PM
Marc Vetri does nothing traditionally. Let's say you'll require a special table at Alla Spina, the Italian beer bar that he and his partners...
Jamonera to open in January
Mon, Dec 19, 2011, 3:33 PM
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, the doyennes of Midtown (Barbuzzo, Lolita), are looking to mid-January for the rollout of Jamonera (105 S...
Holiday gift certificate warning
Mon, Dec 19, 2011, 2:39 PM
Adapted from a blog post from December 2007 and December 2010: You see this every December: Well-meaning people walk into restaurants, approach...
Eataly on the way to Philly? Not exactly
Fri, Dec 16, 2011, 6:07 PM
Post amended Sorry, folks, but my source has backtracked on his assertion that Eataly, the Mario Batali-backed Italian food hyper-emporium...
Bad news for tomato-pie lovers
Fri, Dec 16, 2011, 1:01 PM
The Chambersburg section of Trenton is losing one of its landmarks as the De Lorenzo's Tomato Pie shop - the one in the converted rowhouse...
Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 1:32 PM
The mad dash to open that restaurant project in 2011 continues. New to Media-ites is 320 Market Cafe, a sibling (21 W. State St.) of the Swarthmore...
South Street: Home of the french fry
Thu, Dec 15, 2011, 12:51 PM
South Street has never exactly been a haven of fine dining. Now it looks like it'll become a french fry haven. Construction work is underway...
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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