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Archive: February, 2009

Charlie Brown's in Devon closes

Friday, February 27, 2009, 2:30 PM
Good grief. Even moderate-priced restaurants are feeling the pinch. The Charlie Brown's Steakhouse on Swedesford Road in Devon (Tredyffrin Township) has closed after a little more than five years, its manager confirms. Other locations, including Springfield (Delco) and Langhorne, remain. Read more

Flyered up

Friday, February 27, 2009, 1:14 PM
Can you spot the Philly sports fan in this photograph by Michael T. Regan taken at Mahaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem? A print of the photo hangs over the bread oven at Zahav restaurant in Society Hill. For the answer, click to the second photo. Read more

Night shoot for "Law Abiding Citizen"

Friday, February 27, 2009, 12:09 PM
"Law Abiding Citizen" shot street scenes in Center City Thursday night. Gerard Butler, who was not working, showed up anyway. See more details/photos on photog HughE Dillon's site, Read more

"The Nail" sold to Fox?

Friday, February 27, 2009, 11:09 AM
A sale is imminent for the Tony Luke Jr.-Leo Rossi drama "The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone," Luke tells me. Fox has been identified as the potential buyer. The film, which will have its world premiere in March as part of the Philadelphia CineFest, was shot here over 18 days last June... Read more

Whither the TV news anchor?

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:25 AM
In a piece in the New Republic, former Inquirer reporter Michael Schaffer explores the growing small-town obsession with their local news reporters, profiling the Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane scandal to argue that these many U.S. cities “outside Los Angeles, New York, or Washington” lionize... Read more

Stop in the name of love

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:56 PM
WOGL/CBS3 traffic guy Bob Kelly chose the quietude of the Wachovia Center to propose -- on the Jumbotron at the Flyers game during his traffic "hit" last night -- to Carrie Wilson, a title-insurance rep from Malvern. Kelly, 46, has two girls; Wilson, 33, has a girl and two boys. In addition... Read more

Majolica closing Saturday

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:37 PM
Majolica, chef Andrew Deery and wife Sarah Johnson's well-regarded BYOB in Phoenixville, will end its nearly four-year run with dinner service Saturday night (2/28), its hostess confirmed Wednesday. One of the three-bell darlings of the circuit and a bright spot in the town's revival, Majolica has... Read more

Aditi Roy named NBC10 anchor

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 3:37 PM
Aditi Roy, at NBC10 for nearly seven years, has been officially appointed morning news coanchor. She replaces Lori Delgado, who resigned in early October. Roy, last anchoring on weekends, had been filling in beside Terry Ruggles. Meteorologist Bill Henley rounds out the team. A station spokeswoman... Read more

A Lilies reunion at Mémé

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 1:17 PM
Chef David Katz, who owns Mémé at 22d and Spruce Streets, is bringing in one of his teachers and another old friend to cook dinner on March 17. The teacher is Corbin Evans, whose name may ring a bell among foodies (BLT's Cobblefish in Manayunk, Topeka on the Parkway, Pollo Rosso in Chestnut... Read more

Avram Hornik's next outing: Pizzeria in University City

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 12:01 PM
Avram Hornik, owner of Loie, Lucy's Hat Shop, Noche, Drinker's Pub and Drinker's Tavern, is going into the old O'Hara's Fish House space at 39th and Chestnut Streets with a brick-oven pizzeria. He and partner Mark Fichera have "Duo" as the working name, and an August target for the opening... Read more
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