The Insider Archive: February, 2010

Liquid nitrogen ice cream?!

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You're going to hear much in the coming weeks about Apollinare, the Umbrian restaurant that's in a soft-opening phase in the Piazza at Schmidts... Read more

Rudi's on Park closes

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Rudi's on Park, the ambitious bistro in the heart of Swarthmore, has gone el foldo after three months. While I await a call from chef/owner... Read more

Savona's Monosoff is a master sommelier

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Big cheers to Melissa Monosoff, sommelier at Savona in Gulph Mills, who is feeling giddy now, the day after she was named only the 15th female... Read more

Burgers on the grill

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The Rouge-owned burger shop 500° - on the 1500 block of Sansom Street next to Roy's - is shooting for a March 17 roll-out. As I reported... Read more

Vetri, Gilmore's ranked tops in service

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OpenTable, the restaurant reservation site, is out with its 2010 Diners' Choice Awards for best service, based on nearly four million reviews... Read more

Why Wayne Edwards is buttoned up

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Another sign of the times: The Wayne Edwards men's store is dark at 1525 Locust St. Owner Wayne Glassman, who's been in menswear for 30 years... Read more

Clearing the record on Dr. Phil

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Correcting a post from last night: Dr. Phil McGraw did not sit down with Penn Valley's Michael and Holly Robbins, whose son Blake has been... Read more

Philly Cooks winners

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Last night, dozens of chefs from 40-some restaurants competed in the Philly Mag-sponsored benefit for the Ronald McDonald House at the Loews... Read more