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Archive: March, 2009

Third screenings for 'The Nail' and 'No Boundaries'

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 11:47 AM
The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone, in which cheesesteak baron Tony Luke Jr. makes his leading-man debut as an ex-con, has been booked for a third screening at the Philadelphia Flm Festival/Cinefest '09. It will be Monday, April 6 at 7:15 p.m. at the Ritz East. Jake Willing and Violet Mendoza's No... Read more

What's brewing in Northern Liberties

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 11:06 AM
For years, developer Bart Blatstein has been talking about achieving critical mass at his mixed-use development at the former Schmidt's site in Northern Liberties, which stretches from Girard Avenue south for several blocks along Second Street and Hancock Street. From 2001, he set to work building... Read more

Steakhouse coming to Newtown Square

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 10:18 AM
Win and Sutida Somboonsong -- who own Mikado Thai Pepper in Ardmore, Flavor in Wayne, Azie in Media and Teikoku in Newtown Square -- just signed a deal for the old Roux 3 site, 4755 West Chester Pike, by the United Artists cineplex in Newtown Square. It'll be an American-style steakhouse called Parker's... Read more

Foie gras: An insider's perspective

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:33 PM
Meet Mark Caro, author of the book Foie Gras Wars, at a signing at Fairmount's London Grill, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Foie Gras Wars is a well-researched tale of how the delicacy has polarized the food world. London's Terry Berch McNally and chef Michael McNally play central roles in the plot, as... Read more

Billy Wong to resurface

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:14 PM
Here comes Billy Wong again. Wong has drawn a following from his days at Queen Village's Mustard Greens (1992). Every so often, he turns up -- perhaps "Wong" is a Cantonese transliteration of "Waldo." The last few years have found him at Billy Wong's in Old City and then in Northern... Read more

What's on the plate at Rendell fund-raiser?

Monday, March 30, 2009, 9:48 AM
What'll be on the plate? Probably lots of beef. The timing of Monday night's $5,000-a-head fund-raiser for Gov. Rendell at Del Frisco's Double Eagle steakhouse comes at an interesting time. Contractors who built the steakhouse -- who tend to roll in these political circles -- say they are still owed... Read more

Tamala Edwards is expecting

Monday, March 30, 2009, 9:30 AM
Tamala Edwards, co-anchor of Action News, announced her pregnancy this morning on Facebook. Edwards, who turns 38 on April 7, married pastry chef Rocco Lugrine in September 2006. The station's baby derby has begun, as she and Erin O'Hearn are due around the same time. Funny coincidence: Just as O'Hearn... Read more

Tiffin getting into the pizza biz

Monday, March 30, 2009, 6:35 AM
Here's a neat mash-up: Tiffin, the Indian eatery near Seventh and Girard, is getting into the pizza business. Owner Munish Narula is taking over what was Star Pizza right next door (at 712 W. Girard) to do what he calls "something fun." The menu will have about eight different specialty... Read more

Franklin astronomer on 'The Colbert Report'

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 12:06 PM
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer for the Franklin, will be a guest on Monday's edition of The Colbert Report (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central). He'll be wearing a Panerai watch, made by Officine Panerai, a sponsor of the institute's forthcoming exhibition, "Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy... Read more

Patrick Feury says he's out of Maia

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 6:49 PM
Now there are no Feurys working at Maia. Chef Patrick Feury, who opened Maia in Villanova with his brother Terence and a few other partners, says he's working full time now at Nectar, the high-style pan-Asian in Berwyn, where he also has an ownership interest. Terence Feury left Maia two months ago... Read more
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