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The Insider Archive: April, 2011
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Restaurant notes: Horizons to close
Sun, Apr 10, 2011, 1:44 PM
Jim and Kristina Burke are not the only couple deciding to close their fine-dining restaurant (South Philly's James) as they shift to a new...
Restaurant notes: Vesuvio erupting again; Thai coming to South Street
Thu, Apr 7, 2011, 3:06 PM
Vesuvio, at Eighth and Fitzwater Streets in Bella Vista, has given way to Little Bar, a jazz club. The changes began in December, when Michael...
Restaurant notes: Talula's Garden
Tue, Apr 5, 2011, 12:48 PM
Wednesday, April 13* is the first public night for Talula's Garden, the collab between Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr at 210 W. Washington Square...
Food star turns: Kevin Sbraga to cook at Blackfish, Aaron McCargo Jr. starts foundation
Tue, Apr 5, 2011, 12:32 PM
Kevin Sbraga, winner of the seventh season of Bravo's Top Chef, and Chip Roman, chef/owner at Blackfish and the new Mica, have something in...
Gin drinks for a quarter
Mon, Apr 4, 2011, 10:11 AM
TuB, the Philly-rooted premium gin, will mark the 78th anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act by offering throwback-priced 25-cent gin drinks...
Restaurant notes: Fare game on; help for Japan
Sun, Apr 3, 2011, 12:00 PM
Two years in the making, the Fairmount restaurant/wine bar Fare is looking at a debut before Memorial Day at 2028 Fairmount Ave., across from...
Restaurant notes: Union Trust files for bankruptcy protection
Sat, Apr 2, 2011, 5:33 PM
The posh Union Trust steakhouse, which opened at 717 Chestnut St. in early 2009 amid the Center City steakhouse boom, filed for bankruptcy...
Cherry Hill man wins kosher cooking contest
Sat, Apr 2, 2011, 11:00 AM
Stuart Davis of Cherry Hill won the grand prize in the fifth annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-off for his Japanese-influenced chicken and egg...
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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