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Archive: May, 2009

Mendte's house arrest set to end

Saturday, May 30, 2009, 12:00 PM
Larry Mendte's six-month house arrest will end Monday, when the U.S. Probation Office will remove the monitoring equipment that's made him a prisoner of his Chestnut Hill home. Mendte pleaded guilty in the summer in federal court to cyber-spying on former CBS3 colleague Alycia Lane and passing sensitive... Read more

Can Capt. Janks get out of his legal mess?

Saturday, May 30, 2009, 6:49 AM
When last heard from, the Howard Stern prankster known as Capt. Janks was sitting in Montgomery County prison after being accused of taking money from bar owners in three states for personal appearances he skipped out on. Janks (Thomas Cipriano of North Wales) was sprung on bail last week, and Friday... Read more

Bellevue stuff

Friday, May 29, 2009, 3:07 PM
Rick’s Philly Steaks, ousted last year from Reading Terminal Market, is looking for its soft (perhaps slightly chewy) opening on Thursday (6/4) in the food court beneath the Bellevue. (It might be Friday, owner Rick Olivieri explains, as his contractor broke a toe.) Olivieri is hoping to stage... Read more

Inn Flight in Abington closes

Friday, May 29, 2009, 11:58 AM
The Inn Flight on Old York Road in Abington, across from Abington Memorial Hospital since 1970, has been sold. It closed for good last night. Buyer is David Van Buren, an associate of restaurateur Marty Grims (Moshulu, Du Jour, White Dog Cafe). Manager will be Michael Dombkoski, former co-owner of... Read more

What's inside that Oyster House?

Friday, May 29, 2009, 10:13 AM
The frenzied final days of construction and staff training are underway at the Oyster House, the seafooder formerly known as the Sansom Street Oyster House at 1516 Sansom St. (SSOH, under different ownership, closed last year.) Since I first tipped the info on this project back on Jan. 8, the facade... Read more

When will Susanna Foo wrap up on Walnut St.?

Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10:39 AM
Susanna Foo is selling her Center City restaurant after 22 years, and the last night of service at 1512 Walnut St. will be Saturday, June 13. Foo will spend all her time at Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen in Radnor, a 10-minute walk from her home. Those who dine at Walnut Street in its final weeks will... Read more

Zahav crew signs another lease

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:30 PM
This just in: Steven Cook and Michael Solomonov, flush with critical success at Zahav, are going into 900 South St. -- the former Crescent City -- with a Texas-style barbecue restaurant. Name and chef are to be announced. Zahav designer Elisabeth Knapp got the nod to do the interior. BBQ seems to... Read more

950ESPN to air NASCAR

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 4:20 PM
What's more exciting than watching race cars go round and round and round on television? Why, hearing race cars go round and round and round on the radio. Philly's 950 ESPN has obtained the rights to radio coverage of NASCAR’s 2009 Sprint Cup Series, starting with the Autism Speaks 400 at 2... Read more

Azie on Main coming to Villanova

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 4:09 PM
Azie on Main will be the name of Win Signature Restaurants' new Asian fusion eatery, opening in midsummer on the upper level of what was Maia in Villanova. This is the website of Azie in Media, and the concept is expected to be similar. Win and Sutida Somboonsong also own Teikoku, Mikado Thai Pepper... Read more

Joseph Tucker plans a second restaurant in Collingswood

Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 3:29 PM
Joseph Tucker, chef-owner of Joe Pesce (in Center City and Collingswood), has signed a lease for 505 Haddon Ave. in Collingswood for Mom's Kitchen, a budget-priced comfort-food BYOB. (The space was last a Curves. How fitting.) Tucker envisions it as a '60s-'70s-themer, opening in late August. Read more
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