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Archive: June, 2009

Akoya "taking the summer off"

Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 5:08 PM
Akoya, the pan-Asian restaurant that opened in January beneath Pearl nightclub (1904 Chestnut St.), is shut till Labor Day, says co-owner Scott Stein. He says they will entertain private parties. He adds that Pearl is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Read more

Denim Lounge makes tax-delinquency list

Monday, June 29, 2009, 3:22 PM
The city today released a new list of businesses and their owners who face judgments over business taxes. Among the 57 businesses and 37 associated officers are Walnut Street's Denim Lounge and founder Wayne Shulick. The city says the business owes $334,576.06 while Shulick himself owes $130,216... Read more

Nick Nolte shoots movie in Atlantic City

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:07 AM
Nick Nolte was at Caesars in Atlantic City last week to film scenes for the Lionsgate drama Warrior. Nolte's character is blue-collar former boxer Paddy Conlon, who, after years of estrangement from his family over his alcoholism, reunites with his youngest son Tom (played by Brit Tom Hardy) and trains... Read more

Irv Homer's greeting to his new bosses

Friday, June 26, 2009, 10:01 AM
Radio icon Sid Mark relates a story about Irv Homer that says so much about the contrarian talk-show host, who died Wednesday at age 85: After WWDB was sold to Beasley Broadcast Group in 1997, the talk station's employees were called into a meeting with new owners Bruce and Brian Beasley. When asked... Read more

'Guys Night Out' with Anna Kournikova

Friday, June 26, 2009, 9:54 AM
Morton’s in King of Prussia will host what it's billing as "A Guy’s Night Out with Anna Kournikova" from 5 to 7 p.m. July 6, before the camera-friendly tennis star's 7:30 p.m. World TeamTennis match outside the King of Prussia mall. Tix ($70 to $100 a head and include a ticket... Read more

Free frozen yogurt and cheesesteaks today

Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:11 AM
Got you covered for lunch today: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tony Luke III will serve samples of the family's Tony Luke's Pronto brand of cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks and pork sandwiches outside of the Tony Luke's stand at 39 E. Oregon Ave. in South Philly. These are from the frozen-food line that... Read more

The UPdate on Daniel Stern's new restaurant

Friday, June 26, 2009, 5:20 AM
Daniel Stern and crew are now saying "November" for his new restaurant at the Residences at Two Liberty Place, the luxury condo within the city's third-tallest building, with an entrance on 16th Street between Market and Chestnut. The Le Bec-Fin alum, who owns the bistro Gayle in Queen Village... Read more

Irv Homer's memorial service planned

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 2:02 PM
Talk-show host Irv Homer, who died last night during a speaking engagement, will be remembered in a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Joseph Levine & Son Memorial Chapel, 4737 Street Rd., Trevose. The family requests donations to the Sunshine Foundation, 1041 Mill Creek Drive, Feasterville, Pa. 19053... Read more

Talkin' chocolate with Max Brenner, the Bald Man

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 11:36 AM
Max Brenner -- the public face behind the international Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man restaurant chain -- visited his forthcoming Philly eatery today on his way to Australia. Projected opening at 1500 Walnut St., assuming that today's health inspection goes well, is July 1. The plywood that... Read more

Irv Homer dies

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 11:11 PM
Irv Homer, the longtime talk-show host whose gruffness belied a soft spot for sick children, died tonight after he was stricken during an appearance at Eastern University in St. Davids. His age is being reported at 86, but public records say he was 85. Homer, who lived in Feasterville, fielded calls... Read more
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