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Archive: June, 2010

Quite frankly, Stephen A. Smith is a free agent

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 8:30 PM
Sportswriter Stephen A. Smith has left the employ of The Inquirer. The news, reported today on Deadspin and Journal-isms, included generic statements by the paper and by Smith, who said, "I'd sincerely like to take a moment to thank the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15½ mostly wonderful years... Read more

Carter & Sanborn are back

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 7:27 PM
Carter & Sanborn, a popular morning-drive duo on Power 99 and WDAS, are back on WDAS (105.3) this week, filling in for the vacationing Michael Baisden from 3 to 7 p.m. Baisden will be back Monday. Brian Carter and Dave Sanborn did mornings on Power 99, before they were let go in 1999. In 2004... Read more

More Starr pop-ups!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:35 PM
What's shaping up as the buzz hit of the summer is the pop-up restaurant that Stephen Starr and crew are running at Washington Square, his empty spot on the west side of the square. Last night, Aimee Olexy and her staff from Kennett Square's Talula's Table started a sold-out three-night run. Foobooz's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Chef to compete; Devil's Den takes it outside

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:15 PM
Jason Curtis, sous chef at Gilmore's in West Chester, has won the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs USA's “Jeune Commis” (Young Chef) Rôtisseurs competition, held in Seattle on May 22. He'll rep the U.S. at the international competition in September in Helsinki. His winning menu consisted... Read more

CBS3 hires morning anchor

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 2:05 PM
CBS3 has tapped an anchor from the CBS Miami stations to fill the femme-anchor seat on the morning news. Liz Keptner left a few weeks ago. Erika von Tiehl will join Ukee Washington on CBS 3 and the CW Philly this August, according to an announcement. Von Tiehl, a Pasadena, Calif., native and an '03... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sikora leaves the Stern fold

Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 12:23 PM
Talula's Table alumnus Bryan Sikora and Daniel Stern have parted ways after less than two months. Sikora, who'd been at MidAtlantic after a so-brief stop at a Delaware restaurant company, tells me that he'll be part of an exciting dining project planned for the Lehigh Valley. OpenTable's list of top... Read more

Free meat

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 5:15 PM
Arby’s locations will give away the new Junior Deluxe sandwich free, with any drink purchase (excluding value drinks and coffee), on Monday, July 5. It's thin-sliced roast beef, topped with lettuce and tomato on a toasted sesame seed bun. Arby's says you have to ask for the free sandwich. Percy... Read more

What's going on at Roy's?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 2:55 PM
Speculation is flying around about the future of Roy's, the Outback-backed Hawaiian restaurant at 15th and Sansom Streets. Aloha? Nothing is official, but the owners of Roy's building, brothers Joe and David Grasso, are in deep talks with Roy's corporate folks to end the restaurant's lease, a year... Read more

Sheldon Brown's house goes on the market

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 12:48 PM
Sheldon Brown, whom the Eagles sent to Cleveland in April, has put his four-bedroom in Marlton on the market. Asking price is $809,000. He paid the builder $840,000 in late 2004, according to Burlington County records. Brown has not yet found new shelter in Ohio, a source said. Read more

James Brolin to visit for film premiere

Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 10:18 AM
The Philadelphia premiere of Standing Ovation -- Stewart Raffill's Glee-meets-High School Musical, kid-friendly, set-at-the-Jersey Shore flick about friends competing in a national tween music video contest -- will be July 13 at the Prince Music Theater. Exec producer James Brolin will be in for... Read more
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