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Archive: July, 2010

Down Home Diner going under the knife

Friday, July 30, 2010, 2:31 PM
The big renovation of Down Home Diner in Reading Terminal Market will start Sunday night (8/1) -- just some basic work on the dining room. There will be seating outside on Filbert Street. Diners won’t feel the impact until Aug. 15, when owner Jack McDavid plans to shut down for a month. McDavid... Read more

Restaurant notes: Voorhees getting three newcomers; the Sansom Street watch

Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:28 AM
The Voorhees Town Center, at Somerdale and Burnt Mill Roads (formerly Echelon Mall) has announced three new tenants: second locations for Firecreek and its offshoot Doghouse Gourmet Burgers (now in Downingtown) and Coffee Works Cafe (now in the Ritz Center). Coffee Works is looking at "fall,"... Read more

Flyers out of uniform

Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:56 AM
Some Flyers bonded over rapper Nas' show Thursday at the House of Blues at the Showboat in Atlantic City. Afterwards, (from left) Dan Carcillo, Ville Leino, Jeff Carter visited the House of Blues Foundation Room. Read more

Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival up for the weekend

Friday, July 30, 2010, 9:46 AM
This weekend's best bet at the Jersey Shore is the Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, an assemblage of celeb chefs doing tastings, demos, and the like at assorted casino properties. Schedule is here. The weekend is a sort of coming-out party for the Food Network's offshoot Cooking Channel, and... Read more

Phillies fans, get your Domonic Brown and Roy Oswalt merchandise

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 10:08 AM
Life is great for the newest Phillie, Domonic Brown: In AAA on Tuesday, at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. And tonight, now that the contract between Major League Baseball and the Player's Association has been signed, Brown's #9 jerseys will be in stores, including the Majestic shop at the ballpark... Read more

South Philly Vikings sent packing from "America's Got Talent"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 11:00 PM
The South Philly Vikings, the 2010 champion Mummers fancy brigade, did its sequined thing on Tuesday's edition of the NBC show America's Got Talent (9 p.m., NBC10). Howie Mandel described them as an "arts-and-crafts project on steroids." Alas, they were sent home on Wednessay's "results"... Read more

Kendra, Hank bunking in Two Liberty Place

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 5:24 PM
Eagles wideout Hank Baskett and his reality-show wife, Kendra Wilkinson, are bunking at Two Liberty Place, the high-rise on 16th Street near Chestnut. That will mean camera crews this fall as she shoots her reality series. HughE Dillon scooped the news this morning on Phillymag.com, and management... Read more

Eat a five-pound meal? Leave it to a pro

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 2:05 PM
Jake's Sandwich Board, at 12th and Sansom Streets, laid down an offer nearly two weeks ago: Anyone who eats the entire "Jake's 5-Pound Philly Challenge" -- a two-foot sandwich (steak, pork, brisket, or all three), four soft pretzels, a box of Tastykakes (Krimpets or Kandy Kakes), 24 Peanut... Read more

ESPN to do Spanish-language sports on 860 AM

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:07 PM
Beasley Broadcast just announced that ESPN Deportes Radio, America's only 24/7 national Spanish-language sports radio network, will launch Monday on WWDB-AM (860). The station now hosts "Money Talk." Read more

Restaurant notes: LoBianco heads to the beach

Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 10:40 AM
When a restaurateur says he's "goin' fishin'," he is not kidding. Nick LoBianco, who with his wife, Stephanie, runs LoBianco New American Cuisine in Collingswood, has decided to button up the shop for the summer and move to a spot in Margate. Before opening at The LumberYard in 2007, the... Read more
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