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The Insider Archive: August, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Zama moving closer
Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 9:05 PM
Former Pod chef Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka says neighborhood approval has come through for Zama, his Japanese restaurant that will...
Downscale lunch for Reese
Sat, Aug 22, 2009, 8:58 PM
Reese Witherspoon isn't all about those fancy dinners on Rittenhouse Square. She and kids joined the Saturday lunch rush at the Ruby's Diner...
Walk all over Shane Victorino, why don't you?
Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 1:10 PM
The Phillies believe in recycling. Rather than toss the old clubhouse carpet from last season, the team has chopped it into 18-by-24-inch...
Philly chefs to do a NOLA shrimp boil
Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 9:25 AM
Corbin Evans, who did a longtime chef turn around here before moving to New Orleans from 1999 to 2008, is behind a benefit for the Brandhurst...
Pizza, pizza: Zavino
Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 5:20 AM
Here's the latest on Zavino, a tiny pizza-wine bar under construction in the former check-cashing agency on the northwest corner of 13th and...
Starr's pizzeria has a name
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 4:31 PM
Stephen Starr has selected the name of his pizzeria coming to the old Cosi at Second and Lombard Streets in Society Hill. It'll be called...
Wrap Shack raising the bar
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 3:47 PM
That splash of blaze orange on the front of the Wrap Shack on the Square (120 S. 18th St.) means just one thing: A liquor license is on the...
A different kind of cigar dinner
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 2:31 PM
Daddy Mims Creole in Phoenixville will pair up with Twisted Leaf Cigars next door for a five-course Creole meal on Sept. 10. The pairings...
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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