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Archive: August, 2010

Restaurant notes: Long-lost restaurant projects

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 3:07 PM
In certain circles, you can elicit a chuckle by mentioning "943" and "Sticks & Stones." The two restaurants -- 943 is an Argentinean-Italian BYOB at 943 S. Ninth St. and Sticks & Stones is a bar-restaurant at 1909 E. Passyunk Ave. -- have been in development for two years... Read more

SportsNet shuffles Flyers coverage

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 2:02 PM
With the Flyers' season on the way, Comcast SportsNet has made a couple changes. It's brought up Lisa Hillary, who covered the Washington Capitals for three seasons for SportsNet in the D.C. area, to be the network’s Flyers beat reporter. This has led to the promotion of Flyers reporter John... Read more

Lauren Cohn returning to Philly news

Monday, August 30, 2010, 5:03 PM
Chicago to Philly to Chicago to Philly. Such is the recent career path of Lauren Cohn, who on Sept. 7 will start as a reporter/fill-in anchor on Fox29's 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts. Cohn, a native New Yorker who worked early on in Cleveland, started at the ABC station in Chicago in 1993 before moving... Read more

Restaurant notes: Farmer's market edition; Chip Roman heads west

Monday, August 30, 2010, 12:02 PM
- Susanna Foo has opened a stand in the Lancaster County Farmer's Market in Wayne, selling dumplings and such Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. - Shundeez, the Perisian BYOB in the old Roller's restaurant space at the upper end of Chestnut Hill, has closed after five years. Owner Maurice... Read more

Of pig popcorn, pickles, and pasta: Barbuzzo's menu

Monday, August 30, 2010, 11:35 AM
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, whose business and personal world is bounded by the 100 block of South 13th Street, at 5 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 1) will open Barbuzzo. (It's at 110 S. 13th, smack next door to Zavino and the couple's flower shop Verde, and is their first restaurant with a bar and liquor... Read more

One woman, six days, 99 tacos

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 5:05 PM
All hail Penn grad student Lisel Parillon, who Friday night finished a triple crown of taco-eating. On Aug. 20, she ate 33 tacos in 12.5 minutes at Drinker's West. Three days later, she completed the challenge at Drinker's Pub in 13 minutes. Aug. 26, she ate her last round of 33 tacos in nine... Read more

Worst commercial during Phillies games?

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 1:10 PM
We're headed into the homestretch of the baseball season. Combine that with the extra-inning games of late, and Phillies fans have been subjected to more than their share of repetitive commercials from a certain office-supply house (which will remain nameless because, well, why give it any publicity?)... Read more

"Hell's Kitchen" chef working in Collingswood

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 1:14 AM
Siobhan Allgood, the Rockledge native who appeared on Season 7 of Fox's Hell's Kitchen, just landed the exec chef's job at West Side Gravy, Alex Capasso's new comfort-fooder in Collingswood. The ahi tuna sandwich from the TV show -- aka “Tuna from Hell” -- is on the menu, which reflects... Read more

Win Bernie Parent's locker stall

Friday, August 27, 2010, 3:30 PM
You can now get a piece of Philadelphia Flyers lore. Bernie Parent, the Flyers hall of famer, has donated his original locker stall from the doomed Spectrum to the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League, which has launched an online raffle. As his business partner Dean Smith told me a couple of... Read more

Goobers on the Main Line

Friday, August 27, 2010, 10:18 AM
Opening today in downtown Wayne: PBandU, a shop devoted to one ingredient: peanut butter. Simple menu of sandwiches (sliders, too), fondue, and pizza is served from the counter in a bright, concrete-floored, kid-friendly atmosphere. Peanut butter is ground in-house. It's open till 1 a.m. most nights... Read more
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