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The Insider Archive: August, 2011
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Chickie's & Pete's is tops in ESPN poll
Tue, Aug 30, 2011, 11:14 PM
If Pete Ciarrocchi is strutting a little bit more, that's because Chickie's & Pete's, his crab house-slash-sports-bar chain, was named...
Contest: Guess the kitchen
Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 6:00 AM
You've seen restaurant dining rooms by the score. But could you ID their kitchens? With Center City District Restaurant Week on the way --...
Tashan in training
Mon, Aug 29, 2011, 11:07 AM
If all goes to plan, the first big restaurant opening of the season will be Tashan, the spiffy modern Indian small-plater from Tiffin's Munish...
Wildwoods to host a restaurant week
Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 2:13 PM
Not even waiting till Labor Day, the Wildwoods are hosting a restaurant week from Sunday, Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Twenty-plus restaurants...
Old City's next restaurant
Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 12:33 PM
Busy corners do wonders for a neighborhood, and a dark corner at Front and Market Streets in Old City this fall will have a restaurant. Partner...
Barcade drawing near
Wed, Aug 24, 2011, 4:36 PM
What do you get when you mix 34 arcade games and 25 beers on draft? It's Barcade, a lively bar coming to a former electrical-supply warehouse...
A hot chef coming to Rittenhouse
Wed, Aug 24, 2011, 3:27 PM
Chef Gregory Vernick traveled the world for former boss Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and now the Cherry Hill native is coming home to open his...
Capogiro to Manayunk
Wed, Aug 24, 2011, 3:19 PM
Main Street Market in Manayunk plans to set up an 18-flavor stand serving Capogiro gelato as part of a planned expansion. The expansion's...
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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