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The Insider Archive: August, 2013
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Esquire TV shoots 'Brew Dogs' here
Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 6:00 AM
Sept. 23 marks the debut of Esquire TV, the guy-centric cable network inspired by the magazine and backed by NBCUniversal. One of its original...
From Texas to Philly: 'Bubba-Q' premieres on Food Network
Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 11:45 PM
So what is a Texas construction worker doing, cooking barbecue in Philly, anyway? Having a blast, it turns out. Robert "Bubba" Kolbasowski...
Manayunk's Bisou opens its deck
Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 2:47 PM
Clark Gilbert managed to get one of the prettiest days of the summer for the opening of a 25-seat second-story deck at Bisou, his bistro in...
Scarduzio's East Passyunk project is a go
Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 2:25 PM
Table 31/Mia's/Scarduzio's chef-owner Chris Scarduzio and partners Stephen and Tamar Olitsky have gotten the city's go-ahead to proceed with...
Weekend must-tries: Hookah and hummus, budino pops and coffee growlers
Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 11:47 AM
When Samer Albarouki, who owns Ed’s Buffalo Wings & Pizza in University City, learned that the Mexican restaurant Zocalo was closing...
Chef Nicholas Elmi opening BYOB on East Passyunk
Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 11:03 AM
Nicholas Elmi, who dropped off the radar several months ago when he left Rittenhouse Tavern at the Art Alliance, has made two huge moves. One...
Cronuts and the American way
Thu, Aug 15, 2013, 2:31 PM
Supply and demand, the entrepreneurial spirit, sugar, butter, cream and flour have collided, and the result is a sticky mess. Foobooz.com...
Maido! leaving Narberth for Ardmore
Wed, Aug 14, 2013, 10:46 PM
Maido!, the region's only Japanese-owned grocery and a nexis of the area's Japanese community, will leave its space in Narberth this fall as...
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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