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Archive: September, 2008

'Food Network Star' gets a renewal

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 8:49 PM
It's good to be Camden's Aaron McCargo Jr., who won "The Next Food Network Star." His Food Network show, "Big Daddy's House," got picked up for a renewal in January. He's been booked to do a cooking demo hosted by the Food Network's Gordon Elliott at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Radisson-Warwick... Read more

Janet Jackson show postponed

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 8:15 PM
Recent reports have Janet Jackson ailing in Montreal, and now comes word that her show at the Wachovia Center scheduled for Thursday (10/2) has been postponed. Her stop in Boston on Wednesday (10/1) also is on hold. No new dates have been scheduled. Jackson's tour, with LL Cool J, is due to pick... Read more

Phillies-Brewers food bets

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 5:28 PM
Another day, another wager regarding the Phillies-Brewers series. City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and Milwaukee Alderman Robert J. Bauman bet Usinger’s sausages against two hoagies and a variety pack of Tastykakes. Today's big bet involves WXPN's Jim McGuinn and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee's... Read more

Tuesday's restaurant stuff

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 3:55 PM
Credit is tight, the economy has gone south, and yet restaurants keep opening. The last two weeks have seen these rollouts: - Melograno, in new quarters at 2012 Sansom St.; details in Thursday's "Table Talk" column - Mémé, at 22d and Spruce Streets. ... Read more

Chat chat

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 3:51 PM
Here's a transcript of my live chat from last Wednesday. I'll be back to chat online at noon Wednesday. Read more

Elton Brand settles

Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 9:43 AM
The 76ers' Elton Brand plans to be here for a while. He settled last month on a spread on the Main Line, as I reported Sunday. The sale price was $3.35 million for a six-bedroom, nine-bath stone mansion on 4.3 acres in Gladwyne, according to Montgomery County records. The house, used in the 1990... Read more

Hey, hey -- it's Mémé

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 11:16 PM
Chef David Katz cleared out some of the tables at Mémé, his new Fitler Square bistro, and brought in some friends and family for Saturday night bites in anticipation of Monday's opening. Mémé, named for Katz's pet name for his Moroccan grandmother (say it "MAY, MAY")... Read more

You can't get anything you want at Alison's restaurant

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 12:32 PM
For all the restaurants that fling open the doors five minutes after they get their health inspections -- no matter how "ready" the owners think they are -- we have Alison two, on Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington. Night after night for the last week and a half, the glowing lights and dining... Read more

Big ups for Howard Eskin

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:58 AM
WIP afternoon talker Howard Eskin will be the man of the hour on Nov. 6 as he gets a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual Philadelphia Achievement In Radio (AIR) Awards, which are the local radio version of the Emmys. (Unlike the local Emmys, though, all the stations participate.) Eskin... Read more

Cadillac Jack gets WOGL's afternoon job

Friday, September 26, 2008, 3:49 PM
Cadillac Jack, who's pretty much held the afternoon shift on WOGL (98.1) since the death of "Big Ron" O'Brien in April, was tapped today as the full-time replacement. Jack, who was on the old Eagle 106 from 1991 to 1993, was known as Jack Seville when he started at 'OGL about four years ago... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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