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Archive: September, 2010

WMMR wins rock station of the year

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:39 PM
Philly has the best rock station in America, according to the National Association of Broadcasters. WMMR (93.3) won the Marconi Award at Thursday's banquet surrounding the NAB's Radio Show in Washington, D.C. WMMR previously won it in 2007. Program director Bill Weston and midday DJ Pierre Robert... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sneak peek time

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:17 PM
- Opa, the modern Greek restaurant-bar coming to 1311 Sansom St., will be part of Saturday's Midtown Village Festival. Siblings George and Vasiliki Tsiouris are targeting November for the opening, and they'll have a tent to show off renderings and hand out genuine Greek evil-eye bracelets. They... Read more

Garces Trading Co. gets its liquor license

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 3:14 PM
Garces Trading Company, which enjoys special status because of the State Store on its premises (1111 Locust St.), has obtained a liquor license, effective dinnertime, Friday, Oct. 1. What this means is that patrons can still buy a bottle of wine from the State Store and enjoy it at their table with... Read more

Restaurant notes: Changing of the guard at Distrito; Down Home Diner returning

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 2:44 PM
- Saturday (10/2) is the final night in the kitchen at Distrito for chef Tim Spinner, who is leaving the Jose Garces orbit after seven years for his own Mexican restaurant, Cantina Feliz, with Distrito F&B director Brian Sirhal. The lads, making the move into the Fort Washington space that... Read more

More traffic for Bob Kelly

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 1:49 PM
CBS3/CW Philly traffic reporter Bob Kelly will get more exposure, starting next week. It's all thanks to attempts at synergy between CBS's TV and radio sides. He'll be doing the traffic and transit on the 2's from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays on KYW (1060) as regular provider Metro Traffic will take a two-hour... Read more

Todd Carmichael ends Death Valley quest

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 11:19 PM
Gladwyne's Todd Carmichael, who set out early last week on a quest to traverse Death Valley -- alone, on foot, and with no aid -- has ended his expedition after 10 days in 110-degree-plus heat. He called for a pick-up, and last night was reported safe and sound in Las Vegas. Caermichael may have... Read more

"Jersey Boys" block party postponed

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 3:13 PM
Tell it to the rain: Jerry Blavat will just have to cool his jets for a few more days. Thursday's block party to welcome the touring production of the musical Jersey Boys to Philly has been postponed to Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. It's supposed to rain buckets on Thursday. The party will take... Read more

Restaurant notes: Free gelato, free burrito*

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 4:31 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 29 is the first anniversary of Pizzeria Stella at Second and Lombard Streets across from Head House Square. To mark the occasion, servers will hand out free gelato (candle included) at the end of the meal. Mas Mexicali Cantina in West Chester is getting into the gluttony business... Read more

Mount Airy's InFusion on the market

Monday, September 27, 2010, 5:36 PM
After eight years in Mount Airy, Jason Huber and Jocie Dye have put their coffee-and-tea gallery, InFusion, on the market. In a statement, the couple, who met as students at Central High and were inspired to create InFusion during six months of traveling in Asia, said: "It's time to move on.”... Read more

General Lafayette Inn is done

Monday, September 27, 2010, 1:05 PM
Just in: The General Lafayette Inn & Brewery in Lafayette Hill is ceasing its restaurant and guest house operations effective immediately. A sale has been pending for close to a year. During the continued sale negotiations, the current brewers will continue to operate the brewing facilities... Read more
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