Saturday, November 28, 2015

'Chink's Steaks' appearing in NBC show

The NBC drama Do No Harm (10 p.m.) shot a scene last year at the shop, before the name change.

'Chink's Steaks' appearing in NBC show

The steak shop formerly known as Chink´s Steaks.
The steak shop formerly known as Chink's Steaks.

Chink's Steaks in Northeast Philly took great pains to rebrand earlier this year as Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop.

But it's possible that the Chink's name - the subject of controversy - will reach a national audience Saturday, Aug, 24.

The NBC drama Do No Harm (10 p.m.) shot a scene last year at the shop, before the name change.

Though Chink's isn't named in the script, general manager Stefanilee Mahoney and owner's son Patrick Groh wore Chink's T-shirts as they worked as background actors during the scene, which featured series stars Steven Pasquale and Lin-Manuel Miranda eating at the counter.

Neither had a speaking part, but Mahoney had a squeaking part.


That is, as she told me, producers asked her to tread a bit more lightly as she delivered food and went about her waitressing chores.



Photo: At Chink's (from left), Lisa Ditizio, Christina Miletto, Steven Pasquale, Leanne Mahoney, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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