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The Insider Archive: January, 2009
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Manayunk MangoMoon's menu
Thu, Jan 8, 2009, 12:10 PM
Here's a look at the new Manayunk bistro's Thai-influenced menu. Not an Evil Jungle Princess in sight. The high-style restaurant is directly...
Radio syndication deal for Smerconish
Wed, Jan 7, 2009, 3:15 PM
It's the O'Reilly factor, all right. With Bill O'Reilly out of the radio picture, talk stations are looking for product. Enter Michael Smerconish...
2009 restaurant forecast
Wed, Jan 7, 2009, 10:04 AM
Lots of restaurants are on the way, despite the miserable economy. Keep in mind that many were conceived in flusher times. Whether the brisk...
Chris Booker lands a job
Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 3:30 PM
Radio host Chris Booker, let go suddenly by Q102 last May, signed a deal today to do afternoons on New York's WXRK ("K-Rock"). He...
Pico de Gallo, times two
Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 2:58 PM
Michael Ortega, who has had the Tex-Mex cantina Pico de Gallo on the northwest corner of 15th and South Street for six years, told me over...
Kildare's Head House Square changes hands
Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 11:47 AM
The Kildare's Irish Pub at Head House Square (Second Street just north of South) is giving way to the Get Happy Pub. On Monday, Kildare's...
10 p.m. newscast hinted for CW Philly
Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 8:14 AM
Three 10 o'clock news shows in town? CBS3 is cooking up plans for a 10 p.m. newscast on its sister station, CW Philly 57, to go up against...
Chef chat: Terence Feury to helm Fork
Mon, Jan 5, 2009, 4:49 PM
There's not much turnover in the kitchen at Fork, one of the early comers to the Old City restaurant scene (1997) and one of the area's most...
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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