The Insider Archive: January, 2010

Eagles take over Union Trust

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Union Trust, the steakhouse at 717 Chestnut St., is closed for lunch today because the Eagles have booked it for their annual postseason luncheon... Read more

The 'other' Restaurant Weeks

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The Center City District gathers 100-plus restaurants twice a year for Center City District Restaurant Week, this year running through Friday... Read more

Mario Batali hits the town

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Mario Batali was in town with his wife and kids over the weekend, as my tipsters have been Babbo-ling. Not surprisingly, his restaurant destinations... Read more

Poof... there goes Holy Smoke

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Though the website says otherwise, Keith Taylor tells me that he is out of Holy Smoke, 473 Leverington Ave. in Roxborough. Last spring, the... Read more

Chef shakeup: Devil's Den lands R2L's Urena

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Updated post: On the eve of the opening of Daniel Stern's R2L in Two Liberty Place comes word that Alex Ureña is out as chef de cuisine... Read more

Starr to donate a cut of day's sales to Haiti relief

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Starr Restaurants will donate 10 percent of gross sales from all meals purchased on Monday, January 25 to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF)... Read more

Beer fans: Zot to get new life

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To those who mourned the loss of Zot in Society Hill, there's hope and hops. Bruce Nichols of Museum Catering, a founder of Philly Beer Week... Read more

Gayle restaurant space is rented

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Argentina-born chef Lucas Manteca, who has a wide culinary resume from Costa Rica to the Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel in Cape May and... Read more