The Insider Archive: January, 2010

And still more newcomers

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The former Sal's and Frangelica on 12th St. (200 S. 12th St., at Chancellor Street -- see below) will become a sports bar. But, as co-owner... Read more

Tony Bruno to do local sports-talk show

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South Philly raised sports talker Tony Bruno will add a local midday show on 97.5 the Fanatic, which also airs his syndicated nighttime show... Read more

Restaurant bits

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Two restaurants are targeting Jan. 25 for opening day: MIXX, the sports bar beneath Azie on Main, in the former Maia on Lancaster Avenue off... Read more

Absence makes the Fond grow hearter

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Things are really cooking in the kitchen at Fond, the nifty little BYOB on East Passyunk Avenue. Partners Jessie Prawlucki and Lee Styer got... Read more

Halladay bobble is on the way

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The Phillies didn't waste time in whipping up a Roy Halladay bobble. Here it is, to be given away May 18 at a game against the Pirates. Read more

Philbert proceeds bound for Haiti

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Effective immediately and until further notice, all donations to Philbert -- the stone pig sculpture at Reading Terminal Market -- will be... Read more

Passero's perking anew

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Passero's, which dispensed espresso here long before Starbucks, is back in Center City after a 3½ year absence, reopening its flagship... Read more

Le Bec-Fin chefs to cook at James Beard House

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Georges Perrier and his exec chef at Le Bec-Fin, Nicholas Elmi, will venture to New York for Elmi's first experience cooking dinner at the... Read more