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Archive: January, 2010

A wedding with electricity

Sunday, January 10, 2010, 9:11 AM
Wyndmoor had a certain air of electricity Saturday night as Ann Shoemaker Meredith, 46, and Franklin Institute president Dennis M. Wint, 66, were married at their home. They met in 2004 when Meredith, who until recently was CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, headed Lights of Liberty,... Read more

Inside the tent: Amìs

Friday, January 8, 2010, 12:37 PM
Photographer Charles Fox got ahold of Marc Vetri and partner Brad Spence for a few hundreds of a second at Amìs, their Roman trattoria opening Jan. 14 at 13th and Waverly Streets, around the corner from Vetri. Here's previous coverage (more here). Menu is here. Wine/beverage list is here. ... Read more

Restaurant openings update

Friday, January 8, 2010, 11:42 AM
Here's a selected assortment of restaurant openings. (Wild card here is Stephen Starr, who seems to have some things, plural, up his sleeve besides the Mexican restaurant at 2013 Chestnut and besides the New York-style pizzeria takeout/delivery spot next to Parc.) First off, Du Jour's Commerce Square... Read more

Wanna party Iron Chef-style with Jose Garces?

Friday, January 8, 2010, 11:22 AM
Chef Jose Garces made sure Philly celebrated with him when he won his slot on the show Iron Chef America on Nov. 22. But if you want to view his first battle (9 p.m. Jan. 17, Food Network), you're gonna have to head to Chicago to watch from the confines of his hometown restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa... Read more

Rizzo: I took a fall for mother

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 1:52 PM
It was fate, City Councilman Frank Rizzo says, that he insisted upon walking ahead of his 93-year-old mother, Carmella, on Christmas Eve while helping her into a car outside his sister's house in Montgomery County. Rizzo stepped on what he calls a tiny patch of black ice, slid, and caught his foot... Read more

Han Dynasty's Old City location

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 11:19 AM
Han Chiang's Han Dynasty restaurants in Exton and Royersford are all the rage among devotees of non-Westernized Chinese cooking. (See Inquirer critic Craig LaBan's take from last year here.) Chiang took over the storefront at 108 Chestnut St. in Old City a few weeks ago. Redo was minimal: He kept... Read more

Want to manage Philly's new Apple store?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 1:42 PM
Apple has secured a Center City location (the former TD Bank at 1607 Walnut St.) and last month the computer giant gained the approval of the city Art Commission to redo the facade. All is needs to do now is make the official announcement. And start construction. A company spokesman today said he... Read more

SallyAnn Mosey becomes permanent at Fox29

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 12:33 PM
SallyAnn Mosey has been added to the cast of Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia, doing traffic and weather along Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones from 7 to 10 a.m. Weathercaster Sue Serio now does weather from 5 to 7 a.m. and then hits the field for live shots Before joining Fox part time, she did three... Read more

Wanna be on tee-vee?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 11:55 AM
A cable food series* will shoot tomorrow (1/7) at Barclay Prime (237 S. 18th St.) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Producers say they’re looking for a handful of "nicely dressed ringers" to fill out the shot. Walk-ons need to be there the whole time, and will get fed. * It's not Food Network... Read more

Gee Whiz, Bobby Flay!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 10:46 AM
Chef Bobby Flay took to Twitter this morning to announce the rollout of one of his Bobby's Burger Palace locations: in the Radian at 3925 Walnut St. -- the fifth location in a year and a half and the first outside of the New York metro area. (My post from Monday morning is here.) Flay says it's up... Read more
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