The Insider Archive: January, 2011

Know a bar that needs a makeover?

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Those restaurant-makeover shows just won't quit. Kitchen Nightmares ... Restaurant Impossible ... Philadelphia Casting, helping to gin up... Read more

Get a piece of the Spaghetti Warehouse

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The Spaghetti Warehouse at 1026 Spring Garden St., which closed before Christmas, is being sold pretty much down to the walls. Auctioneer... Read more

Life after 'Oprah' at Action News

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Action News will go with an anchor threesome -- Brian Taff, Shirleen Allicot, and Alicia Vitarelli -- when it launches a 4 p.m. newscast this... Read more

Restaurant notes: Serafina test-drives a Philly pizza; Moon going to Beard House

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With less than 90 days before Serafina's scheduled opening at 10 Rittenhouse, restaurateurs Vittoro Assaf and Fabio Granato visited the construction... Read more

Restaurant notes: Snackbar to go out with a bang

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Jonathan Makar confirms that Snackbar, his boite at 20th and Rittenhouse Streets, will close after service on Feb. 5, wrapping up after four... Read more

Winter Beerfest rescheduled

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Winter Beerfest, which didn't come off Saturday (1/22) at the Starlight Ballroom because of undisclosed issues, has a new date and venue: Feb... Read more

Restaurant notes: Makiman opens Center City branch

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Makiman, a Japanese BYO that has a solid following at its location on the Five Points intersection in Northeast Philly, has opened its Center... Read more

Video flashback: Doing the Shadow Traffic rap

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In 1985, the entertainment show Dancin' on Air had this brilliant idea to allow locals to perform. One call to Shadow Traffic was enough to... Read more