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Archive: October, 2009

A shirtmaker's dilemma

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 2:31 PM
The World Series has created a conundrum for designer Robert Graham, who makes the casual shirts favored by the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins as well as Yankees players Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, and Jorge Posada. Not wishing to take sides, the New York-based Graham is rooting for both... Read more

J-Roll on "Leno"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 1:31 PM
Phils shortshop Jimmy Rollins did the "10@10" bit on Jay Leno's show last night. Jay asks 10 questions. Best lines: Asked to name the best switch-hitter in history, Rollins selected (c) Elton John over (a) Mickey Mantle and (b) Pete Rose. Asked his height -- (a) 5-8, (b) 5-9, (c) "size... Read more

MidAtlantic starts lunch

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 12:24 PM
MidAtlantic, Daniel Stern's new pub in the Science Center at 3711 Market St., has added weekday lunch. Menu is a lighter-priced version of dinner. Rundown from Rick Nichols is here. Read more

Rendell's daughter-in-law gets a TV gig

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:38 AM
Comcast SportsNet contributor Ed Rendell is not the only TV star in the family. The guv's daughter-in-law, Beka, costars on Philly Kitchen, a Saturday series that launched last weekend on MyPHL17. It airs at 11 a.m. Beka Rendell, who married Jesse Rendell last year, contributes home-decor and entertaining... Read more

Because you didn't buy quite enough Phillies stuff last year

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:22 AM
Aramark is looking for repeat business among souvenir-hunting Phillies fans. For those who can't hike down to Citizens Bank Park’s Majestic Clubhouse Store, the concessionaire again will run two retail locations in Center City, starting Wednesday (10/28): One is inside Macy's at 13th and Market... Read more

Alcohol you later

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 10:09 AM
Philadelphia Magazine's Victor Fiorillo thought he was served cheap swill at a Center City watering hole instead of the Maker's Mark that he ordered. He sent the state police's Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement into Oscar's on Sansom Street. An agent confiscated six bottles. Fiorillo reports that... Read more

A first look at Jolly's

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 5:45 AM
Public opening of Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar at 2006 Chestnut St. is Friday (10/30). Opening will be at 3 p.m. that day, with dueling pianos starting at 6 p.m. (usually it starts at 8 p.m.) and going all night. A $3 happy hour debuts Friday and runs every Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 8pm with... Read more

SportsNet replaces Dei Lynam as Sixers sideline reporter

Monday, October 26, 2009, 5:05 PM
Comcast SportsNet has hired Fox Sports' Jaime Maggio as sideline reporter for all home Sixers games, starting with Wednesday's opener at the Wachovia Center. Maggio, based in California, will join Marc Zumoff and color analyst Ed Pinckney, and she replaces Dei Lynam, who will do analysis on the pregame... Read more

Philly and N.Y. sports-talkers team up

Monday, October 26, 2009, 10:57 AM
97.5 The Fanatic and 1050 ESPN New York will simulcast the afternoon drive shows on Wednesday (10/28) before Game 1 of the World Series between the Phillies and Yankees. It'll be a pairing of Philly's Mike Missanelli and New York's Michael Kay Show from 2 to 7 p.m. from The Dugout on River Avenue... Read more

Sign of the times

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 10:16 AM
Bob & Ron's World Wide Stereo, a longtime electronics retailer in Montgomeryville, is using the prospect of a Phillies-Yankees Series to poke fun at his newer, New York-based competitor across the highway: Sixth Avenue Electronics. Read more
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