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Archive: October, 2009

Chowing down at Chew Man Chu

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 4:23 PM
Finishing touches are being applied to Chew Man Chu, the pan-Asian restaurant opening on the ground-floor space formerly occupied by Du Jour in the Symphony House at Broad and Pine Streets. Opening will be late next week. Marty Grims, who opened the Du Jour branch a little more than a year ago, told... Read more

Tiffin's next moves

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 2:56 PM
Munish Narula is continuing his rapid expansion of Tiffin, the Indian BYOB operation he opened three years ago out of a storefront at 712 W. Girard Ave. He just signed a lease at 847 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, and he hopes to open there in early 2010. Here's the lineup: There's a Tiffin at... Read more

Randy Kotz back at WYSP

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 2:43 PM
Randy Kotz is back on WYSP (94.1), his radio home throughout the 1980s. Kotz, who parted company with WMMR (93.3) in February, is popping up here and there on overnights and weekends, mainly Sundays before Eagles coverage. "It's a very incestuous business," Kotz says of his return to 'YSP... Read more

Ron Darling helps a Phillies bet

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 11:07 AM
Ron Darling, the color commentator for TBS and former Mets pitcher, stopped at McGillin’s in Center City yesterday for a lunch of shepherd’s pie washed down with McGillin’s 1860 IPA. While he signed autographs, a McGillin’s staffer called her roommate to say that Darling was... Read more

Georges' chef wins on "Chopped"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 10:49 AM
Three of the four chefs competing on last night's episode of the Food Network show Chopped were Phily folks, and it was Jeremy Duclut of georges' in Wayne who won the 10 grand. Premise: Chefs have to create a three-course meal from a list of mystery ingredients, and chefs get "chopped" after... Read more

Ritz Filmbill is done

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 5:21 PM
It’s the final curtain for Ritz Filmbill, the giveaway entertainment mag that’s been a part of the Ritz Theaters for 21 years. “We don’t have the business model to sustain it anymore,” publisher Steven Duchovnay told me, repeating the refrain heard everywhere in the print... Read more

Coquette facing sheriff's sale

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:58 PM
Coquette, the bistro at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets on the edge of Queen Village, has had its share of drama in its two-plus years: - The chef who ran off. - The driver who plowed her sedan into the Bainbridge Street picture window. - The hungry burglars who cooked themselves dinner... Read more

McNabbs expecting: #4 for #5

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 3:36 PM
Talk about clock management!. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and his wife, Raquel, are expecting another child in December. This represents mighty quick work. On Dec. 2, 2008, they welcomed twins Sariah and Donovan Jr. and also have daughter, Alexis, born in September 2004. Today, the McNabbs announced... Read more

Maria LaRosa expecting #3

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 1:25 PM
CBS3 morning meteorologist Maria LaRosa, 33, is expecting her third child in May. She and her husband, Mariusz, have two boys: Michael, who will be 4 this weekend, and Justin, a year old. Read more

Campo's picks a winner

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 12:40 PM
Campo's (214 Market St. in Old City) has been running a contest to create a new sandwich, and a regular cinched it. David Howard named his entry after his neighborhood, and the Bella Vista includes chopped ribeye, aged Provolone, pepperoni, hot peppers and garlic aioli smothered with Campo’s... Read more
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