The Insider Archive: October, 2011

Free pancakes Friday at IHOP

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IHOP restaurants will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No... Read more

A new bistro for Wayne

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Cortright Wetherill Jr. of Devon Hill BMW is steering a restaurant: Ella’s American Bistro (214 Sugartown Rd. in Devon Square, just off... Read more

Bollywood star steps out at Tashan

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Now this is how to launch brunch. Anupam Kher, star of about 400 Bollywood films, is in town to appear with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper... Read more

A peek at Il Pittore

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Many years (and a few locations) in the making, Il Pittore is set to debut Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2025 Sansom St. in Rittenhouse Square (215-391-4900;... Read more

Branches on the way

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Restaurant chains are in expansion mode Pete Ciarrocchi says his next Chickie's & Pete's location will open Friday, Oct. 21 in Warrington... Read more

Sweet feet: An edible shoe

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Philly Cupcake/Philly Chocolate, the twin boutiques in Center City, are now creating edible, lifesize shoes. The first of the series, part... Read more

L'Oca is 86ed

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Things did not look too promising for L'Oca, the Northern Italian BYOB across from Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount, in July after chef/owner... Read more

Prize-winning braciole

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Every year on the eve of the Philadelphia TASTE Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits at the Valley Forge Convention Center, Philly.com, the Inquirer... Read more