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Archive: November, 2009

Vetri is a Butterscotch Krimpet and Geno's man

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 10:48 AM
Chef Marc Vetri gets the "With Love Letters" Q&A treatment from Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.'s site Uwishunu. Among his likes: Butterscotch Krimpets, Geno's cheesesteaks (Whiz wit), and drives to Chester County. He also talks about his next restaurant project. Read more

Cooking for Thanksgiving? Here's what you should do this weekend

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 12:05 AM
Pioneer Philly caterer Steve Poses tells Huffington Post about the nine ways to soothe holiday panic. His rules include a warning to procrastinators everywhere: "Map out a full weekend (preferably the 21st and 22nd) to organize your kitchen, shop and start cooking." And a solid bit of... Read more

Dave Roberts to do his last forecast

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 12:00 AM
Dave Roberts, the town's dean of TV personalities at age 73, will wrap his 56-year broadcast career Dec. 11. He announced it Wednesday night on the 11 o'clock news. (No one may even think that the station used its 11 o'clock news for this because it's November sweeps.) Roberts, born David Boreanaz... Read more

Philly restaurants make the humane league

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1:13 PM
The World Society for the Protection of Animals launched a database ( that features more than 150 restaurants in 15 U.S. cities that serve humanely raised meat and dairy products that have not been factory-farmed. Nine in the Philadelphia area made the cut as a WSPA Humane Restaurant: Bar... Read more

Dining odds and ends

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 11:36 AM
Han Dynasty, the suburban Szechuan duopoly that got two bells from Craig LaBan in the spring, is opening at 108 Chestnut St. in Old City, where Joe Poon recently was. Owner Han Chiang (at right), who will keep his spots in Exton and Royersford, is targeting mid-December. He hopes to get a liquor license... Read more

Meg Votta, a pro

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 3:05 PM
When she was helping to set up Sycamore, a fine, new BYOB in her hometown of Lansdowne, chef Meg Votta told owner Stephen Wagner that she had been living with ovarian cancer that had been discovered late. As such, her prognosis was poor. But her spirit was stronger. "She didn't dwell on it,"... Read more

Does this bank robbery suspect look familiar?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 2:22 PM
The FBI has released photos of a guy who tried to hold up a Bank of America branch near K&A at 11:35 this morning, and ... Well... Look closely... Could that be ...? "I could have done it. I have no alibi," WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce told me. "I left the station at 11:10... Read more

A thousand bottles of beer on the wall...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 5:21 AM
At 11 a.m. Wednesday (11/18), Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico expect to unlock the doors of Hawthornes, their cafe/bottle shop/prepared-foods-to-go store at 11th and Fitzwater Streets in South Philly (215-627-3012). The corner was his family's Bella Vista Beer Distributor until it moved a... Read more

Denzel's son scores in college

Monday, November 16, 2009, 10:04 PM
Congrats are in order to Penn freshman Malcolm Washington, who got two steals and sank a layup Monday night in his first college game. The Quakers nonetheless fell hard to Villanova, 103-65. Washington, a 5-foot-9 backup guard, was a high school standout at Los Angeles Windward. Read more

Smells like a lot of truffle

Monday, November 16, 2009, 8:37 PM
Love technology. Gourmet grocer Mikuni Wild Harvest got some white Alba truffles on Monday morning via red eye from Italy, including a 500-gram monster that it says was the largest specimen to land in the States this year. Mikuni videotaped it, posted it on YouTube, and e-mailed details to its high-end... Read more
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