The Insider Archive: November, 2009

Dave Roberts to do his last forecast

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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... Read more

Philly restaurants make the humane league

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The World Society for the Protection of Animals launched a database (EatHumane.org) that features more than 150 restaurants in 15 U.S. cities... Read more

Dining odds and ends

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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... Read more

Meg Votta, a pro

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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... Read more

Does this bank robbery suspect look familiar?

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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... Read more

A thousand bottles of beer on the wall...

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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... Read more

Denzel's son scores in college

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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... Read more

Smells like a lot of truffle

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Love technology. Gourmet grocer Mikuni Wild Harvest got some white Alba truffles on Monday morning via red eye from Italy, including a 500-gram... Read more