The Insider Archive: December, 2008

DBA: A restaurant junkie's quiz

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Restaurants usually have catchy names, but the businesses behind them seldom do. Sometimes, these LLCs and LPs take the initials of the partners... Read more

Fat city: Nutter to sign menu-labeling bill

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It's Bill # 080167-A, and it will instruct chain restaurants in the city to display certain nutritional information in plain sight. Curious... Read more

Starr bails on the Letto

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State records show that Stephen Starr has pulled out of his planned project at the Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets in Wash West.... Read more

El Camino Real opening delayed

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Owen Kamihira says he needs two more days for El Camino Real, which in Thursday's “Table Talk” was reported as opening on Tuesday... Read more

The Triangle is closed

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The Triangle, which was sold out of the Patrone/Praietta family in 2001, closed voluntarily recently. State records say its liquor license... Read more

Bistro 7's O'Halloran angling to open in Northern Liberties

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Michael O'Halloran, chef-owner of Old City's Bistro 7, has made no secret that he wants to open a restaurant with a bar. When his plans in... Read more

The future: Slate, Broad Axe, Wolfgang Puck, noodles on South Street

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A few food projects: Slate: Veteran bartender Laurentiu Muras hopes to open his gastropub in the former Cafe Habana space at 102 S. 21st St... Read more

Ben 95.7 splits up morning team

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How do you staff your radio station all day with live DJs -- and not spend an extra dime? Do what Ben 95.7 did. The pop-rock station broke up... Read more