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Archive: December, 2009

Will your New Year's Eve party get busted?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 5:16 PM
My in-box is filling with New Year's Eve restaurant promotions that include open bars. At the risk of being a killjoy, I will relay the word on that practice, from the state Liquor Control Board: It's not allowed. A representative of the LCB says that a licensee can have an open bar only if it were... Read more

Manayunk: Rubb-a-dub-flub

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 1:19 PM
Manayunk watchers should note that chef Joe Scarpone is now saying "early January" for his projects Agiato (paninoteca/wine bar at 4359 Main) and Agiato Bread Company (4351 Main), with Main Street Market to follow (4345 Main). Developers Richard Rivera and Rob Nydick also are creating Rubb... Read more

Fountain to skip Monday dinner, Sunday brunch*

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:56 PM
Philly's Four Seasons Hotel is cutting back most Sunday brunches (except for certain holidays*) as well as Monday dinner service in its signature Fountain Restaurant. Effective in January, the hotel will serve Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only in the neighboring Swann Lounge. It will offer... Read more

How ... offal

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:39 PM
Firecreek in Downingtown has a series of themed Tuesday night chef's tables. Just when you're sick of ham or turkey or turducken or seven fishes or pastas, Firecreek is offering offal this coming Tuesday night (12/29). Theme is "Alternative Body Parts." Menu: o Oxtail Soup (paired... Read more

Restaurant changes

Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 8:01 PM
Two restaurants are in the throes of management changes. Shang Skipper, who's run Center City's Del Frisco's steakhouse over its first year, got a corporate promotion within Sullivan's. He's leaving in late January to become a regional manager for Sullivan's properties in King of Prussia, Wilmington... Read more

Greece is the word

Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 9:05 AM
Washington Square West is in line for not one but two new Greek-theme restaurants, effectively doubling the Center City neighborhood's Hellenic dining destinations (e.g. the BYOBs Kanella at 10th and Spruce and Effie's at 1127 Pine, though I am splitting hairs by excluding the posher Estia across... Read more

MilkBoy planning Center City venue

Monday, December 21, 2009, 8:31 PM
MilkBoy, the coffeehouse/music venue that started in Ardmore and expanded to Bryn Mawr, will go before a committee of the Washington Square West Civic Association on Tuesday for plans at the southeast corner of 11th and Chestnut Streets. MilkBoy's Jamie Lokoff told me that this Center City venue... Read more

Cool gift for Flyers fans

Monday, December 21, 2009, 5:01 PM
I thought the Phillies were a bit daft for selling pieces of carpet from their locker room Then I heard that the promotion was a hit. The Flyers are selling limited-edition, freezable drink coasters featuring melted ice from the Spectrum, which was shipped to a packaging house in Chicago in 55-gallon... Read more

Chef makes city tax-deadbeat list

Monday, December 21, 2009, 4:34 PM
Delilah Winder, who at one time owned a string of soul-food stands and the Old City restaurant Bluezette, appeared in a quarterly list of tax delinquents released today by the City of Philadelphia. Winder, who now runs one stand (her flagship, at Reading Terminal Market), is into the city personally... Read more

Remake the Ideal commercial jingle

Monday, December 21, 2009, 5:00 AM
The Hammonton clothing company Ideal Fashions, whose iconic ad jingle has been around for decades, has launched a contest for new lyrics. Five hundreds bucks is the prize. The new lyrics must include two lines from the original jingle – “Passion for Fashion” and “Craving for... Read more
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