The Insider Archive: December, 2009

Ava is closed

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Ava, the Italian BYOB at Third and Gaskill Streets, has closed just shy of six years, owner Michael Campagna confirms. He acknowledged that... Read more

Freddie Mitchell on his arrest

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Former Eagle Freddie Mitchell, cohosting with Dan Schwartzman from 10 a.m. to noon on 97.5 The Fanatic, led off today's show with ... himself... Read more

Shooting victim not Free's wife

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World B. Free, the Sixers' ambassador of basketball, is denying fast-spreading reports that his wife was shot and killed in New York yesterday... Read more

Harry Ochs dies

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Harry Ochs, whose grandfather founded a family meat stand at Reading Terminal Market in 1906, died today of cancer at age 80, according to... Read more

Action News' new weathercaster

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WPVI has its new weekend weather anchor in-house. Station insiders ID her as Melissa Magee, who was laid off in June from New York City's... Read more

An Iverson sandwich

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Gary Dorfman, owner of Jake’s Philadelphia Cheesesteaks in the food court at Liberty Place, has conjured up a sandwich called The Answer... Read more

Bebe's starts delivery

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Bebe’s Barbecue in the Italian Market, the darling of critics, is now offering delivery service Wednesdays to Saturdays from noon to... Read more

First look at Sampan

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Chef Michael Schulson (Izakaya, ex-Pod, ex-Buddakan New York) gave us a look around Sampan, his luxe pan-Asian restaurant due to open to the... Read more