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Archive: February, 2010

WPST sacks Tommy Jordan

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 12:50 PM
Saying it wants to go in a new direction, Nassau Broadcasting has shown the door to morning man Tommy Jordan, who'd been with Trenton hit-music station WPST (94.5) for more than 15 years. Jordan did not return my call for comment, but Dave McKay, the station's assistant program director, said 'PST... Read more

Restaurant updates

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 11:04 AM
Thoreau, the veggie sibling to Blue Sage in Southampton, Bucks County, opened last night at 1033 Spring Garden St., (215-232-9001). Previous coverage here. It's dinner only, Tuesdays through Saturdays for now; lunch starts in March. A liquor license and outdoor seating (in the courtyard next door)... Read more

What's great (or bad) about Philly

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 3:00 PM
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is working on a new initiative called World Class Greater Philadelphia. It's running a five-minute survey -- sample question: "What would have to change about Greater Philadelphia to be considered 'world class' overall?" (Go ahead. Vent.) A Flip... Read more

Casting call

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 1:29 PM
Here's the latest casting call: "Do you and your real-life group of friends enjoy life's finer things? Live in a metropolitan area, work different jobs by day, but hit the town as a group by night?" Producers from an undisclosed network want nonactors: - Late 20s/early 30s -... Read more

David Ansill lands a chef's job

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:22 PM
David Ansill -- who has a foodie following from his now-gone chef-driven projects Pif and Ansill Food + Wine -- has landed at Ladder 15 (1528 Sansom St.). Right now, he is consulting at the bar-restaurant, but will become its executive chef in five or six weeks. Co-owner Max Tucker says it's part... Read more

Mariah Carey gets some bling

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 12:00 PM
Mariah Carey had an earring malfunction yesterday afternoon at the Four Seasons, and her assistant reached out to the concierge desk for help. Jeweler Jeff Kellmer was summoned and took the earring and its mate to his shop, where he fixed the hinge with a laser and did some rhodium plating to make... Read more

Mugshots to brew in Brewerytown

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 10:39 AM
Mugshots CoffeeHouse, which Jill Fink and Angela Vendetti founded across from Eastern State Penitentiary in 2004 (and opened in Manayunk in 2006), is planning to expand into Brewerytown with a shop at 2831 W. Girard Ave., a slice of town that seems to be ripe for growth. The new spot, which needs... Read more

The weekend circuit

Monday, February 1, 2010, 10:40 AM
Here's a quick wrap-up of weekend activity. (You Bradley Cooper fans now awaiting his arrival to shoot the film Dark Fields will have to chill till mid-March.) Friday night at Dusk in Caesars in Atlantic City, American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis performed songs off his new album in front of a packed... Read more
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