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Archive: February, 2011

Kimmel Center waives fees today

Monday, February 7, 2011, 10:25 AM
Today (2/7) only, Kimmel Center Presents is waiving the fees on tickets for Broadway Series and Kimmel Center Presents performances. Though fees vary, buyers of a Kimmel Center Presents ticket must pay $8 to $10 and buyers of a Broadway show must pay $13 to $15. Included today are STOMP, Mary Poppins... Read more

Want to be on "Top Chef" or "Top Chef Just Desserts"?

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 2:27 PM
Bravo is casting for both Season 9 of Top Chef and the second season of the spinoff Top Chef Just Desserts. Open calls for chefs and pastry chefs will be held in cities across the country starting on Feb. 27. The Philly date is Wednesday, March 2 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sofitel, 17th and Sansom... Read more

The Onion: Philly wit'

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 8:31 AM
The satirical paper the Onion is coming to Philadelphia on March 3, but don't expect such headlines as: RIDE THE DUCKS SIGNS DEAL ON PENNYPACK CREEK or 'ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD' RENAMED 'MILTON STREET' The free weekly will include the Onion's national comedy material in the front pages, with its pop-culture... Read more

Restaurant notes: Buy the General Lafayette Inn

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 7:37 AM
The General Lafayette Inn at 646 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill, which shut down last fall, is on the market. The listing reads: Own part of History! The General Lafayette Inn is the fifth oldest tavern in the United States, built in 1732. The transaction of the two lots would include the restaurant... Read more

Video: Kobayashi eats a cheesesteak

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 6:51 AM
Takeru Kobayashi, generally regarded as the world's fastest eater, spent the weekend in Philly. He appeared at Wing Bowl 19 to snarf a steak. For the record, it was from PJ Whelihan's. Kobayashi, 32, transplanted from Japan to New York about eight months ago. Read more

Restaurant notes: Fathom delayed; Cantina Feliz starts lunch

Friday, February 4, 2011, 12:11 PM
Hold your horses on Fathom Seafood House, the Mike Stollenwerk seafooder coming to Fishtown. Electrical issues. Place had to be totally rewired throughout and will need another inspection before opening. Stollenwerk is taking advantage of the delays by ramping up the interior design. Cantina Feliz... Read more

Restaurant notes: Name change

Friday, February 4, 2011, 11:18 AM
Chef-restaurateur Chip Roman says he and chef Jason Cichonski have changed the name of their restaurant project under construction in Chestnut Hill, which had been called Stone House. After checking with the state, they have elected to go a different route. It will be called Mica, as in the stone... Read more

Restaurant notes: Chef Charin and Johnny Apples close

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 2:37 PM
January is the cruelest month for restaurants, they say, and two more have bitten the dust. - Chef Charin, which Charin and Pongsavat "Pong" Pitakanon opened in 1995 at 126 Bala Ave. in Bala Cynwyd, buttoned up over the weekend. The couple have retired to Thailand, according to their landlord... Read more

Restaurant notes: The Dandelion was smokin'

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12:01 PM
We know The Dandelion is the hottest restaurant around, but ... A smoldering ember in a downstairs fireplace created a smoky situation in the pub at 18th and Sansom Streets, owner Stephen Starr said. Though most of the smoke went up the chimney, there was enough to warrant a call to the Fire Department... Read more

Restaurant notes: Fathom this

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 3:05 PM
*Monday (2/7) is the projected debut of Fathom, Mike Stollenwerk's seafood/tap at Girard Avenue and Shackamaxon Street in Fishtown. This draft of the menu shows the promised raw bar and oyster shooters, as well as such bar pairings as cod pierogis, peekytoe crab fritters, Fathom fries (which sound... Read more
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