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Archive: March, 2011

Restaurant notes: Vetri on roll for charity

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3:38 PM
Chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka's celebrity roll campaign at his Zama restaurant on 19th Street was a hit, as it funneled $1,200 to Variety, the Children's Charity. Eagles player Winston Justice, sandwich czar/actor Tony Luke, Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson, and Flyers alum Bernie Parent lent their names... Read more

Restaurant notes: Manayunk move for Mango Moon

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 11:38 AM
Moon Krapugthong is closing Mango Moon, the Thai street-fooder that she opened in late 2008 at 4161 Main St. in Manayunk. Last day will be April 9. For its last few weeks, Mango Moon's hours will go to 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. This fall, Krapugthong plans to open Yanako, a Japanese-themed... Read more

Restaurant notes: What's coming

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 9:01 AM
Di Bruno Bros. will open its five-stall stand at the Ardmore Farmers Market at Suburban Square on Tuesday, April 5. Mozz made on premises, chef's demos, daily tastings, the whole shebang. (Previous coverage.) Talula's Garden -- the Aimee Olexy/Stephen Starr partnership at 210 W. Washington Square... Read more

Gas for 10 cents a gallon

Monday, March 28, 2011, 8:30 AM
Spark Energy, a retail electric provider aiming to convert PECO customers, will offer gasoline for 10 cents a gallon to 100 drivers on Tuesday, March 29 at the Heilman Sunoco station at 710 Easton Road in Willow Grove. Here's how the promo will work: First you figure out how much gas your vehicle... Read more

Edible art show

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10:59 PM
You can eat the artwork after a free public viewing Monday, March 28 at Moore College of Art and Design on Logan Square. Students have been assigned to create edible artworks related to a book or book title. Previous entries include A Clockwork Orange (an orange almond cake with a working clock in... Read more

A time for change

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 10:52 PM
A notice appears at the end of my Sunday "INQlings" column in The Inquirer. To summarize: - No more INQlings. Ten years. Enough. Thanks. - I'm headed to for an exciting challenge. - I will continue writing for The Inquirer, including "Table Talk." Print is good. - This... Read more

Restaurant notes: James in South Philly to move

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:00 PM
After five years of racking up awards at their restaurant James in Bella Vista, Jim and Kristina Burke are preparing to pack up and move. Jim Burke told me that with their lease expiring at the end of June, they began thinking about the long term. Their conclusion: Set up in a high-traffic neighborhood... Read more

Restaurant notes: Azure team resurfacing in Fishtown; new French BYO in Berwyn

Friday, March 25, 2011, 11:53 AM
Father and son Bob and Brandon Bitros, whose last restaurant was Azure in Northern Liberties (now Cantina Dos Segundos), are taking over the former Moe's, an old man bar at 1235 E. Palmer St. in Fishtown, around the corner from Kraftwork. Interstate Draft House, opening in two to three months, will... Read more

Red-carpet Cinefest screening for 'Cost of a Soul'

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:09 PM
Philadelphia Cinefest's big splash will be a red-carpet screening on April 10 of the Philly-shot drama Cost of a Soul, which stars Chris Kerson and Will Blagrove as Iraqi war veterans coming home to the mean streets. It's the first project from screenwriter/director Sean Kirkpatrick, a Norristown... Read more

MTV's 'Real World' to host a casting call here

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 9:56 AM
Bunim-Murray Productions will be in Philly on Saturday, April 2 for a casting call for the 26th season of The Real World. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub, 15th and Locust Streets. Casting people are looking for the usual: "Characters from real life; people with strong personalities... Read more
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