The Insider Archive: March, 2011

Restaurant notes: Two Eagles getting into sports-bar biz

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Two Eagles are putting the sports in sports bar. Todd Herremans and Brent Celek are investors in 879, now operating at 110 Chestnut St. in... Read more

Restaurant notes: TV tune-ins

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Lots of Philly places are coming up on Food Network and the Cooking Channel. - Meat & Potatoes, Rahm Fama's tribute to meat on Food... Read more

Restaurant notes: A spin through Hop Sing Laundromat

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Hop Sing, the cook for the Cartwright family on the classic TV series Bonanza, made it a habit of threatening to quit and open a Laundromat... Read more

Restaurant notes: Arbol Cafe is 86ed

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Arbol Cafe's 3½ years of bringing Paraguayan specialties to Northern Liberties has drawn to a close. Co-owner Beth and Oscar Acuna... Read more

Terry Gross: Movie star

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Fresh Air host Terry Gross has a cameo role in The Beaver, a dramedy directed by and costarring Jodie Foster. Mel Gibson, in what could be... Read more

Restaurant notes: A new Great American Pub

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Today (3/3) is Day One for Great American Pub's third location, at 516 King St. in Paoli, sibling of GAPs in Conshohocken and Wayne. It replaces... Read more

Restaurant notes: Franklin Mortgage branching out

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The meaning of that orange liquor notice outside Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., the classic speakeasy in the subterranean space at... Read more

Restaurant notes: Old City restaurant shut by fire

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La Locanda del Ghiottone, the granddaddy of Old City's BYOBs at Third and Cherry Streets, is down after a middle-of-the-night fire that the... Read more