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Archive: April, 2010

The Drafting Room in Spring House is closed

Friday, April 30, 2010, 4:44 PM
The Drafting Room, the beer-centric spot on Bethlehem Pike in Spring House since 1998, closed earlier this week, management confirms. A volume issue. The Exton location and a sibling operation, Brickside Grille in Exton, remain. Read more

Joe Staszak not renewed at Fox29

Friday, April 30, 2010, 1:25 PM
The contract of Fox29 sports reporter/fill-in anchor Joe Staszak expires in August, and the station confirms that he has not been renewed. When the Berwyn native joined Fox29 in 2008, it was a homecoming. He started at the station in 2002 as a fill-in sports anchor and Don Tollefson's associate... Read more

Rybread: A couple's journey leads to Fairmount

Friday, April 30, 2010, 1:09 PM
New in Fairmount: Rybread (2319 Fairmount Ave.), a breakfast-slash-sandwich cafe from career-changing architect Ryan Pollock. Not that Pollock career-changed by choice. The central Montco-raised 25-year-old was in D.C. with his girlfriend Stephanie Mertz when he was laid off. In the true "when-things-are-down"... Read more

Free lunch alert

Friday, April 30, 2010, 12:10 PM
Scott Hockfield at Wrap Shack Kitchen & Bar (120 S. 18th St.) will mark his third anniversary on Friday 5/7 by giving away Buffalo chicken and Thai chicken wraps to his first 300 customers starting at 11:30 a.m. That night at happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m., he'll sell beers from his premium draft... Read more

A hot weekend of food

Friday, April 30, 2010, 11:40 AM
Saturday (5/1) is Rittenhouse Row's spring festival, which takes over Walnut Street from 15th Street westward around the square. Saturday (5/1) is also the City Restaurant Dine-Around in Wilmington as part of its restaurant week. Saturday (5/1) and Sunday (5/2) is the Piazza at Schmidts' first restaurant... Read more

Phillies night out to howl

Friday, April 30, 2010, 10:45 AM
For the third year, Chase and Jennifer Utley hosted their annual casino night to benefit the PSPCA, which drew 450 attendees at the Electric Factory Thursday night. Included was a gaggle of Phillies, including Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Cole Hamels, Raul Ibanez, Kyle Kendrick, Danny... Read more

Charlie Manuel gets a radio gig

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:06 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has upped with WIP (610) to do six shows, starting May 4. Manuel will be on with midday hosts Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow from noon to 1 p.m. at a live remote from Ponzio's Diner in Cherry Hill. Gargano and Macnow will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The other... Read more

A call for sandwich guinea pigs

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:00 PM
Jake's Sandwich Board, coming to 12th and Sansom Streets in a couple of weeks, is looking for six "guinea pigs" to taste its whole pig and entire menu next Thursday (5/6) at 6 p.m. Those interested can e-mail one sentence presenting their qualifications to: Winners... Read more

Philly to get two rare Phil Collins shows

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 1:36 PM
Phil Collins is coming to town in June to play a rare two-nighter at the Electric Factory. Collins recently announced his first album in eight years (Going Back, due in September) and a three-night New York engagement at the Roseland Ballroom. The Electric Factory dates are June 20-21, the day before... Read more

Seth Green wedding mystery

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 8:49 PM
And you thought Austin Powers was an international man of mystery. Seth Green, the Overbrook Park-bred actor (Scott Evil, Robot Chicken, etc.) and his fiancee, actress Clare Grant, are keeping their wedding plans close to the vest -- and everything is so quiet that his parents, Herb and Barbara, are... Read more
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