The Insider Archive: April, 2011

Restaurant notes: Horizons to close

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Jim and Kristina Burke are not the only couple deciding to close their fine-dining restaurant (South Philly's James) as they shift to a new... Read more

Restaurant notes: Vesuvio erupting again; Thai coming to South Street

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Vesuvio, at Eighth and Fitzwater Streets in Bella Vista, has given way to Little Bar, a jazz club. The changes began in December, when Michael... Read more

Restaurant notes: Talula's Garden

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Wednesday, April 13* is the first public night for Talula's Garden, the collab between Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr at 210 W. Washington Square... Read more

Food star turns: Kevin Sbraga to cook at Blackfish, Aaron McCargo Jr. starts foundation

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Kevin Sbraga, winner of the seventh season of Bravo's Top Chef, and Chip Roman, chef/owner at Blackfish and the new Mica, have something in... Read more

Gin drinks for a quarter

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TuB, the Philly-rooted premium gin, will mark the 78th anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act by offering throwback-priced 25-cent gin drinks... Read more

Restaurant notes: Fare game on; help for Japan

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Two years in the making, the Fairmount restaurant/wine bar Fare is looking at a debut before Memorial Day at 2028 Fairmount Ave., across from... Read more

Restaurant notes: Union Trust files for bankruptcy protection

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The posh Union Trust steakhouse, which opened at 717 Chestnut St. in early 2009 amid the Center City steakhouse boom, filed for bankruptcy... Read more

Cherry Hill man wins kosher cooking contest

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Stuart Davis of Cherry Hill won the grand prize in the fifth annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-off for his Japanese-influenced chicken and egg... Read more