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Archive: May, 2009

Wired 96.5's GN Kang tackles Lingerie Football

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 4:15 PM
GN Kang, a sidekick on Wired 96.5's Chio morning show, was one of 12 women chosen at tryouts this morning for the new Philadelphia Passion, a Lingerie Football League franchise. In this league, teams of women clad in bootie shorts and sports bras (plus padding) go seven-on-seven in full-contact football... Read more

Booker to L.A.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 10:32 AM
Chris Booker, the former Q102 morning man, said on the Howard Stern show this morning that he has a job at CBS's new AMP station. Stern basically pried the info out of him, though Booker wouldn't say which shift. When Booker auditioned last month, he had been on in the afternoon. He had been collecting... Read more

Zama to replace Loie

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 10:50 PM
Here's a Rittenhouse Square shakeup in the offing: Avram Hornik is ceding Loie, his bistro/bar at 128 S. 19th St., in favor of a Japanese restaurant from chef Hiroyuki "Zama" Tanaka. It'll be called Zama. He will roll out his signature sushi and serve simple Japanese dishes. "The reputation... Read more

Korean tacos from Ansill

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 11:57 AM
Korea-style tacos, served off a truck, has become all the rage in New York, as the trend made its way east from L.A. I don't know of any trucks in Philly. Ansill in Queen Village, whose line cook Ann Miller is Korean American, does 'em with shortribs or braised pork belly with sweet-and-spicy Korean... Read more

About that Audrey Claire deal...

Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:05 PM
Audrey Taichman says her planned second Audrey Claire restaurant, for the corner of 13th and Sansom Streets, has fallen through. She says she's still looking for a space. Read more

The Freehouse in Wayne returns

Monday, May 11, 2009, 1:11 PM
The Freehouse on the North Wayne Avenue strip in downtown Wayne -- which went as Mims Food + Drink for five months during the reign of John Mims and his son Jon -- is back in business as The Freehouse again. It was reflagged last week. You can get a taste of the drama here and here. John Mims is... Read more

Restaurant odds and ends

Monday, May 11, 2009, 11:41 AM
- Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man, looking at "June/July" for its opening around the corner from Butcher & Singer, opened a hiring office today. It's on the second floor of the 1500 Walnut St. building, whose entrance is on 15th Street. The chocolate retailer/restaurant will... Read more

Blackfish in Stone Harbor opens

Monday, May 11, 2009, 11:08 AM
Mother's Day marked the debut of Blackfish's new operation in Stone Harbor (9628 Third Ave., 609-967-9100), the Jersey Shore sibling to Chip Roman's original in Conshohocken. Roman previously was in Avalon. The 200-seater, with a 75-seat bar, used to be Henny's. Roman and partner John Sprandio brought... Read more

Phils' Jayson Werth fleece blanket giveaway postponed

Sunday, May 10, 2009, 10:22 AM
The Phillies got a big surprise the other day when they opened the boxes containing 25,000 Jayson Werth fleece blankets that were to be given away today as a Mother's Day promo: His lips came out bright pink. The team says the plan is to give women 15 and over a coupon that can be redeemed for the... Read more

Another tale from Wash West

Friday, May 8, 2009, 2:35 PM
The Washington Square West Civic Association is stellar among community groups for its frank reporting of crime: (REPORT) On Saturday, 05/02/09, 2:40 AM, complainant was in the 200 block S. Sartain St. when approached by a male he thought to be armed with a handgun. The male pushed the complainant... Read more
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