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Archive: May, 2010

Phillie Phanatic sees stars

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6:37 AM
If the Phillie Phanatic has an extra spring in his step, it's because he's basking in a compliment that actress Renee Zellweger paid him during Sunday's game. The Phanatic stopped at a suite shared by Zellweger, her beau Bradley Cooper, and his Hangover costar Zach Galifianakis after the guys threw... Read more

Bon Appétit's favorite chicken?

Monday, May 24, 2010, 3:03 PM
June's issue of Bon Appétit mag is out with its "Hot Ten" and it's a rundown of the best places for fried chicken. By design, none is in the South. Resurrection Ale House (2425 Grays Ferry Ave.) hit it: "Crispy fried chicken with ice-cold beer is one of the great food-beverage... Read more

Gatehouse Cafe coming to East Falls

Monday, May 24, 2010, 2:11 PM
Entrepreneurs Gina Bostic and Adrienne Williams have set Tuesday (6/1) as the grand opening of the Gatehouse Cafe (3300 Henry Ave., 267-297-8234), a breakfast-luncher open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a historic building on the grounds of the Falls Center, formerly the Women’s Medical College... Read more

Diving Horse opening next week

Monday, May 24, 2010, 11:57 AM
Tuesday, June 1* marks the grand opening of The Diving Horse (2109 Dune Dr., Avalon, N.J., 609-368-5000), the Shore BYO outpost of The Pub & Kitchen that I told you about a couple of months ago. Concept is seafood-oriented farm-to-table taking advantage not only of the local fishermen but Jersey... Read more

"Wee Willie" Webber has passed away

Sunday, May 23, 2010, 10:03 AM
Bill "Wee Willie" Webber, who at 6-foot-5 was one of the giants of broadcasting in the Philly area, died this morning of an apparent heart attack at age 80. He had heart trouble of late, according to Gerry Wilkinson of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia. Philadelphians of a certain... Read more

Kitchen shake-up at Dettera

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10:39 AM
Change is coming to Dettera, arguably Ambler's hottest-looking restaurant. Executive chef Thomas Groff, on board from the get-go and its opening a year ago, has left. His successor is Jeffrey Power, 32, a Culinary Institute of America grad who earned his stripes as sous chef at Blackfish in Conshohocken... Read more

DeMentri fired over slapping incident

Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:23 PM
New York TV station WPIX fired Vince DeMentri on Friday, two days after he was accused of slapping a diplomat's limo driver in New York City on Wednesday. DeMentri, 46, joined the station on March 24. He had quit his anchoring job at a station in Providence, R.I., to take the job in New York, ostensibly... Read more

Diner makeovers: Down Home and the Melrose

Friday, May 21, 2010, 4:10 PM
After 23 years in Reading Terminal Market, Jack McDavid will do a top-to-bottom, front-to-back makeover at Down Home Diner this summer. Most of the construction will be done during off-hours, but the diner will shut down for two to three weeks while the kitchen is stripped down and redone. The result:... Read more

Eagles show at Citizens Bank Park canceled

Friday, May 21, 2010, 4:01 PM
Live Nation just announced that the concert featuring The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, and Keith Urban concert on June 14 at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled. Refunds will be available at place of purchase. Live Nation did not indicate the reason for the cancellation, but a peek at the Eagles' touring... Read more

City of brotherly suds: The Feury boys duke it out in beer

Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:45 AM
Brothers/chefs Patrick and Terence Feury, avid home brewers, have collaborated with Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co. on a golden pale ale for Philly Beer Week, in honor of their father, Eugene. The batch yielded 60 kegs, plus some bottles. Patrick, chef at Nectar in Berwyn, and Terence, chef... Read more
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