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Archive: May, 2010

Taserdelphia: The official T-shirt

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 6:42 AM
Been there, done zapped... Got the T-shirt. Scott Soffen, aka "Clothing Scott," has whipped up this little number in 100-percent cotton. $12. All proceeds will go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It's here. Read more

Dutch treat: Daulton gets a radio show

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 8:23 PM
97.5 The Fanatic has signed former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton to host a nightly one-hour call-in show through the baseball season with Mike Missanelli and Jon Marks. They're calling it.“Talking Baseball With Dutch” (6 to 7 p.m.) and it starts Monday 5/10. Read more

Secret burgers

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 2:10 PM
The burger joint 500º at 1504 Sansom St. has started a burger of the week, but it won't be advertised anywhere but on Twitter/Facebook. Just say the secret word to the cashier, and the cooks make it up for you. It's priced at $8, a premium. This week's is "STINKY" and gets you a topping... Read more

Liz Keptner leaving CBS3/CW

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 1:54 PM
CBS3 says CBS3/CW Philly morning news anchor Liz Keptner has decided to leave the station at the end of the month. Keptner cites her desire to take a break from broadcasting to spend more time with her husband and daughter, Sophie, 5. She joined the station as Lehigh Valley reporter in 2005. It... Read more

Jeff Michaud is Bearded

Monday, May 3, 2010, 9:16 PM
Jeff Michaud, chef-partner at Osteria on North Broad Street, won the James Beard Award for best chef, mid-Atlantic Monday night at the Beard Awards gala. Zahav's Michael Solomonov was up for the same award; Bibou of South Philadelphia was a nominee for best new restaurant; Stephen Starr of Starr Restaurant... Read more

Bryan Sikora joining Daniel Stern's team

Monday, May 3, 2010, 4:19 PM
Daniel Stern (R2L, MidAtlantic) has a new culinary director: Bryan Sikora, the co-founder of Django and Talula's Table, whose business and marital issues were documented recently by Craig LaBan. Stern put the word out on his Twitter feed. Sikora, whose previous stop was in Delaware, will focus first... Read more

Restaurant notes

Monday, May 3, 2010, 2:34 PM
Changing of the guard at Snackbar (20th and Rittenhouse) as chef John "Chainsaw" Taus has vacated the kitchen. Dustin Shockley, who worked at Taus' side for most of his tenure, has taken over. As a Downeaster, Shockley has added a New England focus to the menu, including a dandy clam chowda... Read more

Camera thief caught on camera

Monday, May 3, 2010, 12:49 PM
A crazy tale out of Kraftwork, the beer-focused bar coming to Girard and Montgomery Avenues in Fishtown: Chef Michael Thomas noticed that his camera, which he was certain he had left on the bar, was missing last week. Thomas reviewed the security video, and -- lo and behold -- saw that an underwriter... Read more

"Top Chef: The Tour" stopping here

Monday, May 3, 2010, 12:09 PM
"Top Chef: The Tour," which Bravo sent out on the road a few weeks ago to bring the celeb-chef experience to the colonies, will stop in Philly on May 17 at Dilworth Plaza (the west side of City Hall). Comcast is the presenting partner. Registration for free tickets will go online Monday... Read more

Fox29: Political debate or NASCAR

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:26 PM
Think Eagles fans get into a hissy fit over missed coverage? Get a load of Fox29's Facebook page, bursting with bons mots from NASCAR fans over the station's decision to air Saturday's Senate debate between Joe Sestak and Arlen Specter instead of the Heath Calhoun 400 from Richmond. Typical comment... Read more
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