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Archive: June, 2009

950ESPN plans Harry Kalas retrospective

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 4:33 PM
Sports talk 950 ESPN has produced a retrospective on the life and work of Harry Kalas. Keyed to Father's Day, the one-hour program hosted by Michael Bradley will include stories by Todd Kalas, a son of Harry the K. Premiere will be 7 p.m. Tuesday. Read more

Manayunk's Tonic to yield to Yunkers

Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 9:55 AM
Tonic on Main, which has held court at 4421 Main St. for the last five years, closed after business Sunday. After a few days' renovation -- owners are recrafting it into what they're calling "a time-worn space that is dark yet inviting, nestled in the gloom of many indiscretions and full of character"... Read more

Tony Danza looking to shoot series here?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 7:24 PM
A curious dinner party Monday night at Alma de Cuba near Rittenhouse Square: Mayor Nutter and his wife, Lisa, plus Sharon Pinkenson and Tony Danza. (Who's the boss? You have to ask?) As for the meaning of the meeting, I got a big nothing. Nutter told me simply that it was just two guys having dinner... Read more

Franzke returns to Phils tonight

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 10:09 AM
Jim Jackson's stint doing play by play for the Phillies was a temp assignment. Scott Franzke missed the West Coast road trip because he had business to tend to back here, the team says. Franzke is due to get behind the mic again tonight in New York. Jackson -- voice of the Flyers -- resumes his pre-... Read more

Feeding Dad for free

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 9:56 AM
Dads dining at chef Patrice Rames' Patou in Old City or Bistro St. Tropez in Center City on Saturday, June 20 will receive a free ribeye steak. On Father's Day itself, Bistro St. Tropez will give away a filet mignon tip sandwich. Rames has ordered 500 16-ounce ribeyes from local purveyor Kissin Fresh... Read more

Wine Thief comes to Mount Airy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 6:00 AM
Wine Thief, Chris Simpson's bistro at 7152 Germantown Ave. (215-242-6700), is due to open Wednesday night. Chef Jared Cohen has worked at Max & David's in Elkins Park. An early menu did not have prices, but Simpson has said everything is priced for the neighborhood. The establishment was among... Read more

P.Y.T. on the QT

Monday, June 8, 2009, 2:18 PM
P.Y.T. -- promoter Tommy Up's lounge-slash-burger bar at the north end of the Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties -- is being positioned for a July 1 opening. It will join Darling's, Vino and the Swift Half. As for the name. ... Up is wary of running afoul of Michael Jackson and his lawyer, so... Read more

Hero cop is a winner at Badges of Honor 5k

Sunday, June 7, 2009, 9:55 PM
Police Officer Mark Uffelman, shot in the arm last summer while chasing a thug in South Philly, was one of the three fastest police officers in Saturday's inaugural Badges of Honor 5k, a benefit run for the police/fire/emergency workers' survivors fund. Fastest cop was ID'd as Frederick Straub, who... Read more

Phish fans, hear this

Saturday, June 6, 2009, 7:12 PM
Dovetailing into Phish's concert Sunday night in Camden, Brian Seltzer will host a radio "tailgate party" from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday on WXPN (88.5). Seltzer, Eagles reporter for 950ESPN, approached XPN's Bruce Warren about hosting a show dedicated to the live music of the jam band on the day... Read more

Cuba Libre to open in D.C.

Friday, June 5, 2009, 7:01 PM
Cuba Libre, the lively Latin resto-club that started on Second Street in Old City in 2000 and branched to Atlantic City and Orlando, is adding an outpost in Washington, D.C. Owners Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen confirm that they signed a lease in a U.S. Mint building at Ninth and H Streets NW, near... Read more
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