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Archive: June, 2010

Honors for Kevin Eubanks

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 7:39 AM
Germantown native Kevin Eubanks is coming home to receive a pair of honors for his first major events since he left The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last month. On June 17, the musician will receive a plaque on the Philadelphia Music Alliance's Walk of Fame on South Broad Street, putting him in the... Read more

Brauhaus Schmitz repeating its bierfest

Saturday, June 5, 2010, 3:58 PM
Brauhaus Schmitz had so much fun at its German bierfest on Saturday, it will run it again Sunday at the German Society. Hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. Beers will be $3. Details are here. Read more

500 Degrees shut down by fire

Friday, June 4, 2010, 3:00 PM
500°, the new Rouge-affiliated burger shop at 1504 Sansom St., will be offline "less than a week" after a predawn fire Friday wrecked some back-of-the-house equipment, said owner Rob Wasserman. He attributed the cause to spontaneous combustion that ignited material around the electrical... Read more

Return of Ro-Zu

Friday, June 4, 2010, 2:50 PM
Ralph Pecca, owner of the bento-box-sized Ro-Zu at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets, will reopen this weekend, nearly two weeks after the restaurant shut down. The closing was related to the sudden departure of chef Todd Dae Kulper, who declined to specify the reason for the falling out. Pecca told... Read more

Ad's showbiz

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 4:16 PM
Nice People Theatre’s new play, Love Jerry, is a musical about a pedophile and the damage he inflicts on his relationship with his brother. Producers Nicole Blicher and Miriam White wanted to buy a video ad on, which rejected it. president Ryan Davis said the spot —... Read more

Badges of Honor Run is Saturday

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 3:16 PM
A bunch of Fox29ers are expected to lead the pack Saturday (6/5) at the second annual Badges of Honor 5K Run, whose proceeds go to the Survivor’s Fund to help defray the costs resulting from the deaths of Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, and correctional officers, who die in the... Read more

Mumia documentary has a release date

Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:35 AM
Filmmaker Tigre Hill has finally pulled the trigger on the premiere of his latest documentary, The Barrel of a Gun, which explores the 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, for which radio reporter Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted. It will screen at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Merriam... Read more

Restaurant notes: NYC chef taking Frederick's in Queen Village

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 2:36 PM
This one's far off and way under the radar, but I'll throw it out there: South Philly-bred chef Joey Campanaro -- who owns the little owl, Market Table, and Kenmare in New York -- is taking over the former Frederick's on Front Street in Queen Village (Google Mapped below). Among the partners listed... Read more

What's Jose Garces doing at the Cira Centre?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 2:26 PM
That Jose Garces is an All-American guy, for sure. The Ecuador-rooted, Chicago-bred chef-owner of Amada, Tinto, Distrito, and Chifa has been shifting his flavor profile farther Stateside with his newer spots, Village Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. For his next act, he's going into the Cira Centre... Read more

Halladay to pitch another perfect game?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 1:27 PM
There's no Phillies game this Thursday. (Or hockey. Or definitely not Sixers basketball.) But WPHT (1210) and WIP (610) will do a simulcast-rebroadcast of Roy Halladay's perfect game at 7:05 p.m. Read more
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