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Archive: July, 2010

Y Rock has morphed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:17 PM
Five years ago, in the aftermath of Radio One's earthshaking move to eliminate the Y100 format at 100.3 FM. station honchos Josh T. Landow and Jim McGuinn launched an online alt-music station called Y-Rock. A year later, WXPN picked it up and branded it as Y-Rock On XPN, adding over-the-air programming... Read more

Another new CBS3 hire

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 1:33 PM
CBS3 has hired Jericka Duncan, last at the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., as a general-assignment reporter. Duncan, 26, is a second-generation TV newsie, as her dad is veteran sports anchor Ronnie Duncan of WAAY in Huntsville, Ala. Duncan -- and her first name rhymes with "Eureka" -- has... Read more

Zac Efron: Whiz kid

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 6:03 AM
Drawing mobs wherever he went yesterday, actor Zac Efron did a Philly media whistlestop to plug his flick Charlie St. Cloud, which opens July 30. (Sample of his ordeal: Jennaphr Frederick grilled him on Fox's Good Day.) The end of his trip had him visiting Jim's Steaks on South Street. Asked to compare... Read more

Extra-inning: Relive the Phils' walk-off wins

Monday, July 12, 2010, 1:14 PM
To celebrate the Phillies' three consecutive walk-off wins, Comcast SportsNet will replay them for three days, beginning today. All games will start at 2:30 p.m. The fun part will be about 5 p.m. - Monday (today): Phillies vs. Reds from Thursday, July 8. Phils won 4-3 Brian Schneider hit a... Read more

Restaurant notes: July heats up with openings

Monday, July 12, 2010, 12:20 PM
Nothing like a few restaurant openings to make life in July a bit more interesting. Days old, and opening for lunch Monday (7/12), is the rustic Timber Wood-Fired Grill, across from Abington Memorial Hospital in the former Inn Flight/WingWalker (1301 Old York Rd., Abington, 215-884-7932). Here's... Read more

What's new: Radice in Blue Bell

Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:30 AM
Toto Schiavone of Fox Chase's Moonstruck is looking at a Wednesday (July 14) opening of Radice, an Italian country-farmhouse-style restaurant in Blue Bell's Village Square (722 Dekalb Pike, just north of Route 73, 610-272-5700). The sunny decor is a marked contrast from that of the space's previous... Read more

Serena Williams gets Howard Eskin off the hook

Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:24 AM
Organizers just announced that a foot injury will keep Serena Williams from playing her scheduled World TeamTennis matches this week, including games at Villanova University on Tuesday. Her team, the Kastles, will still play the Freedoms, but the injury means that the celebrity half-time match, in... Read more

Gong for Kong

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11:53 PM
There's a big, rather stylish "closed" sign on the website of Kong, the "Hong Kong street food" restaurant that Michael O'Halloran opened last August in Northern Liberties. The joint was greeted by only tepid reviews. I'll update when I hear back from O'Halloran, currently working... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sushi in Fairmount; bistro in Montco; fish 'n' chips in Haddonfield

Friday, July 9, 2010, 1:23 PM
In this post, I'm going to think small, with regard to new restaurants. - Dasiwa is under construction in the old corner store at 26th and Aspen Streets -- a scone's throw from the back of the Art Museum's Perelman Building in Fairmount. It'll be a morning coffeeshop/pastry cafe that will segue... Read more

Grand opening of the Piazza at Schmidt's marketplace

Friday, July 9, 2010, 1:23 PM
This weekend (noon to 7 p.m.) marks the grand opening of the Market at the Piazza, in which 200 vendors will go into business in the Piazza at Schmidt's, just south of Second Street and Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties. Tower Investments, which owns the development, intends this as a year-round... Read more
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