The Insider Archive: August, 2009

Dining bites

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South Philly natural-foods goddess Christina Pirello will be a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her first blog post, titled, "Why... Read more

'Top Chef': Jen Z goes home

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Wednesday night's season premiere of Bravo's Top Chef was the finale for the multi-tatted Jennifer Zavala, who recently joined Xochitl in Society... Read more

The new guy on WHAT dances a mean foxtrot

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He sings! He dances! He runs a radio station. Standards station AM1340WHAT has new leadership. He's Jim Clark, and besides being program... Read more

What Smerconish plans to ask Obama

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WPHT’s Michael Smerconish will be in the White House Thursday for what is believed to be President Obama’s first live radio interview... Read more

First peek at Michael Schulson's Sampan

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Busy guy, that Michael Schulson. He's on TV as host of the TLC show Ultimate Cake Off. Last Saturday, I caught him running the kitchen at... Read more

Coming round here: Square 1682

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The Kimpton Hotels team is dribbling out more details about Square 1682, the two-story restaurant that will occupy its new Hotel Palomar at... Read more

Vick's pick

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Staff at Union Trust steakhouse (717 Chestnut St.) say new Eagle Michael Vick and his fiancee, Kijafa Frink, insisted upon sitting in gen-pop... Read more

Reese Parcs it again

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For the second night in a row, Reese Witherspoon wowed the crowd at Parc on Rittenhouse Square on Tuesday (8/18) simply by showing up for dinner... Read more