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Archive: August, 2010

Waffle time at Chhaya Cafe

Friday, August 27, 2010, 6:30 AM
Chhaya Cafe opened several weeks ago at 1823 E. Passyunk Ave. in South Philly. Owner Varnana Beuria, a pastry chef who's worked at better restaurants, bakes her own muffins, cookies, and the like. The house specialty, though: Waffles, and they're not only for breakfast. Read more

Less shuteye for morning news people

Thursday, August 26, 2010, 3:05 PM
Eyewitness News and Action News are moving the start of its morning report by a half-hour -- to 4:30 a.m. -- effective Labor Day. This will swing CBS3 and 6ABC in line with Fox29, which moved to a 4:30 a.m. starting last spring. CBS3 credits itself with launching the city's first early morning newscast... Read more

Bar AIDS: Cocktails and coffee to help those with HIV/AIDS

Thursday, August 26, 2010, 1:43 PM
Thursday (8/26) marks the Philadelphia debut of Bar AIDS, similar to Dining Out for Life in that a dozen coffeehouses and bars will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to ActionAIDS, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT. Bar AIDS started five years ago in... Read more

SportsNet to show Halladay ceremony

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 10:34 PM
Comcast SportsNet will televise Thursday's ceremony at Citizens Bank Park to honor Roy Halladay's perfect game. Starts at 12:50 p.m. Among those due on the field are Jim Bunning, the retiring senator who also pitched a perfect game for the Phillies in 1964; Halladay's wife, Brandy, and their sons... Read more

Alex's Lemonade extravaganza gets an L.A. connection

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6:30 PM
Marc Vetri created a monster by gathering dozens of chefs for the annual Great Chefs event benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand. June's event raised about $400,000. Now the concept is going to L.A. -- Nov. 7 at Culver Studios. Vetri will be at "L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade," and here's... Read more

Your Ford truck can be a movie star

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 1:13 PM
The independent film Future Weather, shooting now in Montgomery County, needs a Ford Ranger XLT as a backup "picture vehicle" for scenes to be shot Friday (Aug. 27). To make this somewhat of a challenge, producers are looking for one in the model year 1994-1996, preferably with a tan interior... Read more


Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 4:35 PM
Philadelphia will double its complement of sailing restaurants next spring when the Philadelphia Belle starts offering lunch, brunch, dinner, and moonlight cruises from Penn's Landing. The Philadelphia Belle -- as this paddlewheel riverboat has been rechristened -- arrived at Penn's Landing after... Read more

Restaurant notes: Barbuzzo gets close; Nicholas looks closed; new chefs at Rittenhouse

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 2:19 PM
- The paper came off the front window at Barbuzzo, the Mediterranean from Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran at 110 S. 13th St., and the liquor license is a go. Opening is on track for Sept. 1. The name, by the way, is a combination of the American "bar" with Italian slang for "full... Read more

Two "Iron Chef" dates for Jose Garces

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 10:12 AM
Jose Garces will be front and center on the new season of Food Network's Iron Chef America. He's 2-0 since winning his title. Set the DVR for: - Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. when he takes on Portland-based chef Naomi Pomeroy. - Sunday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. for a battle against chef Katsuya... Read more

More of Ike Reese

Monday, August 23, 2010, 1:44 PM
Synergy has folks like CBS3 traffic reporter Bob Kelly calling the roads on CBS-owned WOGL (98.1) and WYSP (94.1). Just announced: SportsRadio 610 host Ike Reese expanding his on-air role with CBS 3 beyond his contribution to CBS3’s Sunday Kickoff program. Reese, who's been Howard Eskin's mic... Read more
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