The Insider Archive: August, 2013

Esquire TV shoots 'Brew Dogs' here

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Sept. 23 marks the debut of Esquire TV, the guy-centric cable network inspired by the magazine and backed by NBCUniversal. One of its original... Read more

From Texas to Philly: 'Bubba-Q' premieres on Food Network

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So what is a Texas construction worker doing, cooking barbecue in Philly, anyway? Having a blast, it turns out. Robert "Bubba" Kolbasowski... Read more

Manayunk's Bisou opens its deck

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Clark Gilbert managed to get one of the prettiest days of the summer for the opening of a 25-seat second-story deck at Bisou, his bistro in... Read more

Scarduzio's East Passyunk project is a go

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Table 31/Mia's/Scarduzio's chef-owner Chris Scarduzio and partners Stephen and Tamar Olitsky have gotten the city's go-ahead to proceed with... Read more

Weekend must-tries: Hookah and hummus, budino pops and coffee growlers

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When Samer Albarouki, who owns Ed’s Buffalo Wings & Pizza in University City, learned that the Mexican restaurant Zocalo was closing... Read more

Chef Nicholas Elmi opening BYOB on East Passyunk

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Nicholas Elmi, who dropped off the radar several months ago when he left Rittenhouse Tavern at the Art Alliance, has made two huge moves. One... Read more

Cronuts and the American way

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Supply and demand, the entrepreneurial spirit, sugar, butter, cream and flour have collided, and the result is a sticky mess. Foobooz.com... Read more

Maido! leaving Narberth for Ardmore

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Maido!, the region's only Japanese-owned grocery and a nexis of the area's Japanese community, will leave its space in Narberth this fall as... Read more