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Archive: September, 2008

Phanatic gets down with Little Feat

Friday, September 26, 2008, 2:11 PM
What the Phillie Phanatic did on his night off. He got up on stage last night at the Keswick Theater with Little Feat. Read more

Hear this: If the Phils make the playoffs...

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:33 PM
Here's something to think about: If the Phillies make the playoffs, the games may be heard on not one, not two, but three radio stations. And possibly a fourth. CBS's WPHT (1210) is the flagship. Clear Channel's WUBA (1480) broadcasts the games en español. It hasn't been publicized, but get... Read more

London Grill needs a chef

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:17 PM
London Grill in Fairmount has a knack for keeping kitchen staff. Now that chef Dennis Heslin is leaving in November after 14 years -- he's opening a restaurant outside of Boston with his family -- owners Michael and Terry McNally are hiring. They're looking for someone with: 3 to 5 years' experience... Read more

Smooth jazz back -- sort of

Thursday, September 25, 2008, 3:04 PM
Greater Media, which pulled the plug on its smooth jazz station at 97.5 several weeks ago, has announced that it's started a multichannel online station at Its six channels include a main channel, plus piano jazz, guitarists, saxophones, vocals, and smooth instrumentals, and... Read more

McGillin's gets Gourmet's "cool" nod

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:52 PM
The new October issue of Gourmet magazine names McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Center City as one of 14 coolest bars in the United States open before 1941. (It was one of only seven bars getting a write-up.) The editors note that McGillin's "has plenty of old-time character" and describes... Read more

Wine bar in Northern Liberties?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:08 PM
Alfredo Giannaccari is going before the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association's zoning committee Tuesday night to talk up plans for a wine bar at 944 N. Second St., a space at Second and Laurel, more or less across from Cantina Dos Segundos, that's been the coffeeshops\ Tabula Rasa and Elixir Café... Read more

Face of an Emmy winner

Monday, September 22, 2008, 2:51 PM
Someone's cell phone was out when Meredith Scardino, a writer for The Colbert Report and Radnor High School grad (class of '94), shared an Emmy Award Sunday night for writing for a variety, music or comedy program. Scardino grew up in Villanova and lives in New York City. She has also written for... Read more

Garces on CBS Early Show

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 7:15 PM
Jose Garces, the restaurateur who beat Bobby Flay on an "Iron Chef America" episode recently, will talk up his new cookbook, "Latin Evolution," on the CBS "Early Show" about 8:30 a.m. Monday. Read more

Secret lunch at Le Bec-Fin

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 12:29 AM
That flurry of black limos and guys with earpieces in front of Le Bec-Fin on Walnut Street meant a VIP luncheon on Friday. It was the Iraqi president, Jalal Talabani, his son Qubad, and family members, plus Iraqi security and Secret Service. Chef Georges Perrier personally took the orders: tomato salads... Read more

New dining options

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 4:14 PM
Flurry of activity around Rittenhouse Square. Mix, the brick-oven pizzeria, coffee shop and salad bar at 2101 Chestnut St., opened Wednesday (9/17). Melograno's relocation into 2012 Sansom St. should be ready to roll Friday (9/19) after a plumbing snafu. El Fuego's long-delayed second spot at 2104... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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