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Archive: September, 2008

One for the Psychic Friends Network to answer

Friday, September 12, 2008, 1:51 PM
Why did Dionne Warwick shuttle to and from Tuesday’s Rhythm & Blues Foundation gala in a cab: The singer’s contract dictates that she does not ride in white cars. Someone interpreted that to mean white limos, so a white Mercedes sedan was dispatched to her hotel, the Loews. Nuh-uh.... Read more

Fox29 names new anchor

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 3:16 PM
Thomas Drayton, who last anchored at Fox's station in Sacramento, lands next week at Fox29, where he'll anchor its news at 5 p.m. (with Kerri-Lee Halkett) and 10 p.m. (with Dawn Stensland). He replaces Dave Huddleston, whose contract was not renewed. His actual on-air date has not been announced... Read more

Kerri-Lee Halkett's catch

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 12:42 PM
We should all be as impassioned about the environment as Fox29's Kerri-Lee Halkett. She's been making many weekend journeys to Connecticut, and it's because of Kirt Mayland, a rugged, outdoorsy type and former Fulbright scholar who gave up a career as a Wall Street attorney to save the fish with a... Read more

Parc opens for breakfast

Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:54 AM
Parc on Rittenhouse Square has just opened for breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m. weekdays. Menu. Read more

Restaurant news du jour

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 8:23 PM
Du Jour Market & Cafe, which started in Haverford a few years ago and became a hit among budget-seeking Main Liners, opened a spot in the Symphony House at Broad and Pine a few weeks ago. Founder Marty Grims tells me he's going into Commerce Square (the office complex between 20th and 21st Streets... Read more

Philly hasn't gotten any cuter

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 3:45 PM
A stink was raised last year when Travel + Leisure mag ranked Philadelphia 25th of 25 cities in terms of "most attractive people." The 2008 list, just released, shows absolutely no change. At least we're third in historic sites. 2008 AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES SURVEY – CATEGORY... Read more

Another gastropub coming to East Passyunk

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:36 PM
Burgeoning East Passyunk: This week saw the opening of the second Adobe Cafe at 1919 E. Passyunk. Izumi, the Japanese at 1601 E. Passyunk from Paradiso's Lynn Rinaldi (1627 E. Passyunk), is looking at the last week of September. Sticks & Stones, a pub, is still under heavy construction at 1909... Read more

Cooking demo with Amy Sedaris

Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:01 PM
Get in on this now: The zany Amy Sedaris will be at Foster's Homeware (Fourth and Market Streets) on Oct. 29, doing a cooking demo with Michael O'Halloran of Old City's Bistro 7, doing an audience Q&A, and signing her anti-Martha* entertainment book "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence... Read more

Bolaris goes on the wall

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 3:06 PM
Here's a sneak peek at the caricature of Fox29 meteorologist John Bolaris, which will go up on the wall of the Palm restaurant on Wednesday. "It beats having your picture hanging in the post office," said Bolaris, who says he feels honored. He joins such local lights as Monica Malpass, Jim... Read more

The Book and the Cook, with a vengeance

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 12:19 PM
The Book and the Cook, the long-running Philly food event that pairs food-lovers and cookbook authors, will be back late next month. Just announced is a new expo, called the Foodie Venture Fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25-26. Previous B&C expos have been booksignings accompanied by food tastings... Read more
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