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Archive: September, 2010

Restaurant notes: Watch your bags; BBQ on the way

Monday, September 27, 2010, 12:40 PM
- Women always should keep an eye on their handbags, but two recent incidents at Honey's in Northern Liberties suggests that two eyes may be in order. On Saturday, a guy carrying a large bag walked into the popular bruncherie. He briefly bent over, snared a patron's bag, stuffed it into his bag... Read more

Emmy honoree "Big Al" Meltzer stricken

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 10:33 AM
"Big Al" Meltzer was to accept the Board of Governors’ Award at last night's Mid-Atlantic Emmys, but he was taken ill during the cocktail party at the Loews and had to leave for the hospital. He is resting at home now, an Emmys rep said. His buddy Bill Baldini accepted the award in... Read more

Today is Sharon Crowley's last day

Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:13 PM
If you see Fox29 reporter Sharon Crowley out on the street today, wish her good luck in New York. Today's her last day at the station after 11 years. She's bound for WWOR My9 in New York. The station has lost a number of personalities over the last year or so, while bringing in Chris O'Connell... Read more

High-end Chinese restaurant coming to Rittenhouse

Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:04 PM
When the Chinese eatery Noodle Heaven closed in 2003 in front of the Bellevue on Broad Street (where Bliss is now), owner Jane Guo vowed a return to Center City. She's making it happen. Jane G's is planned for 1930 Chestnut St., the art-deco apartment building at 20th and Chestnut. Guo emphasized... Read more

Robert Parker toasts Bibou

Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:48 PM
Wine expert Robert Parker showed up at Bibou, the well-regarded French BYOB in South Philly, last night. Your question is: What did he bring? What didn't he bring? Maybe a Yellowtail. Parker posted this: - Marcassin Estate chardonnay 2000 - Leuwin Estate 2004 chardonnay - Guigal... Read more

Restaurant notes: HeadHouse reopening, what's up at the Warsaw

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:19 PM
- One of the odder restaurant stories will add another chapter next month. The HeadHouse, the craft-beer bar that opened at 122 Lombard St. in June and closed a month later, will come back Oct. 8, says owner Madame Saito. She and HeadHouse operator Bruce Nichols parted company, and she says she... Read more

Kerri-Lee Halkett weighing new job

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 6:41 AM
Fox yesterday announced that Fox29 anchor Kerri-Lee Halkett, who has been out on personal leave since Sept. 8, had resigned effective next month. My sources said that she wants to spend more time with her son, Van, 5, and that she is being courted for work near the family vacation home in Connecticut... Read more

OpenTable gets into the group-coupon biz

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8:03 PM
Everyone seems to be doing those group-coupon deals, where you and others put down cash, which gets you some product at a 50-percent discount.. OpenTable, the reservationists, just expanded its own program into Philly with Spotlight. Each week’s restaurant starts out as a secret. OpenTable... Read more

Restaurant shakeups

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:47 PM
Four months ago, Matt Levin was named executive chef at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square, a move that sent eyebrows north as he was at the time developing his own restaurant, Adsum. He and owner Rob Wasserman installed Trevor Budny as chef de cuisine. Well, Adsum is going great guns in Queen Village and... Read more

What's new in Old City

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:29 PM
It's called PBR and it's not a beer. It's Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, a new gastropub at Market and Letitia Streets (120-122 Market St.), across from Franklin Fountain, in what was Triada. Shawn Gormley and Nicolas Moore were bartenders at Lucy's Hat Shop, though they say they are focusing... Read more
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