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Archive: April, 2009

Restaurant openings

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 4:00 PM
I wrote about three closings yesterday. Now for word of six openings over the next week. (Remember now, we're in a recession.) - Friday 5/1 is Ken Shin Asian Diner at Third and Spring Garden. - **Saturday 5/2 is the scheduled soft opening of Darling's, the diner from the Darling's Cafe... Read more

Georges Perrier picks up his L├ęgion d'Honneur

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:17 AM
Georges Perrier picked up his Légion d'Honneur on Tuesday at Le Chiberta restaurant in Paris. He learned around New Year's that he was up for the Napoleonic decoration, the highest French distinction awarded for civilian or military valor. (I'm guessing his is for civilian, though life in his... Read more

WMMR brings Jacky Bam Bam full time

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 10:00 AM
WMMR has announced the full-time status of Jacky Bam Bam, the veteran DJ and inveterate Mummer, for overnights at 93.3, effective the week of May 18. He'll work weeknights (midnight to 5:30 a.m.) and two weekend shifts, probably Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. He replaces Randy Kotz, who was... Read more

Hug it out, man

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 4:29 PM
This just in from the Washington Square West Civic Association's crime blotter: (REPORT) On Sunday, 04/26/09, 3:15 AM, [complainant] was walking in the 200 block S. Camac St when a male "bear hugged" him and took his wallet. The complainant chased the male to 13th & Manning Sts, where... Read more

Restaurant notes, 86-style

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 2:38 PM
- A sign on the door of Siam Lotus (931 Spring Garden St.) explains that it's closed because of a two-week vacation to Thailand. The phone, however, is disconnected and state records show the liquor license is inactive. - Javier in Haddonfield (208 Kings Highway East) is gone. A statement... Read more

A court victory for Alycia Lane

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 9:35 AM
Alycia Lane's lawyer won his bid to have Lane v. CBS3 heard in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court -- presumably, where he'd find a more sympathetic jury. After attorney Paul Rosen filed the lawsuit in September, CBS3's law firm, Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski P.C., of Blue Bell, petitioned to have... Read more

The early line on Noble American Cookery

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 3:14 PM
You're a party of four. Two of you like to dine outside. Two of you like to dine inside. Both sides will be satisfied at the new Noble American Cookery, opening at dinnertime Monday (5/4) at 2025 Sansom St. It will be open nightly; lunch and brunch are planned. Owners Bruno Pouget, Todd Rodgers and... Read more

That's DOCTORS Jamie and Karen Moyer

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 2:22 PM
Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, will be on Good Day Philadelphia on Wednesday (around 8:45 a.m.) to preview Thursday's "Partners In Philanthropy" breakfast at the Sheraton City Center, where they'll be guest speakers and will talk about their foundation. Later Thursday... Read more

Breaking: Terry White is out of Union Trust

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 11:07 AM
Something is up at Union Trust, the steakhouse at 717 Chestnut St. A year and a half after UT was conceived and nearly three months after it opened, Terry White has split from partners Ed Doherty and developer Joe Grasso, according to Doherty. White did not immediately return my call. Kevin Sbraga... Read more

Shank's & Evelyn's confirms it's Center City-bound

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 9:03 AM
Shank's & Evelyn's last day at 932 S.10th St. is Thursday, and Pamela Poppa says the family is indeed taking over 120 S. 15th St., a narrow slot in a parking garage between Chestnut and Sansom Streets, behind the Union League. She hopes to open there in six to eight weeks. Read more
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