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Archive: May, 2010

Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger vacate

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:26 PM
Hours after wrapping his work on The Dark Fields on Friday -- right on schedule -- actor Bradley Cooper moved out of his loaner condo at 10 Rittenhouse (18th and Sansom Streets), as reported by HughE Dillon of Cooper's people had been approached by every high-end real estate honcho... Read more

Now (sort of) open: Mac's Tavern

Monday, May 31, 2010, 10:25 PM
Mac's Tavern -- aka the bar at 226 Market St. in Old City owned by a bunch of St. Joseph's Prep alumni including Rob McElhenney and wife Kaitlin Olson from the FX comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- did a soft opening over Memorial Day weekend. A drive-by Saturday found it going full blast... Read more

NBC10's Welker gets a temp assignment

Friday, May 28, 2010, 11:44 PM
Buzz around NBC10 is that reporter/weekend anchor Kristen Welker, a five-year vet of the station, is headed west for a two-month reporting assignment at NBC's Los Angeles bureau. Welker will provide vacation fill-in, a station rep confirmed to me. She is due back later this summer. It's not clear... Read more

Chef change at Buddakan

Friday, May 28, 2010, 11:49 AM
Scott Swiderski, who's been executive chef at Philly's Buddakan since its 1998 opening and the creator of such signature dishes as the calamari salad and dry-aged beef, is bowing out, effective June 12. "It's time," Swiderski, 47, told me. "I need a breather, need to recharge, take... Read more

Mike Stollenwerk of fish coming to Fishtown

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:47 PM
Leave it to Mike Stollenwerk of fish (and formerly Little Fish) to put the fish back in Fishtown. He has signed a lease at a former art gallery at 200 E. Girard Ave. (at Shackamaxon), next to Murph's, across from Johnny Brenda's, and around the corner from the forthcoming Stephen Starr biergarten... Read more

A beer-truck strike during Philly Beer Week?

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:30 PM
Contract talks are always surrounded by threats, rhetoric, and assorted huffing and puffing. On the eve of Philly Beer Week, there's been some hyperbole floating about a possible Teamsters strike against the city's big beer distributors. Delivery truck drivers for such giants as Origlio, Muller, and... Read more

Order in French, will ya?

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 2:24 PM
The Prince of Wales Trophy, which the Flyers won by beating the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Finals, made its way behind the counter at Geno's at Ninth and Passyunk. The English-speaking staff cheered. Read more

Why the Phils are champions

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 1:49 PM
The Flyers haven't been to the mountaintop in quite awhile, but their South Philly neighbors, the Phillies, have. In a classy move, Dave Montgomery and the Phillies treated employees of Flyers parent company Comcast-Spectacor -- SportsNet, Sixers, etc. -- to lunch today. Read more

Conshy/West Conshy doing its own restaurant week

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:36 PM
Restaurants and pubs in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken will do a restaurant week from June 14-20, offering $20 or $35 prix-fixe menus. The synergy began after a local benefit for Haitian earthquake relief, according to Brian Pieri, who owns the StoneRose. Restos on board: - Baggataway... Read more

Something's cooking with Danny Bonaduce

Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:26 PM
WYSP's Danny Bonaduce and fiancee Amy Railsback have a crew from DIY Network at their 200-year-old Old City loft to rip out their kitchen for the Kitchen Impossible show. Presumably, carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo will install a better kitchen with Bonaduce's "help." "I... Read more
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