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Archive: July, 2009

Half-off bar menu at Bliss

Friday, July 31, 2009, 11:59 AM
Chris Dhmitri is marking his first year as owner of Bliss (220 S. Broad St.) and his 50th anniversary in the restaurant business by knocking 50 percent off his bar menu for the month of August. This will mean $6 martinis, glasses of wines for $4 to $7, and shrimp tempura for $7.50. Among Dhmitri's... Read more

Owen Wilson uses his head

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 9:29 PM
During a break in filming the James L. Brooks comedy on Thursday (7/30), Owen Wilson got in some bike time, taking a spin on Market Street on the Drexel campus. Helmet, Owen? Read more

Billy Joel to laugh off his Mets banner

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 2:03 PM
In a bid to keep the peace at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies wanted to cloak or replace the 16-by-16-foot Mets banner at the top of the set decoration at the Billy Joel/Elton John concerts tonight and Saturday. Alas, they could not find anything suitable. Joel will wear a Phillies jacket for at... Read more

Big restaurant dealings in Manayunk

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 12:00 PM
How about two respected chefs setting up in Manayunk? Just met with Matt Levin and Joseph Scarpone, who each has a project underway on the upper end of Main Street. Both are partners with real estate developers Richard Rivera and Rob Nydick. Both are aiming at mid-fall. Scarpone, who previously ran... Read more

Free lobsters in Fort Washington

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 11:32 AM
Actual message from Alison Barshak at Alison two in Fort Washington: Lobsters Gone Wild and a Cry for Help Thursday, July 30 We would like to take a moment to talk to you about something very serious. Packs of stray lobsters are trying to take over our kitchen. We have managed to keep them at bay... Read more

TV chef explosion

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 8:02 AM
Philly chefs will be represented on the two major culinary reality series. Aug. 19 will see the premiere of the sixth season of Bravo's Top Chef with Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts and Jennifer Zavala of El Camino Real. Oct. 4 will be the premiere of Food Network's The Next Iron Chef and I've learned... Read more

Beer here: Hawthornes coming to South Philly

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 4:07 PM
Beer aficionado Chris Fetfatzes and his girlfriend, marketing whiz Heather Annechiarico, are setting up shop in the former Bella Vista Beer Distributors location on the southwest corner of 11th and Fitzwater Streets. That slice of South Philly is known as Hawthorne. Hence, the name Hawthornes. Fetfatzes... Read more

A third Dmitri's

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 1:48 PM
Better start buying octopus futures. Dmitri Chimes, whose Dmitri's at Third and Catharine and 23d and Pine are perched atop most best-of lists for down-home Greek dining, is plotting a third location. He told me that next week, he will sign a lease at 944 N. Second St. in Northern Liberties, the... Read more

Sang Kee adding a new location

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:43 AM
Yet another restaurant deal in University City: Michael Chow, whose Sang Kee Peking Noodle House has been wowing folks at Ninth and Vine since 1980 or so, told me that he has signed a lease for the Sheraton University City Hotel at 36th and Chestnut Streets, which over the years has hosted bar-themed... Read more

Marilyn Manson does the Continental

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 9:27 AM
The randomness of this city: Goth-rocker Marilyn Manson and Stoya, the University of the Arts-schooled adult-film star with whom he's been linked for several months, spent three hours-plus Tuesday night at The Continental, Stephen Starr's flagship eatery in Old City. It's not clear why Manson was... Read more
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