Celeb chef-restaurateur Wolfgang Puck will set up this fall at the Kimmel Center in a just-signed partnership with in-house caterer Restaurant Associates.
Puck, who landed on the map with Spago in Beverly Hills and who has Wolfgang Puck American Grille at the Borgata in Atlantic City, has a similar catering twin-up with RA at the Newseum in Washington and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
A Puck rep said the company also was negotiating to run Cadence, the Kimmel's underutilized restaurant.
Iverson finally connectsTwo-time 76er Allen Iverson and his estranged wife, Tawanna, finally sold their Villanova mansion after three years, according to Main Line real estate sources who peg the tab at $2.6 million. In 2002, the couple paid $5 million for the five-bedroom on four acres. In July 2007, they listed it for $6.3 million. The mortgage satisfaction, but not the sale, has hit Montgomery County records.
Phils notesMore than a dozen of the 2,500 Ryan Howard garden gnomes that the Reading Phillies gave away Tuesday have hit eBay, and bids edged north of $50 on Wednesday. The gnome shows Howard holding a bat, not a crutch. The line outside FirstEnergy Stadium began at 12:20 p.m., nearly four hours before game time. On Sunday, the R-Phils will hand out Domonic Brown T-shirts; the promotion was booked before he was called up to the majors.
The Phillies are sixth this season in radio audience, Arbitron says. Games on WPHT average 159,500 listeners ages 6-plus. The Yankees (441,000) are followed by the Mets (368,500), Cubs (259,700), Tigers (193,400), and Angels (166,600).