Dan Gross: Marc Vetri's arm a lemon at Lemon Ball

Restaurateur Marc Vetri (center) with business partners Jeff Michaud (left) and Jeff Benjamin, was recovering from shoulder surgery Saturday at the Lemon Ball. (REUBEN HARLEY / DAILY NEWS STAFF )
Restaurateur Marc Vetri (center) with business partners Jeff Michaud (left) and Jeff Benjamin, was recovering from shoulder surgery Saturday at the Lemon Ball. (REUBEN HARLEY / DAILY NEWS STAFF )
Posted: January 16, 2013

CHEF/RESTAURATEUR Marc Vetri is recuperating from recent shoulder surgery and wore a sling on his tuxedoed arm at Saturday's Lemon Ball.

Vetri and his partners, chef Jeff Michaud and Jeff Benjamin, were honored at the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation event for their charity efforts through the Great Chefs Event.

We hear that Vetri's telling friends the injury's just from getting older, but one suggests his jiu-jitsu training may be to blame.

Vetri did not reply to our email Monday about the cause of the arm injury or whether it has affected his cooking.

Thad is new poster boy

Since being portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln," Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) has become more popular than ever. The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County is selling posters of Stevens for $25 and says interest in the Lancaster resident has grown exponentially since the film's release. For info or to order a poster, visit hptrust.org.

Vick judging DJ battle

Eagles QB Michael Vick will be among the judges of the More than Music DJ battle at the Aloft Philadelphia Airport Hotel on Saturday night. Mina SayWhat of Power 99 and Grouchy Greg from AllHipHop.com will emcee the event, which runs from 7 to midnight. For info, visit djbattle215.com.

Mitts, A.J. back in town

U.S. Women's Soccer player Heather Mitts and her husband, former Eagles QB A.J. Feeley, seem to have moved back to town and have been hanging out a lot recently in Northern Liberties.

Host for Hair O' the Dog

Marisa Magnatta, of 93.3 WMMR, hosts Saturday's Hair O' the Dog party at the Loews Hotel.

The annual black-tie affair, now in its 19th year, starts at 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the disco-themed bash will benefit Friends Are By Your Side, a charity founded by hairstylist Martino Carter that supports cancer patients dealing with hair loss.

Hair O' the Dog will recognize a local woman battling cancer, Ashley Smyk, who will be crowned Queen O' the Dog and lavished with gifts and beauty services. Miss Pennsylvania USA Jessica Billings will be there to crown Smyk.

Split Decision and DJ Enferno will provide music for the party, which runs until 1:30 a.m. For info, visit hairothedog.com.

Patti Smith honored

Bryn Mawr College is selling tickets to its Katharine Hepburn Medal Ceremony on Feb. 7, during which musician/poet/artist Patti Smith will be recognized. The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. at Goodhart Hall. Tickets will be $175 and go on sale Jan. 28, here .

'Quake to do King speech

Community activist Paul "Earthquake" Moore will lead a march from 65th and Woodland to 7001 Woodland at 3:30 p.m. Monday as part of a Martin Luther King Day of Service event. At 4:30, Moore will recite King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Moore, a former boxer and longtime city sanitation worker, is also seeking donation of food or beverages for his event. Call 215-385-2969 or visit PaulEarthquakeMoore.com.


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