Kate Upton and Justin Verlander take in Philly

Supermodel Kate Upton (left) snapped this pic with Del Frisco's maitre d' Dana Fioravanti while visiting with her boyfriend.
Supermodel Kate Upton (left) snapped this pic with Del Frisco's maitre d' Dana Fioravanti while visiting with her boyfriend.
Posted: January 15, 2014

SUPER-DUPER model Kate Upton was in Philadelphia this weekend with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander, who was in town for core-muscle surgery last week.

I hear that on Friday the duo hit up the Melting Pot (1219 Filbert St.) and on Saturday they chose Del Frisco's (1426-28 Chestnut St.). My tipster says that Upton and Verlander and three others sat in the mezzanine and that she kept it low-key, opting for not much makeup. Many people dining near her didn't even recognize her. I hear Upton and party dined on the calamari and the cheesesteak dumplings, as well as a bottle of cab that got dropped off at the table.

After their Del Frisco's meal, Upton and Verlander went to the Flyers-Lightning game, where they were spotted canoodling.

*  Dave Matthews was in town for a wedding this weekend with his wife and kids. I hear that he's besties with the bride and happily posed for photos with members of the wedding party.

The Note no more

West Chester's The Note, co-owned by "Jackass" star Bam Margera, is closing, according to a story in the Daily LocalNews. The concert venue has no bookings after Jan. 31. Another booking set for March has been moved to Fishtown's Barbary.

Calls to The Note's lawyer, William Shehwen III, and Margera himself were not returned by press time.

Margera and partner Don Moore opened The Note six years ago.

'Wish' granted

South Philly's Julia Parmisciano was the recipient of the 5,000th wish from Make-A-Wish Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley. Parmisciano was given the red-carpet treatment yesterday at the Hard Rock Cafe, as a preview to her wish of attending the Grammys on Jan. 26, where she will get to see Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Metallica, Daft Punk, Pink, Kendrick Lamar and Merle Haggard perform.

Part-time Philadelphian and Food Network star Marc Summers was on hand to lend some glitz to the event.

'Drunk' tank

Comedy Central's "Drunk History" was filming in Philly this weekend, with host Derek Waters stopping by Geno's Steaks (1219 S. 9th St.) and chatting with owner Geno Vento.

The show features inebriated narrators (seriously, a couple of them have booted on camera) telling their version of historical events that are then re-enacted by actors, including Jack Black, Bob Odenkirk of "Breaking Bad" and former Eagle/current "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews.

The second season, which will feature the Philly ep, premieres sometime in the late spring or early summer, according to Comedy Central.

Cabin fever

Media native Paul DiMeo, the emotional carpenter from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," begins a new gig for the National Geographic Channel at 9 tonight. In "Building Wild," he and business partner Pat "Tuffy" Bakaitis help people build their dream cabins. And, yes, he insists it's a business, not just a TV show.

"If there's a way I can use Nat Geo to promote my business, oh, boy," he told TV critic Ellen Gray during the Television Critics Association's winter meetings in Pasadena, Calif.


* While awaiting the fate of his client "Uncle Joe" Ligambi, noted mob lawyer Eddie Jacobs dined out with teen-idol extraordinaire Bobby Rydell, Rydell's wife Linda Hoffman, lawyer Carl Poplar and Jerry Blavat on the massive prix-fixe menu at Modo Mio (161 W. Girard Ave.) on Sunday night. Rydell will perform as part of Blavat's Great Voices of the '60s event, along with Jay Black, Gary U.S. Bonds, Pat Upton of Spiral Starecase, Jay Siegel's Tokens, Eddie Holman and Low Cut Connie, at the Kimmel Center on Jan. 25.

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