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June 17, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Soft-shell crab banh mi 2. Artichoke bisque 3. Saffron arancini with lamb ragu For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Oyster House (1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102) 2. Capital Grille (1338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) 3. Morgan's Pier (221 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2011
_ There's nothing quiet in a name like Gunners Run (1001 N. 2nd St., 215-923-4600), but that's how the new restaurant at the Piazza at Schmidts opened recently. Tonight they'll bring on the noise with a grand opening celebration from 8 to 2 a.m. featuring Black Landlord. The restaurant has an eclectic American menu that also nods to vegans and vegetarians, plus craft brews, cocktails and wine. It's a collaborative effort among regional concert promoter Bryan Dilworth, Olde City Tattoo owner Jason Goldberg, music booking agent Tim Borror and chef Shawn Sollberger (Capital Grille, Ravenna)
SPORTS
November 21, 2008 | by Ed Barkowitz
POSITION: Center HEIGHT, WEIGHT: 6-4, 330 Age: 28. BIRTHDATE: May 8, 1980. HOMETOWN: Miami COLLEGE: Delaware State YEARS PRO: 6 HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003. CAREER: Has made 50 consecutive regular-season starts, fifth-most among NFL centers. MEMORABLE JOB: Worked at the Carmike movie theater in Dover, Del., while in college. "I was a doorman and also scraped my share of gum. " PLAYER HE WISHES HE COULD HAVE SEEN IN PERSON: "I don't know, I was kind of a dork when I was small and wasn't into sports.
NEWS
February 2, 2010 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About 250 art students were evacuated from a 17-story Center City building and two restaurants on the ground floor were temporarily closed after dangerous levels of carbon monoxide set off alarms before dawn yesterday. Investigators had not determined the source of the odorless but deadly gas in the historic building on the southeast corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets by late yesterday afternoon, said Capt. Richard Davison, a Fire Department spokesman. Jared Rosado and his roommate, Nick Ryan, had slept through the alarm when they were awakened by firefighters who had entered their 17th-floor unit.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2012 | Dan Gross
President Bill Clinton picked up a few books from the bargain and new fiction departments at the Barnes & Noble (102 Park) in Willow Grove Thursday evening before attending a rally for Democratic state Attorney Genereal candidate Kathleen Kane. The visit was a surprise to the store and its customers who certainly took notice of Clinton and his Secret Service detail. Clinton stopped to take a few photos with customers and chat a little bit before heading to Upper Moreland High School for the Kane rally.
NEWS
August 17, 2010 | By CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
The vice chairwoman of the city's Zoning Code Commission resigned from that post and her seat on the Planning Commission last week after Mayor Nutter's chief integrity officer said she had violated a ban on political activity. Natalia Olson Urtecho was listed as one of three hosts for a fundraiser in Center City last month for U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's campaign for the U.S. Senate. Joan Markman, Nutter's chief integrity officer, said Urtecho was advised when she accepted both posts in January 2008 that she could not engage in political activity like the fundraiser.
NEWS
October 23, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
CHAKA FATTAH JR. was cross-examining a witness who eight years ago had sought out his business, when the man blurted out: "You stole $10,000 from me when I was in high school! Can I have my money back?" Fattah, 32, defending himself in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on 23 counts of bank- and tax-fraud charges, ignored Kevin Corrigan's angry outburst yesterday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Gray had called Corrigan, 27, to testify about his attempts to get a highly sought-after American Express card through Fattah's American Royalty company.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2001 | by Sono Motoyama Daily News Staff Writer
Decorated like a J.P. Morgan fantasy, the swank new steakhouse the Capital Grille is popular with just who you'd expect - white guys in suits. At 8:30 on a Thursday evening, the place was packed with them - six or seven at a table, laughing, talking on headsets, high-fiving each other and downing massive quantities of red meat. At the bar were a cluster or two of dudded-up gals, perhaps there in hopes of picking up one of these Masters of the Universe. With 13 other locations, including Washington, D.C.; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; and the original in Providence, R.I., the Philly incarnation (with 240 seats!
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June 17, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Soft-shell crab banh mi 2. Artichoke bisque 3. Saffron arancini with lamb ragu For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Oyster House (1516 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102) 2. Capital Grille (1338-46 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) 3. Morgan's Pier (221 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19123)
NEWS
October 23, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. challenged his former roommate and ex-business partner in federal court Wednesday, a day after the man offered unflattering testimony against Fattah in his bank- and tax-fraud trial. In a tense cross-examination, Fattah - the 32-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) - confronted Matthew Amato, 33, about their efforts to launch a personal concierge service in 2005 and government allegations that they blew thousands of dollars they borrowed to support the business to outfit themselves with the trappings of a luxury life.
NEWS
October 23, 2015 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
CHAKA FATTAH JR. was cross-examining a witness who eight years ago had sought out his business, when the man blurted out: "You stole $10,000 from me when I was in high school! Can I have my money back?" Fattah, 32, defending himself in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on 23 counts of bank- and tax-fraud charges, ignored Kevin Corrigan's angry outburst yesterday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Gray had called Corrigan, 27, to testify about his attempts to get a highly sought-after American Express card through Fattah's American Royalty company.
FOOD
July 31, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
A notable month Luis Lorenzo and Nora Portugal, who started with one Nora's taco cart at 38th and Spruce Streets on the University of Pennsylvania campus and recently added a second one nearby, have gone the brick-and-mortar route. Earlier this month, they not only opened Nora's at 248 South St. (267-758-2413) but had a baby. Days after delivering little Nora, Portugal was working again. Lorenzo, who is from Mexico, has front-of-the-house experience at Capital Grille and Buddakan; Portugal is Peruvian and has been cooking Latin as a caterer.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage and Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writers
Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams never liked Tyron Ali. It was a gut instinct, based on what he saw and how the lobbyist approached him at political events. "He was one of those braggadocio guys, showing money and checks," Williams said. " 'I can help you. I'm helping people.' I told him, 'No, man.' " Five Philadelphia Democrats did not share Williams' distaste and eventually were recorded on tape by Ali as they accepted cash or gifts from the lobbyist-turned-government informant, sources say. Today the roiling controversy triggered by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's decision to quash the undercover investigation has focused attention on the man at its center.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
EAGLE-EYED celeb spotters may have noticed the former star of "The Hills" Audrina Patridge bouncing around town this weekend, as she shot scenes for a Philly episode of "1st Look," a travel series that airs in select NBC markets (like ours) in the post-"Saturday Night Live" time slot. Patridge had been to Philly only once before for a World Series game with billionaire Phillies silent owner John Middleton , but this was her first chance to really explore, hitting up Montreal bagel spot Spread Bagelry (262 S. 20th St.)
FOOD
November 1, 2013 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
And for the next big act debuting soon on the Avenue of the Arts: Dinner in 16 one-bite acts? "The stage is set for Iron Chef Jose Garces," touts a blue banner draped across the Spruce Street flank of the Kimmel Center, where the marquee restaurant called Volvér is under construction for an opening by the end of the year. That the Kimmel Center is trying again to house a serious restaurant is only part of the story. The first attempt 11 years ago failed miserably with Cadence - the second-floor venue doomed by high prices, inconsistent cooking, and even more sporadic hours.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
GLENN BECK is moving to Philly. Kind of. In the wake of the news that Rush Limbaugh will be returning to 1210 WPHT, I've learned exclusively that Beck will give his Internet-only TheBlaze Radio Network a Philadelphia feel by adding local news and weather twice per hour and traffic four times per hour, provided by partnerships with local news and information services. Philly is the first market for the localized expansion, but I hear Beck wants to move to more markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2012 | By Beth D'Addono, For the Daily News
IF VACATIONS and road trips usually add up to an overload of fast food and unhealthy snacking for your brood, don't fret. Thanks to a new mobile app, healthydiningfinder.com , you can follow healthy signposts along the highway and pick nutritious meals even in the casual and chain restaurants that tend to cluster around the theme parks and resorts where families descend. What you choose from these menus makes all the difference in the world. If you want to scare yourself to death, go to livestrong.com and check out the calories and fat content in typical menu items from Burger King (Double Whopper, 900 calories)
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