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Friday I went to a press luncheon, which is a gathering of press/bloggers to try out new menu items at restaurants. This one was held at Union Trust at 717 Chestnut Street.
Playing off the address they’ve created a $7.17 lunch special, perfect for the recession. Hmmm Hamburger and the fries. You know how I love them. I’m thinking of going around town once a week and eating a hamburger somewhere, shooting it and then giving me opinion.
Duck Confit salad was eaten across from me and he said it was delicious, and Matt Ray next to me had Fish & Chips and thought it was the best.
The Where Magazine & Lago’s 2nd annual Key to the City award was held at Ristorante Panorama at the Penn’s View. They have real towels in the bathroom.
The Susan Komen pig at Macy’s will collect your dollars and donate them to cancer research #BeatCancer. December 5th is the Linda Creed Foundation luncheon. The money raised at that event stays local and assists women with their hospital bills. They need a “Celebrity” to MC the event. I really believe in this organization as the money stays local and helps women who are suffering with their bills so it’s one less thing to worry about. Any Philebrity’s available?
I had a delicious cheese tray (with Kristy Gonzales & Monica Devlin) at Franklin Mtg & Company bar on Saturday Night. I thought it was from DiBruno’s as that is who provided their cheese & meat trays when the bar opened in the summer, but
when I had lunch at Smith’s on Wednesday (delicious roast beef sandwich), and was telling Chef Brendan Smith about the delicious cheese tray I had at Franklin Bar, he told me that he now provides them with the meat/cheese platters. What a coinky dink that I would even bring that up? Call B*Smith Catering for your bar’s food menu cause it was a nice treat to be able to get a little nibbly in a bar along with cocktails. I’d like to see the G Lounge do this. What happened to DiBruno’s?
Please help MANNA & Jimmy Contreras, reach the goal of selling 100 pies for MANNA’s Pie in the Sky! Buy a pie and a MANNA client will be delivered six life-sustaining meals. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that. http://www.mannapies.org/mypage.cfm?ID=2222
I love the chocolate cream and pecan pies. I will be losing 20lbs before Thanksgiving just so I can have a slice of each.Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is offering a rare opportunity to 10 guests who wish to dine with Oscar-winning, Internationally-acclaimed director, Costa-Gavras, Wednesday, October 21, 8:15pm,on the eve of the premiere of his film, Eden is West, and his acceptance of the PCA Artistic Achievement Award.
The personable and multi-lingual director (he speaks fluent English) is eager to converse with Philadelphia’s diverse and knowledgeable cinephiles in this intimate setting.
Your dinner ticket will also include your ticket to the screening and award ceremony,
6:45pm, Thursday, October 22, at the Prince Music Theater.

To take advantage of this one time, memorable evening, please contact:
La Cinematheque: New French Films, Thom Cardwell, Development Director 267-765-9800 x237 or tcardwell@phillycinema.org

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Time: 8:15pm
Place: The Prime Rib, 1701 Locust St., Radisson Warwick Hotel, off Rittenhouse Square
Price : $200 per person all-inclusive, benefit event, a percentage is tax-deductible, as a donation to Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Laurel Hill Cemetery Halloween Tours
I did an interview with Hadas Kuznit’s from KYW last week. http://tinyurl.com/yf5bc57In the men’s room they have all the bases covered, a hands free faucet for germaphobes and one you operate yourself for the control freaks. That’s what we need at my house.
If you want to be a prisoner for Halloween, and who doesn’t, check out these jumpers at I Goldberg at 13th & Chestnut. Maybe you want to wear it to the Eastern State Penitentiary is a Massive Haunted House in a Real Prison. and freak the other visitors out.
On Wednesday you can hang out with a bunch of screaming queens, like myself. Buy tickets at Bruce Yelk’s Nightlife Gay http://www.nightlifegay.com/TBTW.html
Ben Franklin has Phillies Spirit at the Fairmount Boathouse
Endangered species, newspaper boxes along Broad Street. I guess L&I really is removing the ones they slap with the orange removal signs on.
This week in B&W it mentions the tidbit I gave to Us Weekly about Jon Gosselin’s visit to Philadelphia, mentioning his stop at the Whiskey Bar, Mid-Town Continental & Parc. So PR tip me off to your celebrity sightings and I’ll see what I can do for you. No celeb or Philebrity too small. This week I had tidbits about G Lounge & Del Frisco’s in Phila Daily News, info about Recess, Del Frisco’s, Boyds & Union Trust in the Inquirer. I obtain this info either by tips or by being on the scene. Sometimes I do a restaurant/club loop and obtain my info, sometimes I stop inside.