Reserve, Old City’s hottest new steakhouse at 123 Chestnut Street – Party Pictures

Party Rock is in the house tonight, everybody just have a good time It’s been quite awhile since a restaurant has had such a big time opening as RESERVE, Philadelphia’s newest steakhouse and only Bourbon bar and lounge located at 123 Chestnut Street in Old City. I arrived a little late as I was shooting a cocktail party at the law offices of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy with City leaders, and I don’t say that lightly as almost every council person was there, the mayor and other power people in the City. Check out my coverage on Philly Mag today as well as on Fox 29 on Tuesday. When I arrived at Reserve it was packed, I got whiplash catching all the good eye candy I wanted to capture through my lens. But I was sidetracked by the shrimp so I captured a few of them first.
CBS3 crew: Kristen Johnson, Jim Donovan, Erika von Tiehl and Nicole Brewer.
Where have you been Erin Elmore, she’s on the fast track to the alter after having meet Craig M. Spitzer last year. The duo just got back from Florida where Erin introduced him to the ‘rents, and the always cheerful Ray Pennacchia, Novacare
Erica Soltoff and Jen Sherlock. Jen tells me her client Philly Sports Cave is having another signing on Saturday at the Shops of Liberty Place in the rotunda. Meet 1980 World Series Championship Shortstop, Larry Bowa will be appearing at The Sports Cave on Saturday, February 25th from 1:00 to 2:30PM
Gus Calabrese, Ashley Batiste and Shante CurryLoved the delicious steak tasting can’t wait to come back in for more of the menu. Culinary team led by Executive Chef Ken Deiner (r) and Executive Sous Chef Adam Brod (l), Reserve features a local and sustainable menu using purveyors in Lancaster and Montgomery Counties.
What a beautiful space. That’s Philly Daily News columnist Dan Gross in the foreground on the left. Congrats to him for his new column in Sunday’s Inquirer. I get Inquirer and ever since Mike Klein left there’s been a hole in good Scene coverage and Dan’s the perfect guy to fill that position.
Gary DeVito, Zarwin Baum and Chris DiGeorge
Tempe Barish, Sabrina Tamburino and Kristen Foote. It would be hard to believe that Sabs had a sweet tooth with that rocking body, but for Lent she’s giving up sweets. OK sweets be gone.
Tali Mazzola and Jeff Tubbs who both are involved in Urban Roots is a Youth Workshop in collaboration with ACE Mentor Program, whose Goal is to Engage, Excite, and Enlighten high school students to pursue careers in urban redevelopment
Nicole Cashman and Nigel Richards. Nicole (Cashman & Associates) late for her own party, she was busy getting details done for her upcoming nuptials with Nigel. Everything went smooth as she had her team in place.
Paul Devine and Ryann Richardson. Ryann tells me that tonight, Friday night, they’re hosting a fundraiser dinner to benefit Philabundance ( It’s a very important cause of combating hunger in the Delaware Valley and would like to invite you out to enjoy this special evening that starts 7PM. There’s a price fixe dinner. Contact them for info.
Comcast Sports Marshall Harris, 6ABC’s Ali Gorman and Bill Burr. Talk about burrrr, Ali is participating in the Keenan’s Leprechaun Polar Bear Leap February 25th, 11:00 AM at 15th Street Beach, North Wildwood, NJ. She’s not plunging she said, cause it would be cold if she had to MC the event on the beach soaking wet. I was going to do it once, but then the thought quickly left me thank god.
Megan Stecher, Christine Vuocolo and Cari Brescia. You’ll see these folks Sunday at the Ritz for the Korbel Oscar Party.
Philadelphia Red Carpet Party
What: Dress in cocktail gear for the Oscars; Jimmy Contreras and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Elizabeth Wellington give yays and nays to the actors’ looks.
When: Sun., 6-11 p.m.
Where: 10 Arts, The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Ave. of the Arts (215-523-8273). R.S.V.P. by Sun., noon, (mention DailyCandy) to 267-687-0223 or
Jamil Rosenberg and James Boney, 215 Magazine. Also spotted: Mitchell Kaplan, Dave Monzo, Tom Killeen, Ted Schaer, Tina Carr, Jennifer Caro, Brian Jesiolowski, Stacey Kracher, Aida Strata, Dave Warren, Ali Frick, Sean Edwards and Monique Andes
6ABC’s Team: Shirleen Allicot, Melissa Magee, Jasmine Ellis and Niki Hawkins. Also spotted Matthew Nadu and Kharisma McIlwaine (CW Philly duo). Kharisma’s particpating on a panel tonight called “If Men Are Dogs” at 740 South St 7PM. RSVP: (Darn that emails taken now.)
LinkMia Christine Colona, PR for Nicole Miller. Today I am having a contest to give away a pair of tickets to the 3rd Annual Belluve Gets Engaged. Look her to enter.
Drew Degen, Lianda Swain, Kyle Keating and Arthur Kade (King Kamelot) . Drew and Lianda are co-chairs for the upcoming Young Friends of Arthur Ashe event. Friday 4/27
I should get all these events down in my own calendar too cause my it’s filling up. PLUG HERE: To guarantee me coming to your event you can hire me to shoot it, advertise with me or beg me, but if someone hires me away you know that saying I gotta follow the money. Plus if you noticed all the live links, that are events, are reserved for my advertisers or people who have hired me in that calendar year.

Reserve is a 10,000 square foot venue, housed in the historic Corn Exchange Bank building at the 2nd and Chestnut Streets in Olde City is home to the Pennsylvania’s largest selection of Bourbons and a private, elevated cigar and Bourbon lounge aptly named, “Bourbon Heaven”. Our philosophy is simple, quality local foods paired with an unprecedented dining experience. Reserve is truly a unique space, where old world sophistication meets modern elegance. With a rich and extensive drink list, Reserve is a favorite among beer lovers and brown liquor aficionados. Live jazz combined with our signature cigar lounge creates an ambiance of comfortable decadence.
Nicole Rossi and Shelton Mercer, Twit Change.
Photographer Chris Gabello and Sabrina Tamburino
Brynne Ashton, Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick and Lauren Richmond
Bon voyage Erin Como as she leaves NBC10 and heads to, I’m not supposed to say. Now that I know alot of news makers I find out good inside scoop, but I’m sworn 2secrecy. It satisfies my nosy self but irritates my gossip side. Sgt John, Camille Cwienkala, NBC10 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen