PhillyChitChatter:  Ahh so busy this week. Thanks to my readers Larry Giuffra and Elise Garber (Leeza) for the photos I used on Fox 29 Philly Good Day yesterday of Colin Farrell. I finally had a chance to go out and shoot him.

Eating Out:

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette and two friends were at Davio’s 111 S. 17th Street last Thursday for dinner.

Phillies closer Jon Papelbon and his wife Ashley Papelbon had dinner at Buddakan on Monday night.   

The Hamels Foundation dinner with Celebrity Chef Jen Carroll, I wrote about it on yesterday. 

While I was shooting Cole & crew, all this happened: 
Steve Harvey and Tony Danza having dinner at Capital Grille on Tuesday night, but not together. Harvey was in town promoting his new movie “THINK LIKE A MAN” at the Ritz East earlier in the evening.  Not sure why Danza was in town, but after dinner he headed over to McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury) for a beer. 

Colin Farrell and Starr Restaurants, he finally broke his streak and ate at one. He was at Barclay Prime on Tuesday night.  (Check out the shot I got of Farrell yesterday, and the link to another shot and article on Philly Mag, at the bottom of the page.)

The Miami Marlins ate at D’Angelos on Tuesday night, and had a film crew with them. Are they doing a reality show for Bravo too? 256 South 20th Street.

Wednesday: I had lunch at Schlesinger’s Deli (fka Kibitz Room) again yesterday. Did you know for their dinner menu they use the same steak purveyor as the one that Barclay Prime uses. I really need to have dinner there. 

Center for Literacy Benefit at the Suzanne Roberts Theater

 Monday night I was over at the Suzanne Roberts Theater to hear one of my favorite cabaret singers, Eddie Bruce perform. He was lending his talents to a really great cause, the “Center for Literacy”. The concert was sponsored by FirstTrust Bank, and was called “A Tribute to Tony Bennett in Words & Music.” Above JoAnn Weinberger, President/Executive Director, Center for Literacy greets the crowd and thanks them for coming.

Richard Green, Firsttrust Bank stresses that the bridge to success is built on education.

Christine Gayle, a student from Center for Literacy, highlights what the program has done for her and is now on her way to college.

 Eddie Bruce takes the stage

 After the concert there was a dessert reception. I ran into an attorney I used to work with at Berger Montague. It’s always fun to see people from my former life. Julie Colton and Eric Cramer, Esq

 John Ward, Dan Digregorio, Amy Pulliam and Fareeha Ashad, enjoyed the concert.

 At one point during Eddie Bruce’s concert, he did a Q&A with WRTI’s Bob Perkins (L) about Tony Bennett and his music. Co Chair of the event, Carol S. Saline, with crooner Eddie Bruce. Carol co-chaired the event with her husband Paul Rathblott.

Liz Matt and Sharla Feldscher, President Sharla Feldscher Public Relations. These two know you would love seeing the hysterically funny – Defending The Caveman April 18 – May 13, 2012 performances at The Prince Theater $39.50

Sara Garonzik, Producing Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Company with Larry and Harriet Weiss

Randi Harris and Gordon Barron with their books by Bennett Biographer, Author David Evanier “All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett.

Laurie Huggins and former candidate for City Council, real estate agent, Barbara Capozzi

Author David Evanier “All the Things You Are: The Life of Tony Bennett signing copies of his book on Tony Bennett.
Check out Philly Mag for the story on Colin Farrell yesterday and the
shots I got. Note the bodyguard/trainer lets Farrell walk out ahead of
him when he exited this building. Read doorman drama HERE