Shia LaBeouf & Deniro to Film in Philly, Snack Shop Pop Up, Jason Segel’s Just Like Us, Azuri Elizabeth Debut

Hope you had a fantastic weekend. I’m ready for fall temps, how about you. Pumpkin Spice coffee when it’s 90f out is not my idea of sweater season. Let’s check out Around Town With HughE and see who’s where, and what’s happening…

Jason Segel, who’s been in town for several months filming Dispatches From Elsewhere with Sally Field and Andre 3000 was spotted around town this past weekend with his longtime girlfriend, photographer Alexis Mixter. (So last week when he was out with her at the Jewelers Row Festival, he was pulling our leg when he said he was on a “First Date” while declining photos, they’ve been dating since 2014.) Saturday night they dined at one Jason’s favorite restaurant Pinefish (my favorite too as you know, plus an advertiser. ) I reported a few weeks ago he had visited twice and ordered the Swordfish and wanted it blackened , which wasn’t a choice. Now Pinefish has added it to the menu that way. Here he’s posing with his frequent server Lindsay (Thanks to my Tipsters for these shots) Sunday in the Park with Jason – spotted yesterday being a Philadelphian, hanging out in the park enjoying summer and hopefully stomping on Spotted Lantern Flies.

Sunday afternoon I spent it with friends: Brandon Morrison and Stacey Kracher celebrated their daughter Auri Eliz Morrison Blessing on Sunday at Union Trust with family and friends. It was great to see so many friends, most I met before they had even had met their loves, married and started their families.

I noticed last week that a bus was parked at the base of the Phila Art Museum with the words “Shop & Snack” on it. I had a chance to go over and check it out this weekend and chatted with the Parks & Rec folks, who run the pop up shop. They showed me around the gift shop that is a partnership with the Art Museum, Visit Philly and Fairmount Park. They’re selling tourist items related to Philly, and especially an extensive collection of items promoting and celebrating Rocky. As I noted last week with the opening of the North entrance to the Art Museum, and the items in the new museum store, the Art Museum has done a complete turn around in the last few years, embracing Rocky, and the Creed movie franchise, even noting on their website that the West Entrance of the Art Museum is at the top of the Rocky Stairs. Bravo!!

The snack truck wasn’t in place yesterday but I did get a bad photo of it last week as my bus drove by. They’ll serve regular Philly fare like cheese steaks, pretzels, hamburgers, chips water and soda.

I forgot to mention a few weeks earlier that the cast and crew of Concrete Cowboys enjoyed PBJ softserve on the set on a hot summer night in August.

They’ve since wrapped, but maybe PBJ will serve the cast of the new Kate Winslet series being filmed for HBO which will be filming in West Chester starting in October or perhaps the Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf film “After Exile” scheduled to start in November.