Amorosi on the news, nightlife, gossip and bitchiness beats.
by A.D. Amorosi
Published: December 29, 2010
My three New Year's resolutions? To start smoking again. To vote "yes" rather than CasiNO when asked because, man, I really hate that my South Philly ain't getting a Foxwoods. And to kill animals — a bag of sweet kittens, perhaps — then say I'm sorry and get a great job without worrying about remorse or consequence. Worked in 2010.
I'll call this a rumor because it ain't yet fact: It looks as if
Four Corners maestro
Avram Hornik is thisclose to signing a deal to turn
Spaghetti Warehouse on 10th and Spring Garden (closed as of 14 days ago) into a live music venue/bar with food. Hornik fans'll remember that he tried buying the boarded-up
Global Thrift on Front and Girard (once the legendary
Jumbo Theater) in 2008 but was thwarted by KensFishington associations because they didn't want noise (the El is pretty quiet!) and hated that Hornik dissed Old City for being too loud (as he was part of making it so) during town meetings. So now it'll be a pasta ballroom blitz sandwiched between
Electric Factory. Oompah. Hornik's
Drinker's at 19th and Chestnut also has an orange sticker on its upstairs window — is he looking to expand?
Excited to hear the 11 new tracks the reunited
Dead Milkmen recorded at
South Street Sounds Studio (with newest member
Dandrew, supposedly called that since no one knows his name); doubly excited to hear SSSStudio owner/Milkmen producer
Jeffrey W.'s new reggae/oddball jazz ensemble
South Street Sounds. So to the Troc's Balcony I'll head Jan. 5 to catch up with that,
Josh Winer 's equally reggae-riffic
Cultureal and saxophonist
David Fishkin 's post-
West Philadelphia Orchestra ensemble.
While I was standing in line at
DiBruno's and finding out about its new Ardmore cheeserie, I heard that
Peter McAndrews will relocate
Paesano's to the South Ninth location that once was
Bebe's Barbecue and open his new Sicilian spot,
Monsù, at the current Paesano's corner of Ninth and Christian, all around the second/third week of Jan'ry. That's about the same time
Pat Cancelliere 's long-awaited Italian-Argentine
943 will open on that Italian Market block. Atza nize.
Regis Philbin will be on break Jan. 24-28, and
Live with Regis and Kelly will utilize radio hosts to co-host with
Kelly Ripa. Some Philly finalists you can vote in include
Elvis Duran or the douche who still goes out with
Alycia Lane, ex-Q guy
Chris Booker, now in L.A.
Remember last week Ice mentioned the rush to get
Speck, the solo restaurant from chef
Shola Olunloyo, open in the
Piazza at Schmidts by December's end? Not gonna happen for at least several weeks.
More ice at Critical Mass.
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