|photo | Scott Weiner
|Uncle Nino Giaimo and Vinny Guadagnino pictured at the End Of Summer Bash with Vinny Guadagnino and MTV Realworld Brad Fiorenza at The Dizzy Bulldog in HOCKESSIN DE on Sept. 18.
If you've read Icepack
, you know that I find our footballling Eagles
one hard proposition to love. Andy Reid
betrays his first string QB and all human dignity by making dog killing Michael Vick
the season's starting quarterback because he had a good game. Yet on the nice side of the ledger (And I hate seeing anyone laid off) but the Eagles let go Hank Bassett
WHICH IS ONLY OK BECAUSE IT MEANS WE'LL GET KENDRA
THE FRIG OUT OF TOWN FASTER.
My old block and my new block: The street I once lived on, Letitia in the OC, just opened PBR, Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant
. That's bartenders Shawn Gormley
and Nick Moore
's gastro-pubbery spot at the Market/Letitia corner and I'm hearing the veal cheeks are sweet and succulent.
Then there's the block I live on now S. 10th Street. That block's captain Jonn Klein
(from The Dive
) has very sneakily worked on what's become Watkins Drinkery
on the 1700 block. Starting this Friday, he'll have food on floor one (some of Modo Mio
's old staff'll handle that) and dart boards, pool tables and Pac-Man video games on floor two. Did 10th Street just get its own 700 Club? I believe it did.
Philly pinhole photographer RA Friedman
is having a good week. After he caught an editor's eye for his role in NYC's Steampunk Saloon
during the Dumbo Arts Festival
. Now he's opening up a pop-up vintage photography space at 641 South St. on Sept 24. Get your photo taken.
You liked it when Jay Schwartz
screened The Jungle
during at his usual Secret Cinema
haunt. You'll love it when he, producer Harold Haskins
and several members of the 12th and Oxford street gang that the film follows hit Scribe Video Center
(4212 Chestnut) on Sept. 24 for a screening of the 1967 documentary that made it onto the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
WHOWHATWHERE: Wanda Sykes
and her wife ate at Parc
. That's cute. Elisabeth Shue
hung at the Sofitel
with her husband. But she's married to Davis Guggenheim
who directed Waiting for Superman
and An Inconvenient Truth
. Has Sykes' wife saved the planet or fixed the school system? I bet not. Mayor Nutter
hit Chris' Jazz CafÃ©
and had the bbq chicken and mac-n-cheese, yes he did. Plus Nutter has proclaimed Oct. 25 Eddie Lang Day
in honor of the Philly-fave guitarist who collaborated with legendary local violinist Joe Venuti
. Speaking of Italians, while The Situation
is sweating his way through Dancing with the Stars
, Vinny G
is hitting birthday parties in Delaware with his Uncle Nino
like the one documented in photo-form above. And hey, that Delaware Funkey Monkey
club event on Sept. 25 table flipping Teresa Guidice
(Real Housewives of New Jersey
) that we told you about two weeks ago has become a look-a-like contest. Same difference. Tucker Max
signs Assholes Finish First
at Borders on Sept. 30. Same difference.
, newly-returned to Painted Bride (as director of marketing & communications) called and asked me "How's your salsa game?" And to that I say, how's yours, mang? Maybe he and I will face off Sept. 25 when the Bride opens its season with Salsa Caliente
a live Latin dance party series featuring area orquestas like Foto Rodriquez y Charanga la Unica
, an event which dovetails nicely into Hispanic Heritage Month.
Also in venue PR+marketing, the Kimmel
's Dafni D. Comerota
, has returned from pregnancy leave with a brand new baby Elise and a handful of new show initiatives like The XX
(Oct. 4 at the Merriam) and Kathy Griffith
(Nov. 5 at Academy of Music).
The Philadelphia Collection
the Mayor's Fashion Week
to you starts Sept. 23 and where dovetailing is concerned nothing dips and slips nicer into autumnal sartorial splendor than a Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering
like Sept. 29's jawn at the Comcast Center. Where else can you find International Supersport DJ Schoolly D
, Duke & Winston
and Joan Shepp
? No. Where.
While my money is on the Univox
screening of Conan
with TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb
, (Sept. 23, KFN) and the Prophase
noise show (Sept. 23, M Room) at the start of the Philly Film + Music Fest
, the head of the F/M Fest
, Joe Lekkas
has other ideas. "I'm super excited about the Dead Milkmen
and Black Landlord
pairing as I was a fan of both the DM and the Goats
in my younger years," says Lekkas referring to Friday's World CafÃ© Live show. "I'm also digging the live scoring of Attack of the Giant Leeches
at WCL and the Tribute-palooza
at the Troc with Misstallica
, Queen Diamond
and Dirty Diamond
. That should be fun as hell." Should be.