Emmy Winners, Gabe Eats, Celebrities in Town, Cake – Delicious Chit Chat

Emmy Winners, Celebrities in Town, Cake – Tasty Talk Chit Chat


I was wondering this morning, I wonder if Seattle is having an unusually sunny season as we are not. It was gorgeous over the weekend despite the sun. Yesterday I went to Boo at the Zoo. What a fun event. Photos will be published on Philly Voice and CBSPhilly today and I will have the links tomorrow along with additional photos for PhillyChitChat. Let’s see what is happening in Philly in another edition of HughE Around Town.
Congrats to Bianca Ryan, you’ll recall she won was the first winner of NBC‘s America’s Got Talent at the age of eleven. Since then she’s recorded a couple CD’s, appeared in movies, on the stage and finished her education. Now she’s back doing big things. In January she’s appearing in America’s Got Talent Champions. Read more about her here on her website, and book her. She can be reached here: Bianca Ryan – Bookings <> 
Best news today, Classic Cake will be opening on Halloween in Suburban Station, 16th & JFK

I had dinner at Red Owl Tavern last week and it was delicious. I always have been a big fan of Red Owl Tavern, but now with  new Executive Chef Robert Surdam it’s really a place you need to go. I had the duck, and you know I love my duck. I can’t wait to go back and try more menu items, like this delicious candied treat called The Kitchen Sink. Check out more info on Philly Bite’s about what you can expect at Red Owl Tavern.

Speaking of candy, eye candy specifically, I hear
Gabe Kapler, Phillies, was at Davio’s yesterday where he enjoyed a Long Bone and 2 Over Easy eggs at the bar while watching football on a Sunday in Philadelphia.
You know it’s the height of the social season and I’m limited to covering client events. I was sad i could meet Laura, I mean Genie Francis at the Phila Inquirer aging event this weekend.

And doubly sad once again I couldn’t make it to the Women’s Conference again this year, but thousands of my friends did including one best friend, Sheila Hess here with Serena Williams.
I did make it to the Pink Tie Gala, raising funds for Komen Philadelphia. Natasha Brown and Jim Donovan did the MC honors. We grabbed a selfie in between moments at the mic, with his friend Joe. Cute couple alert.

Congrats to Sue Serio, Fox29 for being recognized at the MidAtlantic Emmy’s this past weekend.

Congrats to the team at NBCPhiladelphia for their Emmy “Breaking the Silence”. The silence being suicide awareness
program which I participated in, as many people did in Philly, and connected to the American Foundation of Suicide Awareness.

Speaking of Denise Nakano, and the NBC10 Philadelphia team are moving from the Bala Cynwyd Studios to the new Comcast Technology Center next week and begin broadcasting from there. They will truly be NBC10 Philadelphia now. You might recall I was the one who broke that story, even before the NBC reporters knew. It was the talk of twitter, and officials at first denied it was happening. And now it has. So excited to have my friends in town. Who I’ll see tonight as well when I cover the
inaugural event for the Vai Sikahema Foundation at the Pennsylvania Convention Center – Philadelphia, PA (Philly)

Celebrities spotted Nancy Pelosi stopped by Nicole Miller in the Bellevue to pick up a few pretty items. She was more than happy to pose with Sabrina Pray, GM at Nicole Miller Philadelphia.

On October 25, 2018 Nicole Miller Philadelphia is throwing a party:
An evening of fashion, art and philanthropy to raise money and awareness for women affected
by breast cancer. 10% of sales will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (, along with 100%
of the proceeds from our exclusive hot pink Nicole Miller umbrella, which retails at $45.
Meet artist Nataliya Yermolenko who is heavily influenced by fashion design and illustration. For this
capsule collection she explored the Power of Pink, what the colors means to us individually, emotionally
and how every October for breast cancer awareness month there is a element of unity and solidarity.
Through the use of lines, shadows and bold colors she aspires to create fluidity, femininity and an essence
of beauty. She will be donating 10% of her sales through the month of October to LBBC.
RSVP: Nicole Munoz n​

LBBC Butterfly Ball is 10/27

Have a great day!!


Photos: Les Dames Philadelphia Third Annual Heritage Farm Dinner


On September 23, 2018, Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia hosted their 3rd Annual Heritage Farm Dinner at Bartram’s Garden, which recognizes women for their accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality industry.

This year, five women were honored with the Outstanding in Her Field award, including Claire Boasi, Susanna Foo, Aliza Green, Kathleen Mulhern and Judy Wicks. Proceeds from the dinner benefitted the LDEI Scholarship program.
Natanya DiBona and Lynn Buono from Feast Your Eyes

It rained that day, what a shock

Marie Fritz, Pat Nogar and Jacquie Kelly

Elsa Dessberg, Marie Stecher and Dottie Koteski
Donna Cordner, Jacquie Bowman, Lisa Cordner and Judy Wicks Michelle Leff, 12th Street Catering and Ron Stroh, Schulson Collective

Mariella Esposito, Liana Ottaviani, Fran Costigan and Linda Sanost

Chef/author honoree Aliza Green and family
Char Nolan and Marie Fritz
Anyone can attend this dinner, it’s a beautiful evening, great company, and it’s delicious.
Tickets were $140 or $260 a couple
The three course farm dinner will be meticulously put together by members and supporters of Les Dames who have been mentored or influenced by the night’s honorees. The group of chefs include Nick Elmi from Laurel and Lynn Buono from Feast Your Eyes. The menu will incorporate locally sourced ingredients, some from Bartram’s itself.
This is the permanent tent on the grounds of Bartram’s Garden

Del Friscoes

Del Friscoes

Replica Creative

Replica Creative


17 Bridges Filming In Center City, and where they’ll be This Weekend

17 Bridges Filming In Center City, and where they’ll be This Weekend

17 Bridges, the story about a cop ( Chadwick Boseman ) chasing a criminal in Manhattan and closing the 17 bridges that lead into the Big Apple so the criminal (Taylor Kitsch) can be caught, and the women reporter (Sienna Miller) covering the story can fall in love with one of those characters I bet. The film started shooting in Philly 9/24/18 and has been non stop action since. First shooting near 20th and Market, then in the Rittenhouse Square area, before heading to

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the Old City area, as well as the Loft District.

This past week they filmed 3 overnight shoots in Chinatown. Philly is doubling as NYC again, and we’ll take it, and the revenue movies generate for our area. I took these shots on my IPhone as the set PA’s and Security were tight on the No Photo Rule.

Although some of the scenes took place on 10th Street,

most of the action took place in an ally nearby, Appletree Street. Thankfully the weather was
damp, and the movie set didn’t need to be washed down to create that spooky, gritty feel.

Extras walking along Tenth Street to create background and block out the folks eating dinner in those Chinese restaurants.

If You Want to be an extra:

Heery Loftus Casting is looking for background talent for the film, “17 Bridges”
Needed are Men and Women 21-50 Years old, ALL ETHNICITIES, UNION & NON UNION. Shooting in Philadelphia 10/22, 10/23 & 10/24 These are OVER night shoots (meaning Night report time shooting through AM the next day.) You will be needed all three NIGHTS. SAG waiver possible.) If you have worked on the film before please let us know what scene you were in.

Please send photo, phone number to:

Please put “Returning Bridges” in the subject line if you have worked before and “New Bridges” in the subject if you haven’t worked.
Hey Chadwick and Sienna walking from Appletree Street and the Chinese restaurants located there. It’s movie magic cause there are NO eateries on that street. Just houses, and a hotel.

On Saturday Fox 29’s Alex Holley spotted Chadwick Boseman at the Old City Fall Festival.

17 Bridge star Taylor Kitsch was spotted at Cosi on Market Street earlier this week. He posed for photos with a couple fans. Friday and Saturday the production moves to the actual Manhattan for filming. Keep the tips coming, and I’ll keep you informed as well on my social media.

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