Philadelphia

Not Such A Sweet Ending, Food Trends, and a bit of Philly Gossip

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a restful, and reflective week off. I sure did, didn’t publish much and my brain feels like mush, this rain isn’t helping. OK I resolute that I won’t miss a day in 2017. I will publish by 7AM every morning like I did 10 years ago, oh BTW this is PhillyChitChat’s 10 year anniversary as I stated 07/07/07. I already broke promise for today. I was up practically all night creating columns about the glittering, glamorous NYE party I covered for UpcomingEvents.com on Saturday night for PM, PSM, and the Metro; any who tomorrow I will be back on time. Plus I promise to get the Top Ten 2016 columns up. OK I have a little gossip/tidbits happening. I will publish another column on Sunday, returning to my regular Sunday/Thursday PhillyGossip/Tidbit columns.

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I think all the Christmas Trees come down today. Here’s the one at the Art Museum.

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Congrats Ben and Kristen. I didn’t see as many engagements over the holidays as I thought I would. Maybe at Valentine’s Day.

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Congrats to Eddie Keels (publisher of Philly Current) and his wife Elise Keels on the birth of their bouncing baby girl.

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Oh not such a sweet ending for Sweet Cafe, which started out in business with the name Sweet Ending, but I guess people were getting confused with what exactly they were selling. At one point there were two Sweet Ending Cafes, here and in the Gayborhood at 12th and Walnut. That property is owned by the Weiss Brothers and is in the Woody’s complex, a LGBTQ nightclub. It closed about 2 years ago and became a Mexican eatery, which is exactly what I would want to eat in between gyrating on the floor upstairs. OK not, and no one went. It closed last year and boated a Hillary For President sign. After the election it opened as Glow Bar. Originally they were going to call it the Fishbowl, Weiss told me.

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The cupcake craze crumbled about 5 years ago, many of the yogurt stores have melted out of business. The new craze you ask: pizza on the menu in restaurants like Vetri, Cinder and Harp & Crown (must try the Octopus pizza) to name a few.

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Speaking of glass corner properties, Capital One Cafe at the Latham Hotel, is nearing it’s opening date. For the longest time they just had the blue window covering with the words ATM, their logo and knives and forks, which was definitely a huge hint to what I scooped was going there last year (2/17/16) before they even put up the blue covering; then last week they added the signage. No word on what’s going to go into their smaller spot across the street, but the good news is FINALLY something is going into this corner spot that will be successful.

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Shoshanna Schiller, Partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP’s dad took this amazing photo of Carrie Fisher, which was making the rounds last week.

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The Daily News always knows how to capture the moment in a headline

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Thanks for the hospitality Brandon Morrison and Stacey Kracher Saturday night. What a view too!!

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Last night I captured the City Hall Christmas Tree one last time. How awesome was Christmas Village this year.
OK let me get to work on those year end columns before another year end is upon us.