Well that didn’t last long. The Paesano’s within Woody’s has closed. Announced through its Facebook page, no details were given as to why the less than two-month-old venture went kaput. Paesano’s promises to continue to deliver to “nearly every neighborhood” in the city.
Peter McAndrews continues to serve up Paesano’s Italian Style sandwiches from his Girard Avenue and Italian Market locations. He also is vending from within the Memories Lounge in Margate. McAndrews will also be serving his meatloaf parmesan (pictured above) and four other sandwiches this season at Lincoln Financial Field.
There’s also an important message about knowing your HIV status. Philadelphia FIGHT encourages anyone who is sexually active to get an HIV test every six months. Click here to find out where you can get your free test today.
The hosts of Six Pack - Ben Harvey and Dave Rubin - are in Philly this weekend for Equality Forum (courtesy of SiriusXM).
SiriusXM’s Six Pack Radio Show is in town tomorrow through Monday to cover this year’s Equality Forum. Hosted by DJ Ben Harvey, a Swarthmore native with Y100 roots, and comedian Dave Rubin, the show will broadcast live from Woody’s (202 S. 13th St.) on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with a few special guests.
The weekly show’s featured many famous guests since it first launched three years ago – everyone from Congressman Barney Frank and Lt. Dan Choi to Andy Cohen and Bruce Vilanch. With the focus on Equality Forum this weekend, expect a dose of politics, hot topics and new music. Harvey’s own career has included stints at here! TV. His work has also appeared in The Advocate.
Fans are encouraged to stop by Woody’s for the show. You can also listen on SiriusXM, subscribe via iTunes or download the podcast or smartphone app by clicking here.
Philadelphia’s best known gay bar is getting serious about beer. Renovations to Woody’s will add 32 tap lines to the 13th Street institution. The Institute’s Heather DeRussey will be managing the bar’s beer program and coordinating beer events. The taps will be dedicated to mostly craft brands with an emphasis on local beers. DeRussey promises she will be adding more complex and off-the-wall beer over time.
Palmer Social Club and principal manager Michael Weiss have been indicted by a federal grand jury. The club, a tax-exempt nonprofit has been accused ofÂ under reporting its gross receipts and Weiss has been charged with preparing false financial statements.
Michael Weiss along with his brother Billy,own Woody’s, Voyeur (formerly Pure) and sold Bump in 2009.
The Metro wonders if drug kingpin Alton “Ace Capone” Coles Palmer Club shindigs could have gotten the investigation started.
The 100 block of Chestnut Street gets two new restaurants as the Filipino Cebu has opened and today marks the debut of Zento, an Old City sushi spot that features three different menus (kitchen, sushi and sushi roll). [Feeding Frenzy]
L2 is now open for lunch. The romantic restaurant at the corner of 22nd and South will keep the lunch menu simple, expect burgers, wraps and salads. [Feeding Frenzy]
BYO crackdown in New Jersey? Customers of New Jersey BYOBs can only bring in wine and beer. Spirits can bring fines in excess of $10,000! [Table Talk]
A.D. Amorosi has this tidbit in his weekly column. Billy and Michael Weiss, owners of Pure, Palmer and Transit have added gay icon Woody’s to their list of properties. [Ice Pack]
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