Quick Bites Part 1

We’ve got so many Quick Bites today we’re breaking them in half. Here’s part 1. 

Stephen Starr will not be purchasing the Broad Street Diner. This makes us sad. [The Insider]

Shank’s & Evelyn’s is closing at the end of April. This also makes us sad. Their new location might be 15th Street in Center City. This makes us happy. [The Insider]

How many unique kegs did Memphis Taproom go through during its No Repeat Beer Week? 128! That’s a lot of different beer. 

The Washington Post’s Beer Madness has Troegs Hopback facing off against Ommegang Hennepin (Official Foobooz house beer of Summer ’07) in the finals. Harrisburg’s finest is trailing  but it looks like votes are still being accepted. [Washington Post]

It certainly isn’t Morimoto at the ballpark but it’s worth noting that Campo’s is the new cheesesteak vendor on Ashburn Alley at Citizens Bank Park. [The Insider]

We had that Craig LaBan was nominated for a James Beard Award Monday but not  for what he was nominated. It was this story about John’s Roast Pork owner John Bucci Jr. that got him the nomination. [James Beard Foundation]

Tony Luke Jr. has a starring role in The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone whic is premiering tomorrow as part of Cinefest ’09. [Inqlings, Philadelphia Inquirer]