HughE Dillon: Dish It Up!

Plus a great holiday gift courtesy of the Flyers wives and a trip to JG Domestic

After partying with the Flyers wives in celebration of their great jewelry collaboration with LAGOS, I headed to Jose Garces’s latest contribution to Philly’s food scene. Last night, I hung out with Top Chef‘s Jennifer Carroll for Dish It Up!, which raised money for victims of domestic violence.

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO), which has put the Philadelphia region on the map thanks largely to the efforts of Sharon Pinkenson, will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with two parties. One is scheduled for next Friday at a private residence in the Philadelphia area.  The invite-only party honors film office champion Governor Ed Rendell, along with special guests Mayor Michael Nutter and director M. Night Shyamalan. Celebrity guests all have ties to Philadelphia by either residing here — Lee Daniels, Terrence Howard, Rob McClhenney, and Kim Delaney — or had television or film productions here — Tony Danza, Jonathan Demme,  David Morse, Kaitlin Olson, and from the movie “Safe” currently filming here, Jason Statham, Lawrence Bender, and Boaz Yakin.  About 50 people were invited. But don’t fret if you didn’t make the list, because two days later there is a larger invite-only party celebrating the milestone. It will be held at the new Sun Center Studios and will honor more than 500 of Greater Philadelphia’s film and television professionals in Aston.

If you couldn’t get tickets to see Buddy Valastro, star of Cake Boss, at  the Merriam Theater on Monday night, you can still meet him when he appears at the Barnes & Noble in Devon. He’ll be there at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.


Last Tuesday, Michael Vick and his fiance Kijafa Frink visited the Philadelphia Zoo.

Last night, Danny Bonaduce guest-bartended at Philly2Night’s happy hour at the Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant.