One-time Devil’s Alley manager Chris Younge and entrepreneur Jason Dills will start to roar this July at their new spot, the Little Lion, which opens at the long-vacant corner space that once housed Haru (241 Chestnut). While no executive chef or bar manager has been hired, owners are saying that the menu will feature American comfort food.
Philadelphia actor Pearce Bunting moved to Minneapolis four years ago, but he’s been spending plenty of time on the East Coast since. He played bootlegger Bill McCoy in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi and Patricia Arquette, which filmed in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Far Rockaway, New York Then there are the times he’s acted for South Philly’s Theater Exile: “Annapurna” in 2014, and Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, opening today at Plays & Players Theatre.
“These are two of the most epic projects of my career, acting in an Albee play and doing ‘Boardwalk’ with Buscemi and Martin Scorsese,” says Bunting. “Plus, there’ a weird connection between the two. In Virginia Woolf, my character tells a story about being 16 and drinking in a speakeasy during Prohibition. He had to be drinking the illegal booze that McCoy was selling to the bootleggers.”
West Philly DJ Dozia is now the resident DJ for FOX29’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” just in time for the morning show’s #FoxFlashbackFriday musical tributes to the ’80s.
Manny Agigian Sr., the runner-up of TLC’s “Cake Boss: Next Great Baker,” just became the executive pastry chef of Rastelli Market Fresh in Marlton, New Jersey. Order his personal favorite, the Lemon Whip Cupcake.
Director Kevin Kerslake’s documentary on the late, Philly-born Adam Goldstein – “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM” – opened Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival and runs through Saturday.
Former Eagles QB Michael Vick celebrated the opening of wife Kijafa Vick’s new store, My Hair Closet. The hair extensions and accessories shop opened at 828 N. Broad St. on Saturday.
One-time VH1 “Mob Wives” star Alicia DiMichele held a ribbon-cutting party for her self-named boutique at The Promenade at Sagemore in Marlton on Saturday.
Ellie Kemper, the star of Upper Darby native Tina Fey’s Netflix series “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” is giving a talk at the Penn Museum on Tuesday.