McCoy tips 20 cents at NoLibs burger joint
Also: Syma Chowdhry is expecting; Philly has Hells Kitchen contestants.
PYT, the Northern Liberties burger joint in the Piazza at Schmidts, posted a photo of a receipt to its Facebook page showing that Eagle LeSean McCoy tipped 20 cents on a $61.56 check. That's a 0.3 percent tip.
My buddy Daily News Eagles writer Les Bowen asked McCoy about the tipping incident. "It's bulls---, man," McCoy said. He declined to elaborate.
Bowen also asked the Eagles about the incident. The team said that the running back was not happy with the service at PYT, although it wished he'd handled it differently.
Server Rob Knelly, who has worked at PYT for 3 1/2 years, said that McCoy and three friends were rude and loud the entire time they dined.
"I wasn't surprised [by the tip], I saw it coming. They were extremely rude. I kept my cool for as along as I could, where you just don't want them yelling and cursing you," Knelly told me, saying that the party was apparently not happy with their food and asked, "What is this s---?"
"It was very loud and not for a family-style restaurant," Knelly added.
PYT is known for its crazy burger combinations, such as the special spaghetti burger (with pasta as the bun) or a Krispy Kreme burger.
Knelly could not identify the other patrons as Eagles but noticed their football tattoos. Knelly is not an Eagles fan. He's a Ravens fan. So, Knelly was not having a pro-football kind of day yesterday.
Things got better for him, though. Before we chatted, he found $20 outside.
CBS3's Chowdhry expecting
Congrats to CBS3's Syma Chowdhry, who is expecting her first child with husband Andy Zaremba, a cameraman at CBS3. The reporter and cameraman wed in March of last year.
The couple adorably announced the news in a "Rocky"-style video clip featuring Zaremba training while Chowdhry eggs him on. "Adrian!" he cries from the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. "We are not naming the baby that," Chowdhry replies.
To 'Hell' with Philly
The Philly area will have three contestants on "Hell's Kitchen" to mark the show's 13th season tomorrow. Bethlehem's Ashley Sherman, Philly culinary student Denine Giordano and private chef Jennifer Salhoff will try to win the praise of the mercurial Gordon Ramsay on Fox at 8 p.m.
OUT AND ABOUT
* Former Flyer Scott Hartnell took in the hilarious musical "The Book of Mormon" at the Forrest Theatre on Saturday night. Hartnell, who is now a Blue Jacket, also retweeted a photo of himself hitting the links with former teammate Kimmo Timonen. "The Book of Mormon" ends its Forrest run on Sunday. It's incredibly funny. See it.
* All 53 Miss America contestants dined at the Continental Atlantic City at the Pier Shops at Caesars. The ladies were then turned loose on the shops, enjoying the Body Shop and GoYoGo frozen yogurt, among other treats.
* Marc Summers, the part-time Philly-based host of many a Food Network show (such as "Rewrapped," with Joey Fatone), dined at Abe Fisher (Sansom Street near 17th), the new joint from Michael Solomonov (Federal Donuts, Zahav) featuring food from the Jewish diaspora. Summers tweeted out his enjoyment of the establishment, and as a recent patron myself, I have to concur with his happy assessment.
* Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Dexter Darden, the stars of the upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," toured Philadelphia recently, stopping by the Ryan Seacrest Media Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for an interview and meet-and-greet with several of the patients, and chowing down on cheesesteaks from Tony Luke's. Scodelario stayed in town for Made in America. I hear that Darden, who plays Frypan in the YA flick, is from South Jersey and is planning a massive party at the Rave, in Vorhees, N.J., with an after-party at the Mount Laurel Westin on Sept. 20 to mark the movie's release.
Countess LuAnn goes to the dogs
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of "The Real Housewives of New York" will judge the second annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rusty Nail (205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, N.J.), along with Philadelphia Style magazine's Kristin Detterline, celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky, and Katie Kane and Aaron Baker, the owner of last year's victor, Lexie. The cutest pooch will receive the honor of being featured on Rusty Nail Doggie Ale (beer for dogs), and the owners will take home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.
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