Dan Gross: Sorvino, Bolton at Positano Coast
"GOODFELLAS" STAR Paul Sorvino and a movie producer shared a $250 bottle of Bertani Amarone with their antipasto and Alaskan black cod Sunday night at Positano Coast (212 Walnut), which stayed open late for the guys.
and a movie producer shared a $250 bottle of Bertani Amarone with their antipasto and Alaskan black cod Sunday night at Positano Coast (212 Walnut), which stayed open late for the guys.
Sorvino, also an accomplished singer who performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at a Phillies game over the summer, was quite gracious and tipped generously.
* Next night, crooner Michael Bolton arrived at the restaurant with his band and some crew members.
Bolton, a vegetarian, went for a frisee salad, eggplant parm, and spaghetti marinara. The singer, known to a generation for being the butt of jokes in "Office Space," also left a handsome tip.
Steve Harvey live from Kimmel
Comedian Steve Harvey broadcasts his 105.3 WDAS morning show Friday live from the Kimmel Center (Broad & Spruce). LaBelle and Brian McKnight will perform live during the 6-to-10 a.m. broadcast. Tickets are free and will be distributed first-come, first-served to those in line starting at 4 a.m.
WDAS is asking listeners who plan to attend to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. Marines will be in the lobby of the Kimmel Center to collect the toys. For more info, visit wdasfm.com.
Miller gets lucky at Tiffany's
Sixers point guard Andre Miller won a $3,600 diamond and sapphire pendant at a Sixers party Monday night at Tiffany & Co. (1414 Walnut), which held a reception marking the team's 60th-season diamond anniversary.
The event raised $10,000 through donations to benefit Comcast-Spectacor and Sixers charities. Sixers legend Moses Malone and Miller teammates Elton Brand, Samuel Dalembert, Andre Iguodala, Kareem Rush, Jason Smith and Lou Williams were there, as were coaches and team execs.
Out and about
* Broad Street Bully Orest
Kindrachuk's a regular at
Ralph's (760 S. 9th) and was leaving after lunch Monday with a pal when in walked his old Flyers Stanley Cup teammate Rick MacLeish with a few friends. The former Flyers hugged and spent about a half-hour catching up and shooting the breeze.
* Phillies hurler Ryan Madson
and two friends dined the other night at Davio's (111 S. 17th) on spinach salad, filet and a few bottles of pricey red wine.
Farther south, his shortstop teammate Jimmy Rollins sat front-row at the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Wachovia Center.
* NFL Hall of Fame quarter-
back Roger Staubach, in town for the Army-Navy Game, went for a rib eye, a crab cake and king-crab gnocchi at DelFrisco's (15th & Chestnut) Saturday night.
* Attorney Eddie Jacobs,
currently representing state Sen. Vince Fumo's longtime friend Ruth Arnao on federal corruption charges, was among guests at Jerry Blavat's Christmas party at Modo Mio (161 Girard), which is normally closed Monday but opened for The Geator's party. Other guests included Electric Factory/Live Nation chief Larry Magid, attorneys Chuck Peruto Jr. and Carmen Nasuti, former Philadelphia Weekly editor Tim Whitaker and Philadelphia magazine's Larry Platt and Jason Fagone.
Comedian Jimmy Fallon introduced Philly hip-hop heroes The Roots as the house band for his upcoming late show in an online video posted Monday at latenightwith
The former "SNL" player says that he plans to tape daily Web bulletins, and that his show starts in March. It will debut online, but the Fallon-replaces-Conan-O'Brien-who-replaces-Jay- Leno shuffle won't happen until June. *
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