Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dos Tacos coming to 15th and Sansom

Monday, April 20, 2015, 10:39 PM
Beats the heart of a chef in 2015 who doesn't dream of opening a taco shop? Sylva Senat - awaiting the end of heavy construction that will yield him Maison 208, on the former site of Letto Deli at 13th and Chancellor Streets - is getting into the tortilla game, at least for a spell. "I need a project... Read more

The Little Lion coming to Old City

Monday, April 20, 2015, 3:09 PM
The long-vacant spot at Third and Chestnut Streets that until May 2011 housed Haru (241 Chestnut St.) will get new life this summer as a casual but upscale American bar/restaurant. The Little Lion - the pride of former Devil’s Alley manager Chris Younge and entrepreneur Jason Dills - carries... Read more

Shuttered Philadium is now for sale

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:41 AM
Less than a month after the City of Philadelphia shut down the popular Philadium sports bar in South Philadelphia over back taxes, the owners have put the bricks up for sale. But Michael Angelina of Berkshire Hathaway-Society Hill, who represents the owners, said he is trying to get the tax issues... Read more

Fermentaria: Ardmore's Tired Hands opens a brewpub

Friday, April 17, 2015, 3:58 PM
Set up a working brewery next to a restaurant setting with food - well-thought-out food, at that - and you call it a brewpub. Jean Broillet and Julie Foster decided to coin a word to properly brand their follow-up to their Tired Hands Brewing Company, a brewery/cafe in Ardmore: Fermentaria. Why... Read more

New building means new restaurants at 1700 Market

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:00 AM
Market Street West seems to have the makings of a steakhouse district. A proposed addition to the 1700 Market St. office building would house a high-end steakhouse, its moderate-priced Mexican sibling, and a casual restaurant. The city zoning board will be asked to approve the plan for a three-story... Read more

Catch Anthony Bourdain's Jersey Shore date

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:11 PM
For all Anthony Bourdain's New York-iness, he's really a kid from Leonia, Bergen County. For the May 31 episode of his CNN show Parts Unknown (9 p.m.), the globetrotting chef picks up his brother, Chris, to hit Hiram's in Fort Lee for fried hot dogs. Then, they go to the shore: Asbury Park (which... Read more

Honeygrow coming to Penn campus, elsewhere

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:12 AM
One of the great success stories has been Honeygrow, the stir-fry/salad specialist that only opened its first location - on 16th Street in Center City - less than three years ago. Justin Rosenberg and partners have just put their pens down from signing three additional locations, which are expected... Read more

Farmer's Keep: Fast, casual, fresh, healthy

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:34 PM
New healthful food options keep popping up around town, and now the area around 20th and Market Streets is in line to get a cafe with a farm-meets-the-city philosophy later this month. Joshua Bullock is in the finishing stages of building Farmer's Keep at 10 S. 20th St., whose previous occupants were... Read more

Rai Rai Ramen: Noodles and more in Chinatown

Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:30 PM
The options for ramen have expanded with April 12's opening of Rai Rai Ramen at 915 Race St. (215-309-3609), a BYOB across from the new hot pot/Korean BBQ spot Nine Ting. Rai Rai - whose bright interior contains tables, high-tops and wall-counter seating - is rooted in North Brunswick, N.J., where... Read more

One restaurant inspection report to chew on

Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:15 AM
You may have heard about going out for a bite to eat... Sanitarians, those Health Department workers who inspect food establishments, must see everything in the course of their duties. At a Center City diner last month, a sanitarian found a worker's dentures stored on a napkin on a food shelf of... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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