Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wishing Well in Bella Vista shuts down

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:28 AM
The luck has run out for the Wishing Well at Ninth and Catharine Streets in Bella Vista, which had been facing eviction since January, according to filings in Municipal Court. In February, the owner of the building at 767 S. Ninth St., Bilton Ltd., was awarded a default judgment of $29,378.39 in back... Read more

A La Mousse: Luxe desserts in Chinatown

Monday, October 12, 2015, 11:46 AM
The Chinatown dessert scene traditionally is oversweetened, whether it's the artificially flavored and colored baked goods or the cloyingly sugary bubble tea. This was a problem for Anna Chen, who owns Sakura Mandarin at 11th and Race Streets and Spice 28 at 13th and Chestnut Streets with her husband... Read more

Get your own beer at the Wells Fargo Center and Linc

Monday, October 12, 2015, 6:00 AM
Self-service beer-vending machines, which have been making their way into busy beer bars and arenas, have arrived this season at the Wells Fargo Center, and at some events at Lincoln Financial Field. Aramark is touting the idea as a time-saver for those who want to dodge lines. Then again, there's... Read more

El Poquito adding a Center City location

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10:51 AM
El Poquito - the Chestnut Hill cantina/tequila bar that opened barely a year ago - is fixing to open a second location, and it will do so in Center City. Though there's no official confirmation, sources pinpoint the location, to open in late fall or early winter, as the Radisson Blu Warwick's Tavern... Read more

North Broad Street picking up

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:30 PM
Things are looking up on North Broad Street and the surrounding blocks, as development begins to fill in a former no-man's land between Temple University and Center City. Developer Eric Blumenfeld says he is getting closer to announcing retail and restaurant tenants for the Divine Lorraine Hotel... Read more

Cheese, charcuterie and chefs at Cornerstone on Main Line

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:02 PM
There's a little of this and a little of that - meats, cheeses, prepared foods, visiting chefs - coming together at Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie, which opens Oct. 9 at 1 West Ave. (610-688-1888), across from the Wayne train station. Chefs Christine (Doherty) Kondra and Nick Kondra have set... Read more

Kombucha maker Inspired Brews opening in Old City

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:48 PM
Kombucha, the fermented, slightly bubbly natural tea drinks, have caught on the area, largely due to the work of Inspired Brews, the small wholesale business by Center City graphic designer Jessa Stevens and her Dallas-based business partner, Jennifer Snow. They have outgrown their shared kitchen... Read more

1000 Degrees Pizza opens in Cherry Hill

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:12 AM
The design-your-own-pizza game gets a new player in Cherry Hill on Oct. 8 when South Jersey-rooted franchise 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza opens in the Market Place at Cherry Hill (2000 Marlton Pike West). The first 10 people through the doors at its 11 a.m. opening will win free pizza for a year... Read more

Independence Beer Garden winding down season

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:41 AM
A true sign of autumn: Independence Beer Garden (Sixth and Market Streets) will mark the end of its season Oct. 31. October days and hours are 11 a.m. till late Thursday to Sunday, and all beers are $5. Read more

Gennaro's Tomato Pie will move to East Passyunk, after all

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 12:15 AM
Gennaro's Tomato Pie will move after all to Passyunk Square, where in early November it will replace Grace & Pat's. Mike Giammarino was running out of room last year at Gennaro's, on Jackson Street near South Philadelphia High, when the spot that housed a trattoria called Da Vinci, across from... Read more
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