Back in the good old days - when you could make fun of gringos - we had a Tex-Mex chain called Binni & Flynn's. Lively atmosphere, Yankee-fied grub, stiff margaritas. B&F's quarter-century run ended in 2001, not long after the death of founder Richard Coyle. The family stuffed the tchotchkes in their garage. Recently, though, daughter Meridith, who owned a restaurant and catering company in Berwyn that was last known as Aneu, converted it into a Binni & Flynn's. You can go home again. While the decor is a bit more refined than it was back at Gateway Shopping Center, the food at B&F 2.0 is pretty much the same: oversized plates of blow-the-diet enchiladas, tacos and such. You'll find not only Meridith but her mom, Irene, and Meridith's daughter Alexandra, the next generation.
Binni & Flynn's, 575 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, 610-251-9600.
Notes. Bai Tong is the new name of the short-lived Circles Thai outpost at 126 Bala Ave. in Bala Cynwyd (610-664-0200). Basically the same owners as previous restaurant, Pa & Pa. ... Dettera in Ambler starts brunch this weekend: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays. ... Nanee’s Kitchen, serving Indian and Pakistani food, has moved to an end-of-aisle stand at Reading Terminal Market. It is across from Godshall’s Poultry. ... No more Little Louie's BBQ in Collingswood. Buttoned up tight.