Boom time: New restaurants are on the way in Philadelphia

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MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff Billy Hines, an owner of The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave., in a church chair. This has been one of the... Read more

Coffee and cured meats are the specialty at Bower Cafe

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MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff Thane Wright, owner of Bower Cafe, 263 S. 10th St. Coffee and... Read more

Stats on 17th, a sports bar, to open in Rittenhouse

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Cold, hard reality in club world: The Clubhouse — whose draws included an ice bar that allowed drinking in an oversize freezer —... Read more

Inside Porch & Proper, bringing elegance to Collingswood

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MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff Table setting in the window of Porch & Proper, 619 Collings Ave... Read more

Happy-hour pick: The Olde Bar

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MICHAEL KLEIN / Staff Mussels at happy hour at Olde Bar. The Olde Bar 125 Walnut St., 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Saturday and... Read more

For restaurateurs Safran and Turney, more to come - including a child

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Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran — who over the last 16 years reinvented the 13th Street corridor in Washington Square West, opening... Read more

Federal Donuts to open on South Street

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Federal Donuts, the Philly-bred chicken-and-doughnut mini-chain, is teeing up for a South Street location to open in late September. Midwood... Read more

South Philly Barbacoa is back - not that it ever really left

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The peripatetic taqueria known as South Philly Barbacoa is back, in a new location in a former pizzeria at the corner of Ninth and Ellsworth... Read more