Friday, November 27, 2015

Hey, kids! Cantina's goat burrito makes a best-of list

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 10:36 AM
Best-burrito lists have a way of bypassing Philadelphia. The 215 is not exactly a Mexican hotbed, on a national level. But wait. The Daily Meal's third annual list of the 35 Best Burritos in America includes the goat burrito from Cantina Los Caballitos on East Passyunk Avenue. "A flour tortilla is... Read more

Eateries that did well during pope visit

Monday, September 28, 2015, 2:46 PM
Restaurateurs all around Center City are venting about nonexistent business during the papal events. We now hear from Larry Rosenblum of Spread Bagelry, on 20th Street just north of Spruce, who apparently turned his lemon into lemonade. (Can't think of a similar analogy in the bagel world.) Rosenblum... Read more

What's chef Jason Cichonski doing at Xfinity Live?

Monday, September 28, 2015, 11:58 AM
The operators of Xfinity Live, planning an expansion earlier this year, wanted something new to complement its collection of bars. Spectrum Grill, the chophouse at the entertainment center at the South Philadelphia sports complex, was on the way out. But what to do there? Glenn Sutch, who oversees... Read more

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill closes

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:57 PM
Heirloom's 3½-year run at the top of Chestnut Hill has come to a close. The quaint regional American BYOB shut down Sept. 20. Per a note on its website, the decision was "not easily made, as Heirloom has been the little special place of our company." The company owns the nearby Paris Bistro... Read more

Food options on the Parkway for the masses

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:09 PM
Visitors to the World Meeting of Families events on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday and Sunday will have extensive food options. Given the security zone, event vendor Aramark will have a captive audience for much of the two days. Here is the menu, which will be served at various stands. Not... Read more

Sip-N-Glo opens in Rittenhouse

Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:37 PM
After 10 months of work, the Rittenhouse location of the popular Sip-N-Glo juice shop is just about ready. Seeking papal-related business, Entrepreneur Kristin Lubsen, who debuted in 2013 on South Street across from Whole Foods, has decided to soft-open at 257 S. 20th St., in the former Hello World... Read more

Bud & Marilyn's coconut cream pie is worth a try

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:52 AM
Amid all this recent talk about the resurgence of pie was a nagging sense of loss. Matyson in Rittenhouse closed in July, and with it went the restaurant's signature coconut cream pie, which featured a macadamia-nut crust and chocolate ganache. No joy in pieville. If you want another slice, you... Read more

Tamarindo's in Montco closing, pending a move

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:03 AM
Tamarindo's, for more than 16 years a Mexican favorite in the Blue Bell/Broad Axe/Ambler area, is closing its longtime home after business Saturday, Sept. 26, in anticipation of its move to Flourtown. Owner Fernando Sauri said he had wanted to stay open in Broad Axe Shopping Center on Skippack Pike... Read more

Restaurant Neuf coming to Italian Market

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 4:18 PM
Neuf means "nine," and Wednesday, Sept. 30 - the last day of the ninth month - will be the debut of Restaurant Neuf, the bistro from Joncarl Lachman and Bob Moysan, who own the Passyunk Square hit Noord. It's also on Ninth Street, in the Italian Market. The well-traveled couple is venturing south... Read more

Wahlburgers coming to Northern Liberties

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 2:24 PM
From certain signs - notably a tweet showing Mark Wahlberg being taped in his food truck for his A&E TV series Wahlburgers - it appears likely that the Piazza at Schmidt's will be the home of the Philadelphia area's first Wahlburgers restaurant. The former Darling's Diner on Second Street at Germantown... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, 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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