The Insider Archive: January, 2012

Chef shakeup at the Sofitel

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This America thing just didn't work out for Sofitel chef Kevin Levett. He's going back to England after 16 months. The affable, Australia-born... Read more

Brodo: Yes, soup for you

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Brodo - Italian for "broth" - is the name of a fast-casual, soup-centric cafe coming to the former Naked Chocolate space in the United Plaza... Read more

Gutin + Cohen + Levin = Square Peg

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Restaurateurs Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre, GuestCounts Hospitality, 32˚) have settled on Square Peg as the name of their forthcoming... Read more

Underdogs: An idea that Center City wiener fans can relish

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This is not the wurst thing that could happen to Center City: Robert Amar, who helped create and run Fare in Fairmount, is setting up a hot... Read more

Restaurants coming to the Navy Yard

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The lower end of South Broad Street is about to get mighty interesting, dining-wise. The City Planning Commission today approved plans to... Read more

Dining notes

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Hop Sing Laundromat, the Chinatown bar, is inching even closer to what actually may be an opening. It has put out a call on Craigslist for... Read more

Noodling around: Big move in Chinatown

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Pho 75 pulled out of 1022 Race St. in mid-December after four years. The next occupant will be the popular Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House... Read more

See La Calaca Feliz? Sí

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La Calaca Feliz, the Mexican bar/restaurant at 2321 Fairmount Ave. from Cantina Feliz's Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal, is targeting an opening... Read more