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The Insider Archive: January, 2012
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Chef shakeup at the Sofitel
Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 1:22 PM
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...
Brodo: Yes, soup for you
Thu, Jan 19, 2012, 1:53 PM
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...
Gutin + Cohen + Levin = Square Peg
Wed, Jan 18, 2012, 5:23 PM
Restaurateurs Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen (Cuba Libre, GuestCounts Hospitality, 32˚) have settled on Square Peg as the name of their forthcoming...
Underdogs: An idea that Center City wiener fans can relish
Wed, Jan 18, 2012, 3:43 PM
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...
Restaurants coming to the Navy Yard
Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 3:35 PM
The lower end of South Broad Street is about to get mighty interesting, dining-wise. The City Planning Commission today approved plans to...
Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 11:30 AM
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...
Noodling around: Big move in Chinatown
Mon, Jan 16, 2012, 3:38 PM
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...
See La Calaca Feliz? Sí
Thu, Jan 12, 2012, 9:57 PM
La Calaca Feliz, the Mexican bar/restaurant at 2321 Fairmount Ave. from Cantina Feliz's Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal, is targeting an opening...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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