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Archive: November, 2011

Ambitious tasting menu at Farmers' Cabinet

Monday, November 14, 2011, 11:42 AM
At Farmers' Cabinet (1113 Walnut St.), across from the Forrest Theater (and next to the vegetarian temple Maoz), executive chef Jason Goodman and sous chef Steve Forte are creating their own sausages, terrines, and torchon in their spare time -- ambitious, soulful, labor-intensive dishes you won't... Read more

Celtic pub opening in KoP

Monday, November 14, 2011, 10:12 AM
The Tilted Kilt, a Celtic version of Hooters, is setting up in King of Prussia, taking over the former Kildare's on Route 202 in front of the mall. Franchisee Ron Chesler says he's planning for a March opening. The pub is ranked No. 5 in Inc magazine's list of the fastest growing franchises in America... Read more

'Soup Nazi' coming to Philly

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:35 AM
Seinfeld fans: Larry Thomas, who played the Soup Nazi 16 years ago, will return to Doc's Gourmet Soup Bar (169 W. Girard Ave., at Hancock Street) for a meet-and-greet from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. His appearance in January drew quite a crowd. Read more

Gordon Ramsay needs a bad hotel

Friday, November 11, 2011, 3:06 PM
Gordon Ramsay and the crew from Fox's Kitchen Nightmares are in town. Tonight, they'll unveil the "new and improved" Chiarella's at 11th and Tasker Streets, and their next stop is Zocalo in University City. For his next trick, Ramsay is behind a show whose rough title is Hotel Hell. He's looking... Read more

Just in: Ripert names chef for 10 Arts

Friday, November 11, 2011, 1:09 PM
A month after Jennifer Carroll departed, a new chef de cuisine is in place at 10 Arts at the Ritz-Carlton. And chef Eric Ripert, who oversees the restaurant, did not go far for the selection. He's Nathan Volz, who started two years ago as sous chef after a career with other Ritz-Carltons, including... Read more

Sneak peek: Route 6 on 611

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 2:30 PM
Stephen Starr's latest restaurant, a seafooder called Route 6, opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 18. It's part of Eric Blumenfeld's development project at the former Wilkie auto showroom at 600 N. Broad St. Joe Volpe's Vie catering facility was first to open there, on the Green Street side. Marc... Read more

A rash of November restaurant openings

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 8:38 PM
November may be the busiest month for restaurant openings we have seen in years. Years, I say. 11/1: Little Louie's BBQ at 505 Haddon Ave. in Collingswood 11/1: Bobby's Burger Palace's location in Cherry Hill Mall 11/3: Firecreek's Voorhees Town Center location 11/5: Birra, the pizza and beer... Read more

Ela opening

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 5:44 PM
Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman are going with 11/11/11 for the opening of Ela, their rustic-meets-modern bar-restaurant in Queen Village that will counterpoise their fancier, "progressive American" Mica in Chestnut Hill. Roman made the map with Blackfish in Conshohocken. The chefs have taken the former... Read more

Ulivo opening Thursday

Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 2:02 PM
Thursday, Nov. 10 marks the public opening of Ulivo ("Olive"), a BYOB at Passyunk Avenue and Catharine Streets in Queen Village from Joseph Scarpone, who wowed the crowds a few years ago at Sovalo, a three-beller that was arguably the fanciest joint in Northern Liberties. Scarpone later created Agiato... Read more

Chinatown gets a duck house

Monday, November 7, 2011, 5:58 PM
Man Lam, a veteran of Chinatown’s Ting Wong, and wife Shu Jie Lin are first-time restaurant owners with M Kee (1002 Race St., 215-238-8883, in a former produce store. They specialize in noodle dishes, pork, and duck — they hang in the window here — in a utilitarian atmosphere that’s... Read more
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