The Insider Archive: December, 2011

A Fairmount dining boom

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With the attention placed on East Passyunk, Rittenhouse Square and Midtown Village, you might forget the dining scene in Fairmount was every... Read more

What's up at Alla Spina?

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Marc Vetri does nothing traditionally. Let's say you'll require a special table at Alla Spina, the Italian beer bar that he and his partners... Read more

Jamonera to open in January

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Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, the doyennes of Midtown (Barbuzzo, Lolita), are looking to mid-January for the rollout of Jamonera (105 S... Read more

Holiday gift certificate warning

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Adapted from a blog post from December 2007 and December 2010: You see this every December: Well-meaning people walk into restaurants, approach... Read more

Eataly on the way to Philly? Not exactly

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Post amended Sorry, folks, but my source has backtracked on his assertion that Eataly, the Mario Batali-backed Italian food hyper-emporium... Read more

Bad news for tomato-pie lovers

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The Chambersburg section of Trenton is losing one of its landmarks as the De Lorenzo's Tomato Pie shop - the one in the converted rowhouse... Read more

Opening notes

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The mad dash to open that restaurant project in 2011 continues. New to Media-ites is 320 Market Cafe, a sibling (21 W. State St.) of the Swarthmore... Read more

South Street: Home of the french fry

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South Street has never exactly been a haven of fine dining. Now it looks like it'll become a french fry haven. Construction work is underway... Read more