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The Insider Archive: February, 2012
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Check out Alla Spina
Sun, Feb 19, 2012, 7:55 PM
One of the more exciting restaurant projects I've followed from inception to opening is Alla Spina, the Italian gastropub from Marc Vetri,...
Brick American Eatery to debut
Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 9:43 PM
Restaurateur Jolly Weldon (Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar, Mammoni, et al) is behind Brick American Eatery, at 1708 Lombard St. (267-639-9440),...
Piazza's Speck, er, Raw to become a beer bar?
Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 5:01 PM
What to do with that grand white elephant at the Piazza at Schmidt's that was first known as Speck (never opened) and then as Raw at the Piazza...
Noir to replace Sticks & Stones
Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 4:50 PM
Marcos Decotiis, who's been working at La Stanza at 20th and Oregon (he was seen in the restaurant's appearance on the Food Network's Restaurant...
Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 4:40 PM
Chinatown's Ramen Boy, which opened last week at 204 N. Ninth St., has been closed by a gas-main issue. Check back here; I'll update the reopening...
Mica makes GQ's top 10 new restaurant list
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 11:25 PM
Big kudos to Chip Roman, whose yearling Mica in Chestnut Hill appears at #8 in GQ magazine's list of the 10 best new restaurants in America...
Spiga coming to 13th and Locust
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 4:21 PM
One of the bigger secrets is the Italian restaurant under construction at 1305 Locust St. by the team at Le Castagne. (The deal was signed...
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 3:39 PM
Bonte, the wafflerie, has opened a third Philly location. It's at 1910 Liacouras Walk on Temple's campus. Manager Kayur Popat owns Saxby's...
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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