The Insider Archive: April, 2011

Doing the Burger Brawl

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Rob and Maggie Wasserman, who own Rouge and 500 Degrees, were kicking around ideas for a fund-raiser to help son Jonah's school, Meredith Elementary... Read more

Fry rivalry?

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Mike Stollenwerk of Fish, Little Fish, and Fathom wants to stir the pot a bit. He's unhappy that he can't call his signature crab-topped fries... Read more

Restaurant notes: Updates

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Luca Sena and John Poulos are preparing for a May opening of Revolution House at Second and Market Streets, across from the Continental. It's... Read more

Restaurant notes: El Cafeito to close

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Kensington is losing one of its bright, young stars. Lisa Padilla told me that this is the last week of El Cafeito, her Puerto Rican cafe... Read more

Restaurant notes: New in Mullica Hill; buy a Bucks County inn?

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Culinary Institute of America grad Anthony Marino is behind Marino’s of Mullica Hill, targeted for an early May opening in Mullica Hill... Read more

Restaurant notes: What's that truck doing on Whole Foods' roof?

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"Honest Tom" McCusker and Jose "Guapos Tacos" Garces have taken tacos on the road with their trucks. The Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting Mall... Read more

Restaurant notes: What's up with Bitar's?; high-tech/low-cal fare

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Bitar's, which has been dispensing Lebanese fare from 10th and Federal Streets since 1974, is weighing a move but nothing is imminent, says... Read more

Restaurant notes: Deep-fried Thanksgiving dinner!

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You take roasted turkey, coat it with mashed potatoes and stuffing, batter it, fry it, and serve it with cranberry sauce and gravy. This Thanksgiving-dinner... Read more