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Archive: June, 2011

Restaurant notes: Sly Fox to sell Royersford location, build new brewery

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 9:51 AM
John and Peter Giannopoulos of Sly Fox Brewery announced that they were opening a large-production brewery in Pottstown later this year and would sell the restaurant side of their Royersford location to a longtime employee, Stacey Hebert, and her husband, Bryan. They'll call it Lucky Lab Tavern. Under... Read more

Shake Shack coming to Philly

Monday, June 13, 2011, 4:54 PM
Shake Shack, the Danny Meyer burger chain, is coming to Philly. A lease has been executed at 2000 Sansom St., the southwest corner of 20th and Sansom Streets, across from Village Whiskey. A rep promises inside and outside seating, and beer and wine. It's up for the second half of 2012. Philly's... Read more

There's a mortadella in the bathtub

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 7:39 PM
Brad Spence, chef at Amis, wanted to do something novel to impress the collection of chefs coming to town for the Great Chefs Event, the fundraiser that boss Marc Vetri will oversee Tuesday, June 14 for Alex's Lemonade Stand. "Can't have a party without a giant mortadella," Spence reasoned. And giant... Read more

Moving and shaking at Reading Terminal Market

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 12:37 PM
Musical chairs at Reading Terminal Market: The landmark is beginning work on a major reconstruction project. DiNic's, the roast-pork haven, will move into the stand that Harry G. Ochs suddenly vacated last month, as reported Saturday by market watcher Bob Libkind on his blog. Libkind mentioned other... Read more

Restaurant notes: Ansill space has a tenant

Friday, June 10, 2011, 2:40 PM
Chefs-besties Jason Cichonski and Chip Roman, now running Mica in Chestnut Hill, have posted an orange liquor app on the Third and Bainbridge Streets property last occupied by Ansill. (It was Judy's, most notably). You may recall that Stephen Starr had planned to open an Italian restaurant for Chris... Read more

Duff Goldman gets a 'Sugar High' here

Friday, June 10, 2011, 12:08 PM
Duff Goldman, the "Ace of Cakes" guy from Food Network, roared into the city on his Harley to shoot segments for Sugar High, his new series premiering Aug. 8 (or "ate-ate") at 10:30 p.m. He spent hours on Tuesday, June 7 at the new Brown Betty Dessert Boutique flagship store at Second and Brown Streets... Read more

Restaurant notes: Conshohocken Restaurant Week; best of chili

Friday, June 10, 2011, 10:50 AM
Conshohocken Restaurant Week -- running June 13 to 19 -- assembles a dozen and a half Conshy area eateries for $20 and $30 prix-fixe meals. Among the field, sponsored by, are such destinations as Blackfish, Fayette Street Grille, Isabella (which was just awarded two IsaBellas from... Read more

Restaurant notes: Tweed gone

Friday, June 10, 2011, 7:53 AM
Tweed, the stylish bilevel bistro at 114 S. 12th St., is closed after exactly a year. The curtains are drawn over the windows. But much of the interior -- which restaurateur Eddie Bianchini spent a fortune on -- was effectively stripped last weekend. Banquettes? Gone. The bar? Torn out. Soda lines... Read more

Ocean City cookie shop gets a Food Network series

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:33 PM
The Food Network announced that it's going with Tough Cookies, a new series following sisters Susan Adair and Linda Brand as they run Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company in Ocean City, N.J. Adair, who lives in Berlin, Camden County, is the mad genius behind the family run operation. Premiere will... Read more

Restaurant notes: Table 31 buttoning up; chef intrigue

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:21 PM
The plaza dining outside the Comcast Center at 17th and JFK cooks with activity in the warm weather. How about alfresco dining 10 months a year? Table 31's Chris Scarduzio says an enclosure -- a giant canopy with drop-down sides -- is being fabricated offsite. In early August, according to plan, the... Read more
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