Monday, February 8, 2016

Bryn & Dane's is on an expansion roll

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 1:53 PM
Bryn Davis of the burgeoning Bryn & Dane's wraps/salads/smoothies chain has three openings on the books for this year: - At Blank Aschkenasy Properties' Bryn Mawr Village, expected to open this summer at 909 Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr. - At part of Atwater Corporate Center's Atwater... Read more

Biga, a 'grungy' Italian spot from Alba, coming to Bryn Mawr

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:40 PM
Homey and polished? Sean Weinberg will leave those attributes at his Restaurant Alba in Malvern. For his next restaurant, he's using such adjectives as grungy and edgy. Biga Pizza + Beer, which will take the ground floor of a building just off the intersection of County Line Road, Glenbrook Avenue... Read more

This Philly food truck is so plugged in - it's electric

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:42 PM
From the side and rear, Greg Alden Steele's new Philly Greens food truck looks like just about every other one on the road today. But just look up front at the cab portion. It's rounded and snub-nosed. Is a golf cart powering this truck? Close. It's a Polaris GEM electric utility vehicle. Philly Greens... Read more

Stove & Tap coming to Lansdale

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12:35 PM
The former Molly Maguire's at Main and Wood Streets in Lansdale is getting new life. By March, former Starr lieutenant Justin Weathers and his business partner, Matt Moyer, hope to open Stove & Tap (329 W. Main St.), which they're positioning as a family-friendly American pub dressed in light... Read more

Wahlburgers' food truck will deliver

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:45 PM
While the Philadelphia location of burger outpost Wahlburgers is under construction at the Rialto at the Piazza in Northern Liberties, its food truck has been set up outside on weekends. Starting Jan. 21, Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg's grub will be available for online ordering and delivery through... Read more

Meritage space to get new restaurant, Lou Bird's

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:28 PM
The prime southwest corner of 20th and Lombard Streets, which housed Meritage for nine years until September 2015, has a new restaurant occupant on the way. Norris and Debbie Jordan, who live nearby, are fixing it up extensively to yield what he calls a high-end American bar/restaurant called Lou... Read more

Bubble tea + sushi = Bubblefish in Chinatown

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 12:39 PM
When Xu Lin's father died two years ago, the longtime Chinatown community activist decided that it was time to shift gears and spend more time with his siblings. His siblings happened to be restaurateurs in Canada. Lin persuaded his brother Sean, his sister Ping and her husband, Edison Wang, to come... Read more

Fishtown's Front Street Cafe: 'What the neighborhood needed'

Monday, January 18, 2016, 11:54 PM
As Fishtown's development progressed, moving west into Kensington, Lee Larkin and Nicole Barclay were watching. He owned a grand, 19th-century building on the southeast corner of Front and Thompson Streets, a block north of the Girard Street El stop. And as the influx of new residents reached a critical... Read more

Philly's PIG restaurant closes after 1 month

Sunday, January 17, 2016, 8:21 AM
The life cycle of a restaurant? Some serve the neighborhood, develop a solid rep, and grow into national landmarks, like Ralph's in South Philadelphia, which has been family owned and operated since 1900. And then we have Pig at 712 W. Girard Ave., which opened Dec. 15. Chef Joseph Shilling, who... Read more

Herr's to sell Crabfries-flavor potato chips

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 7:06 PM
Herr Foods, the Chester County snack-food giant, will introduce potato chips in March flavored like Crabfries, the stock-in-trade of Chickie's & Pete's, the Philly-based sports-bar chain. Herr's confirms that an image of what appears to be a prototype bag making the rounds on social media is the... Read more
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