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Archive: February, 2011

Burgers on a fun bun ... made of Tastykake

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 8:42 AM
Matt Levin, chef-owner of Adsum in Queen Village and creator of a Four Loko meal recently, decided to mix sweet, salty, bitter, and sour, and came up with the TastySlider -- plump burgers tucked between "buns" made of Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes. He said it's also his small way to help the financially... Read more

Restaurant notes: RAW truth; chef change

Friday, February 11, 2011, 3:41 PM
Raw-foods lovers, vegans, and juice fans will have a destination this spring at 111 S. 12th St. in the White Building space that was Blue Lotus, a rug company. JAR BAR -- that's J-A-R, as in "juicy and raw" has the backing of raw chef Joel Scott Odhner (who worked for Dr. Oz) and partner Jennifer... Read more

Restaurant notes: Valentine's bookings

Friday, February 11, 2011, 9:36 AM
Valentine's Day's being on a Monday creates a three-day weekend for restaurateurs, and with no snow in the forecast, they will stop their carping till at least Tuesday. The National Restaurant Association said 70 million Americans are expected to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a restaurant this... Read more

Restaurant notes: Uno Pico de Gallo; chef leaves the Hyatt

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 6:00 AM
Pico de Gallo has ended its seven-year run as a BYOB at the northwest corner of 15th and South Streets. The operation is now consolidated across the street at Michael Ortega's liquor-licensed Baja Room. Marc Plessis has left the chef de cuisine's post at Nineteen (aka XIX) at the Hyatt at the... Read more

Restaurant notes: "Best pizza," according to Vetri and Starr

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:29 PM
At Tuesday’s lunchtime groundbreaking of a project at 600 N. Broad St. that will include restaurateurs Marc Vetri and Stephen Starr and caterer Joe Volpe, someone put out Tastykake, soft pretzels, and pizza for the attendees. Starr and Vetri noticed the pizza boxes, grabbed slices, and commenced... Read more

Restaurant notes: Groundbreaking on North Broad for Vetri, Starr, Volpe

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 2:47 PM
Four months ago, developer Eric Blumenfeld gathered Marc Vetri, Stephen Starr, and Joe Volpe for a photo op at the former Wilkie car dealership at 600 N. Broad St. Vetri and Starr would open restaurants as part of his mixed-use development, and Volpe was on board for a catering operation. Today (2/8)... Read more

Restaurant notes: A bit of Nostalgia

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 11:40 AM
When last heard from last summer, Jose Vargas and Jennifer Brennan-Vargas were in New Hope with a restaurant called Thyme. That lasted a New Hope minute, you might say. Landlord issues. The couple, who met years ago while working in the front of the house at the Palm, have surfaced in bosky Chalfont... Read more

Restaurant notes: Opa's on

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 6:00 AM
It's been 30 years since I've eaten food from the Tsiouris family -- during college, I loved Efthimios Tsiouris' diner, The Continental, across from what was then known as the Bridge-Pratt El terminal (now the Frankford Transportation Center) at 5231 Frankford Ave. The Continental is long gone (it's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Help wanted

Monday, February 7, 2011, 1:39 PM
Employment prospects: Aimee Olexy is looking for talent for her forthcoming Starr partnership at 210 W. Washington Square, as a posting on the door proclaims. She's preparing to announce a job fair for next week and the week after. Also in the hunt is Jose Garces, who wants upwardly mobile folks... Read more

Restaurant notes: South Philly notes

Monday, February 7, 2011, 12:48 PM
Heading to South Philly... The relocated branch of the Paesano's sandwichery at 1017 S. Ninth St. is up for a Wednesday, Feb. 9 opening, says Peter McAndrews. Its old spot is now Monsu, a Sicilian BYOB. 943, which has spent two years in planning and many weeks in city-permitting limbo at 943 S.... Read more
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