The Insider Archive: July, 2011

Harry G. Ochs moves again

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Harry G. Ochs, which in May left its 105-year home at Reading Terminal Market during a tiff over unpaid rent, is a butcher without a block... Read more

Chef's corner: Brisket by Erin O'Shea

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"Chef's Corner," our philly.com/Food how-to video series, continues with a beef from Erin O'Shea of Percy Street, who demystifies the humble... Read more

Of new dayparts and chicken banh mi

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Two Rittenhouse Square restaurants expand their hours, effective Thursday, July 14. a.Kitchen -- and someday I'll get over the idea of starting... Read more

Getting it straight at The Twisted Tail

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Lots, lots going on in George Reilly's world. The English-born former Parc bartender and his fiancee, Laura Catlaw, are getting ready for... Read more

Free lunch launch at Opa

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Opa, the Greek newcomer at 1311 Sansom St., starts weekday lunch on Monday, July 18 in a bold and gutsy way: comping dine-in eaters with the... Read more

Restaurant bans kids under 6

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The owner of McDain's, a casual eatery and driving range near Pittsburgh, has banned children under 6. "This is not a kid-oriented place,"... Read more

Secrets of Mike Solo's hummus

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How does James Beard winner Michael Solomonov make that lusciously yummy hummus tahina at Zahav restaurant? In the new installment of our... Read more

Call the webmaster: Openings approaching

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Before the final touches go into a restaurant, the splash page goes up -- a "coming-soon" sign on the web. Over the weekend, the mysterious... Read more