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Archive: December, 2011

Buddakan chef leaves

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:11 PM
Chef Mark Hellyar has called it quits at Buddakan. Which might not matter to most patrons at the Old City Stephen Starr landmark, but will mean that the 16 people who have a $150-a-head, six-course cooking class with him on Thursday (12/8) at Cook, off Rittenhouse Square, won't taste his Vietnamese... Read more

Corned beef challenge; more cookies

Monday, December 5, 2011, 10:44 AM
Dubh Linn Square Pub is sandwiched, as it were, between two Jewish delis (Kibitz Room and Short Hills Deli) at 482 Evesham Rd. in Cherry Hill. Chef Jason Feehan is making the bold declaration that he serves the best corned beef - so good, he says, that if you say it's not the best you’ve had... Read more

Kokopelli is shut down

Friday, December 2, 2011, 1:00 PM
Kokopelli, the bar/nightclub at 1904 Chestnut St., was shut down Thursday by the city Department of Licenses & Inspections. A city spokeswoman said it lacked a food-prep license. I have a call out to the bar's attorney. Kokopelli succeeded another short-lived club, Akoya, which succeeded yet... Read more

Tales of the city

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 4:01 PM
The big question about Hop Sing Laundromat is not “when will it open?” - no answer to that one yet - but who will get a free party. As the finishing touches are being applied to the long-in-development Chinatown bar, the owner, Lee, is putting out a call to local nonprofits. He’ll... Read more

Coming to Center City: honeygrow

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 2:23 PM
Made-to-order stir-fry bowls and salads from a 50-ingredient list, plus shakes, are the basis of honeygrow, a fast-casual eatery coming in spring 2012 to 16th and Ionic Streets in Center City, the spot on the ground floor of The Oakwood apartments (1601 Sansom) that formerly was The Pita Pit. Entrepreneur... Read more
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