Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jules Thin Crust Pizza to open in Cherry Hill

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:46 AM
Jules Thin Crust Pizza - one of the earlier entrants in the organic-pizza game - just inked a deal for its seventh Philadelphia-area shop. Opening in Ellisburg Shopping Center in Cherry Hill is targeted for January. Jules was created out of necessity in 2004 when Bucks County couple John and Jan Ordway... Read more

Mosaics, music and Mexican: Zagar's studio opens with barbacoa

Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:29 PM
Ben Miller and his wife, Cristina Martinez, were cooking lamb barbacoa out of their house two years ago, delighting friends. Meanwhile, the renowned mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar was slowly outfitting a warehouse/workspace near 10th and Watkins Streets, near the couple's house. It's an adjunct to his... Read more

Garces opening nightspot beneath Rosa Blanca

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:58 PM
Nearly a year after the debut of Rosa Blanca (707 Chestnut St.), Jose Garces has opened the downstairs lounge. Garces, channeling his inner Desi Arnaz, is calling it Nacional 56, after Cabaret Parisien, which opened in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in 1956. Nacional 56 opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday through... Read more

Philly food on TV: Of tacos and wiseguys

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:22 PM
Back in late October, chef Aarón Sánchez was in town to sample tacos for his Cooking Channel series Taco Trip. Well, the episode has a date: Jan. 13 at 9:30 p.m., when Sanchez samples Union Taco's Philly cheesesteak taco, a scrapple taco at Sancho Pistola's, a Thai duck fusion taco at... Read more

U-Bahn: Inside an underground lair in Center City

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 4:00 AM
Teddy Sourias and his crew at the beer bar BRU (1318 Chestnut St.) have been working since last winter underground on a new venue, U-Bahn. The new-age rathskeller will see the light of day (only figuratively) in the next six weeks or so. Sourias is positioning U-Bahn - which will have a "secret"... Read more

Mercer Cafe, with Tacconelli's, opening at Navy Yard

Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:37 PM
Workers at the Navy Yard are getting a nifty perk next spring: Tacconelli's pizza, hot out of the oven. Port Richmond's Mercer Cafe has signed a lease to open a restaurant at 15th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue, next to the Dinic's location. (It's Building 623, if you're an old salt.) Tom and Dina... Read more

Milkhouse: Grilled cheese and shakes at Suburban Station

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:37 AM
Don't go to Suburban Station's newest shop if you're looking for a huge menu. Milkhouse (where Moe's was next to "Track 1, Section A," 267-606-6757) sells panini-pressed grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, breakfast sandwiches, fries, milkshakes and La Colombe drip coffee. Tommy Guest (Philly Pretzel... Read more

Update: Restaurant openings

Friday, November 21, 2014, 12:42 AM
To update the crop of projected restaurant openings over the next eight weeks or so: Mere hours old is The Crazy Sofa, a sushi/small plater, next to the Regal theater in Newtown Square (the former Roux 3). Any day now, Collingswood will see the debut of Local Market and Cafe (714 Haddon Ave.), which... Read more

Latin Flavor: Caribbean on South Street

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 9:33 PM
Four owners from four Latin lands are running Latin Flavor, a cafeteria-style restaurant opening Friday, Nov. 21 at 627 South St. (267-519-2027), a storefront whose previous occupants include Baklava Cafe and Gaja Gaja. Aramis Ramirez is from Cuba, his wife, Francis Carrion, is Dominican, Maribel... Read more

New chef at Sola in Bryn Mawr

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 11:05 PM
Colin Mason, whose resume includes Fork, Nectar, Susanna Foo, and Kanella, has landed as executive chef at Sola, Brian Engler's BYOB in Bryn Mawr. He credits his appreciation for food to his time at a boarding school in Hershey, where he and his classmates worked the fields and grew their own produce... Read more
About this blog
Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

Michael Klein
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter