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The Insider Archive: March, 2012
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Nan Zhou's new location
Fri, Mar 23, 2012, 10:50 AM
Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House, one of the tastiest bargains in all of Chinatown, has relocated a block and a half from its former dumpy...
Hold the strip steak: Christine's Cabaret closes
Thu, Mar 22, 2012, 1:55 PM
Perhaps you did, in fact, dine at the steakhouse inside Christine's Cabaret by the Auto Mall on Passyunk Avenue. If you did, you'd know that...
'Roundeye Noodle Bar' renamed
Wed, Mar 21, 2012, 5:50 PM
Last month's outcry from Asian activists has led entrepreneurs Shawn Darragh and Matyson chef Ben Puchowitz to drop the name "Roundeye Noodle...
Tweed getting a new tenant
Wed, Mar 21, 2012, 10:33 AM
Tweed, a bistro in the old TPDS space at 114 S. 12th St., went belly-up in June 2011. Ugly situation. Shut down cold. Furnishings ripped out...
Win a piece of Jose Garces
Tue, Mar 20, 2012, 4:38 PM
Here’s your chance to get Jose Garces in your kitchen. Well, not the Iron Chef himself, but a piece of his very memorable and public...
A boutique hotel for Chestnut Street?
Tue, Mar 20, 2012, 3:36 PM
This one is way, way under the radar: The Pomerantz building, which juts to the sky on the otherwise low-slung 1500 block of Chestnut Street...
Shake Shack installs a green wall
Tue, Mar 20, 2012, 11:08 AM
Construction sites usually are drab affairs. Not the Shake Shack coming to the corner of 20th and Sansom Street this summer. The New York-based...
Where will Oprah get her mac and cheese?
Tue, Mar 20, 2012, 10:41 AM
The Delilah's locations in Reading Terminal Market and 30th Street Station are closed, and it's not entirely clear why - other than it appears...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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