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Archive: June, 2011

Something's Twisted

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 4:34 PM
Just when we endured a rash of "Farmer"-named restaurants, here comes "Twisted." In the next several weeks, George Reilly's The Twisted Tail -- a serious "bourbon house and Southern charcoal bistro" where the Kildare's on Second Street near South was -- should be cranking out the blues. Around... Read more

Ortlieb's to be revived as a jazz house

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 2:59 PM
Can't stop the music. Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera are behind a plan to revive Ortlieb's Jazzhaus in Northern Liberties, which closed last year. Hornik told me that he plans to open as soon as the liquor license is transferred from founder Pete Souders. The two, whose club collection also includes... Read more

Fire at the StoneRose in Conshohocken

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 10:22 AM
StoneRose, 822 Fayette St. in Conshohocken, is down after an early morning fire. has photos of the aftermath. The restaurant's Twitter feed says: ""Thank you for all of your support! No one was hurt in the fire. We will keep you posted on our re-opening!" More info as it comes... Read more

The rundown on

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 12:24 PM
When most restaurants choose to open before their liquor license is in hand, the proprietors hand out glasses of vin ordinaire. Not David Fields, who is opening at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the AKA Rittenhouse Square (135 S. 18th St., just north of Walnut Street). He's offering a healthy... Read more

A third Sabrina's on the way

Monday, June 27, 2011, 3:34 PM
Drexel students won't be Dragon too much in the morning this fall, as Sabrina's -- the popular bruncherie with locations in the Italian Market and Franklintown -- is taking over the first floor of Ross Commons, on the southeast corner of 34th Street and Powelton Avenue. DeAbreu tells me that it will... Read more

Seeking new Horizons

Monday, June 27, 2011, 1:45 PM
Having dropped the bombshell that they were closing their vegan destination Horizons after Saturday, July 2, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby have told me their next step: It will be a vegetarian restaurant called Vedge at 1221 Locust St., the former home of Deux Cheminees. Landau and Jacoby say Vedge... Read more

Flyers goalie makes an assist

Monday, June 27, 2011, 10:38 AM
New Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov celebrated a rite of passage: stopping at Ninth and Passyunk in South Philly for a cheesesteak. He was steered into Geno's, where they let him get a taste of the grill work. No doubt, he used English -- though he ordered a "Bryz (Whiz) without." His $51 million contract... Read more

Ambler plans a restaurant week

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 1:29 PM
Ambler, the Main Street USA town along the SEPTA Doylestown line, is gearing up for its first restaurant week, Sunday, July 10 through Friday, July 15. Eleven restaurants are participating and will be offering dinner specials and prix fixes throughout the week. There will also be artists displaying... Read more

Sang Kee to Newtown Square

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 8:59 AM
Michael Chow is venturing even farther from his Chinatown home base for a fifth Sang Kee, the duck destination he founded 30 years ago on Ninth Street. Chow is planning for an early August opening of Sang Kee Noodle Bowl at 4755 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square. He is consulting for owners Win... Read more

'Always Sunny' cast to party with regular folk

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 3:06 PM
The cast and crew of the Fx comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have been working in town this week, shooting exteriors on their annual pilgrimage to the hometown of creator/star Rob McElhenney. Thursday (June 24) had them on the 700 block of Sansom Street, aka Jewelers Row, as they shot a scene... Read more
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