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The Insider Archive: June, 2012
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Growlers replacing Vesuvio
Thu, Jun 21, 2012, 11:30 AM
After the Bella Vista bar/restaurant Vesuvio erupted a couple of years ago, it gave way briefly to a joint called Little Bar. Next up and...
South Street update: Pie for you in late July
Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 11:34 AM
End of July is the target for Magpie Artisan Pie Bakery & Boutique, a vintage/modern 20-seater (plus 8 at the counter) at 1622 South St...
Terence Feury leaving Fork
Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 10:26 AM
Terence Feury's 3½-year run at Fork in Old City is coming to a close. He'll leave at the end of July to become chef-partner at Tavro...
Korean fried chicken in the burbs
Mon, Jun 18, 2012, 3:12 PM
The food-forward among us enjoy discovering out-of-the-way spots, which invariably become overrun after word gets out and subsequently lose...
Nick's Roast Beef changes hands
Mon, Jun 18, 2012, 2:52 PM
John Gonnella and Jack Calhoun, who've owned the Nick's Roast Beef location at 15 S. Second St. in Old City for a quarter-century, just turned...
Tashan getting company at 777 S. Broad
Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 3:09 PM
Tashan, the high-style modern Indian destination, has been bravely holding down the fort after dark at Broad and Catharine Streets. Synergy...
Restaurant opening updates
Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 4:23 PM
Time to catch up on some restaurant openings: The region's second Joe's Crab Shack opened this week at 555 City Ave., where the Houlihan's...
Therein lies the Rubb: BBQ joint finds home in Manayunk
Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 1:38 PM
The Manayunk barbecue joint Rubb - which has been in the planning stages for at least three years - will finally see the light of day. Construction...
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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