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The Insider Archive: August, 2013
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Bar Ly: 60 beer taps in Chinatown
Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 4:21 PM
Ten years of Vietnamese themes at 11th and Arch Streets in Chinatown are giving way to a serious beer bar. Bar Ly (101 N. 11th St.) - whose...
What's up with Sophia's?
Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 3:47 PM
Summertime can be unkind to city restaurants. Added to the apparent shutdown of The Village Belle in Queen Village comes the information that...
Stollenwerk out of Branzino, headed to South St.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 1:34 PM
That Mike Stollenwerk has more moves than a lunker trout. After landing in the kitchen of Center City's Branzino in April, the onetime operator...
Chestnut 7 is retooling
Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 12:59 PM
Another season, another menu tune-up at Chestnut 7 in Chestnut Hill, which opened as a pub two years ago. In May, the menu shifted toward...
Weekend must-tries: Visiting Washington Square; awaiting restaurant openings
Fri, Aug 30, 2013, 12:23 PM
Much of the Center City action this weekend will be centered on the Parkway for Made in America. Let's go across town to Washington Square...
Saint Declan's Well opens in University City
Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 4:27 PM
Marty Spellman, whose bar career includes the Ugly Moose, the old Red Bell Brewery, and Bridgewater Pub, and Aidan Travers, last at the New...
What's up with The Village Belle?
Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 1:15 PM
The Village Belle, which opened nearly three years ago on Front Street at Fitzwater in Queen Village, has been dark for a couple of weeks,...
L'Oceano opening in Collingswood
Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 1:02 PM
Chris Grasso, who helped run Joe Pesce in Collingswood, has taken over the Italian seafooder from Joe Tucker. Friday, Aug. 30 is the expected...
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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