A deli is down, a restaurant reopens

Dettera, the swank spot in downtown Ambler, is to return at dinnertime Thursday, about a week after floods left four feet of water in the basement.

The Famous Deli in Holland, Bucks County, unrelated to the others, seems to have gone el foldo, judging by the dark interior and the cut-off phone and website. Nearby, Johnny Apple's is fixing to reopen soon.

Pencil in 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 for a Bobby Flay booksigning at the Williams-Sonoma store in King of Prussia (160 N. Gulph Rd.). He's pushing The Bar Americain Cookbook. If history holds, he'll drop by the University City location of Bobby's Burger Palace after the signing, as he's headed to an appearance the next day in Annapolis, Md.