Those out-of-town restaurants just lovelovelove Rittenhouse.
I'm receiving smoke signals that Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - the biker bar/blues joint that's the toast of Upstate New York - is working on a deal to take a building on the 1500 block of Chestnut Street that, when fully developed, will back up to Sansom Street across from Ladder 15.
Dinosaur - now owned mainly by gazillionaire George Soros - was founded in the early 1980s in Syracuse and expanded to Rochester in 1998, to Harlem in 2004, to Troy, N.Y., in 2010; to Newark, N.J., in 2012; and to Stamford, Conn., in 2012. A Brooklyn location is due to open soon, and Buffalo is up for fall.
A company rep said no deal was in place in Philly and said the company was focused on the next projects.