Of new dayparts and chicken banh mi


Two Rittenhouse Square restaurants expand their hours, effective Thursday, July 14.

a.Kitchen -- and someday I'll get over the idea of starting a sentence with a lowercase letter -- goes the breakfast route. You have to try chef Bryan Sikora's housemade English muffins, which he'll top with locally raised sausage, cheese and eggs. Menu is up on a.kitchen's website. When weekday lunch starts Monday, July 18, hours will be breakfast through late night, seven days.

Rotisseur on 21st Street south of Chestnut -- whose specialty, rotisserie organic chicken, drew a few happy clucks from The Inquirer's Craig LaBan -- starts weekday lunch. Among the specialties is that Viet hoagie known as banh mi, studded with chicken.