Alex Capasso reopened his Collingswood comfort-fooder West Side Gravy on the eve of Valentine's Day, and it now shares the former Haddon Avenue Woolworth's store with his fancier Blackbird Dining Establishment, which moved in from Collins Avenue. It's a neat footprint as both BYOBs get window space, and they're separated by a high wall. Besides a kitchen and address (714 Haddon Ave,), they now also share a phone number: 856-854-3444.
Tequila Joe's in Oreland is now a BYOB ("till further notice," says owner John Anderson), open Wednesdays-Sundays.
Bubby's Brisket, literally a hole-in-the-wall (as in, serving hot dogs and roast beef behind a sliding glass door on 15th Street just above Arch), has opened a location in the food court at Moorestown Mall. PREIT, the mall operator, also says Red Mango, the South Korean fro-yo giant, has opened a kiosk at Cherry Hill Mall, near Macy’s Court.
Lots of joy in restaurant land, as the James Beard Foundation is out with its list of semifinalists for 2011 Beard Awards. This list will be winnowed significantly by March 21 when the finalists are announced. Awards ceremony is May 9.