Restaurant notes: What's shaking at Salt & Pepper; 'breakfast bourbon'; a top Melting Pot

  • Salt & Pepper, the BYO last at Sixth and Fitzwater Streets, is aiming at Dec. 28 for its opening at 1623 E. Passyunk Ave. This spot will have a liquor license. Meanwhile, Mike Stollenwerk's Little Fish is due to take that Sixth and Fitz location, effective New Year's Eve (the evening's sold out). Stollenwerk also awaits a Dec. 22 zoning hearing for Fathom at 200 E. Girard Ave. in Fishtown
  • Jet Wine Bar, which opened last month at 1525 South St., has started lunch/brunch, meaning that daily hours now start at 11 a.m. Menu includes soups and salads, and owner Jill Weber is pushing "Breakfast Bourbon" -- hot bourbon with maple syrup and butter. It's meant to complement the savory bread pudding, Weber says.
  • Congrats to Charlie Haney and his Melting Pot location in Atlantic City. Not only was it the top-grossing franchise in the fondue chain, but it's on its way to a second consecutive win in the chain's annual fund-raising drive for St. Jude's Hospital.