Sunday, November 29, 2015

Restaurant notes: Reading Terminal honoring Nichols; new in Bella Vista

The market will name a room after the erstwhile Inquirer food writer.

Restaurant notes: Reading Terminal honoring Nichols; new in Bella Vista

Rick Nichols with his wife, Nancy, and market general manager Paul Steinke (right) at Saturday´s Valentine party at the market. (Photo: HughE Dillon /
Rick Nichols with his wife, Nancy, and market general manager Paul Steinke (right) at Saturday's Valentine party at the market. (Photo: HughE Dillon /

Food writer Rick Nichols, who just left The Inquirer, will be honored by Reading Terminal Market, one of his haunts. A new multipurpose room, intended for visiting groups, will be named for Nichols. The market held its Valentine party on Saturday; photos and recap at

A liquor-license application was posted last week on the northeast corner of Sixth and Bainbridge Streets, next to Bistrot La Minette and across from Beau Monde. Public records identify the owner as 6th & Bainbridge Bar & Grill LLC, whose sole member, as filed with the Department of State, is Iordanis Fetfatzes, also known as Jordan Fetfatzes, whose father owns Bella Vista Beer Distributors and whose brother, Chris, owns Hawthornes at 11th and Fitzwater Streets in South Philly. The transferee of a liquor license, especially in a development deal, is not always the ultimate operator.

Pineville Tavern, just south of New Hope in Bucks County, will be featured at 9 p.m. next Monday (3/7) with Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on the Food Network. Pineville chef Drew Abruzzese will cook P.V.T. Snapper Soup (or as Fiero refers to it on the episode, “Snapping Turtle Soup”). Abruzzese will also reveal the recipe for his family's fourth-generation meat ravioli and marinara sauce. The episode was taped last August along with stops at Good Dog Bar in Center City, Honey's Sit 'N Eat in Northern Liberties, and Memphis Taproom in Port Richmond/Kensington. *Post edited.
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