Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Restaurant notes: Mysteries; Vetri on "Iron Chef"

A pile of mail is growing inside a BYOB's door. Also, from a photo of one of the decorations, can you name a new restaurant?

Restaurant notes: Mysteries; Vetri on "Iron Chef"


  • That pile of mail inside the door of Ro-Zu, the Japanese BYOB at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets, can't be a good sign, though the tables are all set and the ersatz flowers still sit in their vases. Ro-Zu, which opened in February, had closed in late May as chefs changed. I'll update when owner Ralph Pecca calls back.
  • Food-loving Phillies fans should set the DVR for 10 p.m. Sunday, Food Network, as Marc Vetri (Vetri, Osteria, Amis) takes on Cleveland's Michael Symon on Iron Chef. The show was taped more than a year ago, and the secret ingredient and outcome have been kept under wraps.
  • Quotable: "When it comes to restaurants ... it always comes down to food and service. You could have the greatest online PR company working for you, but if you build a glitzy restaurant and the food tastes bad, the customers will never come back." - Michael Symon, in the Wall Street Journal blog "Speakeasy"
  • Still no winners in my guess-the-restaurant quiz. From the photo with this post, can you name the restaurant due to open the week of Oct. 25? Use the comments. I'll be back at noon with the answer, or sooner if a winner emerges.
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