Stateside (1536 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-551-2500, www.statesidephilly.com) debuts Saturday, Nov. 19. The crew from Green Eggs Cafe is behind this snug American small-plater by the Singing Fountain. Executive chef George Sabatino, last at Barbuzzo, specializes in oysters, house-made charcuterie and cheese boards; tight menu whose priciest dish is a $21 steak. Bar is stocked with plenty of bourbon and other brown spirits; vodkas and gins; and 10 beers on draft. Dinner will be served daily from 5 to 11 p.m., but they're promising late specials aimed at the restaurant community. Menu is here; booze list is here.
Rob Holloway, who you may remember bought up all of Fathom at Girard Avenue and Shackamaxon Street, is gradually reshaping the operation into a neighborhood pub. Some seafood elements will remain. Its name will be East Girard Gastropub (EGG Pub - get it?); it's open during cosmetic work that includes paint and a partial enclosure of the kitchen.