Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Rarest, a 'Restaurant Startup' winner, opening in Washington Square West

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 5:00 AM
Philly-bred chef Anthony Marini, who last January was a winner of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup with his concept The Rarest, has signed a deal with Thomas and Stephen Finley of Finley Catering to bring the restaurant to the Franklin Residences, at 834 Chestnut St. The Rarest - taking the former... Read more

PYT leaves the Piazza for new home; it's also opening in NYC

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 9:54 PM
Prepping for a move, burger bar PYT has closed after six-plus years at the Piazza at Schmidt's. And it will not venture far. The new spot - one and a half times the size of the original - will be across the street from Live Nation's week-old Fillmore Philadelphia, in a former dry-ice storage warehouse... Read more

Chick-fil-A and Lee's Hoagies are new at Wells Fargo Center

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:48 AM
The big news for Flyers and Sixers crowds this season will be the addition of three Chick-fil-A stands and the introduction of Lee's Hoagies, which has two stands. Campo's Deli, which has had a sandwich presence at the Wells Fargo Center since 2003, will focus on cheesesteaks. The moves - developed... Read more

Banh mi shop coming to Abington from Lucky Well's Rosenthal

Monday, October 5, 2015, 2:39 PM
Chad Rosenthal has been on the barbecue scene for a few years - first with Rosey's BBQ and now with the sitdown bar/restaurant The Lucky Well in Ambler. Six years ago, Rosenthal tried banh mi for the first time during a trip to Hong Kong and became interested in doing his own versions of the Vietnamese... Read more

G'day: Bluestone Lane coffee coming to Philly

Monday, October 5, 2015, 11:30 AM
The caffeination of Center City continues, and buzz surrounds two deals that will import Bluestone Lane, a New York upstart run by an Australian-born former Wall Streeter. No one is tallking yet officially, but the future Bluestone Lane locations are said to be the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel (17th... Read more

'Le Bok Fin' operators open Fine Palate in Center City

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:04 PM
Fine Palate, the catering company behind the food and drink at the summertime pop-up restaurant hit Le Bok Fin, has just opened a permanent restaurant in Center City. The new spot does not offer stunning city views from an eighth-floor roof deck; from the mezzanine overhang at Fine Palate, you can... Read more

Supper on South Street to close

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:15 PM
After service Friday, Oct. 9, Supper restaurant - which gave its block a grown-up dining option when it opened across from the Whole Foods store on South Street in 2007 - will close. Its lease is winding down, and word on the street says the building is being sold. Mitch and Jennifer Prensky say they... Read more

Scientifically: Who makes the best cheesesteak?

Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:04 PM
"Who makes the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia?" is a question often asked but one that can never be answered to everyone's satisfaction. But that doesn't stop people from trying. Here comes L.A. data startup DataScience, which happens to be heading to Philadelphia next week to attend the Read more

Meet The James, coming to Logan Square

Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:47 PM
The crew from Mac's Tavern in Old City is adding a much more upmarket bar/restaurant to its holdings. The James will take the ground floor of 1835 Arch St. - which until summer 2013 was the home of Mission Grill, on the corner of 19th and Arch. The neighborhood is on the cusp of a boom, with the... Read more

Vetri opening Amis as part of Devon project

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 4:22 PM
The Vetri Family will open a branch of its Roman trattoria Amis at the proposed Devon Yard project, next to the Devon Horse Show grounds on the Main Line. Representatives of the project at the former Waterloo Gardens went before the Easttown Township Zoning Board this week. The plans, which will face... Read more
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