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Feliz duo opening Pizzeria Felici in Horsham

Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:28 AM
Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal of the Feliz restaurants (Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz, and Taqueria Feliz) are veering from Latin America to Europe for their next restaurant. And they've brought in some firepower to consult: chef Jim Burke, the former chef/owner of South Philadelphia's late James... Read more

Chiarella's on East Passyunk to close

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:06 PM
Chiarella's, the homespun Italian BYOB across from the Singing Fountain at East Passyunk Square, is closing. Its last day will be Tuesday, June 30. In 2012, the restaurant was featured on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, an episode punctuated by yelling matches between Ramsay and co-owner Tommy... Read more

Varalli to close amid intrigue at Broad and Locust

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 8:01 PM
The northeast corner of Broad and Locust Streets is in for a dramatic change, with a touch of intrigue. The first phase will begin Friday, July 3, which will be the last night of service for Varalli, Joe Varalli's Italian seafood restaurant that is a longtime destination on the Avenue of the Arts... Read more

The Continental's spicy fries make Food Network's best-of list

Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:54 PM
The Szechuan Shoestring Fries from The Continental in Old City are part of Food Network Magazine's 10 favorite french fries, from its July/August issue. "If people haven't heard about the fries," chef Jamie Wolf told the mag, "they order them when they see them come out of the kitchen." Hard to miss... Read more

'Homo Hut' pizzeria shut down by city

Friday, June 26, 2015, 11:56 AM
A candy-stripe shutdown notice is plastered on the door of the gayborhood pizzeria that bills itself Homo Hut. The city Department of Licenses & Inspections notice points out that the premises at 209 S. 13th St. in Washington Square West, also known as 13th Street Gourmet Pizza, has lacked a food... Read more

Le Cheri and Butcher & Singer rated tops for power lunch

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 11:51 AM
Where is the city's power lunch scene? Stolichnaya's elit vodka hired Bloomberg Custom Content to generate what it calls the Power Table Index. Essentially, Bloomberg looked at cities with thriving business communities, and culled a list curated from an analysis of search, reviews and reservations... Read more

Food lineup for The Playground in Atlantic City

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 12:45 PM
Bart Blatstein starts the ball rolling Friday, June 26 on T Street – the first phase of his rebirth of Pier Shops at Caesars in Atlantic City, in a $50 million project known as The Playground. When The Playground is finished by the end of the year, it will have 14 music venues, two private clubs... Read more

Garces test kitchen in Center City is moving forward

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 9:44 AM
The Garces Group got a thumbs-up Tuesday night from the Center City Residents' Association for its planned test kitchen/restaurant, which will occupy the Walnut Street side of Garces' headquarters at 24th and Walnut Streets, at the foot of the Walnut Street Bridge. A Garces rep says the company in... Read more

Tuk Tuk Real closing, becoming Circles Thai

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 11:37 PM
Sunday, June 28 will be last night of Tuk Tuk Real, the "Thai taqueria" mashing up the Thai cooking of chef Alex Boonphaya and the Mexican cooking of his sous chef, Silvestre Rincón-Tellez, at 429 South St. The location will reopen by late July as the third location of Circles Thai. From 6:30... Read more

Now open: b. good in Wynnewood

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 4:08 PM
Thursday, June 25 is opening day on the Main Line for the healthy fast casual restaurant b. good. For her second Philadelphia-area location, Deb Lutz of Bryn Mawr has taken the former Qdoba shop in Wynnewood Square Shopping Center on Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood. The area's first b.good, in Marlton... Read more
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