Sunday, April 19, 2015

McFadden's on Third Street closing

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:04 PM
Thursday, April 9 will be last call at the McFadden's location at 461 N. Third St. after 14 years. The bar - whose location at Citizens Bank Park and its sister operations, Tavern on Broad and Johnny Utah's next door, are unaffected - posted the impending closing on its Facebook: "McFadden’s... Read more

Keystone: A Pennsylvania-theme bar for Pennsport

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:29 PM
After months of assorted delays, there is light at the end of the tunnel for a bar project at Front and Federal Streets in Pennsport. What was the Ugly American (and for eons before that, La Vigna) will become Keystone, perhaps in late May. Given the area's history, owners Sean Glynn, Bryan Tone,... Read more

Revolution Taco in Rittenhouse gets a go-ahead

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:24 AM
The city's zoning board has approved a variance that will place Revolution Taco - a counter-service taco and burrito shop - at 2015 Walnut St. It's the first brick-and-mortar effort for Mike Sultan and Carolyn Nguyen, who own the Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo food trucks, and Alan Krawitz of Say... Read more

Invasion of the Southwest/Mexican chains

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:14 PM
Chain burritos? Yes. We have 'em. The Shops at Liberty Place recently got a Chipotle. Moe's Southwest Grill opens at 11 a.m. April 17 in Baederwood Shopping Center (1595 The Fairway, Jenkintown). From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15, Moe's will hand out free lunches, and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., $10 buys... Read more

Crabfries are one of baseball's 'must-eat' foods?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 3:09 PM
Esquire magazine just put out a list of what it regards as the best menu items at each of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. "Here is a look at what you (and your friends, maybe your entire row) should consider eating/sharing when you catch a game this summer," writes John Hendrickson. The list... Read more

To go, fully loaded: Thief at cantina steals backpack containing gun

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 2:22 PM
Cretins who steal unattended backpacks and the like seldom know what they're getting until later. In the case of the red backpack stolen Monday afternoon from Cantina Dos Segundos in Northern Liberties, a thief got herself a Ruger LCP semiautomatic .380, a set of keys, a knife, and reading glasses... Read more

Independence Beer Garden back for seconds

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:03 AM
Independence Beer Garden - a hit last summer in its premiere outside of Dow Chemical's HQ at Sixth and Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell - is coming back later this month. It will soft-open for two full days (April 24 and April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.), close for four days, and open... Read more

No Lion: Penn State Creamery ice cream at new Ventuno

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11:07 PM
Rittenhouse has another casual eating option, as Victor Fellus has opened Ventuno on the ground floor of the RiverWest condo building at 2101 Chestnut St. (267-457-3056), across from Agno Grill. Among Fellus' holdings are Mix and Victor’s Bar, also in the RiverView but closer to 21st Street... Read more

Conshohocken duo opening Gypsy Blu in Ambler

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 11:40 AM
Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere - who own Conshohocken's Gyspy Saloon, Stella Blu, and Southern Cross Kitchen - have bought the 34 East in Ambler's stone, century-old Wyndham Hotel (34 E. Butler Ave.). Gypsy Blu - whose menu will include best-of dishes from Stella Blu's and Gypsy Saloon's menus -... Read more

Green Aisle Grocery expanding to Fishtown

Monday, April 6, 2015, 9:54 AM
Brothers Adam and Andrew Erace are headed to Fishtown for their third Green Aisle Grocery, as they are taking over a former art gallery at 11 W. Girard Ave. - between Front Street and Frankford Avenue and just steps east of Sancho Pistola's. Opening is expected in late May. At 400 square feet, Fishtown... Read more
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