Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chinatown's Ting Wong reopens, gets all fancy

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:51 PM
Ting Wong, the Hong Kong-style duck house in Chinatown that closed earlier this month for a renovation and what was billed as the return of the old owners, has reopened. And if you remember the humble Ting Wong, a part of the 10th Street scene since 1999, you're in for a slight shock. The ducks are... Read more

A second helping for Bistro 7 in Old City

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 11:32 AM
For two solid years, Bistro 7 chef/owner Michael O'Halloran muddled through a nightmare next door in Old City: a big fence, a sidewalk closure, frequent utility outages, flowing water, and (to top it off) a building collapse. Many restaurateurs would simply have packed up. But O'Halloran - who has... Read more

Gordon Ramsay makes midnight snacks in Old City

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 11:03 AM
Gordon Ramsay led a rollicking cooking demo early Wednesday at High Street on Market as he, Hell's Kitchen Season 10 winner Christina Wilson, and three young MasterChef Junior winners prepared snacks in front of a camera crew and a gaggle of onlookers. Midnight snacks. Literally at midnight. ABC's... Read more

Garage opening a second location in Fishtown

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:19 AM
One of the biggest recent South Philadelphia bar success stories is Garage, a hang across from Pat's and Geno's that is little more than a spiffed-up auto garage with a huge beer inventory. The idea works, and partners Jason Evenchik (Time, Bar, Vintage, Heritage, La Casa de Tu Madre), and his partners... Read more

'GMA' to show Gordon Ramsay cooking live from High Street on Market

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:00 AM
ABC's Good Morning America is marking its 40th anniversary with 40 hours of continuous programming, starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. (It will be broadcast over the air at times, but mostly streamed live at and Philadelphia will get into the spotlight... Read more

Matt Zagorski lands as exec chef at Pennsylvania 6

Monday, November 16, 2015, 11:49 PM
Chef Matt Zagorski, who enjoyed a good run at such spots as Striped Bass, Lacroix, Rouge and Hickory Lane before moving to D.C. for Cuba Libre, has returned to Philly. He's just taken over the kitchen at Pennsylvania 6, the French-ish bistro on 12th Street near Sansom. Marc Plessis, listed as executive... Read more

Find Little Pete's a new location

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8:07 PM
Little Pete's, the landmark 24-hour diner at 17th and Chancellor Streets since 1978, is working out details of a move, since the building and parking garage are due to meet a wrecking ball. Pete Koutroubas said he has to vacate by "the end of February or so," as the developers of a Hyatt want to move... Read more

Fink's hoagies giving away a diamond ring

Monday, November 16, 2015, 11:19 AM
Diamond shoppers look for the "four C's": cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. In the hoagie business, the four C's are capicola, cheese, calories, and carbs. The point here is that Dennis Fink of Fink's, the hoagie shop tucked behind a jewelry store on Jewelers Row, is running a promo with his... Read more

Sabrina's Cafe, the 5th, opens in Collingswood

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:54 PM
For the fifth version of their bruncherie Sabrina's Cafe, Robert and Raquel De Abreu are going back to the five-and-dime. They open Monday, Nov. 16 at 714 Haddon Ave. in Collingswood, which was the town's F.W. Woolworth store for many years. Following that, it was a series of restaurants (West Side... Read more

Plenty of changes at Plenty Cafe

Friday, November 13, 2015, 11:00 AM
Brothers Anthony and Damon Mascieri have always had Plenty on their plates. But not like this. They are in the middle of a major expansion of their Plenty Cafe concept. - They've rebuilt the five-year-old original location, at 1710 E. Passyunk Ave., which reopens Friday, Nov. 13. There's a... Read more
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