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Archive: October, 2012

Wayne's Hogfish has beached

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 9:15 PM
Hogfish, which opened in the summer of 2011 in the former Osaka space next to Flavor, at 372 W. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, is closed. Answering machine calls it "temporarily closed" and says it will reopen soon. I have a call in to owner Ed O'Neill and will update. Read more

Morimoto opening new restaurant

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 3:31 PM
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, whose Chestnut Street flagship restaurant is turning 11 next month, is opening a Morimoto in Maui. It will be at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa, scheduled to open next summer. He also has Morimoto Waikiki in Honolulu. Read more

Meet Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 8:59 AM
What's being billed as the big cookbook of the year comes out Oct. 23. It's Thomas Keller's fifth book, Bouchon Bakery, featuring the bakery wizardry of Bouchon executive pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel and head bread baker Matthew McDonald. They're having fun with flour, as evidenced by recipes for... Read more

Restaurant moves: Circles, Rosey's BBQ, Bonte

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:49 AM
A few moves this week: In Ambler: Rosey's BBQ has shuttered its smaller shop after 16 months. Owner Chad Rosenthal is being really tight-lipped about his plans, other than to hint that he'll resurface on Butler Pike. Which brings to mind one vacant spot: The former Shanachie, around the corner. Rosenthal... Read more

Another 'Always Sunny' bar is coming

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 9:44 PM
On the Fx hit comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mac owns a bar in Philly. To ensure that life imitated art, Rob (Philly-raised Rob McElhenney) and his real-life wife, Kaitlin Olson (Dee on the show), bought into Mac's Tavern, which opened in 2010. The bar, run by fellow St. Joe's Prep alumni... Read more

One Fish, new Fish

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 8:51 PM
Mike Stollenwerk's seafood restaurant, Fish, has moved about 100 feet east on Locust Street into a storefront space at 1234 Locust St. It's just to the left of the main entrance of the Independent Hotel and more or less across the street from Vedge. (See previous.) In a couple of weeks, Fish's former... Read more

Personnel: New guys in charge

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:49 PM
Bela Durst, whose local kitchen stops include Black Sheep, Prohibition Taproom and Steve Poses' Franklin Foodworks after an apprenticeship 30 years ago with Jeremiah Tower at Stars Restaurant in San Francisco, has joined Cafette in Chestnut Hill. Ryan Sulikowski, a veteran of Bobo's 33 in Atlantic... Read more

Food trucks take over City Hall

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 3:10 PM
For what is believed to be the first time ever, food trucks will be set up inside City Hall's courtyard. To mark National Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association will have The Mini Trini, Street Food, The Tamale Cart, and Jimmie’s Cupcakes on-site from 11 a.m... Read more

Lloyd opening Saturday in Fishtown

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 2:39 PM
The whiskeys - upwards of 70 varieties at the moment, mostly American - are on the shelf. The kitchen is set up. Saturday, Oct. 27 marks the debut of Lloyd, the low-key brown-liquor specialist at 529 E. Girard Ave. in Fishtown, the former Hot Potato Cafe. (The only vestige of that place is a wingback... Read more

Three Starr alums opening in South Jersey

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10:49 AM
Three Stephen Starr alums are behind District 611, a rustic, brick-oven pizzeria slash New American BYOB, due to open Nov. 17 at 710 Broad St. in Riverton, Burlington County. Brian Baglin (a former general manager at Pod), Catherine Piotrowski (a former general manager at Continental in Old City)... Read more
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