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Archive: June, 2012

Terence Feury leaving Fork

Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 10:26 AM
Terence Feury's 3½-year run at Fork in Old City is coming to a close. He'll leave at the end of July to become chef-partner at Tavro 13, a top-to-bottom renovation of the South Jersey landmark Old Swedes Inn in Swedesboro, he and Fork owner Ellen Yin confirm. Yin is searching for a new executive... Read more

Korean fried chicken in the burbs

Monday, June 18, 2012, 3:12 PM
The food-forward among us enjoy discovering out-of-the-way spots, which invariably become overrun after word gets out and subsequently lose their cool. Cafe Soho at Fifth and Cheltenham in East Oak Lane - which got a big hit in Food + Wine last year when Zahav/Percy Street/Federal Donuts chef/owner... Read more

Nick's Roast Beef changes hands

Monday, June 18, 2012, 2:52 PM
John Gonnella and Jack Calhoun, who've owned the Nick's Roast Beef location at 15 S. Second St. in Old City for a quarter-century, just turned over the keys to bartender "Joey Dog" Schultice, an 18-year veteran. (The takeover was mentioned here.) The bar remains in the hands of a North Catholic High... Read more

Tashan getting company at 777 S. Broad

Friday, June 15, 2012, 3:09 PM
Tashan, the high-style modern Indian destination, has been bravely holding down the fort after dark at Broad and Catharine Streets. Synergy is a good thing. It will get company this fall right next door at 777 S. Broad St. in the form of a yet-to-be-named Asian fusion restaurant from Kelvin Lee Sin... Read more

Restaurant opening updates

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 4:23 PM
Time to catch up on some restaurant openings: The region's second Joe's Crab Shack opened this week at 555 City Ave., where the Houlihan's was. The return of Fish (1234 Locust St.) is Friday, June 15, at dinner as a small-plater. Here is the menu (.DOC). The Northern Liberties outpost of Circles... Read more

Therein lies the Rubb: BBQ joint finds home in Manayunk

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1:38 PM
The Manayunk barbecue joint Rubb - which has been in the planning stages for at least three years - will finally see the light of day. Construction is underway at 4311 Main St., formerly Bucks County Coffee and Meze Cafe. It is a block south of a previously considered location when chef Matt Levin... Read more

Polished Asian restaurant coming to Chestnut Street

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1:12 PM
Jack Chen of Sakura Mandarin at 11th and Race Streets is behind Spice 28, now under construction at 1228 Chestnut St. Chen says its menu will balance Szechuan and other Asian fare in an elegant atmosphere. There will be a bar. Pleading "I'm not Stephen Starr," Chen says it won't be too expensive. It's... Read more

Star chefs in their underwear?!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10:41 AM
Michael Solomonov of Zahav, Percy Street and Federal Donuts is famous for speaking his mind. Now, the chef is going to show off his skivvies, and those of restaurataur Jeff Benjamin and chef Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud. At Tuesday night's Great Chefs Event - which Vetri and Benjamin organize to raise... Read more

First night at Le Bec-Fin 2.0

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 1:57 PM
Tonight is the public opening of the revived Le Bec-Fin under new owner Nicolas Fanucci, former general manager of the French Laundry. Chef Walter Abrams, also a FL alum, just sprung what very well might be the opening menu, served in the dining room for a $150 prix-fixe. Chez Georges, the subterranean... Read more

Barra coming to Old City from Birra

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 12:43 PM
Gordon Dinerman is following up on his East Passyunk hit, Birra, with a sibling called Barra. Opening tonight (!), he is partnering with Rob LaScala at 239-241 Chestnut St. in the space that housed LaScala’s Rocchino’s and Azione for the last six months; before that, it was Paradigm and... Read more
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