Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Melting Pot in Maple Shade sets its opening

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 1:03 AM
The Melting Pot, which closed its Center City location for the presumably more fondue-friendly climate of South Jersey, has set Nov. 20 as its opening date in Maple Shade. Its address will be 584 Route 38 East, most recently a French restaurant called Posh. The Melting Pot's Center City location... Read more

Last call coming at Osteria Moorestown

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:12 PM
Saturday, Nov. 21 will be the last night at Osteria Moorestown, said Marc Vetri. Citing a change in their company's strategy, Vetri and his partners last month negotiated a graceful exit from Moorestown Mall, where the offshoot of the Philadelphia Italian restaurant had opened two years ago. Catelli... Read more

The Little Bird takes wing in Queen Village

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:10 AM
Why should Jeremy Nolen have all the fun? As chef/co-owner of Whetstone Tavern, and chef at Brauhaus Schmitz and its Reading Terminal Market offshoot Wursthaus Schmitz, he works six- and seven-day weeks. His wife, pastry chef Jessica Nolen, wants a taste of the entrepreneur's life. Monday, Nov.... Read more

Travinia Italian Kitchen opens near the Fillmore

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:24 PM
The name is Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and the wine list includes about 60 wines by the glass, but therein lies the rub. The liquor license for the contemporary restaurant - set up in the old Ajax Metal Works building next to the Fillmore in Fishtown and just across Delaware Avenue from... Read more

Snap to open a custom pizza shop in Exton

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:20 PM
Snap Custom Pizza - the Ardmore pizzeria that allows you to choose dozens of toppings for one price ($7.49, or $5.99 for a plain) - has inked a deal for a second location. It is due to open Friday, Nov. 27 at Main Street at Exton (291 Main St., Exton). That happens to be Black Friday, and pizza is... Read more

Buckminster's in Point Breeze sets opening

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:20 PM
Buckminster's, the neo-bistro coming to Point Breeze, has set an opening date of Sunday, Nov. 15. And what - pray tell - is a neo-bistro and what does it serve? Neo-bistros are a thing in Paris. In sum, it's a seasonal gastropub. Buckminster's - replacing the shot-and-beer Burg's at 21st and Federal... Read more

Looking up: The Logan will offer a bar with a view

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:06 AM
One customary perk of city life is sorely lacking in Philadelphia: public dining/bar spaces with great views from up high. There's R2L on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place, Nineteen (XIX) on the 19th floor of the Bellevue, and SkyBrunch on the 50th floor at the Top of the Tower. Though only on the... Read more

Good Stuff Eatery closes in Philly

Monday, November 9, 2015, 1:04 PM
The local burger war has a casualty, as Good Stuff Eatery - which opened in June 2014 at 108 S. 18th St., near Rittenhouse Square - has closed. Awaiting official comment from its corporate office, I hear that the two-level setup just was too much of a turn-off and that the Washington, D.C.-based brand... Read more

Four tasty new options at Penn

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:46 PM
There's a flurry of casual dining on the way to the University of Pennsylvania campus. To wrap 'em up: Saxbys is reopening its coffee location at 40th and Locust Streets on Monday, Nov. 9. In short, the company bought up this franchise-owned location, blew it up, redesigned it, and put it together... Read more

Early look: Tio Flores at 16th and South

Monday, November 9, 2015, 12:07 PM
Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico expect to open the doors of their third restaurant - Tio Flores, at 16th and South Streets - on Nov. 18. Here's an early look inside at the 50-seat Mexican cantina, which occupies a new space that had been earmarked for New York's Calexico before that project... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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