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One Shot getting a new shot

Friday, October 1, 2010, 8:00 AM
When One Shot Coffee moves from Liberties Walk to a much larger building nearby in Northern Liberties, owner Melissa Baruno will get help in the kitchen, in the form of Michael Thomas. Thomas just left the chef's post at Kraftwork in Fishtown; he'd previously worked across from One Shot at Bar Ferdinand... Read more

Meatballs from Marabella

Friday, August 20, 2010, 2:42 PM
Tired of burger shops? How about meatballs. Marabella Meatball Company, a mostly quick-serve operation, is planned for 1211 Walnut St., next to the Citibank branch (to the left, as you're looking at the bank). If the Marabella name rings a bell, it's probably because you remember the local Italian... Read more

Restaurant notes: Whelihans expanding; what's up at Doc's

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:27 AM
- PJ Whelihans is going into the former Primavera Pizza Kitchen in Downingtown, aiming at a late fall opening. This will be the 13th restaurant under the PJW Restaurant Group and the ninth under the PJ Whelihans label. - From all the attention that's being paid to the renovations at Doc... Read more

What's coming: Biba, Tria's "fun little cousin"

Thursday, August 5, 2010, 12:57 PM
Jon Myerow is saying "the end of August" for the opening of Biba in the Left Bank in University City (3131 Walnut St., 215-222-2422), which he is positioning as Tria's "fun little cousin." That is, a chic wine/beer bar serving light fare, including cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate... Read more

Restaurant notes: July heats up with openings

Monday, July 12, 2010, 12:20 PM
Nothing like a few restaurant openings to make life in July a bit more interesting. Days old, and opening for lunch Monday (7/12), is the rustic Timber Wood-Fired Grill, across from Abington Memorial Hospital in the former Inn Flight/WingWalker (1301 Old York Rd., Abington, 215-884-7932). Here's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Sushi in Fairmount; bistro in Montco; fish 'n' chips in Haddonfield

Friday, July 9, 2010, 1:23 PM
In this post, I'm going to think small, with regard to new restaurants. - Dasiwa is under construction in the old corner store at 26th and Aspen Streets -- a scone's throw from the back of the Art Museum's Perelman Building in Fairmount. It'll be a morning coffeeshop/pastry cafe that will segue... Read more

Raw video: A peek at Adsum

Friday, July 9, 2010, 12:13 PM
Chef Matt Levin and entrepreneur Kar Vivekananthan just took the paper off the windows of their bistro, Adsum (700 S. Fifth St., 267-888-7002), which opens 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. Levin calls it a refined neighborhood bistro serving a menu of progressive cuisine. Here's the menu. Decor, as you'll... Read more

Honey's Sit 'N Eat branching out

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 2:54 PM
Honey's Sit 'N Eat, the most popular breakfast/brunch spot in Northern Liberties (and darn good for dinner), just signed for a second location. It's the northwest corner of 21st and South Streets, in a building formerly occupied by Graduate Hospital, according to Veronica Blum, who with her Mallin... Read more

Restaurant notes: 500° to return Tuesday; Jet Wine Bar on the way

Friday, June 18, 2010, 10:16 AM
- 500°, the burger joint at 1504 Sansom St. shuttered by fire on June 4, will return Tuesday (delayed a day), says owner Rob Wasserman, who also owns Rouge on Rittenhouse Square. - Jet Wine Bar, an international snack-and-wine operation I first mentioned here way back last summer, is... Read more

First look: Olive on 3rd

Friday, June 18, 2010, 12:05 AM
Sunday will mark the soft opening of Olive on 3rd, Christine Fischer's cozy BYOB in the former Ava at Third and Gaskill Streets -- between South Street and Lombard Streets (518 S. Third St., 267-519-9498). First day -- Father's Day! -- will feature a prix-fixe menu and comp dessert as Fischer eases... Read more
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