Friday, October 9, 2015

G'day: Bluestone Lane coffee coming to Philly

Monday, October 5, 2015, 11:30 AM
The caffeination of Center City continues, and buzz surrounds two deals that will import Bluestone Lane, a New York upstart run by an Australian-born former Wall Streeter. No one is tallking yet officially, but the future Bluestone Lane locations are said to be the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel (17th... Read more

'Le Bok Fin' caterer opens Fine Palate in Center City

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 11:04 PM
Fine Palate, the catering company behind the food and drink at the summertime pop-up restaurant hit Le Bok Fin, has just opened a permanent restaurant in Center City. The new spot does not offer stunning city views from an eighth-floor roof deck; from the mezzanine overhang at Fine Palate, you can... Read more

Supper on South Street to close

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:15 PM
After service Friday, Oct. 9, Supper restaurant - which gave its block a grown-up dining option when it opened across from the Whole Foods store on South Street in 2007 - will close. Its lease is winding down, and word on the street says the building is being sold. Mitch and Jennifer Prensky say they... Read more

Scientifically: Who makes the best cheesesteak?

Friday, October 2, 2015, 2:04 PM
"Who makes the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia?" is a question often asked but one that can never be answered to everyone's satisfaction. But that doesn't stop people from trying. Here comes L.A. data startup DataScience, which happens to be heading to Philadelphia next week to attend the Read more

Meet The James, coming to Logan Square

Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:47 PM
The crew from Mac's Tavern in Old City is adding a much more upmarket bar/restaurant to its holdings. The James will take the ground floor of 1835 Arch St. - which until summer 2013 was the home of Mission Grill, on the corner of 19th and Arch. The neighborhood is on the cusp of a boom, with the... Read more

Vetri opening Amis as part of Devon project

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 4:22 PM
The Vetri Family will open a branch of its Roman trattoria Amis at the proposed Devon Yard project, next to the Devon Horse Show grounds on the Main Line. Representatives of the project at the former Waterloo Gardens went before the Easttown Township Zoning Board this week. The plans, which will face... Read more

Feliz duo opens Pizzeria Felici in Horsham

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 12:22 PM
Brian Sirhal and business partner/chef Tim Spinner - the guys behind the Mexican trio of Cantina Feliz, La Calaca Feliz, and Taqueria Feliz - are spinning pizzas with their new project, Pizzeria Felici, which occupies a home in Horsham. Pizzeria Felici - see what they did with the name? - is in The... Read more

Heffe: A cheffy taco shop for Fishtown

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9:32 AM
Fishtown is getting a taco shop. Thursday, Oct. 8 is the projected opening date for Heffe, a corner stand run by chef Peter McAndrews and business partner Anthony Lolio in what was a longtime grocery store and takeout in a small lot at Frankford Avenue and Marlborough Street. McAndrews never goes... Read more

Home food delivery in Philly: Who's getting what

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:00 AM
The delivery service Caviar is marking its first anniversary on Thursday by offering a $1.99 delivery fee all day. Over the year, the service has picked up not only the food deliveries for about 130 restaurants, but it's gleaned some interesting data about who orders what most and where they live... Read more

Media landmark Towne House to close

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:19 PM
The Towne House's 65 years on Veterans Square in Media are now numbered. Management on Wednesday told staff that the restaurant has been sold and that the dining room will close for a la carte business effective Oct. 31. Its banquet rooms will honor reservations through the end of the year, said... Read more
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