Thursday, November 26, 2015

Besito: Refined Mexican dining at Suburban Square

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 11:58 AM
It's the little things that make the meal, serial restaurateur John Tunney III says. When a family with small children walks into Besito - the refined Mexican mini-chain he founded almost a decade ago - staff springs into action with high chairs and a "rapid snack" of sliced bananas and avocados. "We're... Read more

Opa owners opening saloon on Jewelers Row

Monday, November 2, 2015, 2:47 PM
Just to keep you in the loupe on what's happening on Jewelers Row: Brother-and-sister George and Vasiliki Tsiouris, who pay tribute to their Greek heritage with Opa and its Drury Beer Garden (1311 Sansom St.), will tip their caps to the workers of the gold and diamond trade at their next restaurant... Read more

Harvest to fill vacant Susanna Foo spot on Main Line

Monday, November 2, 2015, 12:02 PM
Dave Magrogan, who came up with the Irish bar Kildare's and started building restaurant brands from there, seems to be keenest nowadays on his Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, whose concept is farm-to-table with most dishes under 500 calories. Next spring, the sixth will come on line, and it's... Read more

Osteria at Moorestown Mall to close, Catelli Duo to move in

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 3:28 PM
Two years after it opened in a revived Moorestown Mall, Vetri's fine-dining restaurant Osteria will close by the end of the year, and will be replaced by the second location of Catelli Duo, a more casual South Jersey restaurant/wine bar. The shuffle, confirmed Wednesday by mall owner Pennsylvania... Read more

Davio's adding a restaurant in King of Prussia

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 2:57 PM
The Boston-based Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, which opened its Center City location way back in November 1999, will add a second regional location in King of Prussia, perhaps next summer. It will be part of the King of Prussia Town Center, the huge retail/dining destination under construction... Read more

Green Engine Coffee opening by Haverford train station

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 2:22 PM
The Haverford commuter crowd should cheer the impending arrival of Green Engine Coffee Co., a coffee bar serving Rival Bros. coffee along with baked goods and sandwiches, is due to open officially on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 16 Haverford Station Rd. (610-642-1800). Soft opening should begin this weekend... Read more

Guild Hall Brewing Co. to close after 4 months

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10:14 AM
Guild Hall Brewing Co., which opened only four months ago on York Road in Jenkintown, has taken to Facebook this morning to announce that it will close after Saturday, Oct. 31. Management invited friends to give Guild Hall "a proper sendoff." "We don't know what the future holds, but we live in hope... Read more

Wahlburgers to debut in Philly as a food truck

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 3:05 PM
Wahlburgers, the burger specialist founded by brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg and the subject of an A&E reality show, will open this winter at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties. No specific opening date has been announced. But in the meantime, a Wahlburgers food truck will... Read more

SouthGate chef change is coming

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 1:34 PM
Chef Clara Park, who over the summer helped open SouthGate, the Korean-inspired pub that replaced Tangier at 18th and Lombard Streets, is on her way out. She cites burnout, explaining that she is "looking to unwind for a month or so." As it turns out, she had agreed to work at SouthGate for its first... Read more

Anastasi Raw Bar opens in Manayunk

Monday, October 26, 2015, 11:25 PM
The Anastasi seafood family's fourth generation is casting its net a bit wider. Four years after adding the BYOB Pescatore in Bala Cynwyd, siblings Mia and Tommy Anastasi and Pescatore general manager Frank Kemp have opened Anastasi Raw Bar in Manayunk. They're in their early days at 4161 Main St... Read more
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