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Archive: January, 2010

Chipotle wants Susanna Foo's Center City location

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 5:01 PM
For nearly a quarter-century until it closed last June, Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine was one of the landmarks of Philadelphia's Restaurant Row, occupying the brownstone at Walnut and Sydenham Streets. Foo sold 1512 Walnut to a partnership that intends to redevelop the property. The building's upper... Read more

Yippee-ai-yo: Black Angus coming to South Street

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 2:32 PM
The east end of South Street is about to get a taste of the Old West. Black Angus, positioning itself as a modest-priced steakhouse-cum-jazz club, is awaiting its liquor license to open at 117-119 South St., the ornately high-ceilinged former home of Tori's Brickhouse and Mallorca. So mid-February... Read more

Think 'El Vez' in West Chester

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:35 AM
Cast your eyes to West Chester, where Dave Magrogan of the Kildare's/Doc Magrogan empire and business partner John Caulfield are converting the former Coyote Crossing location at 102 E. Market St. into a California-style Mexican cantina called Más. Opening is set for Feb. 18. Unlike Coyote... Read more

Bouncin' around there like a Hot Potato

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 5:02 PM
What with an impending presidential speech and the shelving of the game show Our Little Genius, Fox programmers are in a tizzy. The season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares -- featuring Gordon Ramsay's makeover of Fishtown's Hot Potato Cafe -- had been booked for Jan. 29 but last week was moved to Jan... Read more

Paesano's in the Italian Market getting close

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 3:39 PM
Paesano's South Philly branch -- at the corner of Ninth and Christian Streets in the Italian Market, where Butcher's Cafe was -- has set a tentative opening date: Thursday, Jan. 28. Or Friday, Jan. 29. Owner Peter McAndrews needs to get his staff in shape. For now, here's a sneak peek at the menu... Read more

Philly chef aims for Bocuse d'Or glory

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 2:34 PM
Jim Burke, who with his wife, Kristina, owns James in South Philly, will be in Hyde Park, N.Y., on the weekend of Feb. 5-6 to compete for a spot on the U.S. Bocuse d'Or team, which will compete next year in the world biennial culinary championship. Burke will be one of 12 competitors, and is the... Read more

Susan Barnett is expecting

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:17 PM
CBS3 has announced that anchor Susan Barnett and her husband, Greg Persichetti, a dermatologist and surgeon, are expecting their second child this summer. She's 37. Their son, Blase, is 3. Read more

Vetri cuts a lunch deal

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:14 PM
A week after opening his third restaurant, Amìs, chef-restaurateur Marc Vetri is expanding his brand again. He's licensing sandwich recipes from Osteria to 1st & fresh Catering, which is banking on the notion that business meetings require Osteria's mortadella smoked mozzarella; chicken... Read more

Le Viet coming to South Philly

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 2:38 PM
Another Vietnamese restaurant at 11th and Washington in South Philly? you ask. There's Nam Phuong, Pho Hoa, Pho 75.... Here's first word on Le Viet, coming in February to 1019 S. 11th St., a storefront on 11th Street behind the CVS on the northeast corner. Owner Bruce Cao and family, who formerly... Read more

Conshy restaurants get into the Haiti spirit

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 1:43 PM
Eleven bars and restaurants on both sides of the Schuylkill (as in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken) will give up to 20 percent of proceeds to the American Red Cross tomorrow (Wed, Jan. 20) between 7 and 10 p.m. Participating are: - Baggataway Tavern, 31 N. Front St., West Conshohocken ... Read more
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