The Insider Archive: January, 2011

Restaurant notes: Speaker series at The Dandelion

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The Dandelion at 18th and Sansom Streets is starting a free Speaker’s Corner series -- basically inviting a guest once every few months... Read more

Restaurant notes: Le Pain Quotidien

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Interesting how Walnut Street has changed in the last year. (Or should that be chained?) Susanna Foo gives way to Chipotle, an Apple store... Read more

Restaurant notes: Dueling pianos in Delco

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Jolly Weldon, whose Jolly's Piano Bar at 20th and Chestnut Streets has revived the tradition of dueling pianos, is fixing up a landmark restaurant... Read more

Restaurant notes: Chestnut Hill's Solaris Grille closes

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John Anderson texted this morning with news that Solaris Grille was done after a 15-year run at 8201 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. "We... Read more

Restaurant notes: The 411 on 943

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It's been something like two years that Pascual "Pat" Cancelliere has been trying to open 943, his Argentine-Italian BYOB, open in the Italian... Read more

Restaurant notes: Rick's Steaks resurfacing

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Rick's Steaks, which left the Bellevue's food court in late December, has a new home: The food court of Liberty Place, where Jake's and Mike's... Read more

Restaurant notes: Cheaper online eats; Le Virtu going to Beard House

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- Allmenus.com, the Philly.com food-delivery partner, is offering a 20 percent "snow day discount." You just enter the SNOWDAY20 discount... Read more

Simon Pearce on the Brandywine closing

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Simon Pearce, a nifty gift shop outside of West Chester combining a glassblowing operation and a restaurant by the banks of the Brandywine... Read more