The Insider Archive: January, 2013

Toast pops in to a Center City corner

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One of the oddest restaurant games was played last year at 1201 Spruce St. The ambitious Odd Fellows Cafe opened in that big-windowed corner... Read more

Plug pulled on Craft & Claw

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After 130 days in business, Old City's Craft & Claw, the seafood successor to Mad River at 126 Chestnut St., is "closed indefinitely while... Read more

Shake Shack to King of Prussia

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Shake Shack announced this morning that not only will it open a location this summer at 3200 Chestnut St. in University City, but that it... Read more

A cool grocery-restaurant in the works

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The grocery store-as-restaurant has been popping up as a trend. Court Street Market in Brooklyn... Jeffrey's Grocery in the West Village. Fairmount... Read more

Philly shout-outs in Details

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Details has a couple of Philly connections in its current issue. Hop Sing Laundromat in Chinatown is cited as one of its Best New Bars in... Read more

Pizzas are baking at Bufad

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Michael Pasquarello is so over the friends-and-family meals, so he will open Bufad, the wood-fired BYOB pizzeria at 13th and Spring Garden... Read more

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen getting closer

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Shannon Dougherty and Liz Petersen are just a few weeks from opening Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen at Cedar and Norris in Fishtown. They spent... Read more

Weekend must-tries: Cozy fireplaces, warm chowder, fun apps

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In the ye olden days (say 30 years ago), a fireplace in a restaurant was a romantic notion - a harking back to the era of the country inn. Now... Read more