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The Insider Archive: January, 2013
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Toast pops in to a Center City corner
Wed, Jan 30, 2013, 11:07 AM
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...
Plug pulled on Craft & Claw
Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 3:00 PM
After 130 days in business, Old City's Craft & Claw, the seafood successor to Mad River at 126 Chestnut St., is "closed indefinitely while...
Shake Shack to King of Prussia
Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 1:54 PM
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...
A cool grocery-restaurant in the works
Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 12:03 PM
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...
Philly shout-outs in Details
Mon, Jan 28, 2013, 10:35 AM
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...
Pizzas are baking at Bufad
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 3:17 PM
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...
Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen getting closer
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 2:39 PM
Shannon Dougherty and Liz Petersen are just a few weeks from opening Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen at Cedar and Norris in Fishtown. They spent...
Weekend must-tries: Cozy fireplaces, warm chowder, fun apps
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 12:53 PM
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...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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