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Archive: January, 2013

Shake Shack to King of Prussia

Tuesday, January 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 also will build a new one from the ground up in King of Prussia. Shake Shack’s King of Prussia location is scheduled to open on Mall Boulevard in King of... Read more

A cool grocery-restaurant in the works

Tuesday, January 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 Grocery is coming to 19th Street and Fairmount Avenue this fall. It will take the first floor of developer Daniel Greenberg's new four-story building... Read more

Philly shout-outs in Details

Monday, January 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 America, in its High-End Cocktail category. Details praises "the 1,000-bottle inventory and the enigmatic, always cuff-linked owner-host known only as Lêe"... Read more

Pizzas are baking at Bufad

Friday, January 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 Streets, at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 - a week ahead of schedule. Pasquarello, who also owns Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom down the street with his wife, Jeniphur, is... Read more

Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen getting closer

Friday, January 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 6½ years on Northern Liberties' Liberties Walk with their BYO/catering operation A Full Plate Cafe. The space, which seats about 50 guests at high... Read more

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

Friday, January 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, not so much. Fireplaces in today's restaurants are more set pieces. Take Jones at Seventh and Chestnut, or Hawthornes at 11th and Fitzwater, or the bar area... Read more

The Goat's Beard coming to Manayunk

Friday, January 25, 2013, 12:28 PM
Sean Coyle, who founded Bourbon Blue, is revving up a new project in Manayunk. The Goat's Beard - and Coyle is not referring to the hair beneath the chinny-chin-chin of a farm animal but to the native Pennsylvania plant (Aruncus) - is taking shape at 4201 Main St., the former Main Street Bar &... Read more

A wing shortage, just in time for Wing Bowl

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:37 PM
Supply ... demand. Fewer chickens walking around without wings... Fewer wings slathered in butter and Buffalo sauce. This lesson in economics comes courtesy of the National Chicken Council, which told MSN that a 1 percent drop in production means wings have hit a record high price - wholesaling for... Read more

Gemelli on Main has gone French

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:22 AM
Chef Clark Gilbert has revamped his Manayunk Euro bistro Gemelli on Main (4161 Main St.) into a French bistro called Bisou. It opened last night. Gemelli - which was launched in mid-2011 after a short spell in Narberth as a BYOB - "didn't work out as we had hoped," Gilbert told me. As he and his... Read more

Cafe L'Aube to Rittenhouse Square

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 9:44 AM
There's even more caffeine in store for Rittenhouse Square. Already home of the flagship La Colombe on 19th Street north of the square, this spring it's getting the first Philly branch of New York's Joe Coffee Bar, at 1845 Walnut. Metropolitan Bakery is opening a cafe on 19th Street, south of the... Read more
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