The Insider Archive: March, 2011

James Beard short list for 2011: It's short, all right

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Michael Solomonov of Society Hill's Zahav and the Center City temple of Italian dining Vetri have made the James Beard Foundation's list of... Read more

Restaurant notes: Old City blues

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Kevin Meeker is one of the oldtimers in Old City. Twenty-eight years ago, he and his wife, Janet, opened Philadelphia Fish & Company, which... Read more

Restaurant notes: New in NoLibs; free food for industry 'insiders'

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The spot in Northern Liberties off the corner of Second Street and Fairmount Avenue that was Kong and previously Sovalo (702 N. Second St.)... Read more

Restaurant notes: Two debuts on St. Pat's Day

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No time like the present, right? Two pubs have picked March 17 -- one of the busiest drinkin' days of the year -- for their rollouts. In... Read more

Restaurant notes: Eye on sushi; Garces battle

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The spot at Seventh and Bainbridge Streets in Bella Vista that was briefly Ro-Zu will become a sushi spot called Big Eyes Sushi. Chef/owner... Read more

Restaurant notes: Middle Eastern in the Italian Market

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Al Zaytouna, as in Olive Tree, is coming to 906 Christian St., next to Sabrina's in the Italian Market. Owner Koubeil Ben Ayed, who managed... Read more

Le Pain Quotidien ... deux

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Le Pain Quotidien's first Philly location, 1423-25 Walnut St., has been going gangbusters during its first two months. Now I'll tell you about... Read more

Restaurant notes: Great Chefs getting together for charity

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Tickets are on sale for the 2011 Great Chefs Event, for which Marc Vetri and the Vetri Foundation assemble a huge roster of chefs for a feast... Read more