The Insider Archive: March, 2012

Sommelier leaves town; Farmers' Cabinet taking over Blue Bear

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Melissa Monosoff, one of the region's most honored wine experts, has relocated to that great wine region: Dallas, Texas. Working out of Savona... Read more

Vernick coming to Rittenhouse

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Philly is getting yet another pedigreed chef. Gregory Vernick, who spent most of his career in the Jean-Georges Vongerichten orbit, follows... Read more
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On the James Beard short list

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The James Beard Foundation went to Las Vegas to announce this year's finalists for James Beard Awards. And Philly was a big loser. Despite... Read more

Rx reopening as Rimedio

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Rx at 45th and Spruce Streets in West Philly, which closed over the winter in a still-unexplained management shakeup, is coming back. Soft... Read more

P.J. Whelihan's has a food truck

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Cupcake trucks and taco trucks and coffee trucks and pizza trucks... How about a wing and burger truck? Sports bar chainlet P.J. Whelihan's... Read more

Burger Brawl back for seconds

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Last year's debut of Burger Brawl drew 18 restaurants, whose chefs created tasty burgers in the schoolyard of Meredith Elementary School. The... Read more

Fishtown Tavern changing hands

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Another dive bar is getting a pick-me-up. Fishtown Tavern, on Frankford Avenue at Thompson Street in Fishtown seemingly for eons, is in play... Read more

Solomonov and Cook to the Main Line

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Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook (of Zahav, Federal Donuts, and Percy Street BBQ) will open a spot on the Main Line this summer. Unlike Zahav... Read more