The Insider Archive: March, 2012

A roll-back at La Colombe

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After 19 years, the La Colombe shop on 19th Street between Sansom and Walnut Streets is getting a redecoration, which explains the coffee truck... Read more

Meet Le Bec-Fin's new chef

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The answer to the hottest restaurant question in town: Walter Abrams. The former French Laundry sous chef (six years) is winging his way east... Read more

Popolino pops up

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Wednesday, March 14 is the opening of Popolino, a Roman BYOB at Fifth Street and Fairmount Avenue (215-928-0106) from the prolific Peter McAndrews... Read more

More on that Center City ramen shop

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Alan Su says he'll use the first day of spring - March 20 - to soft-open Nom Nom Ramen at 20 S. 18th St., filling the corner spot previously... Read more

Square Peg sets its soft opening

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Square Peg - Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen's bilevel restau-bar replacing the Marathon Grill at 10th and Walnut Streets - will not rush into... Read more

Eat 'Iron Chef' food at Village Belle

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Brothers Lou and Joey Campanaro of the Village Belle in Queen Village were on Iron Chef America last weekend, competing against brothers Marc... Read more

Because Rittenhouse Square doesn't have enough coffee shops

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Starbucks has applied for a zoning variance to put a shop on the northwest corner of 18th and Spruce Streets, a block south of Rittenhouse... Read more

Latham's restaurant moving closer

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The Latham Hotel at 17th and Walnut Streets, now under renovation, is about three months from opening its restaurant in the prime ground-floor... Read more