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Archive: April, 2012

Food calendar: Cupcakes, burgers, new restaurants

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 9:51 PM
Mark your calendars for the following. April 16 is the opening of HipCityVeg (127 S. 18th St.). Hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 17 is the rebirth of what was Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus (847 N. Third St.) in Northern Liberties as Ortlieb’s Lounge, under Four Corners Management. Tex-Mex... Read more

New acts for Philly Fringe and Feastival

Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:58 PM
The arts and food usually meld quite nicely, as we've seen the last few years with Feastival, the splashy, food-focused fundraiser for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and the Philly Fringe. It's become a rite of September as 75 restaurants and bars get together under one roof to feed about 800... Read more

DiMeo's: A father-son act in Andorra

Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:00 PM
The city's pizza scene has been elevated of late, and you can credit the wood-fired ovens deployed at such spots as Osteria, Zavino, and Pizzeria Stella. When American-raised Antimo DiMeo, 20, expressed interest in following his Neapolitan-born father, Pino, 43, in the pizza business, the son insisted... Read more

Society Hill's Zeke's closes

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:32 PM
Society Hill landmark Zeke's 5th Street Deli (318-20 S. Fifth St.) closed recently after two decades, but the spot has a new tenant. April 19 is the target opening of Union Gourmet Restaurant 5th Street. Owners are Theresa Fera and Felix Maietta, who have run the food operation for many years at the... Read more

HipCityVeg opens Monday

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2:54 PM
Monday, April 16 is the opening date for HipCityVeg, a vegan fast-food cafe at 127 S. 18th St., on the block north of Rittenhouse Square that's also home to Serafina and a.kitchen. In her ownership debut, Nicole Marquis, a former manager at the late vegan landmark Horizons, wants to make vegan grub... Read more

McAndrews' La Porta opens near Media

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
Peter McAndrews' Italian-influenced bar, La Porta, is due to open May 1-ish in Edgemont, outside of Media. The chef - who has Modo Mio, Paesano's, Monsu and Popolino in Philly - took over the Locust Crest Tavern off Route 352, sprucing it up while keeping the oldtime flavor. Though billed as a pizzeria... Read more

The Eric Ripert watch

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:57 AM
While in town visiting his 10 Arts at the Ritz Carlton - which somehow is going on without Jennifer Carroll in the kitchen - chef Eric Ripert sat for a Q&A with GrubStreet. Notably, Ripert took the time to tout Stephen Starr, calling him "the king of restaurants.” (Post is here.) Meanwhile... Read more

Max & David's in Elkins Park closes

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:39 PM
Why is this Passover different from the last five Passovers? Max & David's, the destination kosher restaurant in Yorktown Plaza in Elkins Park, won't be reopening after the holiday. "We made kosher cool again," said owner Steve Katz, with a bit of leavening, er, levity. He added that he pulled... Read more

Will Doc Magrogan's take over The Shanachie?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:10 PM
The Shanachie, an Irish pub/music venue that opened in 2004 in the heart of Ambler, folded at the end of March. Owners Ed Egan and Gerry Timlin told the local Patch that "personal issues" led them to shut down. Chiropractor-turned-restaurateur Dave Magrogan, who has been on a development tear lately... Read more

Ambler gets a brewpub

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:29 AM
Entrepreneurs Gerard Olson and Daniel Endicott are previewing Forest & Main, Ambler's first brewpub, with an eye toward opening Friday, April 13. Over the course of more than a year, they've transformed a circa-1880s Victorian house at Forest and Main Streets (!) into a bar-restaurant, squeezing... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of philly.com/Food, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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