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Archive: April, 2012

Latin flavors from BlueCat

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 11:36 AM
To say Guy Shapiro and Luli Canuso have been around the block is an understatement. They met in the 1980s at Mirabelle, a stylish restaurant on Callowhill Street where Kite & Key is now. Her family ran the Two Street Bar at Second and South Street, which later became Monte Carlo Living Room (and... Read more

A look at Rittenhouse Tavern

Monday, April 2, 2012, 3:49 PM
It took many months, but Restaurant Associates has redecorated the restaurant space at the Art Alliance (251 S. 18th St.) to look ... well ... lived-in. Comfortable. When it opens in late April, Rittenhouse Tavern will boast brasserie-style food from Le Bec-Fin's last chef, Nicholas Elmi, and service... Read more

'Worst' cook not quite good enough

Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:50 PM
Ah, he was bad - all right - but in the end, he was not good enough. Vinnie Caligiuri of Jenkintown submitted himself to the Food Network reality show Worst Cooks in America. Under the tutelage of Bobby Flay, Caligiuri improved dramatically. But on Sunday night's finale, rival chef Anne Burrell and... Read more

Moe's Southwest Grill coming to Center City

Monday, April 2, 2012, 1:14 PM
There's been a burrito war in Center City, as Chipotle and Qdoba seem to be duking it out. I hear that a new combatant will enter the market this summer: Moe's Southwest Grill. The chain's first Center City spot will be at 1725 Chestnut St., which was a short-lived outpost of Famous Dave's BBQ. Below... Read more

Restaurant notes: Deli closes, building is in play

Monday, April 2, 2012, 11:30 AM
Pikkles Plus, the sandwichery at 18th and Market Streets for 10-year-plus after two decades at 16th and Sansom Streets, has closed. I await a callback from owner Paul Berue, whose outgoing voicemail suggests a new location. Meanwhile, Paige Barrow at Fameco Real Estate is seeking a new tenant for the... Read more
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