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Archive: April, 2013

Weekend must-tries: Food activities; eat this hash brown

Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:32 PM
The weather should cooperate beautifully with this weekend's food activities. Besides the PIFA Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along Broad Street between Chestnut and South: Saturday, April 27 brings Flavors of the Avenue, a great sampling of East Passyunk's red-hot restaurants from noon to 4... Read more

Buy a piece of a classic bakery

Friday, April 26, 2013, 1:06 PM
Few of us probably need a carbon steel silo or a Sutorbilt rotary positive blower, but we might use a baker's rack or two or some bread pans, or even a time clock or fax machine or bug zapper. Comly Auctioneers is selling off the contents of D'Ambrosio Bakery in Grays Ferry, which was abruptly shut... Read more

Melograno adding a BYOB on Main Line

Friday, April 26, 2013, 11:52 AM
Wonderful news for you Main Liners: Gianluca and Rosemarie Demontis of the Rittenhouse Italian BYOB Melograno have inked a lease for a second restaurant, at 816 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr - the former Ha Long Bay next to Verdad and two doors from Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Fraschetta, which has... Read more

The tale of Luke's Lobster

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Philly will get a taste of Maine lobster rolls in a few weeks. Luke's Lobster - a burgeoning quick-serve founded by a young, entrepreneurial lobsterman - indeed is taking the subterranean space that was Bonte waffles at 130 S. 17th St., as I wrote in March. Luke's VP Ben Conniff says the shop is... Read more

Cook and Solomonov out of Citron & Rose

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:34 AM
Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook say they have concluded their consulting arrangement with Citron & Rose, the kosher restaurant they helped open for philanthropist David Magerman in Merion Station. The restaurant, which opened last November, will remain in business. Solomonov was billed as executive... Read more

Strangelove's: The new baby

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 3:47 PM
Brendan Hartranft, Leigh Maida and Brendan Kelly are live with the beer-centric Strangelove's at 216 S. 11th St., which was Doc Watson's for eons before briefly slipping into ignominy with Blue Bear and The Butcher & the Brewer. But first: Ever notice how many babies are born to industry folk... Read more

Meet Bobby Flay here on Friday

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:26 PM
Iron Chef Bobby Flay is barnstorming the U.S. in support of Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addition, his new cookbook. You can meet him at two Philly-area stops: at noon Friday, April 26 at the Williams Sonoma store in the King of Prussia mall. (His appearance at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Wegmans... Read more

Last night's winning chefs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:27 AM
Last night saw two cooking competitions: Brewery Ommegang's Philly Hop Chef and E.A.T.S. Nick Macri of Southwark turned up the heat at Union Transfer to win Hop Chef with Hennepin-cured coppa, pickled chilies, "ballpark" nuts, grains of Paradise bread crumbs, orange and coriander sauce. Macri will... Read more

Thai street food on menu at Circles

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 5:22 PM
Chef Alex Boonphaya, who owns two Circles Thai restaurants, has been working out of his newer Northern Liberties location of late. Bigger kitchen. He's just rolled out an a la carte menu of street foods of his native Thailand, in addition to Circles' menu. I'm told that the South Philly location will... Read more

Center City Sips returning June 5

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 3:45 PM
We're six weeks from the start of a new season of Center City Sips, the Center City District's Wednesday night promo during which dozens of participating bars and restaurants will offer $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. The list is here. P.S. Can you identify... Read more
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, 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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