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Archive: May, 2013

Is he 'The Next Food Network Star'?

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1:33 AM
Ambler restaurateur Chad Rosenthal hits the little screen Sunday, June 2 at 9 p.m., gunning for his own TV show on season nine of The Next Food Network Star, the launching pad for Guy Fieri, Melissa d'Arabian and Aaron McCargo Jr. The 12 episodes conclude Aug. 11, with the winner decided by an audience... Read more

Weekend must-tries: Brunch ideas; lobster fest

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:27 AM
Breakfast and brunch time! Want to meet a doctor during happy hour? And you happen to be an early bird? MilkBoy at 11th and Chestnut Streets opens weekdays at 7 a.m., mainly to cater to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital workers getting off the third shift. New chef Brian Mahon has kept MilkBoy's... Read more

The line on Tiffin Bistro, opening Sunday

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:55 PM
Quick: Name an Indian restaurant in South Philadelphia east of Broad. Right. Not too many. Munish Narula is poised for the opening Sunday, June 2 of Tiffin Bistro, an Indian restaurant in the former Kris (aka Kristian's) at 11th and Federal Streets. Tiffin Bistro is positioned between the casual... Read more

Three local food trucks compete on 'Live'

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:54 PM
Everybody wants to get into this food truck racket. Daytime TV's Live With Kelly and Michael is hosting 10 trucks from around the country, competing for fame and glory in Live's "Truckin’ Amazing Cook-Off.” Each Friday for 10 weeks, a trucker will show up, do a demo, present a recipe... Read more

Drexel's restaurant row is 4 months away

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:43 AM
Construction continues at Chestnut Square, the mixed-use Drexel University development on Chestnut Street between 32d and 33d Streets. The project is on track, and the developer says Oct. 1 is the tentative due dates of Shake Shack, Zavino, Joe Coffee and the Zama offshoot coZara. (Shake Shack is... Read more

Morimoto visits with new dishes

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:36 AM
Masaharu Morimoto visits his first restaurant - the one at 723 Chestnut St. - every few months. Morimoto has fond memories of 2001, when he bunked in the neighborhood during construction. But now, he told me, he is on the road plenty, taking care of six other restaurants on three continents as well... Read more

Burger giveaway at a Thai restaurant

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 12:52 AM
A Thai restaurant is giving away burgers Friday. (Am I serious? Yes, Siam.) Alex Boonphaya, chef-owner of Circles, is launching a lunch menu at his Northern Liberties location on Friday, May 31 by offering free burgers between noon and 2 p.m. The new menu features a variety of Thai options plus... Read more

Shaking up Jenkintown

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:56 AM
West Ave Grille is fixing to move its flagship restaurant in Jenkintown around the corner into the long-vacant space at 309 Old York Rd. that last housed a Buca di Beppo, which closed in 2004. West Ave co-owner Bob Katz tells me that the lease is about to be signed. West Ave will effectively double... Read more

Green Eggs Cafe to reopen tomorrow

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 12:44 PM
The Green Eggs Cafe at 13th and Locust Streets, closed since May 6 after a public infestation of rats, will reopen for business Wednesday, May 29. Today, the restaurant demonstrated that all was clean. Management said a damaged storm-water drain had allowed rats to gain access, and crowds of passersby... Read more

Guy Fieri 'DDD' viewing party at Percy Street

Sunday, May 26, 2013, 2:29 PM
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 10 p.m., the Food Network will show Percy Street BBQ's appearance on the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives starring Guy Fieri. Management will have the episode playing on the TVs while chef Erin O'Shea will serve popcorn, comp chopped brisket sliders (the chopped... Read more
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