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Archive: July, 2009

Exclusive: Daniel Stern's next restaurant

Monday, July 13, 2009, 6:06 PM
Here are more details on Daniel Stern's next restaurant, which I hinted at this morning. He's going into Science Center at 3711 Market St. with a "modern taproom celebrating the culinary roots of the mid-Atlantic region." Name: MidAtlantic. Price point: Accessible. Opening: Early fall... Read more

Liquor applications abound

Monday, July 13, 2009, 2:06 PM
If this is the summer of many restaurateurs' discontent (e.g. Ansill, Oceanaire, Vincent's, Copper Bistro, Meju, Trattoria Alberto), there is no shortage of optimists taping up liquor applications in store windows. How about two more in University City: - The names of Daniel Stern and partners... Read more

"Man v. Food" shoots in Philly

Monday, July 13, 2009, 12:55 PM
The Travel Channel's Adam Richman spent a few days here last week to shoot a Man v. Food episode that is to reach the screen at 10 p.m. Sept. 23 (tentative). Each time out, Richman does a challenge -- some sort of gustatory feat. In Philly's case, Richman challenged cheesesteak entrepreneur/actor... Read more

Carmine's in Bryn Mawr closes to go Spanish

Monday, July 13, 2009, 11:34 AM
The good times no longer roll at Carmine’s Creole Cafe in Bryn Mawr. It closed last night. Owner Howard Taylor will work with Nick Farina of the nearby Blush on a Euro-Latin restaurant called Verdad, which means "truth" in Spanish. (Farina will be managing partner and executive chef... Read more

Grub Street's Philly edition debuts

Monday, July 13, 2009, 9:55 AM
Grub Street, New York Magazine's food blog, today rolls out editions in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia. It's written by Kirsten Henri and launched with a treatise on burgers, including a peek at the new SquareBurger, opening at lunchtime today on Franklin Square. Read more

Perrier: Le Bec-Fin experiment working

Sunday, July 12, 2009, 9:50 AM
Chef Georges Perrier is about two weeks into his summertime experiment of allowing some patrons at Le Bec-Fin to pay what they wish for dinner. So far, he says, people have been dropping $40 and more a head for the privilege. One party of what he says were "three young girls" left $6 a person... Read more

Alycia Lane is out of here

Saturday, July 11, 2009, 12:51 PM
Alycia Lane, the former CBS3 anchor, flies out today to L.A. and her new home in the Hollywood Hills. Lane is joining beau Chris Booker, who last month started hosting afternoons on L.A.’s KAMP, a top-40 station. He was morning man on Philly’s Q102 when they started dating in fall 2007... Read more

M is to open Monday

Friday, July 10, 2009, 10:22 PM
Restaurant M at the Morris House Hotel at 231 S. Eighth St. near Washington Square, which went through two chef-owners (Edmund Rek and David Katz) before it closed in 2007, will be coming back Monday (7/13). This time, hoteliers Michael DiPaolo and Gene Lefevre are keeping it simple - hence the name... Read more

Ansill closes

Friday, July 10, 2009, 6:23 PM
Citing the economy, David Ansill has closed Ansill, his ambitious, Euro-style foodie-centric bistro at Third and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village. It opened in February 2006 as an offshoot of Pif, his now-closed French bistro in South Philly. Read more

Miga soft-opens in Center City

Friday, July 10, 2009, 2:35 PM
Miga, a moderately upscale Japanese-Korean mix, is in the soft-opening phase at 211 S. 15th St. in the former ¡Pasión! space and directly across from the new Max Brenner chocolateria. Owner Sam Cho has assorted business interests in Center City, mostly as a silent partner. (He owns a... Read more
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