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Archive: August, 2013

Wayne's Carmel Cafe sets a Sept. 9 opening

Monday, August 26, 2013, 10:50 PM
Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar - which started in Tampa less than three years ago and now has five locations in Florida - is aiming for a Sept. 9 opening at 372 W. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, previously the site of HogFish Bar & Grill and its predecessor, Flavor. Carmel's concept is Mediterranean-inspired... Read more

Shifty's Taco opens

Saturday, August 24, 2013, 2:42 PM
The long-delayed Shifty's Taco is in soft-opening mode at 2730 W. Girard Ave. in Brewerytown (215-232-1413). Befitting the neighborhood - above Fairmount and east of the Philadelphia Zoo - Shifty's is a rough-and-tumble-looking 1950s-style Mexican cantina with exposed walls, butcher block counter... Read more

'Chink's Steaks' appearing in NBC show

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 10:05 PM
Chink's Steaks in Northeast Philly took great pains to rebrand earlier this year as Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop. But it's possible that the Chink's name - the subject of controversy - will reach a national audience Saturday, Aug, 24. The NBC drama Do No Harm (10 p.m.) shot a scene last year at the... Read more

New from Fork: High Street on Market

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 11:05 AM
You might say that Ellen Yin, Roberto Sella and chef Eli Kulp are changing their Fork. After business Friday, Aug. 23, fork:etc., the market-cafe next to the Old City bistro Fork (306 Market St.), will close for good after nine years. In mid-September, the spot will become a bit higher-minded, though... Read more

Remembering Bernard Perrier

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:15 AM
Bernard Perrier, 65 - the front-of-the-house counterpart of his older brother, chef Georges Perrier - died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 18 at home in Moorestown. His daughter Carrie Boxer said the cause was heart failure. Services: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Weber Funeral Home, 112 Broad St... Read more

Chef Sylva Senat lands on the Main Line

Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:33 PM
Last we heard from Sylva Senat, the Haitian-born New Yorker had been relieved of the executive chef's job at Tashan, the modern Indian destination on South Broad Street, and was considering a move back to the land of 212/718. This is not to be. Senat has landed as chef at The Saint James, the stylish... Read more

Esquire TV shoots 'Brew Dogs' here

Monday, August 19, 2013, 6:00 AM
Sept. 23 marks the debut of Esquire TV, the guy-centric cable network inspired by the magazine and backed by NBCUniversal. One of its original series taped in Philly, wrapping last week. Brew Dogs stars James Watt and Martin Dickie, who own Scotland's BrewDog brewery. In each hour-long show, they... Read more

From Texas to Philly: 'Bubba-Q' premieres on Food Network

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 11:45 PM
So what is a Texas construction worker doing, cooking barbecue in Philly, anyway? Having a blast, it turns out. Robert "Bubba" Kolbasowski, who migrated to the Pine Barrens a couple of decades ago, has parlayed his fish-out-of-water life into Bubba-Q, a reality series premiering at 10:30 p.m. Aug... Read more

Manayunk's Bisou opens its deck

Friday, August 16, 2013, 2:47 PM
Clark Gilbert managed to get one of the prettiest days of the summer for the opening of a 25-seat second-story deck at Bisou, his bistro in Manayunk. It features fresh-looking lime-colored umbrellas that shade the tables and chairs, magnolia trees and a vertical garden. Gilbert just got his hands... Read more

Scarduzio's East Passyunk project is a go

Friday, August 16, 2013, 2:25 PM
Table 31/Mia's/Scarduzio's chef-owner Chris Scarduzio and partners Stephen and Tamar Olitsky have gotten the city's go-ahead to proceed with their bistro at 1646-1648 S. 12th St. - the corner of 12th and Morris Streets. The next step will be the demolition of the building that was home to apartments... Read more
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