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Archive: September, 2011

POPPED! food bazaar moves to the Piazza

Friday, September 23, 2011, 2:06 PM
The weekend weather forecast forced the POPPED! Music Festival to move from FDR Park (outdoors) to the dry confines of the Liacouras Center at Temple University. That seemed to leave out the accompanying food bazaar -- but organizers have obtained the Piazza at Schmidt's on Second Street south of... Read more

One woman's campaign to save the salmon spring roll

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 5:17 PM
Iron Hill had a salmon spring roll on its menu for years, but in a menu change six months ago, it came off. Nina Malone, who lives in Exton, started a twitter campaign called "Save the Salmon Rolls." Iron Hill co-owner Kevin Finn caved, and it's said that partly due to Malone's diligence, the salmon... Read more

Temple and Jefferson getting some soul

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 1:32 PM
Keith Taylor of Zachary's BBQ in Norristown is coming downtown with two BBQ places called Soul Cucina. One opens Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Temple U landmark Owl's Nest at 2010 N. Broad St. His next will be at 127 S. 10th St., near Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; it's now a pizzeria called... Read more

The return of Neil Stein

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11:57 AM
Oh, we've heard this comeback story before. Neil Stein has told it to anyone who'd listen since he got out of prison in 2007. (To me, here in 2008.) And, more recently to Foobooz, here. This time, there truly may be something cooking for the man who was once the toast of the city's restaurant scene... Read more

Walter Staib to battle Bobby Flay on 'Iron Chef'

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 10:46 AM
How Revolutionary of the Food Network. Walter Staib, head honcho at the Colonial-theme City Tavern in Old City, is booked to take on Bobby Flay on Iron Chef on the Oct. 2 episide (10 p.m.). See details. Of course the secret ingredient and outcome are not being divulged. Staib's PBS cooking show... Read more

New foods on Eagles menu

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 7:25 AM
Food trucks, two new sandwiches, Johnson's Popcorn, kosher food, and in-seat delivery are all on the menu for Eagles fans this season at Lincoln Financial Field. Aramark is announcing Wednesday that two food trucks will set up in the Linc's headhouse plaza during each home game. The Dapper Dog, usually... Read more

The Mexican bar in Fishtown no one knows about

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 4:19 PM
The number of old-man bars in Fishtown -- those wonderfully cheesy spots with wood-paneled walls, tile floors and drop ceilings that appear right out of a Mr. Goodbuys, circa 1978 -- is dwindling with every passing year. Joe Beckham, who owns Alfa on Walnut Street, bought the Crazy Fish Saloon, at... Read more

Adsum is closed. But there's more to it than that.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 1:22 PM
Adsum, which opened in July 2010 at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets, has had a rough patch, as founding chef/partner Matt Levin bowed out last month. And now, Adsum is closed as managing partner Kar Vivekananthan has struck a deal with longtime friend Rich Rivera and the Manayunk-based Belvedere Business... Read more

Jennifer Carroll: A chef's next course

Monday, September 19, 2011, 11:28 AM
Jennifer Carroll of 10 Arts shook up the city’s restaurant scene in mid-August by telling staff at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel that she was stepping down as chef de cuisine. Her final day at 10 Arts, which she opened in mid-2008, will be Oct. 5. The Somerton-raised Carroll, 36, will leave 10 Arts... Read more

Hop Sing: Opening is in the cards

Monday, September 19, 2011, 9:44 AM
You'd never know it from the nondescript Chinatown facade, but Hop Sing Laundromat is a month from opening* at 1029 Race St. (In fact, even when it does open, you'll probably never know it from the street, as the entrance will be shrouded by a gate and there will be no sign.) I got a peek last week... Read more
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