The Insider Archive: September, 2011

The Mexican bar in Fishtown no one knows about

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The number of old-man bars in Fishtown -- those wonderfully cheesy spots with wood-paneled walls, tile floors and drop ceilings that appear... Read more

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

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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... Read more

Jennifer Carroll: A chef's next course

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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... Read more

Hop Sing: Opening is in the cards

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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... Read more

Manayunk Brewery dry again

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Closed since August 28, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant reopened Sept. 15 after flooding caused by Hurricanes Irene and Lee. This was painful... Read more

Hot Mexican in Fairmount

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Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal, whose Cantina Feliz is the toast of Fort Washington, have signed on for 2321 Fairmount Ave., taking over the... Read more

Joe Scarpone to Queen Village

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Three years ago, Joe Scarpone reluctantly closed Sovalo, arguably the swankiest restaurant in Northern Liberties. Sovalo may have been a three-beller... Read more

A deli is down, a restaurant reopens

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Dettera, the swank spot in downtown Ambler, is to return at dinnertime Thursday, about a week after floods left four feet of water in the basement... Read more