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Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 10:50 AM
Techie/wine seller Greg Cohen - who last year came out with OysterGuru to help people find bivalves - has set his sights on independent coffeehouses. His CoffeeGuru iPhone app launched today. CoffeeGuru is hand-curated and doesn't rely on search engines for results, He says he spent three months... Read more

New chef at Fork

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 3:09 PM
Fork in Old City has imported Eli Kulp - chef de cuisine at Torrisi Italian Specialties in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood - as its executive chef, starting in mid-September. Kulp replaces Terence Feury, who is going the chef-owner route as a partner in the soon-to-open Tavro 13 in Swedesboro. Fork... Read more

Philly's ultimate food-truck finder

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 2:28 PM
You'd think that software developer Joe Krill would be a major food truck fan, given that he's just launched, the ultimate online resource for those trying to locate Philly's culinary migrants. But no. "I haven't really eaten at a lot of them," he told me. "I tend to eat healthy and... Read more

Chickie's & Pete's settles with 'Crabby Fries'

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 9:40 AM
Pete Ciarrocchi probably was not the first guy to sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over crinkle-cut french fries, but he was the first to get to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to register the name "Crab Fries." And so, the owner of Chickie's & Pete's is haunting the restaurant world, siccing his... Read more

Test drive: New Philly BYOB app

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 10:37 AM
Give an A for effort to Eli Gratz, who runs Great Time Apps in Chicago, for his Philly BYOB App for iPhone/iPod that was released today. It's an offshoot of the BYO app he developed for Chicago; he told me that Philly, being a solid region for BYOs, was a logical next city. I just test-drove it. It's... Read more

Cheesemaking room at Reading Terminal is on its whey

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 3:53 PM
Mid-September looks like the debut of Valley Shepherd Creamery's cheesemaking shop at Reading Terminal Market. Today, its milk tank was delivered. It will be installed in the market basement and hooked up to the cheese making operation inside the shop. Construction will begin later this month. Craig... Read more

Where there's a Will

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 1:31 PM
Pumpkin alum Christopher Kearse's solo debut - a BYO at 1911 E. Passyunk Ave. with the search-engine-unoptimized name Will BYOB - opens the reservation book (215-271-7683) on Aug. 10 in anticipation of an Aug. 24 debut. Modern French-inspired menu will focus on ingredients that are locally grown,... Read more

Restaurants for Moorestown Mall?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 12:08 PM
With historically dry Moorestown approving the issuance of four liquor licenses to Moorestown Mall, the next question: Which restaurants will take them? Marc Vetri, who had been publicly courted last year by mall operator Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, says he is still in negotiations... Read more

Yellow Springs Inn also accepting Gilmore's gift certificates

Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:01 AM
Since the sudden shutdown of Gilmore's in West Chester, dozens of readers have reached out asking what to do with gift certificates. John Brandt-Lee of Avalon in the borough stepped forward with an offer to accept the cards at 50n percent of face value. Now, Charlie and Barbara Orlando at the Yellow... Read more

A total renovation at Field House; Hard Rock expanding

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:54 AM
Field House, the sports-theme tavern along Filbert Street across from Reading Terminal Market, is closed pending a top-to-bottom, guts-and-all renovation. When the dust settles, the Field House - owned for six years by Brian Harrington and Gary Cardi - will retain its sports-bar motif, but will assume... Read more
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