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Archive: October, 2011


Monday, October 31, 2011, 3:48 PM
The second location of Honey's Sit 'N Eat, at 21st and South Streets, is a definite go, as Ellen Mogell and Jeb Woody got the keys to the space today. Construction starts apace and is on track for sometime spring 2012. At Honey's original at Fourth and Brown Streets in Northern Liberties, hours have... Read more

Why Collingswood is smokin' as a restaurant town

Monday, October 31, 2011, 3:26 PM
Opening Tuesday, Nov. 1: Little Louie’s BBQ (505 Haddon Ave., Collingswood), a Southwest retro-style setting for chef Gerald Dougherty, who’s trading on his love of barbecue and his white-tablecloth experience (Founders at the Bellevue, Bogart’s in the Latham Hotel, the Moshulu).... Read more

Warmdaddy's crew opening in Chestnut Hill

Monday, October 31, 2011, 10:45 AM
The crew from Warmdaddy's -- with chef Al Paris (Circa, Zanzibar Blue, Pat Bombino's, Mantra, etc. etc.) back in the fold -- is behind Heirloom, a 50-seat BYOB being readied for a post-Thanksgiving debut in the former Shundeez Market space at the top of the hill in Chestnut Hill (8705 Germantown Ave... Read more

L'Oca spot to get a new restaurant

Monday, October 31, 2011, 10:34 AM
A restaurant is already in the wings to replace L'Oca at Fairmount Avenue and Corinthian Street across from Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount. Chef Matt Zagorski (ex-Rouge and 500 Degrees) is partnered with Jack Henderson on Hickory Lane, an American bistro that Henderson says he hopes will... Read more

Chickie's & Pete's sues over 'Maryland Crab Fries'

Friday, October 28, 2011, 1:22 PM
Your Italian restaurant is in Maryland. You serve Maryland Crab Soup, and that's fine. You offer Maryland Crab Fries, and you get nasty letters from Pete Ciarrocchi's lawyer. And now a federal lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Philly on Oct. 27, is in the mail to J & P Pizza in Westminster... Read more

New restaurant on Spruce Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 3:31 PM
The i's have not been dotted, so it is a wee bit early in the game, but it appears that Ernie Salandria has a taker for his restaurant space at 1521 Spruce St., which for years was the destination Ernesto's 1521 Cafe. The prospective owners are a very-well-traveled and -pedigreed husband and wife... Read more

Bobby Flay to attend Bobby's Burger Palace opening

Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 2:30 PM
Iron Chef Bobby Flay will attend the grand opening of the first South Jersey outlet of his Bobby's Burger Palace. It starts at noon Tuesday, Nov. 1, and it's in Cherry Hill Mall, Route 38 in Cherry Hill (856-382-7462). There are no alcoholic beverages at this one. This is Flay’s eighth BBP;... Read more

Odds and ends

Monday, October 24, 2011, 9:48 PM
Here are a few items of note, which have piled up since my wife and I welcomed twins earlier this month and I decided to back off work (somewhat) for a few weeks: Doughnuts and beer: In a brilliant pairing straight out of The Simpsons, the Philly Krispy Kreme folks will offer their finest alongside... Read more

Free pancakes Friday at IHOP

Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:15 PM
IHOP restaurants will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of its No Tricks – Just Treats program on Friday, Oct. 28. The "design-your-own” pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping... Read more

A new bistro for Wayne

Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:05 PM
Cortright Wetherill Jr. of Devon Hill BMW is steering a restaurant: Ella’s American Bistro (214 Sugartown Rd. in Devon Square, just off Route 30 in Wayne), aiming toward a December rollout. Executive chef Matt Schuler, sourcing ingredients locally and naturally (naturally), will serve casual... Read more
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