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Archive: November, 2011

Titra coming to 15th and Locust

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:23 PM
Victor Fellus' childhood nickname was Titra, after a soccer hero, and he'll attach that name to the Italian restaurant he's planning for the ground level and mezzanine of the Aria Condominiums, 15th and Locust Streets, across from Good Dog and next to Applebee's. (A sign advertising "Tietra" is misspelled... Read more

Coming to Rittenhouse Square

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 5:05 PM
Chef Ed Brown, who runs the culinary show for caterer Restaurant Associates, has been shuttling between his New York base and Philly, as he's planning a restaurant inside the Art Alliance, on the edge of Rittenhouse Square. Name will be Rittenhouse Tavern, and the opening is "early 2012." Brown is... Read more

Good Dog crew to Pennsport

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 4:43 PM
The crew from Center City taproom destination Good Dog has posted a liquor application at 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave. in Pennsport, the corner of Reed and Moyamensing. The spot's last incarnation was The Witch, which flew off into the sunset earlier this year. Good Dog partner Tom Darby told me that... Read more

Chef Matt Moon resurfaces

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:30 PM
Big-deal chef news: Bishop's Collar in Fairmount will launch a new menu Friday, Dec. 2. New menus don't usually warrant much attention - I mean, every restaurant worth its salt shaker changes its menu - except for who's behind this new menu. Now in charge at Bishop's Collar is Matt Moon, whose resume... Read more

From Fond's pastry chef, a sweet addition

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10:48 PM
Pastry chef Jessie Prawlucki, one of the partners in the East Passyunk BYOB Fond, is branching out with Belle Cakery, a cafe/takeout operation up the street at 1437 E. Passyunk Ave. Opening day is Tuesday, Nov. 29. Among her specialties: brown butter apple tart, pumpkin cheesecake, flourless chocolate... Read more

Food notes: Mexican in Phoenixville; more Di Bruno's; gone to the dogs

Friday, November 25, 2011, 1:07 PM
No bones about it. The Living Room at the Hilton Inn at Penn (3600 Sansom St.) will host a discussion, book-signing and cooking demo surrounding the book The Culinary Canine: Great Chefs Cook for Their Dogs – And So Can You! at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Author Kathryn Levy Feldman and photographer... Read more

Snag an invitation to Hop Sing Laundromat's opening

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 2:34 PM
After all the months of wild speculation, rumors, and innuendo, the bar Hop Sing Laundromat will open at 1029 Race St. shortly. That is, it's allowed to open, since the state Liquor Control Board today cleared it for liftoff. When it will open is anyone's guess, as the owner, a gentleman named Le... Read more

An Italian duo in Old City

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 1:22 PM
With seemingly every new Center City restaurant forcing people to dig deeply into their wallet, it's great to have Rob LaScala, whose flagship is the casual, family-friendly LaScala's at Seventh and Chestnut Streets. LaScala, with chef Joe Nocella, is about to launch two side by side Italian concepts... Read more

Turkeys in LOVE Park

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 1:45 PM
Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK morning host John DeBella set up this morning in LOVE Park, and thousands of turkeys showed up. It was his 10th annual Turkey Drop, a benefit for City Team Ministries Philadelphia. Parx Casino was the big donor, showing up with $5,000 and a truck with $20,000 worth of turkeys... Read more

Restaurant updates

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 12:46 PM
If everything goes to plan, expect the eggs to be cracking in December at Broad Street Diner at Broad and Ellsworth Streets, which is being revived by diner king Michael Petrogiannis (Melrose, Mayfair, Country Club, Warminster West, Tiffany, etc.). Nomad Pizza, coming to 611 S. Seventh St., is now... Read more
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