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Archive: February, 2012

Georges Perrier: End of an era

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 4:32 PM
Georges Perrier has threatened to uproot Le Bec-Fin before, but this time it's for real. For one thing, there's an orange liquor-license transfer notice hanging outside. Second, he and new owner Nicolas Fanucci addressed the staff this afternoon. In sum, Saturday (3/3) is the finale for Le Bec-Fin... Read more

Tops at Comfort Food Fest: Foie gras pierogi

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 10:31 AM
Anthony Goodwin, chef at Butcher & Singer steakhouse, captured the Golden Spoon Award Tuesday night at the fifth annual John DeBella Comfort Food Fest, an invitation-only soiree at Vie catering for 400 WMGK listeners and three judges:, NBC10's LuAnn Cahn, food writer Beth D'Addono, and Inquirer... Read more


Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:31 PM
February 29: Miller's Ale House opens its Mount Laurel location at 554 Fellowship Rd. March 1: Rex 1516, a spiffy little bistro at 1516 South St. from the owners of Jet Wine Bar across the street. Photos here. March 5: Peddler's Village opens Buttonwood Grill, a bar-restaurant on the former site... Read more

SoWe to replace Divan

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:59 PM
Say it, "So Wee," as in, "So we are going out for dinner." Entrepreneurs/business partners Nancy Law and Troy Barton have attached the name SoWe Bar & Kitchen - as in "SOuthWEst Center City" - to their new restaurant, now taking shape at 22d and Carpenter Streets. It was Divan Turkish Kitchen... Read more

Underdogs, unrolled

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:52 AM
Restaurant veteran Robert Amar is behind the new Underdogs, a subterranean hot dog shop, which opened today (2/28) in the lower-level storefront at 132 S. 17th St. It previously was Argan Moroccan Cuisine. Underdogs' base dog is a boiled Dietz & Watson all-beef "5-to-1" - the Tacony meat packer's... Read more

Flap over 'Roundeye Noodle Bar'

Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
Roundeye Noodle Bar - for now, a "pop-up" restaurant as it awaits a permanent home - has drawn the ire of Asian Americans United, an advocacy group. Organizer Helen Gym says the name is racist. "In the owners' words, they are 'two white boys from the suburbs' ... creating a 'hip noodle spot,'" she... Read more

Make this winning dish

Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:44 PM
Heavens! A suburban chef captured the Dish of the Year prize on Feb. 22 at the Philly Cooks event at the 33d Street Armory on Drexel's campus. Chris Calhoun, the new chef at the Hunt Room at the Desmond in Malvern, whipped up poached Pacific halibut filet with tomato-orange braised lacinato kale,... Read more

Vacancy on East Passyunk

Friday, February 24, 2012, 10:41 AM
East Passyunk Avenue is one of the hottest stretches of commercial real estate in the city, and over the last five years, it's become a restaurant row. The nonprofit Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. wants more. It is rehabbing a building as a restaurant/apartments at 1911 E. Passyunk Ave., between... Read more

A new SliCE, in N.J.

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:02 PM
Marlo Fioravanti Dilks and Jason Dilks are rolling out their third location of their Neapolitan-style pizzeria, SliCE, tonight: Tower Square Shopping Center, 137 Egg Harbor Rd., Sewell, N.J. (856-302-5099). It had been a long-empty pizzeria. It's been redone and seats about 70, including full waitress... Read more

Eating at the market

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:00 AM
For those who like to dine at the supermarket, make note: March 14 is the opening of the Whole Foods market in Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center (475 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills). It will feature an organic coffee bar and pub, as well as a beverage cart featuring energy shots on tap. The... Read more
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