The Insider Archive: February, 2013

West Chester's Roots Cafe moving to old Gilmore's

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Roots Cafe, at 8 W. Gay St. in West Chester, seats 17 "when we push it," says owner Dan Cellucci. That will change in late May or early June... Read more

Philly's pizza is ranked 4th in America

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March's Travel + Leisure mag ranks what its readers call the 20 best cities for pizza in America, and Philly was fourth, behind Chicago (whose... Read more

Locals on next season of 'Hell's Kitchen'

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The Philly area will be amply represented on the 11th season of Fox's Hell's Kitchen, where chefs Zach Womack, Jacqueline Baldassari, Michael... Read more

North Bowl plans a South Philly offshoot

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Back in 2006, entrepreneur Oron Daskal opened North Bowl, a bowling alley/entertainment spot in a former auto mechanic's garage on Second Street... Read more

Citron & Rose opens Saturday nights

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Citron & Rose opened in November as an anomaly: a Main Line restaurant closed on Saturday nights. The Merion Station newcomer, run by... Read more

Uh-oh. It's a Pliny the Younger shortage

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Just the thought of the annual batch of Pliny the Younger stirs beer aficionados into a frenzy. For nine years, people have lined up outside... Read more

Apologies from the chef: Pop-up was a bust

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You go out to a special dinner and it's a bust. Rare is it for the chef to apologize. Which is what Ryo Igarashi did in an email. Last night... Read more

Cream puff dreams: Hoops star's shop closes

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Darn those cream puffs. Light and delicious. But so hard to make, so perishable. And the business model? A tall order. That did not deter... Read more