The Insider Archive: April, 2011

Restaurant notes: Birra back on track; The Twisted Tail hires a chef

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If you're attending Flavors of the Avenue on Saturday, April 30 on East Passyunk, you'll see a presence from Birra, the Italian beer/wine concept... Read more

Spread Bagelry on the rise

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Come 7 a.m. Monday, May 2, business partners Larry Rosenblum and Mark Cosgrove will unlock the door of Spread Bagelry, across from Twenty Manning... Read more

Restaurant notes: Falafel returning to 18th Street

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Those in search of pita after the demise of the short-lived Falafel Factory on 18th Street between Market and Chestnut should be in luck this... Read more

Restaurant notes: A new Mad Mex; a Thai BYOB shuts down

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Willow Grove is a budget-Mexican mecca, what with the Qdoba, Chipotle, and Baja Fresh outlets along Welsh and Moreland Roads. Entering the... Read more

Be a TV star

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The Food Network eatery-makeover series Restaurant: Impossible will be filming at La Stanza restaurant in South Philadelphia on May 4 and 5... Read more

A Philly tie-in to 'America's Next Great Restaurant'

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Stephenie Park is heading into the final episodes of the Sunday night NBC reality series America's Next Great Restaurant, where she's espousing... Read more

Restaurant notes: Fare's menu

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Fare, the eco-conscious, locavore/organic-focused wine bar-restaurant under development at 2028 Fairmount Ave. for two years, is targeting... Read more

Restaurant notes: Who's got the penny?; Krispy Kreme sets date

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Know that the Center City outpost of the Krispy Kreme doughnuttery has set May 4 for its opening. It will be on 16th Street just north of Chestnut... Read more