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Archive: April, 2013

Brent Celek, restaurateur

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:18 PM
Don Shula did it. So did Dan Marino, Tony Siragusa and Brett Favre. And now Eagles tight end Brent Celek is an NFL-type with ties to the restaurant business. He and several silent partners, including teammate Todd Herremans, have opened Prime Stache, an American bistro, at 110 Chestnut St. in Old... Read more

Hot Diggity goes the cart route

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 2:00 PM
Get set for Hot Diggity 2: Electric Boogaloo! Keith Garabedian of Hot Diggity on South Street is launching the cart this Saturday, May 4 at the South Street Headhouse District Spring Fest. He says the cart - with Hawk Krall graphics - will start by doing some special events, farmers markets, and... Read more

Farm & Fisherman adding second location

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 11:17 AM
Here's a South Jersey shakeup: Chef Joshua Lawler, riding high with his cozy, white-tablecloth Pine Street BYOB The Farm and Fisherman, is opening a second farm-to-tabler in Cherry Hill. Lawler and partners will set up at what is now Andreotti's Viennese Cafe at 1442 Route 70 East. Andreotti's Marianne... Read more

Jazz for Northern Liberties?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:30 AM
Jason and Delphine Evenchik (Vintage Wine Bar, Time, Bar, Growler's) have gone before the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association with a plan to install a restaurant at 914 N. Second St., which was Feast Your Eyes catering's location before it moved to larger quarters. It's also across from Cescaphe... Read more

Wine-tasting on the Parkway

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 10:06 AM
May 11's free Sister Cities Park International Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway has a fun lineup including dance, music, cooking demos, and foreign language lessons for kids and adults. The adults get one better: A wine garden ($10 admission) where wines from local wineries can be sampled or... Read more

Free food to mark SoWe's anniversary

Monday, April 29, 2013, 10:33 PM
Nancy Law gave away alfresco lunch at her restaurant, SoWe, a few weeks ago when the temperature hit 70. She's giving away food and booze from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 to mark the first anniversary of the bistro, at 22d and Carpenter Streets. Expect complimentary sliders (burgers; pork belly;... Read more

Fergie's offering brunch (!)

Monday, April 29, 2013, 3:02 PM
"Fergie's offers brunch." Stop laughing. "Everyone else is doing it, so why not?" barkeep Fergus Carey told me. And so on Sunday, May 5, Fergie's Pub - his unapologetically downscale watering hole at 1214 Sansom St. - will add a few items to the menu, such as Irish breakfast, eggs Benedict and chicken... Read more

Lorenzo & Sons is back

Monday, April 29, 2013, 1:42 PM
Nine months after it was destroyed by fire, the South Street pizza landmark Lorenzo & Sons is back. It soft-opened this morning, and is aiming for a grand opening on Friday, May 3. An informal taste-test at 305 South St. shows that nothing has changed. The $3 slices yielded by 28-inch pies are... Read more

Burger Brawl burger lineup

Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:39 AM
Sunday's eatin' lineup for Burger Brawl is looking good. For $75, you get to feast all afternoon on two dozen burgers (and drink copious amounts of beer and cocktails) while knowing that all proceeds go toward funding computer labs at Philadelphia schools. Tickets are available here. The event will... Read more

Fat Jack's BBQ on 'BBQ Pitmasters'

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:24 PM
Philly will get some face time on BBQ Pitmasters, the Destination America reality series that has teams of cooks smoking and grilling for money and glory. Glenn Gross of Fat Jack's teams up with his former business partner, Ed Willis (who now owns Lumpy's BBQ in Blackwood). Great casting. They're... Read more
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