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Archive: May, 2012

June 8 debut for honeygrow

Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:08 AM
Updated: Honeygrow, a fast-casual eatery serving made-to-order/from-scratch stir-fry bowls, salads and frozen blended beverages, will open Friday, June 8u. The space carries the 1601 Sansom St. address, but is really a half-block north on 16th Street at Ionic Street. (It's the former Pita Pit space... Read more

Fish coming back on line

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:49 PM
Updated Fish at 13th and Locust Streets, which closed two weeks ago after a falling out between chef Mike Stollenwerk and investor Evan Prochniak, will reopen June 13 for Center City Sips, with an expected full return on June 15. Prochniak says they've come to an understanding. The restaurant's... Read more

Table Talk for May 31, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 1:16 AM
Links to restaurants mentioned in the print column from Thursday's Inquirer. NoBL in Lansdowne. Argana in Lansdowne. Shake Shack in Center City. Morgan's Pier at Penn's Landing. There, you'll find photos, menus, and additional information. Read more

NoBL getting ready in Lansdowne

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:19 PM
Since its founding in 2009, Sycamore in Lansdowne has been one of the BYOB hits of the western suburbs. (LaBan review here.) When founding chef/partner Meg Votta died a year after the opening of ovarian cancer, her hand-picked successor, Sam Jacobson, stepped in. The kitchen never lost a step. Now... Read more

Something swank coming to 15th and Sansom

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 4:46 PM
The former Roy's restaurant at 15th and Sansom Streets has a new tenant. It's Ocean Prime, a luxe steak- and seafood brand from Ohio-based Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which bills it as a modern American supper club. I'm hearing March 2013 as the projected opening. I'm also hearing that Cameron Mitchell... Read more

Argana brings Moroccan BYOB to Lansdowne

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 2:00 PM
At the corner of Lansdowne and Baltimore Avenues, Argana Moroccan Cuisine (2 N. Lansdowne Ave., 484-461-9595) was opened recently by Zouhir Oullaf and Chris Arouh, who longed for the tastes of their homeland. Decor is a spiffed-up version of previous occupant Lansdowne Diner; menu hits the high points... Read more

Dialing up PEnnsylvania 6

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:09 AM
Restaurateurs Brian Harrington and Gary Cardi plan to go before a panel of the Washington Square West Civic Association with an outline for a new bistro to occupy the storefront at 114 S. 12th St. that last was Tweed; before that, it housed such spots as Les Bons Temps, TPDS, Odeon, and Bistro Bix... Read more

Krispy Kreme bus making local stops

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 9:44 AM
Krispy Kreme has put a restored 1960 Flexible Starliner on the road to mark its 75th anniversary. The Krispy Kreme Cruiser will stop in the Philly area on Tuesday and Wednesday for fun and games, prizes and giveaways, and doughnut giveaways. May 29th – 11am – 2pm at the corner of 16th... Read more

Shake Shack sets its opening

Friday, May 25, 2012, 3:20 PM
June 6 is engrained in American culture as the anniversary of the Allied forces' crossing the English Channel and launching a bold offensive that presaged the end of the Nazi occupation of Europe. This year, June 6 simply will mean the start of great fries, burgers, flat-top-grilled hot dogs, frozen... Read more

Views and brews: It's Morgan's Pier

Friday, May 25, 2012, 2:22 PM
The onetime Delaware Avenue club Rock Lobster - which was the hottest thing going in the '90s - has been revived as a seasonal beer garden run by Four Corners, operators of Lucy's, Ortlieb's, Drinker's, et al. Morgan's Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) is named after the guy who, as legend goes, was the... Read more
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