The Insider Archive: May, 2012

Shake Shack sets its opening

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June 6 is engrained in American culture as the anniversary of the Allied forces' crossing the English Channel and launching a bold offensive... Read more

Views and brews: It's Morgan's Pier

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The onetime Delaware Avenue club Rock Lobster - which was the hottest thing going in the '90s - has been revived as a seasonal beer garden... Read more

Bar soft-openings

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Noir, the '40s/'50s-theme gastropub from Marcos Decotiis (formerly of La Stanza), is aiming for a June 4 soft-opening at 1909 E. Passyunk Ave... Read more

Federal Donuts in Center City: The French (Fry) Quarter

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The second Federal Donuts shop is pegged for a former video store at 1632 Sansom St. As tipped on the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog, owners... Read more

Media: Land of a thousand restaurants

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Can you name a town in the Philly suburbs with more restaurants per square mile than Media? Dining destinations such as Doylestown, Cherry... Read more

Sharpen the knives: Benihana is sold

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Now that it's gotten out of the Philadelphia news business, private equity fund Angelo, Gordon & Co. has bought Benihana, the Japanese... Read more

Remembering 'Morning Glory's' Sam Mickey

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Samantha “Sam” Mickey, who made brunch cool again in 1997 when she opened Morning Glory Diner at 10th and Fitzwater Streets, died... Read more

Iron Hill to open brewpub in Voorhees

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has inked a lease for its 10th location and the second in South Jersey as it is taking a spot at Voorhees... Read more