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Archive: August, 2012

Eat-A-Pita to debut Saturday

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 2:25 PM
The very-well-traveled Ralph Kane and Jamie Kelly spent recent summers in Southwest Harbor, Maine, working in the kitchen of a bistro that by day is called Eat-A-Pita and at night becomes the fancier Cafe 2. Gradually they become enthralled with Eat-A-Pita but soured on the seasonal nature of life... Read more

Han Dynasty open in Cherry Hill

Friday, November 2, 2012, 1:22 PM
Han Chiang truly has created a dynasty with his Han Dynasty restaurants, which started in Royersford and Exton before expanding to Chestnut Street in Old City, Main Street in Manayunk, and the Science Center at 3711 Market St. in University City. South Jersey now has its taste of the signature dan... Read more

Made in America: The food list

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:08 PM
Attendees of the Made in America show will have the following food options, including Gigi & Big R Soul Food, which won the 2011 Vendy Award: Lucky Old Souls Burger Truck Burgers, Fries, Shakes PJ Whelihan's Wings and Things Pitruco Pizza Wood fired Pizza Guapos Tacos Iron Chef Jose Garces'... Read more

Magpie to open Saturday on South Street

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 10:21 AM
Holly Ricciardi's Magpie Artisan Pie Bakery & Boutique is now fully baked, and she has set an opening for 11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 1) at 1622 South St. Ricciardi - a graphic designer and amateur pie specialist making the switch to the pro ranks - dubs the atmosphere of her 18-seater "nanna chic... Read more

Field House's renovation includes a new chef

Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2:38 PM
To answer one restaurant question: Where is Andrew Brown going, since Opa announced last week that the opening chef at the Sansom Street Greek restaurant was leaving? He's going to the Field House, the sports bar/beer hall on Filbert Street across from Reading Terminal Market. It reopens at 5 p.m... Read more

Lloyd: Coming to Fishtown

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 3:54 PM
Trying to get the voice of Jeremy Piven from Entourage out of my head, but... Lloyd! That's the name of the bar coming to 529 E. Girard Ave. in Fishtown, the former Hot Potato Cafe, in October. There is a Lloyd behind Lloyd - Lloyd Coudriet, a retired science teacher from Penn Treaty Middle School... Read more

Cafe Estelle to close

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 8:37 AM
This is a bummer: Better get your last meal now at Cafe Estelle - for my money one of the city's best breakfast/lunch spots, tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in a loft building at 444 N. Fourth St. Marshall Green says they're shutting down at the end of September after five years. The short explanation... Read more

Ex-Italian Bistro owners to resurface in Center City

Monday, August 27, 2012, 7:19 PM
Brothers Greg and John Whiting, who lost their longtime Italian Bistro lease in May 2011 when the University of the Arts reclaimed its Broad Street space for student dining, are coming back to the Avenue of the Arts scene. Monday, they signed a lease for 1339 Chestnut St., which was the Marathon Grill... Read more

Cooking with Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews

Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:57 PM
Around baseball, Gary "Sarge" Matthews is known as a great cook. At noon Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Phillies broadcaster and former Phils outfielder will be behind the stove and not a microphone. He'll do a cooking demo - his signature shrimp and king crab chowder - at the spiffy new La Cucina demo kitchen... Read more

Garces to the Divine Lorraine?

Monday, August 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
This one is speculative and tentative, so put down your fork: Iron Chef Jose Garces is being wooed to open a restaurant in the Divine Lorraine Hotel at Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue, which developer Eric Blumenfeld is trying to take over and refurbish. Blumenfeld told The Inquirer's Jennifer Lin... Read more
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