The Insider Archive: August, 2013

Bar Ly: 60 beer taps in Chinatown

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Ten years of Vietnamese themes at 11th and Arch Streets in Chinatown are giving way to a serious beer bar. Bar Ly (101 N. 11th St.) - whose... Read more

What's up with Sophia's?

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Summertime can be unkind to city restaurants. Added to the apparent shutdown of The Village Belle in Queen Village comes the information that... Read more

Stollenwerk out of Branzino, headed to South St.

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That Mike Stollenwerk has more moves than a lunker trout. After landing in the kitchen of Center City's Branzino in April, the onetime operator... Read more

Chestnut 7 is retooling

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Another season, another menu tune-up at Chestnut 7 in Chestnut Hill, which opened as a pub two years ago. In May, the menu shifted toward... Read more

Weekend must-tries: Visiting Washington Square; awaiting restaurant openings

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Much of the Center City action this weekend will be centered on the Parkway for Made in America. Let's go across town to Washington Square... Read more

Saint Declan's Well opens in University City

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Marty Spellman, whose bar career includes the Ugly Moose, the old Red Bell Brewery, and Bridgewater Pub, and Aidan Travers, last at the New... Read more

What's up with The Village Belle?

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The Village Belle, which opened nearly three years ago on Front Street at Fitzwater in Queen Village, has been dark for a couple of weeks,... Read more

L'Oceano opening in Collingswood

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Chris Grasso, who helped run Joe Pesce in Collingswood, has taken over the Italian seafooder from Joe Tucker. Friday, Aug. 30 is the expected... Read more