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Archive: September, 2013

Royal Cracovia opening with a fund-raiser

Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:32 PM
Royal Cracovia - a European bistro along White Horse Pike in Magnolia, N.J., that developer Stanislaw “Stosh” Stachowski built for a reported $3.5 million - will open later this month. The first event, Oct. 24, will be a $50-a-ticket party benefiting Durand Academy & Community Services... Read more

Winberie's in Wayne gives way to Black Powder Tavern

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 9:59 AM
Winberie's, on Valley Forge Road near Chesterbrook in Wayne, has a top-to-bottom redo at the hands of corporate master Select Restaurants Inc, It's now Black Powder Tavern, making a nod to the building's history. Legend has it that Friedrich Von Steuben designated the tavern as a secret black powder... Read more

Zoey's: Froyo to go with your South Philly cheesesteak

Monday, September 30, 2013, 1:20 PM
A little froyo after that South Philly cheesesteak? The Ninth Street storefront next to Geno's Steaks that was O Sandwiches and most recently a branch of hot-doggery Underdogs is now a Zoey's Yogurt Bar (1205 S. Ninth St., 267-928-4501). Owner Tom Clatterbuck told me that he had planned to close... Read more

Rick Bayless to open Mexican cafe at Penn

Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:51 AM
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that Rick Bayless, the Chicago-based Mexican chef and cookbook author, will open a cafe in late winter at Penn's ARCH building at 36th Street and Locust Walk, now under renovations. Though the article did not identify the new restaurant, it's lilkely Tortas Frontera... Read more

Mugshots closes Girard Ave. location

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 11:17 PM
Angela Vendetti cites slow business and poor prospects for growth for her decision to close the Brewerytown location of her Mugshots coffeehouse. Although that stretch of West Girard now is showing signs of life - witness the recent openings of Rybrew and Shifty's Taco - Vendetti said, "That isn't... Read more

Weekend must-tries: 'Yunk food; Mexican in Ambler; restaurant weeks

Friday, September 27, 2013, 3:31 PM
Two restaurant weeks are closing out: Tonight (Friday, Sept. 27) is the finale of Center City District Restaurant Week, where $35 buys you a three-course dinner. Sunday, Sept. 29 is the wrap of Main Line Restaurant Week. Sunday happens to be National Coffee Day, and the freebies and deals are astounding... Read more

The Good King Tavern replacing Chick's

Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:54 PM
Father-daughter duo Bernard and Chloe Grigri are hammering out The Good King Tavern at 614 S. Seventh St., the former Chick's Social at Seventh and Kater. They hope to open by the end of October. Chloe Grigri has been in and out of the restaurant biz. Her father, whose career is in retail, is pursuing... Read more

Lorenzo & Sons pizza coming to Wells Fargo Center

Friday, September 27, 2013, 12:13 AM
Lorenzo & Sons, the South Street pizza destination that bounced back last spring from a major fire, is poised to get a deal to bake and sell pizzas at the Wells Fargo Center. Though Lorenzo's Giuseppe Pulizzi and reps of the arena had nothing to say, my insiders suggest that an announcement will... Read more

Dim Sum Garden adds a location

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:12 PM
Cognoscenti of soup dumplings and other Shanghai treats have flocked for five years to the dreary fluorescence of Dim Sum Garden, on 11th Street between Filbert and Arch. As The Inquirer's Craig LaBan wrote in 2008: "This neon-lit box of an eatery ... resides on possibly the dreariest and most obscure... Read more

Big Rube and Supper's Prensky host a fund-raiser

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:24 PM
Daily News “Streetgazing" photographer Ruben Harley joins culinary forces with Supper restaurant executive chef/owner Mitch Prensky for a fund-raising fried chicken potluck dinner Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the restaurant’s back yard at 926 South St. Sample Big Rube’s classic fried... Read more
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