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What's old is new We all love the new. How about two new projects that are celebrating the old? Jose Garces has taken over the long-shuttered Old Original Bookbinder's in Old City, turning the main dining room into banquet space while freshening up the bar for walk-ins. The Olde Bar (125 Walnut St., 215-253-3777) is a cozy, old-time oyster bar, open
Two newcomers The new year has brought two significant newcomers: one in Center City, the other in Montgomery County. The Mainland Inn (17 Mainland Rd., Harleysville, 484-704-2600) is actually old, but new owners have restored it, top to bottom. Few chefs are taking local sourcing and organics to heart as Ezra Duker does. He has an advantage, because the inn's owners have the nearby Quarry Hill Farm, whose specialty is heritage-breed pasture-raised meats and heirloom crops.