Friday, September 19, 2014
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Year in Review: Food

Year in Review: Food

BBQ and pizza, ramen and pubs, high-end and low-end. Chains and out-of-towners. The year that Georges Perrier made good on his threat to close Le Bec-Fin and the year that DiNic's roast pork sandwich was named the best sandwich in America. It also was the year that the feds nailed the top guns at Nifty Fifty's for skimming taxes.

Behind the scenes: A new owner, a new chef, and a new attitude at the city's most famous restaurant, reopening in three weeks.
 
Morimoto: Better stick to sushi
The Insider: The signature sandwich from the Reading Terminal Market landmark wins a TV show on the Travel Channel.
 
Morimoto: Better stick to sushi
The Chestnut Street steakhouse has a Jan. 8 court date.
 
Morimoto: Better stick to sushi
Crumbs Bake Shop - the cupcake baker to the stars - is looking at a soft opening (because that's what a cupcake shop would do, right?) on the afternoon...
 
Morimoto: Better stick to sushi
The owners and managers of the restaurant chain pleaded guilty to tax evasion and skimming cash.
Fette Sau and Bubba's Texas BBQ, which just opened a block apart in Fishtown, are two new players in the Yankee barbecue category.
 
Lorenzo & Sons pizza coming to Wells Fargo Center
They'll dine and dance in an outdoor spot kept secret beforehand.
Dîner en Blanc, which a whimsy-seeking Parisian launched in 1988 with just a handful of friends, will make its Philadelphia debut Aug. 23.
How a slice of South Philly is turning the tables on the past. With a nifty map of the neighborhood.
 
Lorenzo & Sons pizza coming to Wells Fargo Center
It's all going away: the mannequin out front dressed in Christmasy red velvet, the mugs depicting body parts, the larger-than-life Dora the Explorer doll, the red-and-yellow pickup truck.
 
Iron Hill coming to Main Line