The folks from the hit Chinatown BYOB Xi'an Sizzling Woks have opened a second spot, settling in Old City at 120 Chestnut St. with the bright, contemporary Xi'an Cuisine & Bar (215-627-1688).
18 restaurants around Rittenhouse Square are hosting interesting events to pep up August.
But a few weeks ago came a spot called Blue Corn (940 S. Ninth St., 215-925-1010), replacing the short-lived Torero Tapas Bar, which moved to Delaware County.
It's taking the former Dmitri's at 23d and Pine Streets.
Matt Swartz's bar-operating stint in Philadelphia - where he opened and closed establishments with stunning regularity - seems to be over for now.
Remember the names Suga, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher, Citron + Rose, Mercadito.