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.
"It's a tiki interpretation of Pee-wee's Playhouse," said one designer.
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: The farmer's markets are in full bloom. Restaurant menus are channeling every manner of bean, root, berry, and green. So I've got a guest here today who knows what to do with that bounty and