April's opening follows a six-month transition from previous occupant Dubh Linn Square.
Kip and Sheri Waide have an agreement of sale for the tavern at Fourth and Bainbridge Streets, which they opened in 2004.
The Northern Liberties Tex/Mex will set up inside the former longtime home of Hikaru, which Takashi "Stash" Yoshida closed last July after 21 years.
Few names are as synonymous with Philadelphia restaurant history as Old Original Bookbinder's. Few names are as synonymous with Philadelphia's restaurant present as Jose Garces.
The first Greek American chef at the mod Greek spot Opa (1311 Sansom St.), Bobby Saritsoglou has revamped the menu top to bottom. It's all small plates.
For the first time in four years, brother-and-sister co-owners George and Vasiliki Tsiouris have retained the services of a Greek American chef for their Center City taverna Opa (1311 Sansom St.) and its Drury Beer Garden in the back.