Monday, Jan. 12 is the premiere of CineMug (1607 S. Broad St., 267-314-5936).
Northern Liberties was untapped back in 1999 when Paul Kimport and William Reed opened. "We realized maybe what was missing was a great American tavern that gathered it all under one roof, and brought that local sensibility to the food, too."
With the second anniversary of their East Passyunk BYOB Noord coming up, Joncarl Lachman and Bob Moysan are planning a second restaurant at 943 S. Ninth St. in South Philadelphia.
When it comes to restaurant trend forecasts, there's sometimes a tendency toward the frivolous: Is kale finally wilting? Are doughnuts the new cupcakes? Will this be the year crickets become a mainstream protein?
"The cliché about business is that if your sales aren’t going up, they’re going down. Well, fortunately for us, it’s not going down, even if the growth has slowed. But we are doing fine."
It's pretty much as you remember it, though more polished.