It's an izakaya - or Japanese bar. Go for the small plates. There's no sushi.
Olivier Desaintmartin is venturing next door to his Zinc Bistro (246 S. 11th St.) in Washington Square West with a neat project that will be très Euro, down to the circumflex.
The Midtown Village shop took space in a new retail development opening in the fall at 40th and Sansom Streets, which will put them smack in the middle of a cool quick-serve hub inhabited by vegan HipCityVeg and chicken specialist Wishbone.
Robeks, the L.A.-rooted made-to-order smoothie/fresh juice giant, has inked its first lease in the Philly area - the first of what is billed as 37 locations in the greater metro area.
Jose Garces' drop-in spot is serving from 4 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
'I'm so sorry to have to rush you!" This was the last thing we expected to hear from our server at a meal that, any minute, would pass the three-hour mark.