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.
Nicole Marquis, creator of HipCityVeg and Charlie was a sinner., is looking at early June now for her third vegan concept, a taqueria that will be known as JoséJosé.
As we launch the first in a series of occasional spotlights on Philly's hot restaurant zones, there was no question where to start. East Passyunk – the locals say Pash-yunk – is serving a rare combination of new restaurant energy and serious quality.
Cheesecake Factory, the first in Center City, has set a public opening date of June 23.
It's the same deal - thin-crust pies, sweet sauce applied in a spiral - as the original founded by his grandfather in 1955.
It will take 714 Haddon Ave., the onetime Woolworth's store on the town's main drag.