Carmel's thing is Mediterranean-inspired food from a something-for-everyone menu, plus wine and cocktails, with dining powered by a slick iPad ordering system. Warrington's location, only the second outside of Florida, has outdoor tables and red-hued umbrellas.
First Street Steaks is now being set up next to the Market-Frankford El's Girard Avenue stop.
As restaurants become increasingly postcultural, the novelty of chefs' excelling within a tradition outside "their own" has decreased.
Brigantessa, the forthcoming Southern Italian restaurant from the crew at Le Virtu down the street, was receiving its wood-fired oven, a 6,500-pound monster fresh off the boat
Owner Sal Kucuk is not saying what will become of his current location, at 611 E. Passyunk Ave., which opened five years ago as S&H Kebab House.
Workers are in the feverish two-week countdown to the debut of Independence Beer Garden, a massive outdoor establishment on Sixth Street south of Market, across from the Liberty Bell and Independence Mall.