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.
It's a homecoming of sorts for the cook.
For his fourth location of his semicasual Mexican, Jose Garces goes to Moorestown Mall.
CAPE MAY - Boasting what is said to be the oldest bar in Cape May, the Merion Inn had been operating as an establishment of gentility and grace since it opened in 1885 as a "fine marine boarding villa" called the Collins Café.