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1.35 million clams. And there are no plans to close.
Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga (Sbraga, the Fat Ham) and his director of operations, Ben Fileccia, are channeling the 1980s at Juniper Commons (521 S. Broad St., 215-735-1913), new at the corner of Broad and South Streets in the SouthStar apartments.
Owner Rob Wasserman said six weeks of heavy renovations will yield what he calls a "very family-friendly" restaurant.
January openings projected in East Passyunk and Chinatown.
“Beer goes so well with barbecue, so we’ve been thinking about doing this for a while,” says Jim Higgins, who, with wife and chef Brooke Higgins, launched the Northeast counter-service spot in 2005
Olivier Desaintmartin has gone next door from his bistro Zinc to open Petit Rôti (248 S. 11th St., 267-457-5447), a French-style rotisseur. It's mostly takeout; there is snug cafe seating for about a dozen.