Noord Unveils Fall Menu


Noord has achieved its fair share of positive reviews throughout the spring and summer but there’s no doubt that the Dutch/Nordic cuisine of the Passyunk BYOB is going to be best suited for cooler months. Here’s a look at chef Joncarl Lachman’s first fall menu, it’s all about the snert! Not really, it’s just that we love saying snert.

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Little Nonna’s Adds Lunch


Little Nonna’s is now serving lunch Monday through Saturday. Enjoy Marcie Turney’s take on Italian-American cuisine. Check out the menu of salads, sandwiches, macaroni dishes and more.

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Alla Spina Hosts Benefit Happy Hour


Tonight, Alla Spina is hosting a benefit happy hour for The Garces Foundation’s English as a Second Language for the Kitchen and Every Day Living Program. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. All proceeds will go to the Garces Foundation. There will also be an opportunity to win tickets to the Garces Foundation Gala set for Thursday, October 3rd at the Kimmel Center.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Garces Foundation Gala [Official Site]
Alla Spina [Official Site]

The Guardian Praises Philadelphia’s Food and Restaurant Renaissance

serpico-facadeAs Adam Erace tweeted regarding his Philadelphia dining story for The Guardian, you could file the story under the theme, “immigration is good.” Whether from New York or much further away, newcomers continue to raise the bar in Philadelphia’s food and restaurant scene.

Philadelphia’s food and restaurant renaissance [The Guardian]

Photo via Starr Restaurants

Delinquent Bars Getting Cited by the City


Mission Grill closed its doors to the public in early August but that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue from slapping a big old cease and desist order on the doors of the now vacant restaurant. Revenue department closures seem to be on the uptick. Philadelphia Weekly has the story behind Bob’s Happy Hour Tavern in Fishtown’s tax-related closure. The Daily News has also recently reported on the use of tax delinquency to get three West Philadelphia bars shuttered.

This all comes ahead of October 31st, when all the state’s liquor licenses come up for renewal. A renewal that requires all state taxes to be paid up and is often the straw that breaks the struggling bar’s back. Looks like proprietors now had better make sure the local taxes are paid in full as well.


Filipino Food Pop-Up at American Sardine Bar

 tita-rosysPhiladelphia food writer Drew Lazor and photographer Neal Santos are both of Filipino descent and the both wish there were more opportunities to eat it in Philadelphia. So the two of teamed up with Scott Schroeder of American Sardine Bar to host Tita Rosy’s, a pop-up of Filipino food. Tita Rosy’s is going down on Thursday, September 26th and will feature a menu of Filipino classics with tweaks and twists.

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