Quick Bites

Auspicious Chinese Restaurant has opened in Ardmore next to MilkBoy Coffee. Most notable is the create-your-own stir fry and web site, masterskungfood.com. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Michael Klein highlights three new Phoenixville spots, the Bookend Cafe, Bistro 156 and Molly Maguire’s. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Drew Lazor has the details on the Maoz Vegetarian looking to open at 1115 Walnut Street in January. And yes, it will be much bigger than their South Street spot. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Barclay Prime has raised the beef bar with Tajima beef (more tender than Kobe). It’s $80 for an 8-ounce filet, $90 for the 16-ounce strip and $245 for the 36-ounce porterhouse. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]


Paddy Whacks is set to have a grand opening at its South Street location on December 20th. The Irish sports bar will feature 10 flatscreen TVs downstairs with another 8 in the upstairs party room.

The South Street area has recently added another Irish bar to its list, Irish Times has opened at the former Black Door at the corner of 2nd and Bainbridge. This one promises to be “the home to all things Irish.”

Conshohocken’s Stella Blu has reopened with an updated look and menu that focuses on small and large plates with a Euro flair. [The Daily Dish]

The revolving Mexican restuarnt spot on South Street that most recently housed El Rey Sol is now La Perla Tapatia. Most dishes are under $12. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

John Harvard’s in Wayne has closed and it isn’t looking good for the rest of the chain either. [Beer Yard]

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  • D. Gordon

    Re: Barclay Prime and the “Tajima beef (more tender than Kobe),” this is getting ridiculous. 1) Barclay Prime has never had true Kobe beef, as even now that Japanese Wagyu can be imported into the US, none of it is from Kobe; 2) Tajima is the name of a bloodline of Wagyu cattle that happens to be the bloodline used for Kobe beef. Indeed, Kobe beefs is often locally referred to as Tajima beef. So to say that it’s “more tender than Kobe” is nonsense.

    That the public doesn’t know any better is no excuse for propagating misinformation. Or is Barclay Prime itself misinformed?