Quick Bites

Table Talk has the details on the DAS Architects designed Pagano’s Market at the Commerce Center. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inqurier]

Limerick may have its Craft Ale House before Christmas. [The Last Bottle Left]

Pierre Calmels, former Chef de Cuisine at Le Bec-Fin is opening in own BYOB, Bibou in the former Pif spot on 8th Street. [The Insider]

John Mims has resurfaced in Wayne where he will be rechristening the Freehouse as Mims Food & Drink. [The Insider]

Tonight marks the opening of El Camino Real. Stopped by literally for a sniff yesterday (it smelled really good) and saw Chef Jose Garces trying out the menu for friends and family night.

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  • Barmaiden

    Mims is a freaking fraud. I was the barmaiden who stuck up for him before (see convo with “Carole” on food blog), but he was a complete lie. I give people the benefit of the doubt and I gave him too much benefit in the first two weeks I met him. His food is decent, but I hope he goes to jail. Him and the (former) Freehouse owe many people paychecks. Do not eat there. It’s bad news! In three months time, Mims ran out literally a dozen employees from the Freehouse.