Quick Bites: Name Changes, West Philly Mediterranean & a.kitchen Progress

Progress continues at a.kitchen where the restaurant has received new floors, inside and out. [a.kitchen]

Supper adds offal sliders to its menu. Pop a mini-pig ear sammy in your mouth. [Meal Ticket]

Marc Vetri’s North Broad bar was originally announced as Birreria but will open as Alla Spina (beer taps in Italian). Opening is about five months out. [The Insider]

In other name news Swanky Bubbles got a facelift and new identity thanks to Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. The Front Street lounge is now Sheer.

Aksum is an all-day Mediterranean cafe opening at 4630-32 Baltimore Avenue. [Naked Philly]

Wedge + Fig has softly opened in Old City. It’s cheese and light fare for now. Expect a full launch come First Friday. [Meal Ticket]

New chef at Gunners Run. Sarah Mays comes in with experience at FARMiCiA, Day By Day, and Artisserie Bakery & Cafe. [The Insider]

  • Beth

    Any update on Chestnut7 in the old Solera space? They were projected to open this month and it doesn’t look as if there has been any progress.

  • NE food boy

    did Vetri have to change his name because of Eataly’s roof top beer garden named “La Birreria”

  • Kyle Stone

    Pretty sure Swanky isn’t going to change a thing except decor.. Can’t imagine them keeping the name Sheer.. Sounds like a pantyhose shop.