Quick Bites: Fishtown Whiskey Bar and Han’s Dynasty Expands

There’s an orange liquor license application in the window at the former Hot Potato Cafe on Girard Avenue. Michael Klein says it will be a whiskey bar with New York roots. [The Insider]

Han Chiang is looking to open his 4th Han Dynasty location. This one will be in University City. Also coming soon, a speakeasy bar catering to hospitality types in the basement of his Old City location. [The Feast]

Several of our readers thought Brinn Sinnott would make a good choice for Talula’s Garden’s top job. That didn’t happen as Sean McPaul got the gig, but Sinnott is joining the TG team as sous chef. [The Insider]

Chef Carmen Cappello is out at the Wishing Well. The chef has also sold his interest in the bar and North South Meatery & Canning Co. (product line) and the Smoke Truck (mobile BBQ), the collaboration between Wishing Well and Mark Coates. [Meal Ticket]

So long to Trattoria Alla Costiera at Passyunk and Catharine. The Italian BYOB managed to last 5 years at the location. [The Insider]

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  • Joe K

    Hopefully the Wishing Well will fix the awful problem with their exhaust now. You can’t spend 5 minutes in that place without being drenched in the awful smell of kitchen grease.

  • New girl

    Um, I think I just saw an ad on craigslist for sous chef at Talula’s Garden… What is going on in this town? Revolving door going too fast?

  • New Girl

    Nevermind. I swear I saw an ad 2 days ago…

  • New Girl

    Nope – I was right!

    Sous Chef — Talula’s Garden in Society Hill
    Date: 2011-09-19, 6:15PM EDT

    This high-end restaurant in Philadelphia seeks experienced Sous Chef with culinary education and excellent references.
    Talula’s Garden focuses on luxury ingredients, modern cooking techniques, pastry, degustation menus, and seasonal cooking.

    Applicants should be experienced working within deadlines, managing and training staff, inventory, and cost control.

    Excellent benefits and salary available. A great opportunity to work with a superior culinary team!

    STARR RESTAURANTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.