Quick Bites: Arrow Swim Club Is Done, Ramen Boy Is Almost Here

We won’t have the Arrow Swim Club to kick around anymore. HughE Dillon reports the Northern Liberties swim club is being taken over Brian Nagele who runs the Philly2Night web site and King’s Oak on the Piazza. The new concept will be more affordable than the $1,000 memberships sold last summer. Chenango, the restaurant will be rebranded Yellow Fin Grill. [Philly Chit Chat]

Ramen Boy by the Yakitori Boy team should be open at 204 N 9th Street before January comes to an end. [Phoodie]

Benny Lai has opened Grill Fish Cafe next to his Vietnam Cafe in West Philadelphia. [Meal Ticket]

Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House is moving to bigger digs. The popular Chinatown restaurant is taking over the Pho 75 space at 1022 Race Street. [The Insider]

Interstate Draft House in Fishtown has a new chef. Julio Rivera is out and Adam Scott is in. Scott who has experience at Hawthornes and the Doylestown Country Club will make the menu a bit less Mexican. [Meal Ticket]

Pumpkin on South Street has gotten a facelift. Check out the new seating and wood panelling from reclaimed materials. Check out some photos below.

 

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  • http://www.phillyphoodie.com/ PhillyPhoodie

    When did the new chef start at Interstate? I went twice in two weeks, first time green beans were crisp and amazing, second time it was although they came from an old can.

  • Kelsey Stover

    The new “chef” started at interstate around Christmas, but officially on 1/6/12- he actually walked out on supper, ask Mitch. This review also neglected to mention his stint at Rembrandt’s- where he was fired.