G Philly has the story on Mark Bee (Silk City and N. 3rd) reopening Sisters in the Gayborhood as a straight bar welcoming gay business but not being focused on the community.
Sisters to Re-Open as a Straight Bar [G Philly]
Don Russell has the story behind Philadelphia’s newest brewery, Do Good Brewing. Tom Sheridan is brewing United Ale, a beer aiming to be the local beer at the corner bar in the likes of Kensington and Port Richmond. So far he’s got seven bars pouring his cream ale that is delivered via Volkswagen Bug.
Do Good Brewing [Official]
Former Philadelphia Brewing Company employee Dean Browne has started Rowhouse Spirits across the street from his former brewery in Kensington. Today he’ll be open for retail sales for the first time. Browne will offer sales Thursdays through Saturdays from noon until 7 p.m. Though he says if you’re nearby outside the store hours, give a yell through the back gate, if he isn’t running the still, he’ll be happy to sell you a bottle.
As a Pennsylvania distiller, Rowhouse Spirits can sell direct to consumers and liquor license owning establishments in the state.
This week Browne will be offering his Poitin, an Irish-style moonshine. Look for Rowhouse Spirits Gin to be ready next week. Browne will also be adding Bear Trap, a herbal liqueur that will be like a less sweet Jägermeister.
Rowhouse Spirits [Foobooz]
The menu is the same as the 18th Street location and will compete with coZara and Ramen Bar for University City ramen dominance.
Nom Nom Ramen [Official]
The Eagles and Aramark unveiled new food options for the 2014 season at Lincoln Financial Field today. Among the new concessions, Marc Vetri’s Pizzeria Vetri, complete with a custom brick pizza oven and barbecue sandwiches devised by Eagles greats Michael Quick and Harold Carmichael.
The Pizzeria Vetri stands are located in both the SCA Club and Panasonic Club areas. Vetri is serving up his popular rotolo (ricotta cheese, spicy sopressata and marinara sauce) as well as two square pizzas, a Margherita and sausage as well.
Philadelphia super-chef Jose Garces will operate a new Rosa Blanca Cafe on the north end of the renovated Dilworth Park when that spot — on the west side of City Hall — re-opens next month.
Garces was on hand for a press conference Tuesday morning describing the renovations. He said the cafe will offer “Cuban-inspired” cuisine and be open in time for the breakfast crowd.
Zagat has the scoop on Brick & Mortar, a new restaurant and bar from Franklin Mortgage alum Mike Welsh. Welsh, who was also involved in Lemon Hill is promising a neighborhood-friendly establishment in the Goldtex Building at 315 N 12th Street.
The 3,500 square foot space will offer enough room for 100 seats and will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.
Check out Zagat for more details.
Brick & Mortar [Foobooz]
Wagner is the chef and has worked for the Starr Restaurant Organization for the last twelve years, mainly as executive chef at Jones and now at Continental Midtown. Versace is a bartender, working at Las Vegas Lounge and since 2004 at Coco’s on 8th Street.
Last night Luke Palladino met his East Passyunk neighbors, showed off some renderings and got to cook some food as well.
Palladino’s, is chef Palladino’s first Philadelphia restaurant, he has five along the Jersey Shore. The restaurant will replace the long vacant Collombo’s at 1934 E Passyunk Avenue. The informational meeting was held at Noord and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation head Sam Sherman led the program and introduced Palladino, Tony Bracali from Friday Architects and Planners and interior designer Scott Eccard.