Chima – Brazilian at 20th and JFK has the dry wall in and big graphics on the windows.
Chipotle – The Chipotle borg continues to expand, this time in Ardmore.
Goodburger – The New York based mini-chain has put down stakes on the 1700 block of Chestnut Street.
JL Sullivan’s Speakeasy – The people who brought us McFadden’s bring us a high-end sports bar at the former Zanzibar Blue location in the Bellevue.
Mama Palma’s – The Fitler Square pizzeria is set to reopen May 27th after a costly fire.
Maia – Brother chefs come together to create this two floor restaurant and food market in Villanova. It’s official, May 6 is opening night.
Nicholas – Weekly changing menu of local ingredients is the M.O. of this Moyamensing Avenue spot.
Sassafras – The refurbished Sassafras has reopened with lots of the old standards.
Table 31 – A behemoth restaurant by Georges Perrier and Chris Scarduzio is under construction at the Comcast Center. The 3 floor spot is aiming to open in May, 18.
Union Gourmet Market & Cafe – Chef Felix Maietta is opening a cafe in the Washington Square West featuring indoor/outdoor dining, Sunday brunch and selection of artisanal cheeses, cured fish and charcuterie.
Bumblefish – New Asian fast food comes to 10th Street near Market.
Cactus Bar & Grill – The folk behind the Bayou in Manayunk are looking to a Southwestern restaurant and Bar just down the block.
Chelsea Prime & Teplitzky’s – When the Chelsea in Atlantic City opens it won’t have one but two Stephen Starr restaurants. Chelsea Prime will be a 1940s style steakhouse and Teplitzky’s will be a “groovey coffee shop.”
Distrito – Jose Garces has opened his Mexican playground at 40th and Chestnut.
Dos Segundos Cantina – The second Cantina from the Los Caballitos people has opened in Northern Liberties.
Ekta – More Indian for Girard Avenue as Ekta opens.
Kite & Key Gastropub – The former Savannah’s on Callowhill has opened as a gastropub owned by a former Bishop’s Collar bartender.
Otolith – Girard Avenue seafood store and restaurant has cleared a zoning hurdle and can now worry about the rest of the details of opening a restaurant.
Parc Bistro – Starr is going French again, this time on Rittenhouse Square.
Paxia – Molcajet Mixto is under new ownership and has been renamed Paxia.
Phoebe’s BBQ – The South Street takeout barbecue spot is looking to open a second location in Manayunk on Umbria Street.
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