Academy House Is (Apparently) Getting Yet Another Restaurant Concept

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Academy House, the condo building at 1420 Locust Street, may soon have a new tenant for its mezzanine-level restaurant space.

A tipster tweeted us a shot of a gilt-and-fluorescent sign for a concept called Haute Restaurant & Lounge that’s been installed at the restaurant’s entrance.

An Academy House staffer confirmed that the sign has been installed although no deal — which management is “working on” with the new tenant — has officially been signed.

Previous tenant Tap & Kitchen, which opened in late 2015 and appears to have closed a little over a year ago, was the tenth in a long line of concepts that missed the mark at Academy House since the mid-’90s.

How Amazon Is Preparing You For The Apocalypse

So here we are again. Another summer weekend gone, another Monday morning in Philly. And if you’ve found your way here it’s probably because you’re wondering about that school that lets rich kids cut the lunch line, poison tuna, or why Gordon Ramsay has a bounty on his head.

But let’s get started this week with something that we’re all interested in: How Amazon is going to feed us after the apocalypse.

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Where To Eat This Weekend: A Whole Mansion Filled With Beer

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So here we are — another Friday afternoon in the waning weeks of summer. And while things in town are certainly starting to feel like they’re slowing down, that doesn’t mean you have to. You’re going to need somewhere to eat this weekend, right? Maybe somewhere to have a drink? Possibly a beer or three?

Have no fear. We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

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Don’t Miss This Jamaican Chef’s Vegan West Philly Pop-Up

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The Obsidian Eats food cart — with its plant-based takes on dishes from cheesesteaks to chicken-fried cauliflower to potstickers — has been a welcome addition to West Philly’s Cedar Park this year. And they’re bringing a star of vegan cuisine to the neighborhood for an all-day plant-based pop-up over Labor Day weekend.

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Hungry Pigeon and Tired Hands Team Up For BBQ and Beer

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We’re at that point in the season when it feels like the days are slipping through our fingers like so many grains of beach sand.

Hungry Pigeon — our current Best Restaurant in Philadelphia, if you’re keeping track — gets this, and they’re teaming up with Tired Hands next week for a beer and barbecue party that will help you summer as hard as possible before September sets in.

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Old City’s Eulogy Tavern Closes; Owner Blames Philly’s “Drug and Crime Spree”

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This story has been updated.

After 15 years at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut streets as one of the city’s premier Belgian taverns, Eulogy has closed up shop. According to a statement, it “was the last remaining authentic Belgian-owned restaurant in Philadelphia after Cuvee Notredame and Zot restaurants closed.” Read more »

Jose Pistola’s Casey Parker on Hangovers and Corey Feldman

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Behind the Line is Foobooz’s weekly interview series with the people who make up Philadelphia’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. Click here for the full archive.

In this special Best of Philly-edition of Behind the Line, we talk to Casey Parker, one of the owners of Jose Pistola’s, Sancho Pistola’s, and the soon-to-open South Philly outpost, Pistola’s Del Sur. Sancho Pistola’s just won Best of Philly thanks to chef Adán Trinidad’s awesome skills.

My full name is… Casey Wayne Parker. I was told the reason my name is Casey is that my parents wanted a name that would work whether I was a boy or a girl.

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