- Neighborhood: Center City West
- 1430 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Cuisine: American
Walking down 15th Street yesterday afternoon, a line of people were pressed up against the buildings on the west side of the street. They all had their necks craned to watch the ongoing demolition of the buildings that will one day become the most gorgeous Cheesecake Factory you’ll ever see. So I took video and made some animated GIFs.
Michael Klein posted his 2014 Philadelphia Restaurant Forecast with all sorts of juicy bits of news and rumor.
Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy are going to be collaborating on another new restaurant. Not many details are revealed but we know Starr has been hiring for a new Italian concept in Philadelphia. Whether this is it or not isn’t so clear. But we have heard whispers of not one but two wood-fired ovens.
UPDATE: Michael Klein is now reporting that Starr and Olexy are going into business together in Fishtown. The next collaboration will be at 1526-30 Frankford Avenue, next to Philadelphia Record Exchange. The project will contain a vegetable garden and will open this spring.