Chris Scarduzio Italian Bistro [OPENING SOON]

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  • 12th and Morris streets at Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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Over 3,000 People at Table 31 for Center City Sips



Though Center City Sips has its critics, there are, apparently, plenty of people who do enjoy it — at least the Sips party that goes down at Table 31 each week. This photo from Wednesday night only begins to capture the insane number of people who have been showing up on Wednesdays at the restaurant’s plaza on JFK Boulevard since Sips started in June. Read more »

Scarduzio Gets Go Ahead for New Building on Passyunk Avenue


Chris Scarduzio received the go-ahead today from the Zoning Board to demolish the former Artisan Boulanger Patissier building at 12th and Morris Streets. Scarduzio intends on opening a bistro in a new three story building that will include a restaurant on the first floor and residences above. Since Scarduzio owns the building, he plans on his restaurant being there for generations.

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Gastronaut: Le Bec Fin Is Dead (Again)


The death, rebirth, and strange, sad second passing of Philadelphia’s most famous restaurant

We got word early on a Saturday night that something bad was happening at Le Bec Fin.

In phone calls and text messages, sources were telling us that Nicolas Fanucci—the man who bought Le Bec Fin from Georges Perrier just over a year ago, who brought it back from death once and had been the primary architect of Le Bec 2.0—had left. Literally just walked out the front door and vanished.

Thus began the final, shuddering weeks of Le Bec Fin—the restaurant that once was Philadelphia’s pride and joy.

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