- Neighborhood: Chinatown
- 1020 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Alcohol: BYOB
- Price: $$
Word from our highly placed sources says to look for a Saturday grand opening on the 1000 block of Race Street, and that (sadly) the dim sum operation will be run off a menu, not with roaming carts full of dumplings and chicken feet.
Fall officially arrives this weekend and the season promises to be a busy one for Philadelphia’s restaurant scene. Here are some of the projects that we’re most looking forward to checking out.
It used to be that the first of the year was the death knell for restaurants. Establishments that couldn’t bare the expense of making it through the winter months often bowed out right after the busy holiday season. But this year we’re seeing shutterings and sales right after Labor Day.
As we mentioned yesterday, Sophia’s didn’t return from summer vacation but it is far from the only closure or sale we’ve seen over the last couple of days. Michael Klein reports on the seeming demise of Village Belle. And today he has news that City Garden has closed at 18th and JFK after 16-years. Maybe Neil Stein is finally ready to take it over?