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Philadelphia’s Spring Restaurant Openings


Helm in Olde Kensington | Photo by Emily Teel

Despite what the weather might be doing, we’re calling it: Spring is here. And as always, the change in seasons gives us an excuse to look forward at all the upcoming restaurant openings that we’re excited about.

So here’s what we’ve got coming up on the calendar. One word of caution though: Before you all go getting too excited about one place or another, let’s keep in mind that restaurant opening dates are HIGHLY speculative. As history has taught us time and time again, just because some place says it’s going to be open in April doesn’t mean that we won’t still be waiting for it to open its door come November. Of next year. Read more »

Will Northern Liberties Get a Bar/Restaurant From Time’s Jason Evanchik?


Jason Evanchik certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to opening bars. He’s been quietly building an unpretentious bar/restaurant empire (Garage, Time, Bar, Vintage, Growlers) without self-aggrandizing fanfare. Next up? Perhaps, our friends at Foobooz say, this property on Second Street near Liberty Lands Park in NoLibs, for which he has a liquor license but no lease yet.

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Margaret Cho Finds Her Roots

Margaret Cho may be more closely associated with her gay-empowering comedy routines with no shortage of blue material (hello, Gwen!) but the comedian takes a serious look at her Korean heritage in Finding Your Roots, a television series that airs this Sunday (May 6, 8 p.m.) on PBS.

Cho, who currently stars in Drop Dead Diva, will learn more about her Asian roots as a research team traces her ancestry back to her great-grandfather who’s clan can still be linked to modern-day North Korea.

Cho shares the spotlight with other first-generation Americans in the episode, like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Martha Stewart, during this Sunday’s broadcast. On May 20, lesbian favorite Michelle Rodriguez will also be featured in the series finale, discussing her mixed Spanish heritage.

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