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News and Rumors About 2014 Restaurant Openings


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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.

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Marc Vetri Is Opening a Restaurant at the Navy Yard


As is Marc Vetri’s wont, the restaurateur has broken his own news. This time the news is that he’s opening a restaurant just inside the gates to the Navy Yard. No word as what exactly the new restaurant will be and when it might open.

UPDATE: The restaurant will be called The Brig as it occupies the old brig building at the Navy Yard. But you won’t be eating there until 2014.