It appears that David Ralic has finally come to the conclusion that what’s needed to survive in this competitive restaurant business environment is a giant squid…and probably a liquor license.
Over on the Insider, they’re reporting that Ralic’s flagship Haddonfield steakhouse will be shutting the doors come February 16, after about two years in business. But David Ralic still has his brand-spankin’-new Ralic’s On South, which just opened here in Philly last month, on South Street. Two things the new joint has that the old one didn’t? A bar (and thereby the ability to sell you a fine whiskey to go with that porterhouse) and a giant octopus mounted over the front door.
Ralic’s Steakhouse Pulling the Plug [Insider]
Brian Sirhal (left) & Chef Tim Spinner, co-owners of Cantina Feliz in what will be the outside dining area.
Cantina Feliz gets go-ahead for outdoor dining. The 300 square-foot patio is secluded from traffic and will be surrounded by shrubs, trees, flowers and a picket fence. The area will have seating for twenty and should open in late June.
Ralic’s Steakhouse opens in Haddonfield on June 18th. Hell’s Kitchen contestant Ed Battaglia mans the back of the house. [The Insider]
Gemelli in Narberth becomes Aperto this weekend. [Main Line Restaurant Guide]
Wegmans says no to PLCB wine kiosks and Lew Bryson gloats. [Why the PLCB Should Be Abolished]
Redhound Grille has opened in Paoli replacing the Big Easy Saloon. Local sourcing and some organics dot the menu. [The Insider]
Avril in Bala Cynwyd closes after two years. [The Insider]
Trevi Pizza Pasta Byob has opened in at 21 E Glenside Avenue in Glenside. The restaurant takes over the old Rizzo’s and has gotten early praise for its gourmet pizzas. [Facebook]
We’ve never heard Hatboro compared to television’s Mayberry nor as artsy. But that’s what the owners of McCourt’s Farm to Table feel about the Montco town. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
La Petite Maison has opened in Berwyn. The BYO is run by Maurice de Ramus who was formerly at A la Maison in Ardmore. [Main Line Dine]
Ralic’s Steakhouse will open in May in Haddonfield. The moderately priced steakhouse replaces Veronica’s. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bake 425 is the latest project from Peace of Pizza’s Pete Howie. The concept is organic bake-at-home pizza, the first location opens April 14th in Bryn Mawr. [Main Line Restaurant Guide]