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Anthony Williams, Kenyatta Johnson Defend Pop-Up Beer Gardens


State Sen. Anthony Williams — a likely candidate for mayor — has jumped into the fray over pop-up beer gardens, telling the state Liquor Control Board the phenomenon has benefited Philadelphia.

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Coming Soon: Petit Roti

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A reader provided us with a tip (and a pic) showing signs of progress at Petit Roti at 248 S 11th Street.

Set to open the doors in September, chef Olivier Desaintmartin, chef and Owner of ZINC and Caribou Cafe, hopes to bring a taste of France to Philly (again), but this time with a new spin. Desaintmartin will highlight France’s rôtisseries - a feat that seems more realistic when you hear that he has imported two authentic rotisserie machines from France. And along with the impressive machinery, Petit Roti will also have a pantry full of vinegars, oils, jams, olives, and more to emulate the French épiceries.

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First Look: Independence Beer Garden Menu Preview

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The wait is over, Michael Schulson‘s Independence Beer Garden will be opening this week.

UPDATE: No, it won’t. The project has been delayed again. The new projected opening date is July 15.

To hold you over, we have an exclusive first look at chef (and former Top Chef contestant) Travis Masar's menu for the highly anticipated garden. 

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