Quick Bites: Talula’s Peek, KFN for Sale, a.kitchen for Rittenhouse

Talula’s Garden is hiring and Second Helpings gets a peek inside as construction progresses. [Second Helpings]

Kung Fu Necktie appears to be for sale. A listing showed up on Craigslist and a local real estate listings site yesterday. [Solo Realty]

The David Fields, Bryan Sikora collaboration set for the base of the AKA Rittenhouse Square has a name, a.kitchen. [The Insider]

1601 remains closed as its liquor license had lapsed. [The Insider]

SquareBurger in Franklin Square will open for the season on Friday, April 1st.

Quick Bites

Avram Hornik of Lucy’s hat Shop, Noche, Drinker’s Pub and Drinker’s Tavern, etc. is looking to open a brick oven pizzeria at 39th and Chestnut. The name is tentatively Duo, the time frame is August. [The Insider]

Darling’s Parktown Place will be coming to 22nd and the Parkway. The Continetal fare will be the work of Harry Arnold who also owns the two Darling Cafes in town. [Philadelphia Magazine]

Sous vide will be the specialty at Restaurant Rosalie in central Montco. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

A red-felt pool table has taken over the dining room at 1601. [Beer Lass]

Cassizzi Pizzeria Ristorante has opened in a former funeral home at 2533 E Clearfield Street. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Little Italy will be a pizza and specialty sandwich shop just off South on 9th Street. [The Insider]

Paxia looks to be on shaky ground but remains open. [Meal Ticket]

Chinatown’s Ong’s will become Sakura Mandarin as early as this week. [The Insider]

Weekend Plans


  • Free beer and rum at Sailor Jerry’s tonight starting at 6:30.
  • Latin themed block party at the White Dog Cafe tonight.


  • The Reading Terminal is hosting an ice cream festival starting at 10 AM. Scream for ice cream from Bassetts, Capogiro Gelato, Chilly Philly Ice Cream, The Franklin Fountain, Fisher’s Ice Cream, and Bellissimo Gelato.
  • There’s a weekend happy hour at 1601. $4 Mojitos, $3 Stoli Drinks, $2 Victory Prima Pils and $2 Appetizers from 4 to 7 PM.
  • Drink with marsupials at the Brew at the Zoo happening at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.


Other Weekend Picks

Tuesday Night

Try the Lobster Fest at Bistro Romano. Get a full lobster, garden salad and linguini dish for just $14.95.

Or sticking with a seafood why not check out the mussels at 1601 Cafe.