Talk about a false start. The 401 Diner in Conshy re-opened about two weeks ago after a nine-month hiatus, only to close again a few days later, then promise to re-re-open (ostensibly) tomorrow morning. We caught up by phone with supervising chef Michael Cappon while he was prepping lunch today at sister restaurant, Isabella, to ask him W, exactly, TF.
This Fall the Wayne Hotel will get a new restaurant, Paramour. The sophisticated bar and restaurant will serve modern American cuisine in a chic space aiming to welcome guests looking for a special-occasion meal or a fun spot for a cocktail and quick bite. The Paramour is the result of a two-year rehab of the hotel that included an expansion of the original restaurant space.
The restaurant will feature four areas for guests to enjoy. An outdoor veranda boasts a garden-like feel. A contemporary lobby lounge features high-backed cream leather chairs and a working fireplace. A bistro bar is adorned with semi-circle banquettes and a the main dining room offers views of the chef’s bar and open kitchen.
Chef Maurice Kim deRamus heads the kitchen. Chef deRamus has over 15 years of experience, most recently as Executive Chef at A La Maison Bistro in Ardmore. Dinner menu prices in the dining room will range from $9 to $38. An all-day menu will be served in the bistro bar, lobby lounge and on the veranda with prices ranging $5 to $18.
Bryan Sikora is heading back to Philadelphia. He’ll be the chef at David Fields’ 18th Street restaurant. [The Insider]
Manayunk’s Main Street Market is already expanding, it’ll be taking over the recently closed Saxby’s Coffee. [News Works]
Meal Ticket has the menus for East Passyunk’s Plenty, opening in February. [Meal Ticket]
The area is getting another brew pub as Forest and Main Brewing Co. is aiming for a Spring opening in Ambler. [Beer Lass]
Dolce and Paradigm have been sold to Rob LaScala (LaScala’s at 7th and Chestnut). Dolce will continue on with a new menu and Paradigm will close by the summer for a new concept. [The Insider]
The former Bocelli in Chestnut Hill is now Stella Sera. [The Insider]
South Philadelphia’s Los Jalapenos is closing but its sister restaurant Tres Jalapenos will continue at 8th and Christian. [The Feast]
The 401 Diner in Conshohocken has closed. [The Insider]