Quick Bites

Four wheel coffee is coming to the streets. Hub Bub Coffee rolls out next week with Stumptown Coffee and Rice Krispy treats from Pub & Kitchen. And of course Hub Bub has Twitter. [Restaurant Club]

Agiato in Manayunk is aiming for November. Joseph Scarpone, who owned Sovalo is also opening Agiato Bread Company a few doors down. [Meal Ticket]

Jolly’s is set to kick off the dueling pianos on  October 30th.

Charcuterie master Nick Macri is out at Beneluxx. He’ll be focusing on his La Divisa Specialty Meats, a wholesale meat operation. [Meal Ticket]

Eeek! Capogiro on Passyunk will be closing for the winter. [Grub Street]

Foster’s Homeware is closing their 4th and Market location. They’re headed to 33 n 3rd Street. [Meal Ticket]

The Best of Foobooz: August 6, 2009

Former Pif Chef in at Coquette
Coquette’s Cary Neff drops us a line that Jared Fraser, former chef de cuisine at Pif, is now running the kitchen at Coquette. Read More on Foobooz

Deal Dump
Build your own Restaurant Week with Grub Street’s prix fixe picks for every day of the week. Snackbar has added a special food and drink menu between 5 and 7 with all items between $5 and $7. Read More on Foobooz

Quick Bites
A pie diner? Why that’s exactly what we’ll be getting with Sweetie’s Pie Diner at 1822 Spring Garden come October. The signs are up at the Famous 4th Street Deli’s 19th Street location — two weeks out is the best guess. Read More on Foobooz

Audio Tour Of Nine New Bars

Bars On Tap
Philadelphia Magazine has a audio tour of “nine spots to become scene staples.”

  • Dock Street Brewery
  • Davio’s
  • Chill
  • Molly Maguire’s
  • Puck
  • Belgian Cafe
  • Beneluxx Tasting Room
  • Blue Pear Bistro
  • Flip & Bailey’s

Bars On Tap [Philadelphia Magazine]

Struggling At Beneluxx

Information design may be a critical flaw at the Beneluxx Tasting Room but it can still be fun.

Sampling by the ounce is always more expensive than going whole hog, but look at it as a learning experience. Food was good, sampling was fun, but getting there was painful. Hopefully, Beneluxx fixes the menu train wreck, and gets on with gettin’ on.

Beneluxx [Mac & Cheese]
Beneluxx Tasting Room [Official Site]

New Openings With Worldly Flair

The Bite in today’s Metro touches on some recent restaurant and bar openings around town. We have a new Belgian spot that lets you sample by the ounce. A new Mexican restaurant on South Street that looks to remake the street’s dining reputation and a couple of bars with big TVs.

Oh and for all you Headhouse Square farmers market fans, the market has been extended through December 23rd.

New Eateries Have World Flair [Metro Philadelphia]
The Bite appears in every Wednesday’s Metro and is written by Foobooz editor Arthur Etchells


Savor The Shambles
Head down to Headhouse Square tonight for Savor the Shambles and sample plates from more than 18 South Street area restaurants including Ansill, Coquette, Django and Gayle. It all goes to a good cause, the upkeep of Headhouse Square. Hopefully Xochitl will be serving up their fresh guacamole like they did at a summer Headhouse Square event. $10 gets you 5 plates and additional plates are just $2 each.

We also have been told that this is indeed the opening night for the Beneluxx Tasting Room.

Beneluxx Tasting Room Menu

The Clog comes up big with the menu for Beneluxx Tasting Room. The tasting room hopes to open sometime this week.

Among the highlights, Noble Blue Mac and Cheese, mini pizzas, Wild Boar with port wine and five spice marinated cherries and four varieties of fondue.

EXCLUSIVE: Menu for Beneluxx Tasting Room [The Clog]

Quick Bites

Local caterers Christine Fischer and Clara Gomez are bringing back the Astral Plane as Astral Plane Millennium. You won’t recognize the interior or the menu when they’re done . Chef Gerardo Cortez’s international menu “will include, but won’t be limited to, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Jewish and Indian specialties.” [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Who knew if you named a restaurant Joe Pesce that Joe Pesci (Goodfellas, My Cousin Vinny, Lethal Wepon) would soon be sniffing around for a location. Rumor has it that Philadelphia jazz guitarist Pat Martino and Pesci are looking for a spot to open a large jazz club. [Taste Daily, Philadelphia Magazine]

It’s just a matter of days before we’ll see the Beneluxx Tasting Room open on South 3rd Street. But we won’t see a Blue Bell location as Mike Naessens has sold off his interest in the Broad Axe Tavern. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Tinto now has outdoor seating at two lantern lit wooden tables. [Tinto Restaurant]

Whatever the hanky panky was that had the Misconduct Tavern closed Tuesday night it was resolved yesterday as the Violation placard was gone and the customers had returned to their spots at the bar.

What’s Opening Soon II

Today we take a look at some places opening Old City and Northern Liberties.

Beneluxx Tasting RoomEulogy’s second spot is opening just a block from the original at 33 S 3rd Street. The Beneluxx Tasting Room will take over what was A Bar Named Sue and SoMa.

More after the jump.

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