Chestnut7 Closes in Chestnut Hill

chestnut7-signChestnut7 in Chestnut Hill has closed after a little over two years in business. Chestnut7 is part of the Public House Investments group that includes City Tap House, Public House, Field House, Pennsylvania 6 and several other concepts from New York to Las Vegas. The group also closed Mission Grill at 19th and Arch in August. But the group is getting close to open a City Tap House in Washington D.C.

Quick Bites: Grill Fish Cafe Coming to West Philly

Benny Lai who owns Chinatown’s Vietnam and West Philadelphia’s Vietnam Cafe is opening a third restaurant. Grill Fish Cafe will serve up Asian seafood next door to his West Philadelphia restaurant.

Chestnut7 dials up upscale pub food for Chestnut Hill. The former Solaris Grille is serving up brick oven pizzas and sub-$20 entrees nightly. Lunch and brunch will be up in the next few weeks. [Zagat]

Green Eggs Cafe is opening its third location. This one on Philadelphia’s best restaurant row at 13th and Locust. The popular bruncherie will be taking over part of the former Signatures Gentleman’s Club. No timeline is set for an opening but we presume it will be after Stateside, the bar they have under construction on Passyunk Avenue. [The Insider]

Meal Ticket gets plenty of photos of the just opened Twisted Tail on Headhouse Square. [Meal Ticket]

Jim Burke of James is back working for Stephen Starr. He’ll be in the kitchen at the New York Historical Society Museum. Starr recently won the catering contract for the 77th Street and Central Park West museum. [Meal Ticket]

Giwa’s Yong Chi is looking to open a BYOB at 1207 Walnut Street this Fall. [Philadelphia Inquirer]


Quick Bites: Speakeasies & Barbecue May or May Not Be Opening

Meal Ticket has the details, sketchy as they might be, on Hop Sing Laundromat, a cocktail lounge that may or may not be coming to Race Street in Chinatown. [Meal Ticket]

Barbecue is hopefully coming to the former Cornerstone Market on Girard Avenue. Robert “Bubba” Kolbasowski is doing the cooking for Bubba’s Texas BBQ. Bubba’s bringing his barbecue rig to the March 8th community meeting. [The Insider]

Tiffin’s Munish Narula is in India with his designer doing work in preparation for Tashan, his upscale Indian restaurant opening this Spring at 777 S Broad Street. You can follow his travels via his blog. [Tiffin Blog]

Chestnut Hill’s Solaris Grille won’t be dark for long. Chestnut7 Kitchen & Bar by Kevin Clib (Bridgets and KC’s Alley in Ambler) and Brian Harrington (City Tap House and Public House) are aiming for a May opening. [The Insider]