Green Soul Opens In Chestnut Hill

GreenSoulIntChef Al Paris (of Heirloom and elsewhere) quietly opened his second Green Soul location in Chestnut Hill late last week. He opened it with partners Robert and Kim Bynum, and the three of them conceived it as “A Bridge To Better Eating.”

To that end, the menu is full of salads. And chicken. And chicken salads. The restaurant also offers sandwiches which tilt in a decidedly Southern direction–like a barbecue pulled chicken sandwich, Cajun salmon BLT and shrimp salad sandwich–alongside smoothies, black bean chowder with jerk salmon and sweet potato pie. Also, every single order comes with a green apple because… Well, because its part of the restaurant’s logo, and also because they’re pushing this whole “apple a day” thing to get people to eat healthier.

In any event, the new operation opened last Thursday at 8229 Germantown Avenue.

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Quick Bites: Bynums in Chestnut Hill and a Couple Opening Dates Set

The Bynum Brothers are at it again. They are opening their second Green Soul at the Top of the Hill Plaza in Chestnut Hill. The first location recently opened on Ogontz Avenue in West Oak Lane.

Tony Inchote, who has worked in the kitchens of Susanna Foo and Dmitri’s has set this Friday as the opening date of Thai BYO, Sawatdee at 15th and South.

King Tut is set to open at the corner of 13th and Pine this Thursday. The menu will be take its inspiration from Egypt and throughout the Middle East.  [Zagat]

Meal Ticket gets a handful of tantalizing photos of Hop Sing Laundromat. Best guess for an opening is now “late summer.” [Meal Ticket]

Shank’s Center City location is closing on July 15th as they are looking for a bigger downtown location. [The Insider]