Healthy Bites Closing Its Cafe

Katie Cavuto is closing the market and cafe part of Healthy Bites at 25th and Christian. The last day for business will be Sunday, March 18th. Cavuto participated in the fifth season of Food Network Star and will be continuing her nutrition services, meal delivery, catering and cooking classes. But as a new mom she is simplifying her pursuits and the cafe known for its fresh sandwiches, salads and Best of Philly breakfast sandwich will be closing.

Look for some good sales at Healthy Bites as March 18th approaches and watch for periodic dinner events throughout the summer on the outdoor deck in front of Health Bites.

Cavuto has a cookbook in the works and will continue to write for Philadelphia magazine’s Be Well Philly.

Healthy Bites [Official Site]

Introducing the Cheat Sheet

Katie Cavuto Boyle, owner of Healthy Bites Market & Cafe, and a registered dietician is starting a weekly column on our sister blog, Be Well Philly. The column will focus on how to eat healthy while eating out, an obstacle we battle just about every day, sometimes twice.

Today she offers some general tips on how to eat out in a healthy way.

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet [Be Well Philly]

Next Year We Can Eat Healthy

As we prepare for a week plus of binge eating and drinking it is nice to know there are some new healthy options on the horizon.

  • Sweetgreen (Now Open)
  • Freshii (January 3rd) – Menu (PDF)
  • Pure Fare (Mid-January)

New year, new health [Metro Philadelphia]

Around the Web: New Spots

Two Eat Philly sits down to eat a delicious sounding dinner at Garces Trading Co. [Two Eat Philly]

Living on the Vedge visits Healthy Bites to Go and Falafel Factory over the weekend and finds both places would do just fine in case of an emergency. [Living on the Vedge]

Collin Flatt isn’t the only one writing about ramen. Maria Valetta gets her full at Sampan. [SipsBitesandSites]

Living on the Vedge is concerned over the hefty portions served up at the vegetarian Thoreau. [Living on the Vedge]

Quick Bites

Talk about fast-turnaround, Lucas Manteca signed a lease for the former Gayle 5 weeks ago and managed to open Hoof + Fin this past weekend. The BYO of course has a good mix of land and sea on the menu. [The Insider]

Meal Ticket gets a peek inside Healthy Bites to Go from Katie Cavuto. The market and cafe is set to open this Friday at 2521 Christian Street. [Meal Ticket]

Five Guys is expanding in Center City with a second location slated for 1109 Chestnut Street. [The Insider]

The next Flying Fish Exit Series beer will be a North Jersey inspired Exit 16. I’ll be a wild-rice Double-IPA and available in March. [Beer Stained Letter]

Ekta is expanding west, opening in the just closed Cafe Fresko in Bryn Mawr. [The Insider]

The vino is finally in Zavino. The pizza and wine bar got its liquor license over the weekend and will do glasses from $6-$12 and bottles from $25 to $56. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Klein has the opening dates for a bunch of restaurants that are coming soon to a storefront near you. [The Insider]

Ristorante Panorama locked down a Guinness World Record for having the world’s largest winekeeper cruvinet, it stores 120 bottles. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

Philadelphia Magazine’s Ashley Primis has the first look at Maru Global, the Japanese street food spot opening on 10th Street between Locust and Spruce next Monday. We can’t wait to try these battered bites. [Restaurant Club]

Argentinian born chef Lucas Manteca is taking over the Gayle restaurant space on 3rd Street and is opening Hoof & Fin, a BYOB focusing on grilled meat and fish this February. It is a return to its roots of sorts for the space which was previously the South American BYOB, Azafran. [The Insider]

Zot is transforming into Headhouse, another beer bar but with a “global comfort food” angle and beers from Philadelphia and beyond. Bruce Nichols is behind the operation, he has experience with Museum Catering and has been a guiding hand in craft beer for years, including bringing Philly Beer Week into existence.[Beer Radar]

Katie Cavuto who competed on The Next Food Network Star is opening Healthy Bites to Go today February 19th at 2521 Christian Street. Check out more on the web site. [Healthy Bites]

Details are slowly emerging the Fishtown bar developed by Adam Ritter of the Sidecar Bar & Grille.  No name has been released but it sure looks sweet. [Beer Lass and Meal Ticket]

The project formerly known as Meze is now known as Fare. It will be a organic and sustainable restaurant set for a late February/early March at 2028 Fairmount Avenue.

Rocco’s, a cheesesteak joint with a drive in window has opened in Paoli. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

What will the restaurant at 10 Rittenhouse be? Michael Klein reports Serafina or Todd English could be interested in the space. If  we had to pick just on the web sites, we’d have to go with Todd English. That Serafina site creeps us out. [The Insider]

Hawthornes is looking to open November 18th. There will be over 1,000 beers for mix-a-sixes and 16 beers available by growler. There will also be lunch and brunch. [Meal Ticket]

It’s official, Win Signature Restaurants, who run Azie on Main upstairs is renting out the rest of the Maia space for an American comfort food/bar concept. [The Insider]

Varga Bar has added a new speed lunch menu. You get a soup and a sandwich for $9 in 30 minutes flat. Among the optionss are a roasted pork loin sandwich, Kobe Chili-cheese dog and a grilled cheese. [Varga Fall Lunch]

“Next Food Network Star” contestant Katie Cavuto was rumored to be coming to South Street but she’s opening her Healthy Bites To-Go on the 2500 block of Christian. [The Insider]

MangoMoon has tweaked its menu towards more of a Bangkok street food approach. The Thai sausage is still available. [Meal Ticket]

Catelli Ristorante in Voorhees is celebrating its anniversary with a $15 entree menu all month. [See Specials]

Quick Bites

A.D. Amorosi says Katie Cavuto‘s Healthy Bites will be filling out the rest of the Chef’s Market/Capogiro space on South Street as the  next Food Network Star contestant gets her own store. [City Paper]

Chew Man Chu is getting set to open at the base of the Symphony House. Michael Klein has the rundown on “effervescent” chef  Tyson Wong Ophaso. [The Insider]

Masaharu Morimoto is planning a series of yakitori-based quick service restaurants in American airports. Skewers will be the name.

Whipped Bakeshop has opened on Belgrade Street in Fishtown. It’s part workshop and bake shop with coffee and cupcakes. [Meal Ticket]

Tavolo is the second restaurant for Warminster chef Augusto Jalon. This one will be in Huntindon Valley. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

There’s no stopping the Tiffin juggernaut. In addition to the announced Elkins Park )11/2 opening) and Wynnewood (2010)

Pico de Gallo’s Baja Room is open across from the original Pico de Gallo at 15th and South. [Meal Ticket]

Le Bec-Fin has a new pastry chef. Cedric Barberet who worked previously at Las Vegas’ M Resort and was Executive Pastry Chef at Donald Trump’s private club, Mar A Lago in Plam Beach.

Coquette is closed and is facing a sheriff’s sale. Cary Neff says he’s re-conceptualizing and will reopen. [The Insider]

Swan song accolades for ROOT liqueur in the final edition of Gourmet. Nicholas Jarrett of APO Bar+Lounge also gets a shout out. [PDF]