News For People Who Like Bad News

Mezza Luna which moved down the block over the summer has seemed to check out. The drama posted for the world to see in the window. [Meal Ticket]

Gordon Ramsay is coming back, looking for another Philadelphia restaurant to feature on Kitchen Nightmares. [Fox Kitchen Nightmares]

Hot Potato, which was the backdrop for Kitchen Nightmares this past May will be broadcast on Friday, January, 29th at 9pm. [The Insider]

A 65-year old man at P.J. Whelihan’s in Westmont, NJ died after being pushed to the ground by a 27-year old waiting for takeout. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Quick Bites: Menu Preview Edition

The fondly regarded triumvirate of Fond are preparing to open before the end of August. Meal Ticket has their menu. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Klein has an early look at the forthcoming Parker’s Prime from Win Signature Restaurants. The Newtown Square steakhouse and more is aiming for a Sept. 1 opening. [The Insider]

Peek-a-boo! Grub Street gets a sneak peek of Resurrection Ale House’s menu. [Grub Street]

Koo Zee Doo, it’s the phonetic spelling of cozido a Portuguesa, it’s also the name of David Gilberg’s and wife Carla Goncalves’s new Northern Liberties BYOB. [The Insider]

Mezza Luna plans to open in its new space today for dinner. Why did they move? Well two Common Pleas Court filings might shed some light. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

Michael Klein needs a vacation. He’s on fire!

A third Sang Kee is planned for  inside the Sheraton University City which has housed such less than successful spots as Shula’s 2 and Top Dog. [The Insider]

SliCE is adding a second location of their much loved Neopolitan pizzeria at 1740 Sansom Street. [The Insider]

Mezza Luna is moving to the former Paxia at 8th and Christian. [The Insider]

Hawthornes will be the name of the bottle shop and cafe set to spring to life this September at 11th and Catharine. This will be the same concept that was previously reported to be called Budapest Cafe. [The Insider]

Look! Some things the Kleinsider didn’t have first!

Sticks and Stones has been 18+ months in the making but there’s progress to report, the liquor license has been secured. [Meal Ticket]

Grub Street has the deets on Fuel, the under 500 calorie cafe aiming to open in September on East Passyunk. [Grub Street]

Want to see what Iron Hill Maple Shade is all about. Check out this video. [YouTube]

Food Blog Round Up

It was all good, but the Pollo a la Brasa ruled the roost at El Balconcito in the Northeast. [The Philadining Blog]

Foodzings hadn’t been to Dmitri’s but made up for it with a feast. Great, now we’re jonesing. [Foodzings]

Uncle Jimmy enjoys a “grrreat mint tea” at Shouk and offers some sage dating advice as well. [Uncle Jimmy Eats]

Philadining discovers Cajun Kate’s in Boothwyn and is hooked. [The Philadining Blog]

Foodzings goes off the menu at Sang Kee in Chinatown and the lemongrass wings were well worth it. [Foodzings]

It’s Moore Brothers Wine and fine Italian food at Mezza Luna in South Philly. [Moore Bros. Blog]