Around the Web: Hitting the New Spots

Photo via Living on the Vedge

With all the fall restaurant openings it is tough for even us to keep up, and it’s our job. Luckily, there are more than enough bloggers out there hitting new spots.

We still can’t get over how much we dug Rich Landau’s food at the Vedge preview party. Living on the Vedge was there and snapped some swell photos. [Living on the Vedge]

Penn Appetit gets in to Ela on the opening weekend and raves about the foie gras with huckleberries and gingerbread crumbles. [Penn Appetit]

Fidel Gastro finds that trucking down to Federal Donuts for an early and long lunch is totally worth it. [Fidel Gastro]

Row Home Eats hits up the recently relaunched Renaissance Sausage. The breakfast sandwich, still great. [Row Home Eats]

Two Eat Philly finds that Wajoe is a fine spot for a casual Korean dinner. [Two Eat Philly]

I’ll Eat You praises the Wednesday night cocktail class at Tryst. The night they were there it was all about the Manhattan. [I’ll Eat You]

Quick Bites: New in Fishtown, Back on Broad and Vetri Building Out

Marc Vetri tweeted a picture today of a very early look at Alla Spina. Time for some cement. [Twitter]

The former Crazy Fish Tavern in Fishtown has been reborn as Loco Pez. Joe Beckham, owner of Alfa has re-opened the bar with much of the original look, but with some kitschy details. [The Insider]

Renaissance Sausage which shut down its food truck back in July will be returning to the streets with a cart. Look for breakfast sandwiches and L’Aube coffee coming to Lenfest Plaza (under the big paint brush) at Broad and Cherry. [Meal Ticket]

Longtime Jose Garces employee Dave Conn is moving to Arizona to be the opening chef at The Drinkwater, that leaves an opening at JG Domestic. Grub Street reports it will be Matt Hiebsch, the current chef de cuisine. [Grub Street]

Market Day Canelle makes this month’s Food & Wine magazine. Congrats. [Philly Market Cafe]

More Wheely Bad News

Renaissance Sausage has just tweeted that they’re hanging up the keys. The truck has been making regular stops at the Headhouse Square and the Ardmore Farmers’ markets as well as at 22nd and Callowhill for about a year. Recently the 1986 GMC truck has been missing events with mechanical issues.

Renaissance does tease that they have more “in store.” Their web site sasy they’ll be taking a more retail-centric approach. For now you can still get Renaissance sausages at least at Green Aisle Grocery and Pumpkin Market.

@TheSausageTruck [Twitter]
Renaissance Sausage [Official Site]

Around the Web: Eat This Now Edition

Drew Lazor gets us salivating as he describes the Dry Pepper Crab at Han Dynasty. [Meal Ticket]

An Empty Fridge makes a delicious meal of it at the Head House Square farmers’ market. [An Empty Fridge]

Cream and Sugar Kitchen goes to Fishtown in search of Whipped Bakeshop and finds epically sweet bargains. [Cream & Sugar Kitchen]

Philly Phoodie rediscovers the bargain falafel sandwich from the King of Falafel cart at 16th and JFK. [Philly Phoodie]

Philly Phoodie hits up Shank’s Pier 40 for breakfast and finds the steak meat works well for breakfast when folded into egg and cheese and served on a steak roll. [Philly Phoodie]

Wiener Revolution

Drew Lazor spots a trend, new places to enjoy hot dogs and sausages and he introduces us to several we had never heard of.

  • Renaissance Sausage
  • The Dapper Dog
  • Starvin Marvin’s Super Dogs
  • Nicky and Pete’s
  • Wunder Dog

Wiener Take All [City Paper]