End of the Road for Route 6

lobster-route-6The closing of Stephen Starr’s Route 6 has long been rumored. But today, Michael Klein has the official word that the seafood spot on North Broad will close on Thursday, March 20th.

Starr says he will reconceptualize the space and open something new this fall.

Starr to Close Route 6 [The Insider]

Throwback Thursdays at Oyster House

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Beginning on Thursday, March 6th, Oyster House will be bringing back classic dishes from the Mink family’s 60+ years in the seafood business. They’ve dusted off their old school menus from Sansom Street Oyster House as well as Kelly’s on Mole in order to feature a special Throwback Thursday dish every week.

Things kick off today with Oyster Pan Roast, oysters lightly poached in a creamy tomato broth and served with blackened shrimp-buttered crostini.

Other throwbacks will include Crab Imperial, and Dockside Flounder. The full schedule of chef Brett Naylor’s Throwback Thursday plates will be announced via social media. So follow @PHLoysterhouse on Twitter and Instagram or Like them on Facebook.

Oyster House [Foobooz]

 

Estia Greek Taverna Opening in Marlton

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Estia Greek Taverna – Dining Room

The Pashalis family that owns Estia in Philadelphia is in expansion mode. Brothers Pete and Nick along with Pete’s brother-in-law, John Lois are bringing their take on Greek and Mediterranean cuisine to Marlton in early 2014. Estia Greek Taverna will replace the former Pietro’s (which they also own) at 140 W Route 70.

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Tonight: Allagash Clambake at Southwark

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Southwark says goodbye to summer tonight with an Allagash clambake. The $35 per person dinner features three courses plus a couple of Allagash beers, including the rarely seen Allagash Golden Brett. Not made from Brett Hull’s hockey gloves, this beer is instead Allagash’s first 100 percent brett fermented beer. Expect lots of juicy pineapple notes in the beer.

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Ocean Prime Opens Tonight

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Ocean Prime, the seafood and steak focused restaurant from the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants group with room for 240+ across its dining rooms and bar is officially opening this evening at 15th and Sansom.

The restaurant is the biggest to open in Center City in quite some time. The supper club is 8,500-square-feet and includes a dramatic two story bar and mezanine that overlooks the restaurant.

Philadelphia is the tenth location for the Ocean Prime chain.

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Stollenwerk Out at Branzino; In at Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co.

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Stollenwerk with Branzino owner Luan Tota

Mike Stollenwerk’s run at Branzino is over at four months. Now the former star behind Little Fish and more Fish incarnations than we’d care to remember is heading to South Street. Michael Klein tells us Stollenwerk is going into business with David Ralic of Ralic’s on South. But Ralic’s itself is undergoing a rebranding. Within a few weeks the seafood eatery will be rebranded Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co. 

Stollenwerk out of Branzino, headed to South St. [The Insider]

Seafood Boil Comes to Morgan’s Pier This Thursday

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Morgan’s Pier and chef George Sabatino are presenting a taste of New England this Thursday with an old-fashioned seafood boil. The $35 prix fixe menu features a ton of seafood and sides served family style. Among the highlights are boiled blue crabs with Yards Pale Ale and charred sweet corn with lobster butter and spiced lime.

Check out the full menu » 

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