Around the Web: New Spots Edition

Unbreaded chows down on the SHAME burger at the Wishing Well. [Unbreaded]

Mac & Cheese skips the hooves and fins at Hoof + Fin but finds enjoyment in the vegetarian options. [Mac & Cheese]

The creamy green salsa is the key to the tacos at Mexico on the Square. [Drawing for Food]

Two Eat Philly visit Ladder 15 to try out the new menu from David Ansill and after a couple of disappointing appetizers, they find the Korean tacos to be the real winners. [Two Eat Philly]

Fidel Gastro recommends you go to Delicatessen “hungry, very hungry.” [Fidel Gastro]

Ladies Do Bite of Shame

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Tomorrow night In Pursuit of Ale, the women’s beer club of Philadelphia will be out at the Wishing Well in Bella Vista. There will even be a SHAME burger eating contest. The SHAME Burger is of course the Wishing Well’s signature menu item, a burger topped with scrapple, egg and cheese.

RSVP to the Beer Lass at if you will be attending.

Wishing Well [Official Site]

Inside Three New Restaurants

The Philly Mag Restaurant Club

This week in Philadelphia Magazine’s Restaurant Club Newsletter.

Announcing the Next Restaurant Club Dinner!
Restaurant Clubbers, this dinner is verrryyy special, so get your cell phones ready. Marc Vetri is opening up Osteria for Restaurant Club members.

Restaurant Club Newsletter [Philadelphia Magazine]

Quick Bites

Chef Terry White should have a nice tan this summer as he takes over the kitchen at the Princeton in Avalon. [The Insider]

The Illadelph picks out some gems from a Stephen Starr interview with PlanPhilly. In fact Illadelph managed to get us excited about Starr’s El Rey project or at least its “thematically separate” speakeasy side. [The Illadelph]

Meal Ticket has some more on Rybread, the new Fairmount sandwich spot aiming for an April opening. [Meal Ticket]

Wishing Well will open on Monday, April 5th. Get your Shame Burger on. [@ItalianMarket]

Amuse at Le Meridien hotel is aiming to open on May 6th. Michael Klein has the lunch and dinner drafts. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

Stephen Starr’s Mexican restaurant has a name, El Rey [Foobooz Jobs]

Meal Ticket has the opening menu at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar. [Meal Ticket]

Gaetano’s Italian Deli has opened at 2nd and Christian. [Meal Ticket]

Look inside the Wishing Well Public House at 9th and Catharine. It’s ready to open, just waiting on that liquor license. [Meal Ticket]

The unfortunately named Butterfish in West Chester has closed after an almost 3-year run. [The Insider]

Drexel gets a new food truck, this one is Insomnia Cookies. [Under the Button via Grub Street]

Quick Bites: Openings

You take a day off and fall hopelessly behind the RSS Reader, email and we don’t even want to think about what we’ve missed on Twitter.

So without further ado, our Quick Bites focusing just on upcoming and recent openings.

Stephen Starr’s beer garden concept got the approval of the neighborhood 158-11 despite a hard-of-hearing gentleman worrying about the noise. With indoor and outdoor options we’re really intrigued how this turns out.

500°, the burger place from Rouge’s Rob and Maggie Wasserman is looking to open by March 17th. [The Insider]

Delicatessen has opened at 7th and Chestnut. They feature classic Jewish deli staples and nouveau takes like Sephardic Ceviche, citrus cured salmon with red onion and capers. [Meal Ticket]

Michael Klein has a bit more on Hoof + Fin which has opened on 3rd Street in the former Gayle address. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Brown Betty Dessert Boutique is opening its third location. This one in the re-imaging itself Shops at Liberty Place. [Grub Street]

Ro-Zu will be soft opening at 7th and Bainbridge this weekend. The grand opening for the Japanese restaurant will be Monday, March 15th. [Meal Ticket]

Wishing Well is aiming for a mid-March opening. Grub Street has the details on their S.H.A.M.E. burger. [Grub Street]

Meal Ticket has more details including an early look at the menu at Cooperage, the wine bar coming this April to the Curtis Center. [Meal Ticket]

Franco’s Osteria looks to open this weekend at the Presidential on City Avenue. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

Pat Bombino’s location at 9th and Catharine is going to be reborn as Wishing Well Public House. Scrapple topped Shame burger? Oh my. [Grub Street]

Al Paris who has been involved in Zanzibar Blue, Rococo, Guru, Mantra and the aforementioned Pat Bombino’s among others is the new Executive chef at the Public House where he has installed a “great American pub menu.”

We don’t know much about Sweeties (1822 E Passyunk Ave) other than it is hosting its grand opening on the Avenue this Saturday. In addition to cupcackes, cookies, candies and nuts there will be balloons, clowns and magic.

McGillin’s 1860 IPA is now available in bottles. Only 200 cases of the Stoudt’s brewedale are available in commemoration of McGillin’s Olde Ale House’s 150th year. Look for it at Springfield Distributor, Bella Vista Beer Distributors or Fishtown Beverage. It is also available in 6-packs at both Foodery locations. The beer includes Centennial and Amarillo hops and is unfiltered, just as a beer would have been in the 1860s.

Rudi’s on Park has 44 investors and one namesake, Rudi Doeller. It’s opening in this week in Swarthmore. Aria, Hobbs Coffee and Davide’s are also coming to the borough. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

The redone Vietnam Cafe has opened at 816 S 47th Street. Meal Ticket has the pictures to prove it. [Meal Ticket]

Also opening while we were enjoying San Diego’s beaches, Lucky 7 Tavern where Aspen once operated at 25th and Aspen swung open its doors on Friday the Thirteenth. [The Insider]

Franco’s Trattoria off of Kelly Drive in East Falls is moving to the ground floor of the Presidential City Apartments on City Ave. [The Insider]

Meg Votta , chef at Sycamore in Lansdowne passed away on November 10th, 2-days before being featured in a Daily News article about successful female chefs. [The Insider]