Feeding Frenzy notes Loie Brasserie has a new chef, David Bilberg, formerly an executive sous chef at Matyson BYOB is now the head chef of a menu called “no frills” that is upscale without being exorbitant.
Michael Klein highlights Blue Sky Cafe, a month old Caribbean restaurant in East Norriton. Soft-shell crab tempura, and curried goat highlight a huge appetizer list. Main courses range from $14-$24.
Five Guys is getting it’s trademark red and white tile installed and promises to be open any day now.
Roberto Cafe has opened at 2108 South St. Owned by Roberto and Fernando Vincenti, the G-Ho BYOB brings your standard Italian trattoria experience to South Street. Fernando previously worked as a waiter at Radicchio and the similarities are striking. And judging by the crowds on a recent weeknight, Philadelphia did indeed need one more Italian BYOB.
The average entree is in the mid-teens and tops out at $25 for the grilled lobster.
Roberto is also opened for lunch weekdays, and accepts cash only. Patio seating is also available although as Klein describes it, “The views of the refrigeration boxes and a construction project next door are hardly transporting.”