Quick Bites

Look for Cira Centre’s Rae to do a soft opening right after Thanksgiving. [Ice Pack, City Paper]

A.D. Amorosi reports that Jose Garces’ Tinto may not be ready for a January opening but the food is, he’s hosting a “pals-‘n’-press” night next week. We’re sure our invite will be in today’s mail! Also of foodie note in Ice Pack this week, not so hot buzz coming from Susanna Foo’s Gourmet Kitchen nor the new version of La Boheme. [Ice Pack, City Paper]

Tommy Gunns on South Street has followed the Smoked Joint to the great barbecue in the sky as Tommy Gunns is no more. The original on Ridge Avenue remains open, it always was the better one. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Blackfish has taken over the Maya Bella spot in Conshohocken. Blackfish is run by Le Bec-Fin and Vetri veteran Chip Roman. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

ChriStevens has taken the Mimosa space at 9th and South Streets, expect Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Rum Bar, a Rittenhouse area lounge specializing in, wait for it… rum, is expecting to open in January at 2005 Walnut Street. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]