Cary Neff’s as yet unnamed restaurant at 5th and Bainbridge is aiming to open in late June. The Sansom Street Oyster House owner will be adding a raw bar to the spot, expect a menu of “rustic, French-inspired choices.” [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]
Mark Bee’s Silk City is scheduled to open in the first week of June. Expect the diner to resemble its classic predecessor, just some new beer taps. Also expect better flow between the bar and diner sections. [Ice Pack, City Paper]
Bobby Chez is bringing his crab cake empire across the bridge with his first Philadelphia Bobby Chez Seafood Specialties set to open at the 1352 Lofts on South Street. [The Illadelph]
The former Fellini Cafe at 23rd and Walnut is going to be reborn Salento, an Italian BYOB from Davide and Kathryn Faenza, who own L’Angolo at 15th an Porter Streets. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]
Blackbird Dining Establishment is the name of Alex Capasso’s new Collingswood BYOB. the former hardware store will feature French, Italian and Asian flavors. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]
Orange Placard Alert – Application for liquor licenses are up along South Street in both the former Abilene and Black Door locations.