It seems everyone is talking about Caribbean food. Yesterday Craig LaBan was talking about Brown Sugar at 52nd Street in his online chat yesterday. He follows that up today with a Caribbean feast he prepares and today in Feeding Frenzy we get word that Festivals is now serving Jamaican food at 52nd and Walnut. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]
Tomorrow is the official grand opening of the area’s first Jimmy John’s sandwich spot at 44 S 17th Street. Jimmy John’s is the latest midwest sandwich chain to come to town following on the heels of Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Look for Arbol CafÃ© to bring Paraguayan food to Northern Liberties in the former Ground Floor Coffee, opening expected for September. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]
The Wasabi House at 627 South Street has become Gaja Gaja. According to our tipster Gaja Gaja offers Japanese and Korean food as including sushi and “a decent lunch menu.”
Sonam is coming to the defunct Table at 223 South Street. The BYOB “is taking all sorts of influences â€” American, African, Asian â€” and crafting fusion-y portions, 24 in all.” [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]