Quick Bites

The Ugly American is less than a month away from taking over the La Vigna spot at 1100 S Front Street. The menu will be all-American from venison chili to an American cheese platter artisinal cheeses from American makers. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

La Golosa opened last night at the former Dessert across from Cochon on the Queen Village/Bella Vista border.

Union Trust on Chestnut Street is going to be BIG! “The multilevel space will be able to seat 480, with an ultralounge bumping up capacity to around 600; items will range from small-plate sliders to 3-and-a-half-foot long bones that run $100 a pop.” Look for a Spring 2008 opening. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Perhaps Moyamensing is set for its own restaurant row? Peppercorns needs a chef but is looking to open by mid-November. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

The former Mandoline in Old City is set to open this weekend as a BYO Korean, Meju Korean Restaurant. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Cafe Estelle is set to open Monday, November 5th at 444 North 4th Street. The menu will feature house-baked breads and pastries, paninis and flatbread pizzas.