Quick Bites

You can get full on all of our Quick Bites today so we broke it into two courses for your enjoyment.

Rejoice, rejoice fans of Lolita and Indian food. Wednesday, December 12th is the expected first night at Bindi! [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

Moctezuma Restaurant, another Mexican restaurant has opened on 9th Street. Seafood and service set this one apart. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Look for a new Fishtown bar with a bad-ass name, Kung Fu Neck Tie to open New Year’s Eve at Front and Thompson. [Ice Pack, City Paper]

Gasp, Swallow is now saying they’ll open December 15th on Liberties Walk. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

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Joseph Poon’s purchase of the old Griffin Cafe on Market Street didn’t get done but he’s back cooking at his Chef Kitchen in Chinatown. [Feeding Frenzy, City Paper]

Stephen Starr’s New York Buddakan was the filming location for Sarah Jessica Parker engagement party shoot for Sex & the City: The Movie. [Ice Pack, City Paper]

Alison Barshak is blogging the construction of her new restaurant at http://alisonatbluebell.wordpress.com/. Between Alison’s blog and Michael Klein’s chronicling of Zahav maybe we’ll figure out why nothing opens on time.

And if we read A. D. Amorosi correctly, and that’s a challenge for us sometimes, Vango Lounge and Sky Bar already has a new chef, Ashley Sherman. [Ice Pack, City Paper]

In Jose Garces news the talented chef/owner of Amada and Tinto is looking to make his hometown Chicago debut with Mercat a la Planxa in early 2008.

Robert Sanabria who started one of our favorite named restaurants, Word Of Mouth in Collingswood has opened Javier, “a high-style Continental” restaurant in Haddonfield. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

And in what was only a shock in that it lasted so long, Bootsie’s on 19th Street has closed. It started as a gourmet hotdog place and then transformed into a Mediterranean restaurant.