Quick Bites with Sawdust Report

With big construction projects drying up around town it is promising to hear the sound of nail guns and saws still emanating from a few places.

The new concept from Mad River is moving forward at 1528 Sansom Street. Pop by during the day and you can see the early stages of a bar and booth seating.

Also pleasing, is witnessing the construction that seems to be ramping up at the Tria location set for 20th and South. Lots of lumber on the scene.

Decidedly un-glam Ugly Mug to take over Glam on 2nd Street. Interestingly, Ugly Mug was rumored to be taking over Sassafras more than a year ago. [Meal Ticket]

Table Talk details Friday’s mega-opening of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

The Sidecar Bar gets a new chef and just some tweaks to the menu. [Meal Ticket]

Also getting a new chef is the London Grill who snatch up Waldemar “Val” Stryjewski who has been just about everywhere. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]

You may have heard of or even sampled Betty’s Tasty Buttons and now you can seek them out at their store front, Betty’s Speakeasy on Grays Ferry Avenue. [Meal Ticket]