Quick Bites

Philadelphia Magazine’s Ashley Primis has the first look at Maru Global, the Japanese street food spot opening on 10th Street between Locust and Spruce next Monday. We can’t wait to try these battered bites. [Restaurant Club]

Argentinian born chef Lucas Manteca is taking over the Gayle restaurant space on 3rd Street and is opening Hoof & Fin, a BYOB focusing on grilled meat and fish this February. It is a return to its roots of sorts for the space which was previously the South American BYOB, Azafran. [The Insider]

Zot is transforming into Headhouse, another beer bar but with a “global comfort food” angle and beers from Philadelphia and beyond. Bruce Nichols is behind the operation, he has experience with Museum Catering and has been a guiding hand in craft beer for years, including bringing Philly Beer Week into existence.[Beer Radar]

Katie Cavuto who competed on The Next Food Network Star is opening Healthy Bites to Go today February 19th at 2521 Christian Street. Check out more on the web site. [Healthy Bites]

Details are slowly emerging the Fishtown bar developed by Adam Ritter of the Sidecar Bar & Grille.  No name has been released but it sure looks sweet. [Beer Lass and Meal Ticket]

The project formerly known as Meze is now known as Fare. It will be a organic and sustainable restaurant set for a late February/early March at 2028 Fairmount Avenue.

Rocco’s, a cheesesteak joint with a drive in window has opened in Paoli. [The Insider]