Late Friday Surge of News

Bar Ferdinand’s Michael Thomas will be manning the kitchen at Adam Ritter’s (Sidecar) new bar at Girard and Montgomery. That spotis shaping up nicely for an April opening. [Meal Ticket]

Alex Capasso, owner of Collingswood’s highly regarded Blackbird is opening West Side Gravy, a comfort food BYOB coming to the former Woolworth’s on Haddon Avenue. [Restaurant Club]

The Curtis Center will be getting its own wine bar in early April. Cooperage is the name, it will be owned by Joe Volpe (Cescaphe Ballroom) and Jen Kremer (former sommelier at Parc).  [The Insider]

Falafel Factory will be opening to the public on Tuesday, February 9th at 18th and Ranstead. [Meal Ticket]

Barbuzzo, the Mediterranean bar from the Safran/Turney Juggernaut is aiming for late March. [The Insider]

Stephen Starr is saying that he is absolutely, 100%, for sure, without a doubt bringing back Blue Angel. “In June. Or September.” [The Insider]