Quick Bites

When we first learned that Le Viet was opening on 11th Street near Washington we admittedly ho-hummed the coming of another Vietnamese restaurant to the corridor. But when we saw it from a car on Saturday we were shocked, this is a high-concept restaurant. Same happened when Michael Klein spotted the Vietnamese restaurant from a cab. But he got out and snapped some photos. [The Insider]

Michael Klein has a first look at El Rey, Stephen Starr’s Mexican restaurant on Chestnut. He also unveils the name of the backroom bar, Ranstead Room. [The Insider]

The Illadelph who specializes in pulling restaurant nuggets out of unexpected places finds that Starr is considering opening an Italian restaurant and pizza shop in West Philadelphia. [Daily Pennsylvanian via the Illadelph]

It was going to be Cafe Maurice but now the concept is Tweed and it’ll bring country-to-table to the former Les Bons Temps space. [The Insider]

Kong has tweaked its approach and menu. Giving the people what they want is evident in the cheesesteak dumplings. [Meal Ticket]

Skinner’s closed after business on Sunday night. The Always Sunny in Philadelphia backed Mac’s Tavern will open in a few weeks after a short makeover. [The Insider]

Bruce Nichols’ HeadHouse at 122 Lombard Street is aiming for an April 23rd opening. [The Insider]

We love this name for a frozen yogurt store. Whirled Peace is coming to Paoli on Lancaster Ave. [Main Line Dine]

Brick Oven Bread and Cheese Shop is looking to open by the end of the month in Phoenixville. [Apples and cheese, please]

Main Line Dine has a bullet list of Wayne restaurant news, everything from Chipotle to Spanish tapas. [Main Line Dine]

East Passyunk’s Mamma Maria is dropping its fixed price policy. [The Insider]