Quick Bites

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Turney and Saffran’s Barbuzzo is now set to open in July. Grub Street has some details on the oft-delayed project. [Grub Street[1]]

Gnocchi founder Sandro Frusone is back in the kitchen after a 10-year stint in Italy. His new/old menu debuts this week. [The Insider[2]]

The former Chew Man Chu at Broad and Pine is on the market. The asking price is $595,000 in key money and $130,000 a year in rent. [LoopNet[3] via Brownstoner[4]]

Patou has bid adieu after 6+ years in Old City. Chef Patrice Rames’ Bistro St. Tropez continues on unaffected. [The Insider[5]]

Tim McGinnis, one-half of Spinal Tapas has signed on as culinary director of Philly Kitchen Share. His charge, creating a new restaurant just west of PKS’ South Street location and to add a corporate catering arm to the business. [Meal Ticket[6]]

After Max Brenner was blown away by a dinner at James he got chef and owner Jim Burke to create some dishes for Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man. [The Insider[7]]

Jack McDavid’s Down Home Diner is going to undergo extensive renovations. When it returns there will be a new kitchen, restrooms and a dinner menu. [Grub Street[8]]

Green House will be an all-vegetarian restaurant coming to Haddon Avenue in Collingswood. [The Insider[9]]

A.D. Amorosi has an interesting nugget in his column today, Roosevelts at 23rd and Walnut has sold or is about to. [City Paper[10]]

Endnotes:
  1. Grub Street: http://philadelphia.grubstreet.com/2010/05/turney_and_safrans_barbuzzo_to.html
  2. The Insider: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Gnocchi_gets_its_owner_back.html
  3. LoopNet: http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16682226/400-S-Broad-St-Philadelphia-PA/?
  4. Brownstoner: http://philly.brownstoner.com/2010/05/chew_man_chu_space_asking_a_lo.php
  5. The Insider: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Au_revoir_Patou.html
  6. Meal Ticket: http://citypaper.net/blogs/mealticket/2010/05/24/spinal-tapas-tim-mcginnis-on-board-with-philly-kitchen-share-catering-restaurant-on-the-way/
  7. The Insider: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/James_sweet.html
  8. Grub Street: http://philadelphia.grubstreet.com/2010/05/more_firepower_coming_to_down.html
  9. The Insider: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Restaurant_notes052610.html
  10. City Paper: http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2010/05/27/icepack

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