Quick Bites: New Life on Broad from Ellsworth to Master

The Broad Street Diner at Broad and Ellsworth, which Stephen Starr has walked away from twice is now scheduled to become…. a diner. Diner magnate Michael Petrogiannis (Country Club, Melrose, Mayfair, Tiffany’s and Warminster West) is at the helm. [The Insider]

The Legendary Blue Horizon on North Broad will receive new life as a hotel and with a bar and restaurant. [Philadelphia Daily News]

Benny Lai’s Grill Fish Cafe next to his Vietnam Cafe is aiming for an October/November opening. The final date will be  contingent upon the approval of Lai’s astrology guy, his uncle. And we presume the City of Philadelphia will have a say in all of this as well. [Meal Ticket]

The signs are installed at Birra, and hopefully the East Passyunk spot will open by the end of August. [Grub Street]

Mark Coates (Bebe’s and Fergie’s) is about two weeks out on his Smoke Truck. Check out the just applied vehicle graphics. [The Feast]

Always Sunny Grilled Cheese Co., will be the name of the new grilled cheese vendor working out of Northern Liberties’ Garden Variety at 2nd and Poplar. [Meal Ticket]

Bliss on Broad Street has closed for renovations. It will roll out a new chef, Peter Chan and menu in time for Restaurant Week. [The Insider]