Quick Bites: Garces Renovates, Han to Visit Georges

Garces Trading Company is closed for renovations until Thursday, August 25th. When complete there will be more high-top seating, some of which will be kept for walk-in customers. There will also be expanded pastry offerings, seasonal pies and special occasion cakes.

The idea of  Han Chiang of Han Dynasty cooking with Le Bec-Fin’s Georges Perrier makes our heads spin, in a good way. Sometime in November  Chiang will head to Walnut Street to collaborate on a Franco-Sichuan menu. Sounds pretty exciting. [The Feast]

Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey is in France where he’s writing a travel blog. Follow along here. [Meal Ticket]

In supermarket news, the Super Fresh at 2nd and Girard will open this Friday. Rejoice Northern Liberties and Fishtown, rejoice.

Walnut Street’s Portofino is closed for renovations. It is to reopen by the end of the month. [Grub Street]