Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Perrier, Elmi, Cichonski, Pastrami and the Weirdest Birthday Dinner EVER

This week had everything: Endings, beginnings, crazy chefs, crazy owners, pastrami, hot dogs with brownies on top, haiku about gelato, beer, empanadas and a pig roast thrown in honor of someone’s pet piglet. God, I love this town.

Here’s what you might have missed…

The Last Night At Le Bec-Fin Observations from the floor (and the bar)
Nick Elmi Heads To Rittenhouse Tavern The former Le Bec chef lands on his feet
Art In The Age Dinner At Ela Crazy flavors for a chef who knows what to do with crazy flavors
Rex 1516 Opens After only minor delays...
Foobooz Six Pack: Pastrami Where to get your fix in Philly
Cork Becomes Keg & Kitchen It takes a lot to make us want to go and eat in New Jersey, but this does it
Phoebe and Christian Out At Farmers Cabinet And that’s just the start of the crazy
Meritage Chef Celebrates her Pet Piglet With A…Pig Dinner? Chef Anne Coll, you’re nuts, but that’s why we like you. XOXO, Foobooz