Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Eric Ripert, Jen Carroll, Cupcakes, Jerky and Bourdain

I honestly couldn’t tell you what the biggest news of this week was. Was it Ripert leaving? Pho jerky?The Hostess debacle? Jen Carroll’s new NYC restaurant? Or was it the release of the Foobooz Top 50 Bars list for 2012?

In any event, it was another huge and exciting week in Philly. Here’s what you might’ve missed.

Foobooz Top 50 Bars, 2012 It’s not too late to join the fight in the comments section
Details Emerge on Jen Carroll’s NYC Restaurant She really was about to open in the old Marathon…
Could Hostess’s Demise Be Tastykake’s Gain? One word: Yes
Side Project Jerky Does Pho Half the available supply sold out in one day
Fond Readies Its New Location So close we can almost taste it
Now At The Foobooz Store: The Point Breeze Tee The first of our neighborhood tee-shirts
Anthony Bourdain In Philly And where to see him