Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Le Bec Loses 2 Chefs, Vetri’s New Restaurant, Fette Sau Reviewed and Is Starr Opening A Mexican Restaurant in Fishtown?


This has been one helluva week. We’ve got Le Bec Fin news, Marc Vetri news, pizza news, Spike Mendelsohn news, even some Stephen Starr news (that may or may not be true). And all of it leading up to another snowy weekend which, thanks to the wolf-crying meteorologists, will likely kill the hell out of reservations at restaurants already suffereing through a tough month.

Ah, well… In case you’ve spent the last week stocking the bunker in your basement in advance of this newest Snowmageddon, here’s what you might’ve missed.

Brauhaus Schmitz at the James Beard House And we have the pictures

Spike Mendelsohn Officially Bringing Cheeseburgers to Philly And we know where he’s opening

Fette Sau is the Best BBQ In Philadelphia But you already knew that, right?

Annotated Menu: American Sardine Bar Do not expect cheeseburgers here. Ever.

2013 Foobooz Valentine’s Day Guide Because you never know when you might need it

Vetri Opening A Pizzeria on Callowhill Pizzeria Vetri is a thing now

Welcome To The Dead Zone The darkest days for restaurateurs

From Bufad Pizza to B-Side Social Club Today Spring Garden, tomorrow the world

Is Stephen Starr Opening A Mexican Restaurant In Fishtown? Uh…Maybe?

Corner Foodery Opens And we have pictures and a menu

DC’s Medium Rare Coming To Sansom Street Steak frites right across the street from Federal Donuts

Abrams, Smith Out At Le Bec Fin This is what we know right now