News and Rumors About 2014 Restaurant Openings

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Michael Klein posted his 2014 Philadelphia Restaurant Forecast with all sorts of juicy bits of news and rumor.

Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy are going to be collaborating on another new restaurant. Not many details are revealed but we know Starr has been hiring for a new Italian concept in Philadelphia. Whether this is it or not isn’t so clear. But we have heard whispers of not one but two wood-fired ovens.

UPDATE: Michael Klein is now reporting that Starr and Olexy are going into business together in Fishtown. The next collaboration will be at 1526-30 Frankford Avenue, next to Philadelphia Record Exchange. The project will contain a vegetable garden and will open this spring.

La Colombe’s Fishtown distillery and cafe are looking at mid-April as an opening.

The Trestle Inn is going before the zoning board to seek a variance for a roof deck. Now it just needs the Reading Viaduct to become a thing.

When Marc Vetri’s Navy Yard restaurant opens in late April or early May, it will go by Lo Spiedo. The original name was set to be The Brig.

And in the interesting rumors department, Klein says there is scuttlebut regarding a Jennifer Carroll restaurant as well as new Center City restaurant from Susanna Foo.

We might also see a new bar from Jose Garces at Old Original Bookbinders.

And if all that isn’t enough, the Cheesecake Factory at 15th and Walnut could open before year’s end. For more, check out the full article.

2014 Philadelphia Restaurant Forecast [The Insider]