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Q&A: Zahav’s Michael Solomonov On His New Main Line Restaurant, Citron and Rose

This morning, we reported that Zahav’s Michael Solomonov had set his sights on the Main Line. This afternoon, he got in touch to talk more […]

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A Pop-Up And An Opening Date For Stateside

Got a note yesterday from Anthony Gualtieri, GM of the not-yet-open American small-plates restaurant (and whiskey bar) Stateside at 1536 East Passyunk Avenue. He let […]

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Reading the Signs: New Action on Walnut Street

The 2000 block of Walnut Street has been seeing some orange sign action lately with the (potential) coming of two new restaurants in side-by-side spaces. […]

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JG Goes On A Spree: 5 New Restaurants Rumored in Two New Towns

Jose Garces is a busy fella. Man is an Iron Chef to start. He’s got his brand spankin’ new farm to worry about (called Luna […]

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Neil Stein Returning to the Restaurant Business

[Photo: Trevor Dixon] Once one of Philadelphia’s most talked about restaurateurs, Neil Stein has spent his time rather quietly since his January 2007 release from […]

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Praise Be To God: The Shake Shack Cometh… Officially!

You know that you’re living in a food-worshiping town when the prospect of a burger and milkshake stand from New York could fuel rampant speculation, […]

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Le Pain Quotidien Opening Maybe Monday, Maybe Some Other Day Next Week

Swanky bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien, which from this moment on shall be referred to on Foobooz as LPQ since spelling it out is driving […]

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Shola on Speck

Yesterday we revealed Shola Olunloyo was planning a restaurant on the Piazza at Schmidts. Today he fills in the details on Speck Food + Wine, […]

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From the Weekender: Is Schlitz the New Pabst?

A few weeks ago, I wandered into Fiume, a strange but wonderful little bar above Ethiopian restaurant Abyssinia in West Philadelphia, and ordered a Special. […]

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Scoop from Sansom Street

If you’re walking down Sansom Street, you’ll notice a plywood box has gone up over the facade of the-artist-formerly-known-as-the-Sansom-Street-Oyster-House… which means that the construction has […]

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10 Arts: First Impressions

Last night there was an invite-only event to birth 10 Arts, the new Eric Ripert signature restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, which I was officially invited […]

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What Makes a Good Sports Bar?

We’ve been meandering past the Bellevue in the late afternoons recently where we’ve been witnessing an interesting promotion. It involves attractive girls clad in form-fitting […]

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May Opening Madness!

Forgive us for sounding a little bit like Crazy Eddie here, but starting today, it’s pure restaurant opening madness! Madness we tell you! You can […]

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Sneak Peek: An Apothecary Aperitif

Last night, we were treated to a very special preview of Apothecary Bar + Lounge, the new “cocktail restaurant” in the Midtown Gayborhood from restaurateur […]

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Can A Restaurant Jump The Shark?

Or, more precisely, can a restaurant jump the shark before it even opens? We’re talking about izakayas here, people. An izakaya is the Japanese version […]