Licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are sold on the open market, subject to supply and demand.
Top prices in Philadelphia are about $70,000, while the most anyone can recall paying for one in the Pennsylvania counties is $350,000.
What's coming La Golosa
- that's Italian for "the glutton" - is taking shape at 806 S. Sixth St. in Bella Vista, the former home of Dessert. Florence-born Favio Scarpelli envisions it as a cafe for the afternoon and evening crowd, opening in early October. It's a scone's throw from Cochon
, the French BYO coming to the former Cafe Sud at 801 E. Passyunk Ave. Co-owner Gene Giuffi is hoping for a Sept. 21 debut.
La Colombe has opened a cafe in New York's TriBeCa: 319 Church St., a block from those knockoff stores on Canal Street.
Friday Saturday Sunday, near Rittenhouse Square, is back after Aug. 3's fire. Fittingly, the first night last week featured a smoked-fish platter.
A sign at Bassett's, the sandwich shop at 15th and Locust Streets, says it's moving into the Bellevue's food court.
A new partnership: Citysearch.com and MenuPages.com. What it means: Citysearch now displays menus collected by MenuPages.
Barely days after opening as the Seafood Shack (124 Haddon Ave., Collingswood), shingle now reads "Dockhoppers Seafood House."
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