Menu (nothing over $20) is divided into "raw" (oysters, fluke ceviche, black-bass crudo, smoked-salmon roe); "cold" (hiramasa prosciutto, octopus carpaccio, rock shrimp); and larger-portioned "hot" (skate wing, monkfish, scallops). Stollenwerk's mother, Karen Adams, is making desserts.
It's open daily from 4 p.m. to catch the pretheater crowd.
Dave Magrogan of Kildare's and Doc Magrogan's has leased the former Gap store in Chadds Ford's Glen Eagle Square for Harvest
, a yupscale American grill whose seasonal entrees and appetizers all will come in under 500 calories. He's aiming for a January debut.
In this, one of the busiest years for new restaurants, openings are drawing near:
Tuesday is the debut night of Pizzeria Stella, Stephen Starr's Neapolitan-style parlor at Second and Lombard Streets in Society Hill; for photos, see http://go.philly.com/stella.
Gemelli, chef Clark Gilbert's Italian American BYOB at 232 Woodbine Ave. in Narberth, opens Tuesday; more details here next week.
Rubb, Matt Levin's "punk rock" barbecue joint at 4445 Main St. in Manayunk, is looking to open in about two weeks.
"The next few weeks" is the opening line on Avenida (the light-priced Latin at 7402 Germantown Ave. in Mount Airy) and MidAtlantic (chef Daniel Stern's locally focused tavern at 3711 Market St.).
"Early October" is the target for Koo Zee Doo, the Portuguese BYO at 614 N. Second St. in Northern Liberties.
Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar - note its new name - is shooting for mid-October at 2006 Chestnut St.
Briefly noted Slice
, the Trenton-style Neapolitan pizzeria in South Philly, has opened a second spot, at 1740 Sansom St. Menu includes many salads.
Joe Wolf, the Striped Bass cofounder who'd been helping to run the Georges Perrier and Chris Scarduzio empire, is now retail director of the Market & Shops at Comcast Center.
Neil Stein, the other founder of Striped Bass, has surfaced with a restaurant consultancy he calls One on One With Neil Stein.
Soul, the Creole BYOB on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, is gone after eight months. Owners Angie Brown and her daughter Samantha Johnson opened shortly before their debut on the NBC reality series The Chopping Block. Brown says a producer approached her about doing a TV series. She says she had a choice: a shot at fame or continuing in the restaurant business. (You can't have both, apparently.) Brown will sell food (jambalaya, collard greens and/or crab cakes) through the Good Food Market, due to open in about two weeks on Willow Grove Avenue just off Germantown.
Contact columnist Michael Klein at 215-854-5514 or email@example.com. For real-time restaurant news, see his blog at http://go.philly.com/insider.