Also on the way:
The Falafel Factory at 32 S. 18th St. will give way to Crisp, an Israeli-by-way-of-New York high-end falafel operation. Partner Vlad Uchenik is trading in his life in financial services, and friend Paul Ferker is putting aside retail, to open in July or August.
Up for this week is the first Center City outpost of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which has taken a space on 16th Street just north of Chestnut Street. It's the second location for Brian Zaslow and Keith Morgan, who opened one in Fox Chase last year. They're looking at August to open in Collingswood, and at November on Street Road in Bensalem.
Chef Scott Swiderski has bowed out of Serafina, the luxe Italian opening later this month at 18th and Sansom Streets. Swiderski, who was executive chef at Buddakan for a dozen years, says he got a better opportunity, though he is not disclosing it. Serafina is searching for an executive chef.
Old City's Haru gave up last week after six years.
Gift cards for the late Franco's Trattoria in East Falls are honored at the nearby Johnny Manana's, also owned by Sherman Properties.
The Italian Bistro at 211 S. Broad St., which opened in 1996, has closed. (Nostalgists will remember the location, across from the Bellevue, as Apropos and Baci.) Management says it plans to relocate in Center City.
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will visit Morimoto (723 Chestnut St.) on June 7 to raise $30,000 for the Philadelphia-Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Morimoto will prepare a 200-pound tuna during a cocktail-hour demo, followed by a five-course omakase. It's $300 a head in the dining room, $400 in the private omakase room, which includes one-on-one time with Morimoto. Details: 215-413-9070.
Feastival, the benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, will be back for seconds on Sept. 14 at Pier 9. Details: www.phillyfeastival.com.
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