March 1, 2012
Bio: 32; from Norristown, now in the Brewerytown section of Philly with his wife of three years, Leila. Training : Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh. Local restaurant connections: Neil Stein's Striped Bass and Rouge, with a stint at Lacroix in between. What's new? His recent addition to Fairmount's restaurant scene, the BYOB Hickory Lane (2025 Fairmount Ave., 215-769-2420, hickorylanebistro.com ), combines a casual setting with Zagorski's love of fine French cuisine.
May 25, 2003 |
This is one in an occasional series of profiles of local chefs and restaurant owners. Deanna Barrett said there were disadvantages in opening a restaurant in an old haunt called the Wycombe Inn. The establishment - rechristened the Victorian Wycombe Inn - had a reputation for being exclusive and "really expensive," Barrett said. Plus, there was a matter of finding the place. The nearby Wycombe Bridge was closed for seven years, detouring traffic away from this tidy village filled with picture-postcard Victorian homes.
January 29, 2006 |
Bill Fisher and his wife, Connie Correia Fisher, sat in a booth at the Pop Shop bickering over when they first got the idea to open a family-friendly restaurant amid the trendy eateries along Haddon Avenue in Collingswood. They finally agreed they had talked about it before their son, Holden, now 4, was born, "but once we had a baby, we realized there was no place in town we could go to dinner with him," Correia Fisher said. "We also realized a lot of people were moving into town with kids, and there was a need for a casual family restaurant.
September 11, 1986 |
Five Chinese-speaking men burst into the kitchen of the Chinese Delight restaurant at closing in Devon Sunday, tied up the owners and two employees, and escaped with $2,000 in cash and jewelry, police said. Tredyffrin police Capt. Paul Pennypacker said the owners, Teh Tsin Chao, 60, and his wife, Shu Chen Chao, were closing about 11:45 p.m. when they were surprised by the robbers, who were armed with a gun and a kitchen knife. "We're not ruling out the fact that this may have been some sort of underworld Chinese organization that preys on the Chinese community," he said.
November 15, 1987 |
The Birmingham Township Planning Commission has reviewed preliminary plans for the expansion of the T.J. Rafters seafood restaurant, from 170 to 320 seats. Tony Bariglio, who heads the Jet Investment Group, which owns the property, presented plans Tuesday showing the proposed expansion of the restaurant at the corner of Old Wilmington Pike and Route 202. The plans also showed a redesign of the entrances and a reduction of the paved area around the building. Bariglio wants to add another dining room, seating 150 people, to the southwest side of the existing building.
September 14, 1989 |
A New Jersey developer wants to build a drive-through restaurant on the site of a discount furniture store at MacDade Boulevard and Chester Pike in Collingdale. The borough's Building, Planning and Zoning Committee will meet tomorrow with Gregg Slater of Equity Associates Real Estate of Fort Lee, N.J., about the proposal to put a 2,000-square-foot restaurant where the As-Is furniture store now stands. The furniture store, which is still operating, would be demolished. Under borough zoning, the drive-through restaurant could be allowed with a special exception in the business district.
May 7, 1987 |
A preliminary plan to build a restaurant at Baltimore and Lemon Avenues in Media was reviewed by Media Planning Commission this week. Bernie Grogan, owner of Hill's Quality Seafood on West State Street, wants to construct a new tile building on the lot, which is zoned for such use. Planning commission members raised questions Tuesday about the proposed restaurant's entrances and exits. Member Frank Lees said traffic in the area was too heavy for access from Baltimore Avenue.
March 3, 1988 |
The Ridley Township Planning Commission has approved construction of a McDonald's restaurant at the corner of MacDade Boulevard and Fairview Road. If approved by the township's Board of Commissioners, the project would require the demolition of five stores now on the site. A four-store shopping center, an ice cream store and an Exxon gasoline station currently are housed on the property, said Joseph A. Damico Jr., attorney for McDonald's Corp. Exxon Corp. owns the property and plans to subdivide the site and sell one parcel to McDonald's for construction of a 90-seat restaurant with drive- through facilities, he said.
June 7, 2012 |
Center City's Good Dog Bar (224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600, gooddogbar.com ) has lots of fans in the restaurant biz. Now owners Dave Garry and Heather Gleason, with partner Tom Darby, are returning the love with The Industry (1401-1403 E. Moyamensing Ave., 215-271-9500), a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving seasonal American dishes from Chef Pat Szoke. Szoke has worked at The Farm and Fisherman, Vetri and Buddakan. It's open to all, of course, but there will be daily discounts for industry workers (with valid proof)
May 4, 1991 |
A police officer and a suspect were shot last night as the officer and his partner broke up an attempted robbery at a City Avenue restaurant, police said. Officer Robert Bannan, 30, was wounded once in the abdomen about 9:40 p.m. inside the El Torito restaurant, adjacent to the Presidential Towers apartments at City Avenue and Presidential Boulevard. Bannan, a cop for six years, was in critical but stable condition today following surgery at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia.