May 24, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - When a renovation began months ago at Dock's Oyster House - a landmark restaurant that has been in business here since 1897 - and contractors found oyster shells in the original foundation of the old structure, the fourth-generation owners took it as a sign that their endeavor to triple the size of the place was the right thing to do. Even in the face of the fiscal crisis occurring here - where business closures and downsizing are...
May 22, 2016 |
Tick off Theatre Horizon's production of Becky Mode's Fully Committed as one more reason to remain on this end of the New Jersey Turnpike. Sure, you could see Modern Family 's Jesse Tyler Ferguson doing it on Broadway, but why? Philadelphia's own Michael Doherty - a University of the Arts grad who's become one of the city's most reliable young talents - plays all 36 of the show's characters just fine right here in Norristown. The solo comedy, which premiered in 2000, takes place in the backroom bowels of an au courant Manhattan restaurant specializing in molecular gastronomy.
May 21, 2016 |
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)
May 11, 2016 |
The developers of the 26-story apartment tower at 1213 Walnut Street are seeking tenants for the building's two ground-floor storefronts, one of which will be next to Fergie's Pub on the property's Sansom Street side. The tower is being built to accommodate a 5,920-square-foot restaurant - about the size of the El Vez or Jones restaurants nearby - facing Walnut Street and a roughly 1,300-square-foot shop or cafe beside Fergie's, according to Jacob Cooper, a managing director at MSC Retail Inc., which is marketing the space.
May 9, 2016 |
There's a new restaurant in London and you go there to eat naked. I'm not making this up. This restaurant hasn't even opened yet, but it's already getting major attention, and not for the food. I went to the restaurant's website and it didn't even have a menu posted. Food isn't the point, would be my guess. Like nobody complains about the plot in porn. Even though there's never a twist and the ending is always happy. Step up your game, pornographers. You might think you would never go to a naked restaurant, but it has a waiting list of 30,000.
May 5, 2016 |
Restaurants will play a big role at the redeveloped Gallery at Market East, according to Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich Co., which is partnering with Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust on the revamp. The shopping mall - to be renamed Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia - will benefit from an influx of restaurant guests from the growing number of residential and hotel projects in Center City, Macerich chief executive and chairman Arthur Coppola said in a conference call with analysts Wednesday.
May 4, 2016
ISSUE | RESTAURANTS Post inspections Kudos to the Inquirer and Philly.com and their Clean Plates web page for providing access to the results of inspections of area restaurants. However, the public may need more information. For example, I recently walked by a restaurant near City Hall that had 19 illness-risk and retail violations, yet it was doing a booming lunch business. Food poisoning is horrendous to recover from, and I urge the Inquirer to continue publishing restaurant inspection reports.
May 2, 2016 |
Homesick Philadelphians need not go hungry in the Big Apple. Yes, I'm well aware Manhattan has a few nice places of its own. But, sometimes, a person just needs a little taste of the "215" to keep it real. And NYC has options. Some Really Big Philly Names, in fact, are just about to make more noise in the city, with hummus master Michael Solomonov and another Stephen Starr production set for May openings, plus a new Amada that Jose Garces opened last week. It's too early to know how those projects will fare.
May 2, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Just a few years ago, Philadelphia came into its own as a magnet for ambitious young chefs from around the country who sought their culinary fortunes in a city rich with restaurant opportunity. But the story line has now reversed, as Philadelphia's restaurant stars have begun exporting their brands, especially, at the moment, to Manhattan. These days, New Yorkers can find spicy dandan heaven at a Han Dynasty in the East Village. Or a Hickory Town breakfast sandwich at the new High Street on Hudson in the West Village.