July 1, 2016 |
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
June 18, 2016 |
Managers at two South Philly restaurants are gnashing their teeth after receiving health department inspections they consider unfair. Caffe Valentino , the BYOB in Pennsport, was shut down twice this week after failing inspections that turned up numerous insects. The first inspection, on Monday, noted live roaches on the walls and floors and numerous fruit flies in the kitchen. At the second inspection, on Wednesday, the roaches were reportedly dead, but still stuck to a wall, and fruit flies circled under a kitchen sink.
June 16, 2016 |
Eating out in South Jersey? If you're dining in Gloucester County, you can now check the latest health inspection reports for restaurants from Deptford to Franklin, from Swedesboro to Williamstown. The reports, which are updated daily, can be found online on Philly.com through the Inquirer's Clean Plates project, a searchable database that also contains inspection evaluations for restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County. More area counties are to be added as their databases become accessible.
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.