June 25, 2009 |
It's the age of the duopoly, in which two restaurant concepts share a building, a liquor license, management, and many fixed costs. While chains mostly practice this (such as McCormick & Schmick and William Douglas Steakhouse, and Blue2O and Chili's, both in Cherry Hill), an independent team is giving it a whirl across from the Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Horsham with the new naBrasa , a Brazilian steak house, and Iron Abbey , a gastropub. The site (680 N. Easton Rd.)
March 26, 2009 |
The team behind Radnor's 333 Belrose has ventured to a former paper mill on the banks of the Brandywine Creek with a steak house called Firecreek (20 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, 610-269-6000). Opening is expected next week. Developers Tom Deignan and Kevin Silverang, partnered with chef Carlo DeMarco and Robert Donaldson, hired designer Lauren Thomsen, who used some of the mill's stone, as well as cogs and wheels, in the contemporary decor, which features an open kitchen.
October 13, 1995 |
If there is a category for new restaurants that have set the world on fire, it would have to include Engine 46 Steak House, which opened recently in RiverView Plaza at Reed and Water Streets - in a firehouse that dates back to 1894. From the time the doors opened four weeks ago, this was a hot property. There were lines to get in, tons of people and an average waiting time of about 25 minutes. Weeknights were no exception. The steakhouse is the concept of Rick Blatstein, who also has given us Philly Rock Cafe and Maui.
March 27, 1999 |
The owner of the Pub restaurant closed the South Jersey landmark last night and said it would not reopen unless the union representing about 85 employees worked out a deal with a businessman hoping to buy the steak house. Owner Gary Perez said that if would-be purchaser Marc Gelman and Local 54 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Union did not reach an agreement, he would try to sell the property to a developer. "Right now, the union and the purchaser are negotiating to try to come to a contract," said Perez, whose father-in-law, the late George Wolfman, opened the Pub at the Airport Circle in 1953.
March 20, 2014 |
TWO WEEKS ago, Geno Vento stood in the back of the the Penn's Landing Playhouse. It was the VIP performance of "The Calamari Sisters' Big, Fat, Italian Wedding," and Vento, wearing a short beard, thick gold chain and T-shirt beneath a loose-fitting gray suit, unobtrusively watched the wacky musical comedy's two characters, Carmela and Delphine Calamari, sing, dance, crack jokes and cook sausages. The 42-year-old cheesesteak heir, the guy named after his family's South Philly steak shop (and not the other way around)
December 17, 2012 |
Arthur "Rocco" Shore, 92, a restaurateur and businessman who operated a steak house in Center City and a chain of men's stores in Northeast Philadelphia, died Sunday, Dec. 9, at his home in Northfield, N.J. Mr. Shore operated Dave Shore's, a Jewish steak house, at Camac and Walnut Streets. It was named for his father, the co-owner, who started the business. The restaurant was launched in the 1930s at Fourth and Lombard Streets and moved to Camac Street a few years later, his daughter, Susan, said.
August 23, 2012
LOOKING for some visual nourishment with your casino-restaurant meal? Check out the views from these dining rooms: Dos Caminos Casino: Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Cuisine: Upscale Mexican. View: The only eatery in town that faces west offers the marshes of Absecon Inlet, a pristine horizon and spectacular sunsets. Contact: 609-441-5747, doscaminos.com. Chart House Casino: Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Cuisine: American with an emphasis on seafood.
July 26, 2012 |
Irvin Rosenfeld, 89, owner of the former Longhorn Ranch restaurant in Glen Mills, Delaware County, died Sunday, July 15, of liver cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. He had moved from Rose Tree in the early 1980s. Known also as Jack Fields, he was born in Darby, graduated from Darby-Colwyn High School in 1941, and served in the Army from 1943 into 1946. A son, Richard, said Mr. Rosenfeld was a band leader during part of his Army service in Germany. In the early 1950s, his son said, Mr. Rosenfeld operated the Blue Note, a nightclub in Philadelphia.
July 30, 2015 |
Two Philadelphia men were arrested last week in an attempt to burglarize Saloon, the venerable Bella Vista steak house, police announced Tuesday. After the arrest, police said, one of the men, Tony Kimhong, 24, was accused of participating in burglaries at a host of other city restaurants between April and July, including Stogie Joe's, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Birra, and the Bainbridge Street Barrel House. The other suspect, Chhoeuth Kim, 31, was accused of burglarizing Bridget Foy's with Kimhong on July 16, police said.
October 4, 2013 |
Carolyn Stewart, a mother of five, has lived all of her life in rough neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. "This is what we live around - shootings every day," said Stewart, 32, as she stood outside the Sumo Steaks restaurant Wednesday afternoon. She joined neighbors who gathered in front of the steak house at 22d and Somerset Streets with music blasting as boxer-turned-promoter Damon Feldman and local boxing legend Meldrick Taylor called for an end to the city's crime and bloodshed.