Happy Philly Foodie Friday! Here are some of our favorite Philly food news stories that made headlines the week of August 23rd.
Bud & Marilyn’s Opened To Much Fanfare (The Insider)
This restaurant has my name all over it, literally (my name is Marilyn)! But seriously, everything from the retro decor to the nostalgic menu, this new restaurant promises to be yet another success under the belts of Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. Philly Grub can’t wait to go to Bud & Marilyn’s (1234 Locust St)!
Sugar House has been using a Frog mascot to get a jump start on the buzz of the new high-end restaurant that will be announced at a press conference next Wednesday, September 2nd at Sugar House Casino. Arthur Etchells applied some Google-fu to get the 411 on the possible restaurant that will open. Good work, Arthur – see you next week.
Bar Bombon Vegan Latin Bar & Restaurant Opens in Rittenhouse (Eater Philly)
I’m sorry, but the thought of “Vegan Latin” cuisine does not compute in my head. Apparently, vegan restaurateur Nicole Marquis thinks Bar Bombon (133 S. 18th St) will work. Even though I’ll stick with my beloved traditional Cubano sandwich, I must say I’m intrigued by this concept. If any of Nicole’s ventures (Hip City Veg, Charlie was a sinner) are any indication, this establishment will prevail.
A lot of people put down British food, but Chef Sam Jacobson will probably change your tune with his made fresh daily meat pies and mashed potatoes at Stargazy (1838 E. Passyunk Ave.) And for the adventurous, there will be a British staple of jellied and stewed eels. This definitely sounds up my alley.
What were your favorite Philly foodie stories of the week? Let us know!