Beloved Chloe BYOB in Old City Now Closed; For Sale
American / BYOB / Old City

Beloved Chloe BYOB in Old City Now Closed; For Sale

Mary Ann Ferrie and Dan Grimes of beloved American BYOB Chloe in Old City announced today on the restaurant’s Facebook page that it has closed after 22 years. It is sad to see another Philadelphia restaurant close, especially one that has been around for so long. I wish them the best in whatever is next! … Continue reading

Philly Tap & Tavern Now Open at Harrah’s Philadelphia
American / Delaware County / Openings

Philly Tap & Tavern Now Open at Harrah’s Philadelphia

Philly Tap & Tavern, a new American restaurant at Harrah’s Philadelphia, is now open, offering an exciting take on bold Philly flavors! Open for lunch and dinner, enjoy mouthwatering shareables, small bites, handheld classics, and featured Tavern favorites such as NY Strip, Atlantic Salmon, Braised Short Ribs, Fish & Chips, and more! Philly Tap & … Continue reading

NEWS: The Plated Nickel to Open in Ex-Sergeant York, Jovan’s Place Spot
American / Bars / Openings

NEWS: The Plated Nickel to Open in Ex-Sergeant York, Jovan’s Place Spot

The Plated Nickel, a new family-owned bar, will open at 2327 E York St in Fishtown on Sunday, March 1st. This location housed the short-lived Sergeant York and Jovan’s Place before that. According to owners Megan Nickel-Ribikauskas and her sister Shannon Nickel, both born and raised in South Philly, The Plated Nickel will serve American … Continue reading

Northeast Philly’s Taqueria Del Norte Becomes Culture on the Circle
American / Northeast Philadelphia

Northeast Philly’s Taqueria Del Norte Becomes Culture on the Circle

Chef Kristopher Serviss has transformed Taqueria Del Norte into Culture on the Circle at 2859 Holme Circle in the Far Northeast. It will be a New American BYOB reminiscent of what Serviss was doing at the original Blue Duck in that very location before he left to work at Northeast Sandwich Co. Blue Duck eventually … Continue reading

Recap: Anthony Bourdain Dinner at Denim American Bistro
American / Causes / Fundraisers / Tasting Menus

Recap: Anthony Bourdain Dinner at Denim American Bistro

On the morning of Friday, June 8th, 2018, I woke up to learn that Anthony Bourdain had died. To say I was shaken to my core is an understatement. I had a viscerally raw and physically jarring reaction upon hearing the news. I bolted up out of bed with tears immediately flooding my eyes. I kept saying, … Continue reading

Denim American Bistro to Honor Anthony Bourdain During Special Tasting Dinner
American / Cherry Hill NJ / Tasting Menus

Denim American Bistro to Honor Anthony Bourdain During Special Tasting Dinner

Cherry Hill BYOB Denim American Bistro will honor and celebrate Anthony Bourdain’s birthday with a special memorial dinner on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. They will present a five-course chef’s tasting menu to include complimentary wines for $75++/per person. It will feature recipes from the culinary legend’s best-selling Les Halles and Appetites cookbooks. A … Continue reading

Del Frisco’s Grille Ribbon Cutting
American / Center City / Openings

Del Frisco’s Grille Ribbon Cutting

On December 10th, the esteemed Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest location, Del Frisco’s Grille, in center city Philadelphia. With the help of Philadelphia’s own Sheila Hess, the ribbon was ceremoniously cut and then guests were invited to sample select hors d’oeuvres and beverages. I was grateful to be invited … Continue reading

Denim American Bistro Grand Opening
American / Cherry Hill NJ / Openings

Denim American Bistro Grand Opening

On October 24th, Denim American Bistro held its official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting event, which was attended by Cherry Hill Council Members Melinda Kane and Carolyn Jacobs.  During the ribbon cutting, there were two proclamations awarded; one declared by the office of US Senator Bob Menendez, and one declared by Cherry Hill Township’s Mayor … Continue reading

Denim American Bistro in Cherry Hill is Now Open!
American / Cherry Hill NJ / Openings

Denim American Bistro in Cherry Hill is Now Open!

Denim American Bistro, formerly The Farmhouse, at 312 Kresson Road in Cherry Hill opened on Friday, October 12th at 4 p.m. with a grand opening slated for Wednesday, October 24th which will include a ribbon cutting by the mayor of Cherry Hill. Owned and operated by Executive Chef David Murray, who was the opening chef … Continue reading

A Look at Louie Louie Bistro & Bar
American / French / Reviews / University City

A Look at Louie Louie Bistro & Bar

Louie Louie Bistro & Bar located at the Inn at Penn across from the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania opened a couple of months ago to much fanfare and with good reason. It is a truly stunning restaurant. The interior was designed by Philadelphia based Rohe Creative who … Continue reading