Archive for the 'Food Nerd News' Category
Posted by Foobooz on May 15th, 2013
We here at Foobooz World Headquarters have a soft spot for soft shell crabs. Some might get bummed out by the thought of biting through a shell, devouring a whole animal and all that. But us, we love the idea of crabby taste without the hustle or frustration of shucking anything. And softshell season is officially upon us. The delicious creatures have been showing up on more menus around town over recent days.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on May 10th, 2013
Okay, so first there was the news that Han Dynasty owner, Han Chiang, was looking for an “apprentice” who, among other things, would learn Chiang’s way of doing business and make millions of dollars. And now more info on Chiang’s plans are coming down via Eater, which is reporting that the local Szechuan impresario is making some serious moves toward total world domination.
Posted by Foobooz on May 10th, 2013
We’ve updated our Outdoor Dining Guide for 2013. The completely sortable guide can help you find the best spot to drink good beer while avoiding the fumes of a SEPTA bus.
And of course, if you see any omissions, let us know by emailing email@example.com.
2013 Outdoor Dining Guide [f8b8z]
Posted by Trey Popp on May 8th, 2013
Judging from the dinky white microwave perched prominently in the dining area, or the tables that look like rummage from an off-brand burger joint installed without a level, or the sign advising diners to clear out after an hour, Makkah Market seems like an unlikely gourmet destination. But if there’s a better lunch-and-specialty-market combo in West Philly, I don’t know about it.
Actually, lunch is just what I use it for. But it’s open 24 hours, so I could hit it up for an egg-and-cheese if I wanted. Or blackened tilapia at the dinner hour; the other afternoon I noticed a dozen whole fish sizzling on the griddle at once.
Posted by Foobooz on May 7th, 2013
The back patio at American Sardine Bar is coming along nicely. Check out the progress over on Property, Philadelphia magazine’s real estate blog.
Other Property posts of note:
- Bart Blatstein wants to buy the Marketplace Design Center. But why?
- Center City has a new suit supply store.
- Can you imagine a better place for an office than above Vedge? Happy hour, here we come.
- Here’s where Jeffrey Lurie’s new bride will live.
- Here’s What the Grove At Cira Centre South Will Look Like.
- They Want HOW MUCH for That?: The Old Vesper Club
Posted by Foobooz on May 6th, 2013
Eimer Design recently sent us a note that they are designing the forthcoming Good Stuff Eatery by Spike Mendelsohn. And that’s cool and all but what really struck our fancy was the Center City restaurant drawing they have on their site. It’s a 163-seat restaurant that is inspired by a classic 1920’s Americana diner.
What’s bothering us though is we don’t know where it is going or who is running it. And it is hard to sneak a 165-seat restaurant into town. Could it be the rumored PJ Clarke’s at Broad and Spruce? Perhaps a hotel-related project?
Have any guesses or inside information? Leave a note in the comments or annotate the image above.