Posted by Maegan Cadet on November 12th, 2012
Picture it: Thanksgiving morning with the smell of turkey filling the air. But wait, you don’t remember putting the turkey in the oven, or even preparing it the night before. Don’t panic; you bought your turkey from one of your favorite local restaurants.
So sit back and relax because this Thanksgiving you don’t have to worry about fixing a turkey; we’ve got plenty of places that will fix it for you.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on July 3rd, 2012
We’ve been mulling over the news about Gordon Dinerman walking away from his plans for the Fountainhead Saloon at 11th and Tasker for some time now. We knew that something had gone south with the city bureaucracy and that Dinerman had walked away from the whole project (and straight into his deal with Rob LaScala at Barra), but what we didn’t know was what was going to be happening next at 1537 South 11th Street. At least not until now.
Over at Grub Street, they’re reporting that Lee Styer and Jesse Prawlucki of Fond and Belle Cakery signed a lease for the space just last night and are planning on moving Fond out of its current home at 1617 East Passyunk and transporting it right around the corner. This won’t be happening until the fall, but when it does, the new Fond will be opening with more seats, a short bar and a liquor license–which will be a nice improvement.
Fountainhead Saloon Project Is Dead, Fond Moving In [GrubStreet]
Posted by Foobooz on May 22nd, 2012
Eater reports that Fond super-duo, Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki are getting married on Sunday, May 27th. Their restaurant will be closed from May 26th to June 6th.
We wish them the best, though selfishly we’re a bit disappointed that we won’t be getting any speck and gruyere croisants for a few weeks as Prawlucki’s Belle Cakery is also closed through June 5th. But seriously, congrats.
Posted by Jason Sheehan on January 19th, 2012
It began with tiny espresso cups of warm foie gras soup, ended with big coffee mugs of rum and rye under a nutmeg-sprinkled egg foam masquerading as a harmless after-dinner cappucino, and in between there was a handmade pasta demo, tiny little finger-thick tuille cannoli, a dry gin Vesper with persimmon, roasted squab attended by their own confit legs, tales of saffron smuggling in Abruzze and rabbit agnolotti topped with slips of black truffle that all the cooks (plus me and Art) ended up eating in the basement–gathered around the still-warm pan, stabbing the little ravioli with forks, swearing that we were going to eat just one more, then going back in for another and another and another.
Posted by Foobooz on November 29th, 2011
Belle Cakery is set to open today at 1437 E Passyunk Avenue. [Belle Cakery]
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop storefront on 44th Street is getting to that time. Tom says he’s expecting the heath inspector this Friday, and if all goes well he could open a week after that.
Kung Fu Hoagies is the name of the forthcoming vegan hoagie cart that will be stationed around West and South Philadelphia. [Meal Ticket]
Rob LaScalla (LaScala, duh) bought Paradigm and Dulce over the summer. By the end of the week both will be open as affordable Italian concepts. Rocchino’s is open at Paradigm’s old address and will serve a menu of pizzas and pastas. Opening Thursday is Azione, an affordable red-gravy Italian spot that will serve family style. [The Insider]
Over the weekend a shooting took place at the tucked away PEP Bowl. Uncool. Uncool. PEP Bowl’s our spot. [Metro Philadelphia]
Posted by Foobooz on November 7th, 2011
A look at the week ahead:
That great smell coming from the Comcast Center is Percy Street Barbecue’s sandwich shop. It opens today.
Wegmans is opening its Wegmans Wines, Liquor and Beer in Cherry Hill this Friday, 11/11. It’ll be big, really big.
Chip Roman tells us that he and Jason Cichonski will be opening Ela to the public this Friday.
Posted by Foobooz on July 28th, 2011
For everyone who has fallen for Jessie Prawlucki’s desserts or even just her meringues generously dropped on the bill plate at Fond, we have excellent news. Prawlucki will be opening a Belle Cakery, a pastry shop on Passyunk Avenue near Dickinson. The shop aims to open in October but there’s a lot of construction between now and then.
Fond [Official Site]