Posted by Foobooz on June 2nd, 2011
Speck Food and Wine
Posted by Victor Fiorillo on May 10th, 2011
Posted by Foobooz on December 1st, 2010
At long last, Agiato has opened in Manayunk. Chef Joe Scarpone who owned Sovalo in Northern Liberties is at the helm. [The Insider]
Longtime Rouge chef Michael Yeamans has returned to the Rittenhouse spot and is serving a truffle-centric menu through the end of the year. [Grub Street]
The original Brown Betty’s on Liberties Walk is moving to a bigger, bi-level spot at 722 N 2nd Street. [Restaurant Club]
Speck Food and Wine passed its health inspection Saturday. [Facebook]
Leila Cafe has resurfaced at 1356 South Street. If all goes well the Middle Eastern restaurant could open today. [The Insider]
Posted by Foobooz on November 22nd, 2010
“Now it’s time to bloody cook.” So says Shola Olunloyo in his latest blog post where he gives a peek into Speck’s kitchen. [StudioKitchen]
The Twisted Tail will be the name of the bourbon and blues concept planned for the former Kildare’s at 2nd and Lombard. [The Insider]
The fondly recalled Jimmy John’s in Chaddsford which suffered a fire on its 70th anniversary is being rebuilt. [Second Helpings]
Chef Jim Coleman has left Coleman at the Normandy Farm Hotel & Conference Center in Blue Bell to become the new chef at World Cafe Live. [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bridgid’s in Fairmount unveiled the East Coast’s only gravity tap this Saturday. [Philly Beer Girl]
Posted by Foobooz on October 5th, 2010
1200 Bank, the upscale billiards spot hoping to open at 12th and Chestnut is going through the approval process. The active Facebook page notes opposition from neighbors and several upcoming public meetings. [Facebook via The Insider]
The Bottle Shop on East Passyunk will be opening on Saturday, October 16th. [Meal Ticket]
Nina’s Trattoria softly opened this past weekend. The Italian Market BYOB will be fully open this Friday. [Meal Ticket]
Down Home Diner has reopened in the Reading Terminal Market.
Posted by Foobooz on August 9th, 2010
The 8-seat StudioKitchen at Shola Olunloyo’s soon to open Speck Food + Wine is now accepting reservations through December.
Tuesday through Friday reservations are $120 per seat and Saturdays are $150 each (drinks are not incuded).
The reservations are only available online and must be pre-paid. The dinners themselves promise to be creative culinary adventures without substitution.
Posted by Foobooz on July 6th, 2010
Two of the more anticipated restaurants of the summer of 2010 are turning up the flirting. Matt Levin’s Adsum has been tweeting up a storm as the restaurant makes a last push towards the finish line. They’ll be firing up the stoves today and hope to open next week.
Posted by Foobooz on May 18th, 2010
Shola Olunloyo shares some preliminary blueprints and ideas for his kitchen counter at Speck Food + Wine. He doesn’t mention this cease-and-desist placard that Brownstoner spotted on the under construction restaurant yesterday.
Posted by Foobooz on April 20th, 2010
Shola Olunloyo answers questions regarding his upoming Speck Food + Wine. [Studio Kitchen]
Union Trust has dubbed its second floor “Mezz Bar” and has unveiled a new menu with nothing over $13. [Meal Ticket]
Old City Asian Bistro has opened on Market Street. The new spot comes from James Lee who owns Black Dog Cafe in Skippack. [Brownstoner]
Muntin is the name of the Asian eatery that will be taking over the set back location that was Misso. Â [The Insider]
Brownstoner spots a sign for Bizini’s Famous Steaks, Hoagies and Seafood on Girard Avenue in Brewerytown. [Brownstoner]
Tiffin has opened in Wynnewood. This brings the number of Tiffin locations to 4 with a Bryn Mawr location in the works. [Tiffin.com]
Posted by Foobooz on April 7th, 2010
Yesterday we revealed Shola Olunloyo was planning a restaurant on the Piazza at Schmidts. Today he fills in the details on Speck Food + Wine, hisÂ ”New American” restaurant.
It will seat 65 with a kitchen counter for 5 and an indoor bar for 12. There will be an outdoor area as well. It is situated directly opposite Swift Half.