No Derek, no Donato…no problem. Chef Christina took over tonight’s show, and here are the Philly-area food stories from the past week mentioned during the opening segment:
- There was lots of buzz this past week over Blume, a new bar/restaurant talking over the space in Rittenhouse that was occupied by Cinder. The look is bright, colorful and flowery, and the cocktails match the décor. According to Eater Philly, the menu is a mix of holdovers from Cinder (pizza and flatbreads) with more vegan and vegetarian options.
- Elwood is a new BYO opening on Frankford Avenue in Fishtown. The theme of this restaurant is a homage to Pennsylvania culture, according to Philly Mag. Some of the items of the menu include catfish & waffles, Kensington snapper soup, and striped bass. Opening night is May 1st.
- Weyerbacher made a major announcement this past week that the brewery was going into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and selling a majority stake to an investment group. The Easton-based brewery will continue to operate.
- Pineville Fishtown, the outpost of the historic Pineville Tavern in Bucks County, closed this past week. The location had not even been open for a year.
- If you like Panera Bread, and I mean really like Panera Bread, get ready for the largest Panera location in Philly coming to the University of Pennsylvania campus. The expected opening date is May 20th.
Other stories of interest from this past include:
- Look for Ryfe, a new restaurant and bar opening in Atlantic City.
- Philip Korshak, the secret bagel man of Philly.