Here are the Philly food stories from the past week mention during tonight’s opening segment:
- A lot of talk this week about the two new restaurants opening on August 12th at the Comcast Technology Center and Four Seasons Hotel in Center City. Vernick Fish is a seafood-focused restaurant and oyster bar that will be occupying 3400 square feet of the ground floor. Up on the 59th floor, Jean-Georges Philadelphia will feature a global cuisine that draws on the 40 years of experience of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. There will also be a cocktail lounge called JG SkyHigh on the floor above the restaurant.
- Vegan comings and goings: Batter & Crumbs is a new vegan café in Point Breeze serving sandwiches, coffee, and baked goods, According to Eater Philly, the design of the café is Willy Wonka meets Warhol according to co-owner Paul Carmine. Meanwhile, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop will be closing July 30th and will be becoming and will become a Mexican restaurant next month, according to Philly Mag.
- Look for an early 2020 opening for Little Sister, a new Italian restaurant in the Spring Arts district brought to you by the Kensington Quarters folks. According to Philly Mag, the focus will be Southern Italian cooking – an extension of what was being done at Bufad on Spring Garden Street before it closed in 2018.
- A couple of big restaurant announcements in South Jersey: Denim American Bistro is moving from Cherry Hill to Haddonfield. According to the Courier Post, Denim will open in its new digs on October 1st under the name Denim BYOB. And The Press of Atlantic City reported that Chef Michael Brennan, who closed Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor, will be opening his new place called Cardinal in Atlantic City’s Orange Loop in 2020.
- Another day, another new brewery: Dr. Brewlittle’s Beer Company is a new brewery coming to Maple Shade this fall, according to the Burlington County Times.
Other articles of interest from the Philly food scene from the past week include:
- Great wines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey? Sure!
- A wine garden coming to West Philly? Sure!
- Unexpected places to get great ice cream in Philly? Sure!