Starr Continues Empire Building; 500 Degrees Opening March 23

Mine! Soon they will all be mine!
Mine! Soon they will all be mine! Photo: STARR Restaurants

What’s the story with the orange alert in the window of the former Ansill Food + Wine? David Ansill confirms he has signed a preliminary agreement to turn the space over to the Starr Restaurant Organization. What will Starr do with it? We refer you to our previous post: Stephen Starr Opening Every Possible Type of Restaurant Everywhere, All the Time. Now, let’s talk burgers.

• 500 Degrees, a new burger joint from the owners of Rittenhouse stalwart Rouge is joining the meaty fray on March 23 at 1504 Sansom Street. Phone is: 215.568.5000. Check out the very concise menu of burgers, fries and shakes here.

• Mumbai Bistro, a fast casual Indian restaurant, is coming to Wash West in May. [Foobooz]

• Yet another reconcepting - sleek Rittenhouse spot Twenty Manning is revamping into a “an approachable, neighborhood-friendly American grill.” [Insider]

• Franco’s Osteria is now open on City Avenue. [Insider]

• Sushi spot Ro-Zu is now open at 7th and Bainbridge Streets. [Philadining]