Starr Continues Empire Building; 500 Degrees Opening March 23

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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.

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

• 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]