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Collin Keefe

  1. Name Game
    Philly Pub ‘N Grub Revamped and Rebranded as Lox Stock & BarrelThe sports bar failed to make a connection with Fairmount and Franklin Town neighbors, so owner Jeff Katz went back to the drawing board.
  2. The Great Outdoors
    PHS’ Pop-Up Garden Now Open on Broad StreetThe garden is open now, but the food and drinks won’t be served for another week.
  3. Beer Me
    Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery Hires Former Dock Street Brewer; Iron Hill ReceivesBoth projects are slted for summer openings.
  4. Chillin'
    Noir Gives Rise to Boozy Water IcesThe brain-freezers utilize water ice and lemoncello sourced from neighboring businesses.
  5. Temporary Closings
    Water Main Break Shuts Down Johnny Brenda’sThe flooding will keep the popular Fishtown spot closed for a few more days.
  6. The Other Critics
    Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Fitler Dining Room Scores Three Bells; Soggy Buns DisappointRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  7. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Meritage Rolls Out New Happy Hour DealageNew cocktails, cheap beers, and Korean tacos.
  8. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Jerry’s Bar, Opening Tonight in NoLibsIt’s decidedly a neighborhood bar, not a gastropub or beer bar.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Tom Jones Crashed Sassafras’s Anniversary Party Last NightYeah, that Tom Jones!
  10. Video Feed
    Vice’s ‘Truckers in the Wild’ Spotlights LilThey lost us when they turned their attention to the cheesesteak.
  11. Grub Guide
    Six Food and Drink Festivals to Get You Ready For the Start of SummerForget about Memorial Day, Philly’s summer starts this weekend.
  12. Closings
    Le Bec Fin Is Closing For RealHow the mighty have fallen.
  13. The Other Critics
    Brü Craft & Wurst Has ‘Sneaky Fine-Dining Game Hidden Up ItsRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  14. Look Who's Popping Up
    Civic Horticulture Conference Hosts Pop-Up Garden Preview on Broad StreetIt’s not free, but snacks and drinks will be served.
  15. Crime Scenes
    Suspect Charged In DJ’s Fatal Shooting at a South Street Ice Cream Shop;Blackbird Pizzeria’s owners need help in finding their employee who went missing.
  16. Openings
    What to Eat at Luke’s Lobster, Opening Today in Center CityIn addition to unadulterated lobster rolls, the crustacean concerns also offers crab and shrimp rolls, and chowders.
  17. Coming Soon
    There’s New Hope For the Long-Dormant Property at Front and MarketThere’s new owners, but no word on what’s going into the long vacant corner property.
  18. Freebies
    Hate the PPA? Han Chiang Feels Your PainGet a ticket? Get free Dan Dan noodles. It’s that easy.
  19. Cocktails
    Emmanuelle Now Serving… Pho?The pho-inflected gimlet is just one of a dozen or so new cocktails being served.
  20. Beer Me
    Belly Up: Beer Week’s ‘Opening Tap’ Is Just Two Weeks AwayThis year the ten-day beer extravaganza arrives much sooner than in years past.
  21. Truckin'
    Night Market Season Kicks Off Thursday on Farimount AvenueAs many as 60 vendors are lined for Night Market’s first street food fest of the season.
  22. Chef Shuffle
    Citron and Rose Hires Karen Nicolas to Replace Outgoing ChefThe new chef comes from Washington DC’s Equinox, where she was named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” in 2012.
  23. Coming Soon
    WokWorks Moving Into the Just Vacated Pure Tacos Space on Chestnut StreetThe new noodles and stir-fry upstart aims to be the first location of many.
  24. Quote Of The Day
    How Marc Vetri Learned to Stop Worrying About His Stutter and Love Working withPuck instilled a sense of confidence in Vetri that helped the then young chef overcome his own misconceptions about his speech disorder.
  25. The Great Outdoors
    Le Virtu’s Newly Revamped Patio Is Just About Ready to Seat GuestsThe patio will be home to a new chef’s table, where Joe Cicala will host limited seating dinners out doors.
  26. Casino Boogie
    More Details Emerge on Jose Garces’ Dim Sum and Noodle Bar Project atGarces and his menu development team have tapped Dim Sum Garden’s Sally Song to create some of the dishes.
  27. The Other Critics
    Bar Ferdinand ‘Benefits Tremendously’ From the Addition of DavidRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  28. Crime Scenes
    DJ’s Fatal Shooting at South Street Ice Cream Shop Now Linked to ‘Large Amount’At first reports indicated his DJ gear was the motive in the fatal shooting.
  29. Pizza
    Bufad Hosting BYO Aperitivo on SundayAll that’s required of you is, bringing along an aperitif to share.
  30. Beer Me
    Johnny Brenda’s Celebrating Bocks, Brats and a Three-Legged Goat AllFive types of bock beers from local breweries will be on tap throughout the weekend.
  31. Fire
    Early Morning Fire Deals Roxborough a Burrito BummerFortunately, no one was hurt, but the restaurant suffered damage that will keep it closed for a while.
  32. Empire Building
    Han Chiang to Set the East Village on Fire With an Outpost of Han DynastyThe first New York outpost of Philly’s Sichuan hot spot is opening in July.
  33. Closings
    NoBL Closing Again; This Time It’s For GoodNot eve a complete do-over could save the restaurant.
  34. Temporary Closings
    Artisan Boulanger Now Closed; Reopening In Any Second Around the CornerIt’s been closed ot make way for Chris Scarduzio’s new restaurant.
  35. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Morgan’s Pier, Opening For Its Second SeasonSeason two of the acclaimed riverfront hang brings a bunch of big changes.
  36. The Other Critics
    Pizzeria Beddia’s Pies Are ‘Knee-Weakeningly Good’; TheRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  37. Loco For Locavores
    North Philly’s Common Market Launching Philly Good Food LabThe organization hopes to attract multiple food-focused start-ups.
  38. Foodievents
    Waiting List For Diner En Blanc Now OpenGet your white garb out of the cleaners.
  39. Sandwiches
    Peking Duck Banh Mi Is, Like, Totally a Philly Thing NowHere’s the next entry into our pantheon of sandwich awesomeness.
  40. Rats
    Ew! Rat Ranks to Continue Rising in the City This SummerSo, looks like that crazy infestation at Green Eggs could be just the start of a long, hot rat-filled summer in Philly.
  41. Openings
    What to Eat at Noord, Opening Wednesday Near East Passyunk AvenueIt’s all systems go for the latest BYOB to join the ranks of East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurant row.
  42. Video Feed
    PA Preferred Puts Dad’s Hat Whiskey Makers in FocusThe clip highlights the distilling concern’s dedications to producing quality spirits using mostly Pennsylvania-sourced ingredients.
  43. Rats
    Oh Rats! Broken Pipe Sends a Flood of Rodents Into Green Eggs CafeIt literally could have happened at nay of the city’s restaurants.
  44. The Other Critics
    Sophia’s Is a ‘Clear Step-Up’ From Salt & Pepper;Rounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  45. Closings
    Say So Long to Pure TacosThe taco shop is shutting down here in Center City as well as at the shore.
  46. Rumor Mill
    Latest Round of Rumors Spells Big Trouble For Le Bec FinNo matter how you slice it, none of this news is good.
  47. Look Who's Popping Up
    Avram Hornik and PHS Bringing ‘Pop Up Garden’ to South Broad StreetThe pop up will bring George Sabatino’s cooking to Broad Street for the summer.
  48. Burgers
    10 Things We Learned From Yesterday’s Burger BrawlBurgers portioned for mere mortals, house-ground beef blends, and a move away from brioche buns were just a few of the things we noticed.
  49. Foodievents
    Brauhaus Schmitz’s Maifest Is Kind of Like Oktoberfest In MayThere’s more than 500 pounds of bratwurst at the ready.
  50. Beer Me
    Zama and Strangelove’s Both Hosting Hitachino Nest Founder ToshiyukiIf the Omakase dinner proves too rich for your bllod, there are other options.
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