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  1. Name Game
    Jose Garces’ Guapos Tacos Truck Rechristened as DistritoNo big deal: The Iron Chef is simply shoring up his Distrito brand.
  2. Openings
    The Avenue Delicatessen Now Soft-Opened in Lansdowne; Opening For Real onThe deli specializes in blending Italian and Jewish cooking traditions.
  3. Coming Soon
    3rd Ward in NoLibs to Get an Offshoot of Park Slope’s Stone Park CafeGet ready for some hangtown fry.
  4. The Other Critics
    Two Takes on SoWe; Dinners at Sophia’s Were ‘Incoherent andRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  5. Beer Me
    Manneken-Penn Belgo-American Hybrid to Debut at Philly Beer Week; Saucony CreekPlus Shiner, the “Yuengling of Texas,” also will soon begin showing up at bars and beers stores.
  6. Look Who's Popping Up
    David Katz Pops Up at American Sardine Bar Today to Revive Mémé’s FriedBetter clock out for lunch early.
  7. Freebies
    SoWe Celebrates Its First Birthday With Free Beer and GrubWho knew there were so many different kinds of sliders?
  8. Beef
    Fat Salmon Workers Stage Walkout to Protest Tip Skimming and Other WorkplaceWorkers allege wage theft and retaliation for concerted activity.
  9. Empire Building
    Turney and Safran Bringing Red-Saucer Little Nonna’s to the Former FishThere’s still no word on what will go into the larger Rhino Bar space around the corner.
  10. Truckin'
    Food Trucks Begin Rolling Up on ‘Love Park’ TodayWednesdays this season will be a “wild card” day, bringing a mixed bag of mobile vendors to the park each week.
  11. Giveaways
    Win a Pair of Tickets to Sunday’s Burger Brawl IIIMore than 20 of the city’s top burger flippers and chefs are on board for the cook off.
  12. Truckin'
    Street Food Philly Doubles Down with Taco Mondo; Hot Diggity’s DogsTacos and hot dogs: What more do you want?
  13. Empire Building
    The Farm and the Fisherman Expanding With a Tavern and Market in Cherry HillThe new venture in New Jersey will have a more family oriented focus, and a tavern and market.
  14. Booze News
    State Senate Says Private Booze Sales Are a Low PriorityDwundling tax revenues and the lack of a budget plan are a much higher priority.
  15. Reopenings
    Now Open: Lorenzo & Sons Pizza, Bringing Double-Wide Slices Back to South StreetSoon the late night haunt will be serving huge, gooey, and cheesy slices again.
  16. The Great Outdoors
    Once Again Stu Bykofsky Saves the City From the Horrors of Outdoor DiningUnscrupulous restaurateurs have been put on notice about their freedom-impeding outdoor seating.
  17. The Other Critics
    Gennaro’s Tomato Pie Delivers ‘Authentic Tastes of History toRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  18. Foodies With Benefits
    What You Missed at Taste of the NationLachman tells Grub he’s opening Noord in a little more than a week.
  19. Rumor Mill
    Some Scant Details Emerge on What’s Going on at the Former Fish and Rhino BarThe revelation only deepens the mystery.
  20. Lists
    Where to Eat When You’re Getting a Piece on the SideSeems the site’s users like a taste of beef before they get porking.
  21. Coming Soon
    Luke’s Lobster to Bring Real-Deal Lobster Rolls to Center CityThe new joint will serve lobster rolls with just lobster, and no filling.
  22. Freebies
    Fake Holiday or Not: Pretzel Day Means Free Pretzels!Plus there’s a chance to score free pretzels every day in May.
  23. Openings
    Now Open: Chinamoto, Serving Sushi and Other Asian Specialties on South BroadIt opens today with a limited menu and no liquor license, but will have a fully functional bar and more dishes in the coming weeks.
  24. Receipt Rant
    Restaurant’s Social Media Accounts Go From Tip-Shaming to Racial SlursThe manager accused of posting the offensive rants is now out of a job.
  25. Foodies With Benefits
    Food Trucks Join Restaurants In Supporting Dining Out for LifeThe addition of the food truck round-up is new this year.
  26. Chef Shuffle
    Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook Pull Out of Citron & RoseThe good news is they’re working on a new, unnamed restaurant project.
  27. The Other Critics
    Wings at Dienner’s BBQ Chicken ‘Were Very Impressive’; WhereRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  28. Menus
    Circles Rolls Out New Menu Inspired by Thai Street FoodRight now the new plates are being served only at Circles NolIbs location, but could come to South Philly sometime in the near future.
  29. Truckin'
    Vendy Awards Moving to a New LocationTickets are on sale, and will most likely sell out.
  30. Beer Me
    Sixpoint Brewery and Han Dynasty Team Up For Beer Pairing DinnerJersey Dan’s bringing Sixpoint beers to put out Han the Man’s fire.
  31. Foodievents
    What You Missed at Last Night’s Hop Chef CompetitionSouthwark’s Nick Macri proves you can win friends with meat salad.
  32. Foodies With Benefits
    Spencer ETA Flips Burgers for Big Brothers Big Sisters; Supper Slings Pie forSpencer ETA Burger is giving the organization’s local branch a leg up on fundraising goals.
  33. Openings
    Strangelove’s Makes Its Debut TonightThe latest from gastropub empire builders Brendan Hartranft and Leigh Maida replaces the shuttered Butcher & the Brewer.
  34. Chef Shuffle
    ‘Retirement’ Proves Elusive for Chefs David Katz and Jonathan AdamsThe two are coming out of retirement in the days and weeks ahead for pop-ups, charitable events and dinners.
  35. Beer Me
    Hop Chef Puts the City’s Top Culinary Talent on Tap TonightHopefully the lack of smack-talk on Twitter means these guys are busy cooking.
  36. Chef Shuffle
    Mike Stollenwerk Resurfaces at BranzinoThe Fish founder is heading a newly upgraded kitchen at the Rittenhouse BYOB.
  37. Down The Shore
    Margaritaville Set to Open in May at Resorts; Garces ‘Noodling’ WithBig changes are coming just in time for the start of the summer season.
  38. Empire Building
    Now Open: Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Serving West Philly Frozen Treats FromDue to the last minute nature of the city and how it signs off on inspections, the shop opened unexpectedly over the weekend.
  39. The Other Critics
    ‘Bold, Authentic Ethnic Flavors’ Shine at Jane G’s;Rounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  40. Leftovers
    4/20 Brings Beer-B-Que and Grateful Dead Tribute Band to City Tap House; BarsPlus Federal Donuts on “The Chew”; and Pub & Kitchen reopens.
  41. Haters
    Even Worse Than Yelp: In Pennsyltucky Dissatisfied Customers Throw Dead AnimalsIt’s customary to express disfavor with an animal’s carcass.
  42. Coming Soon
    Eagles Tight End Brent Celek Opening a Mustache Bar Bistro inThis locations aims a little higher than the similarly named hot dog and sausage concern the Iggs player helped launch in North Wildwood.
  43. Chef Shuffle
    Perrier Cashes Out of Mia, TooLooks like he’s really going to hang up his apron for good.
  44. Menus
    Bar Ferdinand Fires Up a New Wood-Burning Oven, Late Night Menu and IndustryWith the new oven and late night menu, the NoLibs tapas bar is also extending a discount on drinks for restaurant workers.
  45. Reopenings
    Pizza Prayers Answered: Lorenzo & Sons Is Two Weeks Away From Reopening on SouthLike a pizza-making Phoenix, Lorenzo’s will rise from its own ashes.
  46. Coming Soon
    Pennsylvania 6 Opening in Midtown Village Next WeekThe restaurant and bar reaches back to a bygone era of eating and drinking.
  47. The Other Critics
    Fitler Dining Room Serves Some ‘Real Stunners’; VeggingRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  48. Pizza
    Oven’s Arrival Signals Pizzeria Vetri’s Opening Is Getting CloseSurprisingly, Vetri chose an American made oven over one imported from Italy.
  49. Menu Changes
    Cheu Noodle Bar Rolls Out a New MenuSome dishes remain the same, others have been tweaked, and a few are completely new.
  50. Coffee Buzz
    Fishtown Neighbors Green-Light ReAnimator Coffee’s Cafe PlansLooks like Loco Pez and Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen are getting a new neighbor.
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